Lead Server Engineer
July 16, 2018
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We are looking for a Lead Server Engineer to work closely with the Director of Infrastructure and play a vital role in leading the engineering and escalated support of our client’s server environments. The person will work to translate the technical business initiatives into technical solutions.  This position has a high potential for growth into management.  This is a full time, permanent role directly with our client, a network, voice, and cloud technology firm, in their Jersey City office. Must be eligible to work in the US without sponsorship.


  • Take on a hands-on engineering leadership role, continually recommending, designing and implementing progressive topologies
  • Proactively monitor the server environments
  • Work through escalated alerts raised by monitoring process
  • Give root cause analysis on incidents
  • Provide afterhours support where and when necessary
  • Travel to the data center for support when necessary
  • Effectively manage support by providing continual feedback, timely resolution and follow-up calls subsequent to closure
  • Perform periodic preventative maintenance
  • Make recommendations to the Director of Infrastructure IT for improving processes
  • Occasional weekend or evening work for presentations etc will be required


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience
  • 5 to 7 years of experience in server engineering role
  • Well versed in disaster recovery methodologies and practice
  • Knowledgeable in security best practices
  • Extensive knowledge Windows servers 2008 and 2012
  • Knowledge and experience with Windows SQL server
  • Worked with Solarwinds or other monitoring platform
  • Skype/Lync server, O365, Microsoft Exchange, Active Directory, Azure
  • Extensive experience in Hyper-V and/or VMware
  • Extensive knowledge with server-side scripting (Powershell)
  • Knowledgeable Netapp, Power Vault, Qnap, and/or other storage solution
  • Designed infrastructure Commvault, Veeam and/or other modern backup solution
  • Networking knowledge including being familiar with the TCP/IP v4 and v6 protocol, DHCP, DNS, SNMP, SMTP, FTP, HTTP, HTTPS and SSL
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • Positive attitude, eager to take responsibility for work and shows initiative
  • Ability to participate in and establish collaborative working relationships
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