Lead Systems Engineer (Windows)

| Chicago, IL, USA
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Eagle Seven is seeking a Lead Systems Engineer to lead a small team with technical design, planning, and implementation of our Microsoft ecosystem based solutions. This role will serve as a technical expert with direct influence over the design and implementation of our systems. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, have a strong sense of ownership and be driven to provide creative and technical solutions to business problems.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Architect, implement, and support physical and virtual servers, database servers, and high performance storage solutions
  • Managing and leading systems and infrastructure projects
  • Managing the day-to-day administration, support, maintenance and monitoring of the Microsoft Exchange environment
  • Evolving our VMware environments to continue meeting our future growth needs
  • Staying current with the latest technology trends in the industry; propose, evaluate and implement new solutions
  • Serving as a technical expert, driving change to adopt new standards, maintaining reliability and improving performance metrics
  • Developing solutions to automate and improve operational reliability and efficiency
  • Driving efforts to continuously improve and maintain our Active Directory environment
  • Providing technical expertise and guidance to improve existing hardware strategy including standards, life-cycle periods, vendor management and capacity planning

Requirements

  • Strong understanding of architecting and configuring Microsoft Windows OS technology including AD Forests, Domains, Trusts, DNS, DHCP, Group Policy and Organizational Units
  • Proven expertise in designing and architecting domain consolidation projects
  • Managing the day-to-day administration, support, maintenance and monitoring of the Microsoft Exchange infrastructure
  • Experience with WSUS for windows patch management, including drivers and firmware
  • Previous automated software provisioning, operating system distribution and asset management
  • Architectural design knowledge of storage and backup technologies
  • Strong working knowledge of virtualization solutions
  • Experience with configuration management systems, such as Salt, Ansible, Puppet, Chef
  • Regular work exposure to Python and Git version control
  • Previous cloud experience
  • Functional knowledge of SQL and working with databases is desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks with high attention to detail in a fast-paced environment
  • Motivated to identify and problem solve issues in a timely manner
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills, including the ability to develop and present ideas clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical team members
  • High degree of flexibility and adaptability; comfortable in a dynamic working environment
  • Knowledge of the financial industry is preferred

Benefits

Eagle Seven offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package to all full-time employees.

  • Medical PPO and HMO coverage through BlueCross BlueShield
  • Company Contributions to a Health Savings Account (with enrollment into a High Deductible Health Plan)
  • Dental coverage through Principal
  • Vision coverage through VSP
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Company Paid Disability Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Pre-tax Transit Benefits
  • Complimentary Lunch, Snacks, and Beverages
  • Access to Renovated Building Gym and Bike Room
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Location

550 W Jackson Blvd, Suite 1400, Chicago, IL 60661

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