Progent is looking for proven Senior Microsoft information technology consulting experts 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 Exchange 2007 to 2016. Key areas of knowledge include network infrastructure, Active Directory design and repair, Exchange-based messaging, security, and server monitoring

Advantages of Joining Progent
Progent is an innovative network consulting and IT outsourcing firm based in San Jose, CA, in the middle of Silicon Valley. Unique models for client marketing, support delivery, virtual office infrastructure, and employee benefits have enabled Progent to be one of the fastest growing and most successful Microsoft Gold Partners in the United States. Our shared technical information base and team style of problem resolution has helped Progent to retain a talented staff and a loyal international client base.

If you currently have an MCSE credential and live in the Santa Cruz area, joining Progent and working for Progent's clients will improve your skills through interaction with Progent's staff of mutually supportive, high-output engineers. Progent's focus on providing computer consulting and technical help to small companies will be your chance to work personally with decision makers and contribute significantly to the success of dynamic companies. In addition, Progent's virtual office network offers state-of-the-art technology for remote access and mobile communications to enable you to implement fast solutions when you take on mission-critical problems.

Position Title

Senior Microsoft IT Consulting Expert

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Home-based, virtual office infrastructure

Primary Responsibilities

  • Support and troubleshoot Windows Server 2016, 2012, 2008-based IT environments
  • Operate onsite and remotely to analyze and fix urgent and lingering problems associated with reliability, protection, performance, connectivity, and overall functionality
  • Deploy, configure and debug applications hosted on Microsoft Windows Servers
  • Deploy, setup 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 IT architectures including virtualized environments and private/dedicated/hybrid cloud models
  • Maintain and manage Microsoft Outlook client with back office Exchange, Microsoft Office and Office 365, phone communications, and Internet connectivity
  • Design and implement updates to MS desktop operating system, Windows Server, AD, and Microsoft Exchange
  • Develop and test security policies such as onsite high availability, resilience, backups and AV as well as remote or cloud-based disaster recovery
  • Efficient system design and proactive server monitoring


Minimum Work Experience Requirements
  • 10+ yearsí background in PC, server administration and network Infrastructure support (new software installation, machine setup, problem identification and repair)
  • 5+ years consulting background
  • Ability to debug software application problems including workstation software compatibility problems, server issues, data service issues, and access problems
  • Background in business productivity software assistance (Microsoft products)
  • Demonstrated ability to operate efficiently in a virtual office setting, providing reliable follow-up and taking advantage remote access and wireless connectivity tools
  • Operates without supervision and shows strong sense of ownership and drive
  • Possess a reasonable understanding of networking layers 1 through 7 and excellent debugging capabilities in L1-L4
Credentials Required
Current Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and/or Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP:EA)

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