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

Benefits of Working with Progent
Progent is a progressive computer consulting and IT outsourcing firm based in San Jose, California, in the middle of Silicon Valley. Unique models for client acquisition, service delivery, network infrastructure, and employee benefits have enabled Progent to be among the fastest growing and most respected Microsoft Partners in the United States. Our shared technical database and team approach to problem resolution has allowed Progent to build up a strong staff and a satisfied worldwide client base.

If you currently have a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) accreditation and reside in the Santa Cruz area, teaming with Progent and working for Progent's customers will expand your skills through cooperation with Progent's staff of mutually supportive, high-productivity engineers. Progent's focus on providing computer consulting and network support to small and mid-size businesses will be your opportunity to work personally with decision makers and contribute significantly to the growth of dynamic companies. Also, Progent's virtual office infrastructure offers advanced tools for remote access and mobile communications to enable you to implement fast solutions when you take on business-critical problems.


Job Title

Senior Microsoft Information Technology Consultant

Job Number

P014

Work Location

Work from home, virtual office environment

Main Activities

Activities
  • Support and troubleshoot Windows Server 2016, 2012, 2008-powered IT environments
  • Operate on premises and remotely to analyze and fix both urgent and ongoing issues associated with reliability, security, capacity, connectivity, and overall productivity
  • Deploy, setup and troubleshoot apps hosted on Windows Servers
  • Install, setup Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 desktops and notebooks
  • Configure and analyze a variety of network services and applications including AD, DNS, DHCP, IPAM, DFS & NTFRS
  • Plan information technology architectures including virtualized infrastructures and on-premises, cloud-based, and hybrid cloud models
  • Maintain and manage Microsoft Outlook client with back office Exchange Server, MS Office suite, phone communications, and Internet access
  • Design and carry out upgrades to MS desktop OS, Windows Server, Active Directory, and Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Design and validate security policies including on-premises high availability, fault tolerance, backup/restore and anti-virus as well as offsite or cloud-based disaster recovery
  • Robust network architecture and proactive health monitoring

Experience/
Schooling

Minimum Work Experience Requirements
  • 10+ yearsí experience in PC, server management and network Infrastructure support (new software deployment, device setup, problem isolation and repair)
  • 5+ years consulting background
  • Ability to troubleshoot application problems including workstation program compatibility problems, server issues, data service issues, and access problems
  • Background in business application support (Microsoft product family)
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently in a virtual office setting, delivering reliable follow-up and utilizing online access and wireless communication tools
  • Operates independently and shows strong sense of ownership and initiative
  • Has a reasonable knowledge of networking layers L1-L7 and excellent troubleshooting skills in layers 1 through 4
Credentials Required
Current Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and/or Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP:EA)

If you wish to apply for this opening, please send your qualifications to job-p014@progent.com. Be sure to specify the job number of the opening that you are asking about.

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