Progent is seeking experienced Senior Microsoft computer consultants in Salinas, California to assist a range of small businesses to manage networks powered by Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2016, 2012, 2008, and Microsoft Exchange 2007 to 2016. Key areas of knowledge include system infrastructure, AD design and troubleshooting, Exchange-based email, security, and server monitoring

Why Consultants Are Working with Progent
Progent is an innovative computer consulting and information technology outsourcing firm headquartered in San Jose, CA, in the middle of Silicon Valley. Effective models for client acquisition, support delivery, virtual office infrastructure, and employee compensation have enabled Progent to be one of the fastest growing and most respected Microsoft Gold Partners in America. Our shared support database and collaborative style of problem solving has allowed Progent to build up a strong staff and a loyal international customer base.

If you have earned a Microsoft MCSE accreditation and reside in the Salinas area, teaming with Progent and supporting Progent's clients will expand your skills through cooperation with Progent's team of mutually supportive, high-productivity consultants. Progent's focus on offering IT expertise and technical help to small companies will give you the opportunity to work personally with decision makers and contribute measurably to the growth of exciting businesses. In addition, Progent's virtual office infrastructure offers advanced technology for remote access and wireless connectivity to enable you to implement fast solutions when you take on business-critical tasks.


Position Title

Senior Microsoft IT Consultant

Job Code

P014

Work Location

Home-based, virtual office environment

Main Activities

Responsibilities
  • Maintain and repair Windows Server 2016, 2012, 2008-based networks
  • Work onsite and remotely to analyze and resolve both urgent and ongoing problems related to availability, security, capacity, accessibility, and general productivity
  • Deploy, setup and troubleshoot apps on Microsoft Windows Servers
  • Deploy, configure Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7
  • Configure and analyze a variety of network services and applications including AD, DNS, DHCP, IPAM, DFS & NTFRS
  • Plan IT architectures including virtualized environments and private/dedicated/hybrid cloud designs
  • Maintain and administer Microsoft Outlook client with back office Microsoft Exchange Server, MS Office suite, phone communications, and Internet access
  • Plan and implement upgrades to Microsoft desktop operating system, Windows Server, AD, and Exchange Server
  • Develop and validate protection policies including onsite high availability, resilience, backups and anti-virus plus offsite or cloud-based disaster recovery
  • Robust system architecture and proactive health monitoring

Qualifications/
Schooling

Minimum Work Experience Requirements
  • 10+ yearsí background in desktop, server management and IT Infrastructure support (new software installation, machine provisioning, problem identification and resolution)
  • 5+ years consulting background
  • Ability to troubleshoot software application problems such as workstation software compatibility issues, server issues, data service issues, and access problems
  • Background in business productivity application support (Microsoft products)
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a virtual office setting, delivering consistent follow-through and using online access and wireless communication technology
  • Works without supervision and demonstrates strong sense of ownership and initiative
  • Possess a working knowledge of networking layers L1-L7 and excellent troubleshooting skills in L1-L4
Credentials Required
Current Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and/or Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP:EA)

If you wish to be considered for this job, please e-mail your resume to job-p014@progent.com. Be sure to specify the job code of the position that you are applying for.

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