MCSE and/or MCITP:EA, Microsoft MCSE and/or MCITP:EA Consultant San Rafael, California
Progent is seeking proven Senior Microsoft computer consultants in San Rafael, California to help a variety of small and midsize organizations to maintain IT environments based on Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2016, 2012, 2008, and Microsoft Exchange 2007 through 2016. Important fields of knowledge include network architecture, AD design and troubleshooting, Exchange-based messaging, security, and server monitoring
Benefits of Joining Progent
Progent is an innovative network support and IT outsourcing firm headquartered in San Jose, CA}, in the heart of Silicon Valley. Effective models for client acquisition, service delivery, virtual office environment, and employee benefits have allowed Progent to be one of the fastest growing and most successful Microsoft Partners in the United States. Our shared support information base and team approach to problem solving has allowed Progent to retain a talented staff and a loyal international customer base.
If you hold a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) certificate and reside in the San Rafael area, teaming with Progent and supporting Progent's customers will expand your technical abilities through cooperation with Progent's staff of mutually supportive, high-productivity consultants. Progent's concentration on providing IT expertise and technical help to small and mid-size companies will be your opportunity to work personally with top executives and add significantly to the success of dynamic companies. Also, Progent's virtual office network offers advanced technology for remote support and mobile connectivity to help you to implement quick solutions when you take on mission-critical problems.
Sr. Microsoft Computer Consulting Expert
Work from home, virtual office environment
Maintain and troubleshoot Microsoft Windows Server 2016, 2012, 2008-powered networks
Work onsite and online to analyze and fix urgent and ongoing issues associated with availability, protection, capacity, accessibility, and general functionality
Deploy, setup and troubleshoot applications hosted on Microsoft Windows Servers
Install, setup Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7
Configure and analyze a variety of network services and applications including AD, DNS, DHCP, IPAM, DFS & NTFRS
Plan information technology topologies including virtualized infrastructures and private/dedicated/hybrid cloud designs
Maintain and manage Microsoft Outlook client with back office Exchange Server, Microsoft Office suite, telephony, and Internet connectivity
Design and carry out upgrades to MS desktop operating system, Windows Server, Active Directory, and Microsoft Exchange Server
Develop and validate protection policies such as onsite high availability, fault tolerance, backups and AV plus remote or cloud-centric disaster recovery
Robust system architecture and proactive server monitoring and alerting
Minimum Work Experience Requirements
10+ yearsí background in desktop, server management and IT Infrastructure support (new software installation, machine setup, problem isolation and repair)
5+ years consulting background
Ability to debug application problems such as desktop PC software compatibility issues, server issues, data service problems, and connectivity problems
Experience in business productivity application assistance (Microsoft products)
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a virtual office setting, providing reliable follow-up and taking advantage remote access and mobile communication tools
Works independently and demonstrates high level of responsibility and initiative
Has a working understanding of network layers 1 through 7 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 want to apply for this opening, please e-mail your qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to specify the job number of the position that you are applying for.
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