Salt River Project Sr Windows Administrator in Phoenix, Arizona
Sr Windows Administrator
Date: Sep 28, 2021
Location: Phoenix, AZ, US
SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S. providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.
As a member of the Server Management team, the selected candidate will play a key role in designing, planning and supporting the Windows Server Environment. The employee's duties involve a variety of systems administration and support responsibilities. Additionally, they will be responsible for implementing new technology and leading departmental and cross-departmental projects. This position requires a highly experienced and self-motivated individual that can confidently perform technical server administrative functions to ensure the reliability of SRP systems. The candidate should have enterprise level experience managing and supporting Windows Servers, Active Directory, Windows DNS, and System Center (SCCM, SCOM) in a highly virtualized VMWare environment.
Perform day-to-day system administration for Active Directory, Windows DNS, System Center Configuration Manager, System Center Operation Manager, and various other system management tools used to manage an enterprise Windows environment.
Deploy, provision, manage and support Windows Servers in a hybrid environment (on-premises and cloud).
Lead departmental and cross-departmental projects related to the advancement and progression of the Windows Server environment.
Work closely with other IT infrastructure departments, including deployment, configuration, and maintenance of the software and hardware.
Monitor/maintain the health, performance, and stability of Windows servers and services.
Automate operational tasks using scripting languages such as PowerShell and Ansible.
Perform advanced troubleshooting of Windows Server experiencing performance issues
Maintain security of server infrastructure, both physical and virtual, through active patching and upgrades of software and firmware
Develop and maintain disaster recovery plans for IT services and develop contingency plans for continued operation of critical business applications in the event of significant adverse events
Develop and document technical processes and procedures as needed.
Participate in 24x7 on-call rotation.
Completion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution that prepares the employee for the assignment.
Promotion to Level 2 requires a minimum of two years of experience at Level 1; demonstrated capability to perform advanced and more difficult work as determined by the supervisor. Promotion to Senior Level requires a minimum of three-years of experience at Level 2; is fully competent in all aspects of functional area of assignment and as such would be recognized as a specialist in area of assignment and may have periodic or occasional lead responsibilities.
The ideal candidate should have experience and technical knowledge in these areas:
Extensive knowledge of Windows Server 2012, 2016, and 2019.
Active Directory Management (Domain Services, Certificate Services, Federation Services)
System Center Configuration Manager and Operations Manager (SCCM, SCOM)
Windows DNS Administration
Networking (TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, VLANs, subnetting, etc.)
Enterprise server hardware implementation and support (rack/stack, cabling, etc.)
Azure Cloud Services (IaaS, PaaS, Azure AD)
Scripting (PowerShell & Ansible)
Responsible for planning, scheduling, and monitoring for projects. Occasional contacts with vendors of software, equipment and services. Occasional travel to industry organizational functions and SRP facilities. Ability to work effectively using the services of various organizational groups within SRP. Depending on assignment, frequent requirement to work with confidential data such as payroll and employee information.
The ideal candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:
Team player that is actively engaged with peers, management, and stakeholders.
Self-motivated individual willing to take initiative with little supervision and deliver to schedule.
Quantitative, analytical and problem/conflict resolution skills.
Effective prioritization and time management skills.
Strong customer and stakeholder communications skills.
MCSA: Windows Server
MCSE: Core Infrastructure
Microsoft Azure Administrator
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
Comptia A+/Network+/Security+ ITIL
Any cloud certifications
Requisition ID: 13347
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
Salt River Project (SRP) recognizes diversity and inclusion as key drivers of innovation and growth, and seeks to attract a diverse employee base that reflects our community. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status or any other protected status under applicable federal, state or local law. Ultimately, SRP aspires to fully apply the power of diversity and inclusion to build a more equitable and sustainable future for our customers, employees and community.
Drug/Alcohol Policy Statement
In order to promote the safety and well-being of our employees, customers and the communities we serve, SRP is committed to maintaining a drug/alcohol free work environment. Although marijuana may now be legal in Arizona, except as otherwise specified under Arizona law, SRP considers it to be an illegal drug for the purpose of our drug/alcohol policy because marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. Any candidate found to be impaired during the hiring process or who has the presence of an illegal drug or unauthorized substance in their system during the pre-employment drug/alcohol test may be disqualified from further consideration in the hiring process.
All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas.
Why Work at SRP
SRP's success is rooted in our employees' happiness, health and safety. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and enhance their well-being. In addition to competitive pay and performance incentives, eligible employees can take advantage of the following benefits:
• 401(k) plan with employer matching
• Retirement pension
• Paid vacation
• Parental leave
• Holiday pay
• Sick leave
• Medical, vision, dental and life insurance
• Wellness programs
• Pre-tax benefits
• Short and long-term disability plans
• Tuition assistance