Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and/or MCITP:EA Consultant Petaluma, California
Progent is seeking experienced Sr. Microsoft computer consulting experts in Petaluma, California to help a variety of small and midsize businesses to manage IT environments powered by Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2016, 2012, 2008, and Microsoft Exchange 2007 to 2016. Important fields of knowledge include system architecture, AD design and troubleshooting, Exchange-based messaging, security, and server monitoring
Advantages of Teaming with Progent
Progent is an innovative network consulting and IT outsourcing company based in San Jose, CA}, in the center of Silicon Valley. Unique models for client acquisition, support delivery, network environment, and employee benefits have enabled Progent to be among the fastest growing and most respected Microsoft Partners in the United States. Our shared support database and collaborative style of problem solving has allowed Progent to build up a strong staff and a loyal worldwide client base.
If you hold a Microsoft MCSE credential and reside in the Petaluma area, teaming with Progent and supporting Progent's customers will improve your skills through interaction with Progent's staff of mutually supportive, high-output consultants. Progent's concentration on providing IT expertise and technical help to small businesses will give you the opportunity to work closely with decision makers and contribute measurably to the growth of dynamic companies. Also, Progent's virtual office infrastructure provides advanced technology for remote support and mobile communications to help you to deliver quick solutions when you take on business-critical problems.
Sr. Microsoft Computer Consultant
Home-based, virtual office infrastructure
Support and repair Windows Server 2016, 2012, 2008-powered IT environments
Work onsite and remotely to analyze and fix both urgent and lingering issues related to availability, security, capacity, accessibility, and overall productivity
Install, setup and debug applications hosted on 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 IT topologies including virtualized infrastructures and private/dedicated/hybrid cloud designs
Maintain and administer Microsoft Outlook client with back office Exchange Server, Microsoft Office suite, telephony, and Internet connectivity
Plan and implement updates to MS desktop operating system, Windows Server, Active Directory, and Microsoft Exchange Server
Design and validate security policies such as onsite high availability, resilience, backup/restore and AV as well as offsite or cloud-based disaster recovery
Efficient system architecture and 24x7 server monitoring
Minimum Work Experience Requirements
10+ yearsí experience in PC, server administration and network Infrastructure support (new software deployment, device provisioning, problem identification and repair)
5+ years consulting experience
Ability to debug software application problems such as desktop PC program compatibility issues, server problems, data service issues, and access issues
Experience in business productivity software assistance (Microsoft products)
Proven ability to work effectively in a virtual office environment, providing consistent follow-through and utilizing online access and wireless communication tools
Works without supervision and demonstrates strong sense of responsibility and drive
Has a reasonable knowledge of network layers 1 through 7 and strong troubleshooting capabilities in layers 1 through 4
Credentials Required Current Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and/or Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP:EA)
If you want to apply for this position, please send your qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the job number of the opportunity that interests you.
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