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Power Engineers Consultant - IT System Administrator in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Consultant - IT System Administrator

Location:Minneapolis

State/Territory:Minnesota

Department:GIS Consulting Group

Description

Consultant – IT System Administrator

POWER Engineers, Inc., is seeking a Consultant – IT System Administrator to join our Geospatial and Asset Management team.

Roles and Responsibilities

Our ideal candidate has a passion for lifelong learning of system administration skills and is both flexible and adaptable to new situations. The successful candidate will be able to combine skills in unique ways to solve challenging IT issues for both our clients and our internal staff.

This position is responsible for installing and configuring software, hardware and networks; monitoring system performance and troubleshooting issues; and ensuring security and efficiency of IT infrastructure. Additionally, this position interacts with clients, leading workshops as needed, and giving recommendations to clients regarding their software, hardware and networks. Responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:

  • Install and configure software and hardware

  • Apply operating system updates, patches, and configuration changes

  • Manage network servers and technology tools

  • Answer technical questions and assist users

  • Set up accounts and VMs

  • Monitor and tune performance of systems

  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues and outages

  • Automate common processes through the use of scripts

  • Ensure security through access controls, backups and firewalls

  • Setup and maintain internal and external dev, test and production environments

  • Assist with training team members on new technologies

  • Create and maintain technical documentation, manuals and IT policies

  • Help evaluate the cost/benefit of different IT system options

  • Provide recommendations regarding a strategic roadmap for IT systems

  • Make presentations both internally and to customers

Required Education/Experience

  • Five (5) + years of experience in IT system administration roles covering a wide variety of hardware, software, and network administration

  • Two (2) + years of experience with setting up and managing cloud-based environments (Azure and/or AWS)

  • Must have excellent problem-solving skills

  • Must have strong time management skills including the ability to multi-task on various projects and priorities under fixed schedules in a fast-paced environment

  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate in non-technical terms to non-technical people

  • Up to 10% travel will be required

Desired Education/Experience

Experience in the following areas is desired (having diverse experience with a majority of these is preferred):

  • Active Directory

  • AWS

  • Azure

  • Azure DevOps (VSTS)

  • Certificate Services

  • Citrix

  • Cyber Security

  • Disaster Recovery

  • DNS

  • Firewalls

  • GIS

  • High Availability

  • IIS

  • Kubernetes

  • Linux

  • MS Office/365

  • MS SharePoint

  • Network Planning

  • Oracle

  • Performance Tuning

  • PowerShell

  • ProjectWise

  • Python

  • SQL Server

  • System Optimization

  • System Scalability

  • Technical Writing

  • VMWare

At POWER Engineers, you can have a rewarding career on every level. Our philosophy is simple: Do Good Work. Have Fun. Make Money.

You’ll work on fun and challenging projects and initiatives. You’ll have the chance to make a positive impact on society and the environment. And you’ll find the support, coaching and training it takes to advance your career.

Since we’re employee-owned, we get to make POWER a great place to work. That includes providing competitive compensation, professional development and a full benefit package:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision

  • Maternity Leave

  • Parental Leave

  • Paid Holidays

  • Vacation/Paid Sick Leave

  • Voluntary Life Insurance

  • Retirement plan

POWER is a fun engineering firm. That might seem contradictory to some, but it works for us!

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