MCSE and/or MCITP:EA, Microsoft MCSE and/or MCITP:EA Consultant Pleasanton, California
Progent is seeking experienced Sr. Microsoft computer consulting experts in Pleasanton, California to assist a range of small and midsize businesses to manage networks based on Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2016, 2012, 2008, and Exchange 2007 to 2016. Important fields of expertise include network architecture, AD design and repair, Exchange-based messaging, security, and server monitoring
Advantages of Working with Progent
Progent is an innovative network consulting and information technology outsourcing company headquartered in San Jose, CA}, in the middle of Silicon Valley. Effective models for client marketing, support delivery, network environment, and employee compensation have enabled Progent to be one of the most rapidly growing and most respected Microsoft Partners in America. Our shared support database and team style of problem solving has allowed Progent to retain a strong staff and a loyal worldwide customer base.
If you currently have a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) accreditation and reside in the Pleasanton area, joining Progent and working for Progent's customers will expand your technical abilities through cooperation with Progent's team of mutually supportive, high-productivity consultants. Progent's focus on offering IT expertise and network support to small and mid-size businesses will be your opportunity to operate personally with decision makers and contribute measurably to the success of dynamic businesses. In addition, Progent's virtual office infrastructure provides advanced technology for remote access and wireless communications to enable you to deliver fast solutions when you help with mission-critical problems.
Senior Microsoft IT Consulting Expert
Home-based, virtual office infrastructure
Support and troubleshoot Windows Server 2016, 2012, 2008-powered networks
Work on premises and online to identify and fix urgent and lingering problems related to reliability, protection, performance, connectivity, and overall functionality
Deploy, configure and debug applications hosted on Windows Servers
Deploy, 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
Design information technology architectures including virtualized environments and private/dedicated/hybrid cloud models
Maintain and administer Microsoft Outlook client with back office Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Office suite, telephony, and Internet access
Design and carry out updates to Microsoft desktop OS, Windows Server, Active Directory, and Exchange
Develop and validate security policies including on-premises high availability, resilience, backup/restore and AV plus offsite or cloud-based disaster recovery
Robust network design and 24x7 health monitoring and alerting
Minimum Work Experience Requirements
10+ yearsí experience in desktop, server management and network Infrastructure support (new software deployment, machine provisioning, problem identification and repair)
5+ years consulting experience
Ability to troubleshoot software application issues including workstation software compatibility problems, server issues, data service problems, and access issues
Experience in business software support (Microsoft products)
Demonstrated ability to work efficiently in a virtual office environment, delivering reliable follow-up and utilizing remote access and mobile connectivity tools
Works without supervision and shows high level of ownership and initiative
Possess a reasonable knowledge of network layers L1-L7 and strong debugging capabilities in L1-L4
Credentials Needed Current Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and/or Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP:EA)
If you wish to pursue this position, please e-mail your qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to specify the job code of the opening that you are applying for.
Progent is committed to knowledge transfer from Progent's consultants to customers. By teaching customers to resolve technical issues that are within their scope, Progent is able to concentrate on offering high-value services where Progent has little competition. Medium-size businesses who work with familiar freelance service providers or who employ in-house IT staffs benefit when Progent passes on information about new technology and proven methodologies to make their IT environments more reliable, secure, and efficient.
Progent's company culture will make you a more capable professional by improving your technical skills and boosting the loyalty of your clients. Progent makes good on this promise by attracting the best consulting experts for you to work with, offering a state-of-the-art network and communications architecture, using custom software tools to deliver the maximum quality of service, and by optimizing our business models for finding and retaining clients.
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