Progent is seeking proven Sr. Microsoft computer consultants in Santa Cruz, California to assist a variety of small organizations to maintain IT environments based on Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2016, 2012, 2008, and Microsoft Exchange 2007 to 2016. Important fields of expertise include system architecture, Active Directory design and troubleshooting, Exchange-based messaging, security, and server monitoring

Why Consultants Are Joining Progent
Progent is a progressive network support and information technology outsourcing company headquartered in San Jose, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley. Effective models for customer acquisition, support delivery, network infrastructure, and employee compensation have allowed Progent to become among the fastest growing and most respected Microsoft Gold Partners in the United States. Our shared support database and team approach to problem solving has helped Progent to retain a talented staff and a loyal worldwide client base.

If you hold an MCSE accreditation and live in the Santa Cruz area, joining Progent and working for Progent's customers will improve your technical abilities through cooperation with Progent's staff of collaborative, high-productivity engineers. Progent's focus on offering IT consulting and network support to small companies will give you the opportunity to work closely with top executives and contribute measurably to the success of dynamic companies. In addition, Progent's virtual office infrastructure offers state-of-the-art technology for remote support and wireless communications to help you to implement quick solutions when you help with business-critical problems.

Job Title

Sr. Microsoft IT Consultant

Job Code


Work Location

Home-based, virtual office environment

Essential Activities

  • Maintain and troubleshoot Microsoft Windows Server 2016, 2012, 2008-based IT environments
  • Operate on premises and online to identify and fix both urgent and ongoing problems related to availability, security, performance, connectivity, and overall functionality
  • Install, setup and troubleshoot apps hosted on Microsoft Windows Servers
  • Deploy, configure Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 desktop PCs and laptops
  • Configure and analyze a variety of network services and applications including AD, DNS, DHCP, IPAM, DFS & NTFRS
  • Design information technology topologies including virtualized environments and on-premises, cloud-based, and hybrid cloud designs
  • Maintain and administer MS Outlook client with back office Exchange, Microsoft Office and Office 365, telephony, and Internet connectivity
  • Plan and implement upgrades to Microsoft desktop OS, Windows Server, Active Directory, and Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Develop and test protection policies including onsite high availability, resilience, backup/restore and AV plus offsite or cloud-based disaster recovery
  • Efficient system design and proactive health monitoring


Minimum Work Experience Requirements
  • 10+ years’ background in PC, server administration and IT Infrastructure support (new software deployment, device setup, problem isolation 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 issues
  • Experience in business productivity software support (Microsoft products)
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a virtual office environment, delivering reliable follow-through and taking advantage remote access and wireless connectivity tools
  • Works independently and shows high level of responsibility and initiative
  • Has a working knowledge of network layers L1-L7 and excellent debugging skills in layers 1 through 4
Credentials Needed
Current Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and/or Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP:EA)

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