Senior Systems Engineer

We need highly skilled Computer and Networking professionals with over 5 years experience deploying and supporting Windows based networks. We are a small but very successful and steadily growing company working primarily with small businesses and organizations. Because of the nature of our work, we need outstanding people that meet a variety of qualifications. Salary range $60-80K+, depending upon your skills and experience. Because of our growth and ongoing, increasing demand for our services, those with the right attributes will be on a fast track to our Senior IT Manager position and incomes into the $90s and above. This is an excellent situation for the right person

Minimum requirements:

  • 5 years experience
  • Excellent people skills, communication skills and self-management skills
  • Honesty, integrity, and a genuine desire to help
  • Very reliable; able to manage your time and your work, and get things done
  • Advanced knowledge, skills and experience with the following:
    • Windows Server OS: 2008, 2003
    • Exchange Server 2007, 2003 and 2000
    • Terminal Services
    • VPN
    • Microsoft Outlook 2007, 2003
    • Windows Desktop OS: Vista, XP (very little W2K)
    • Symantec (formerly Veritas) Backup Exec
    • Trend Micro and/or Symantec/Norton Antivirus Corporate Edition
    • Hardware firewalls (e.g. Fortinet, SonicWALL, Cisco ForeFront)
    • Other networking gear (switches, routers, etc.)
    • Desktop and server computer hardware
    • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE 2003 or 2000) certification preferred. If you have MCSA certification or equivalent skills you may qualify but will be expected to achieve certification according to a schedule agreed to once you have completed your 30 day review.
    • Professional attitude and appearance
    • Reliable transportation
    • High-speed Internet connection at home

Beneficial attributes (but not required)

Knowledge, skills and experience with the following:

  • Linux (NOTE at this time we are very interested in people with recent Linux experience)
  • Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V; virtualization in general
  • SharePoint (WSS and MOSS)
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Microsoft Access
  • Accounting softwares, esp. QuickBooks, MAS, Great Plains
  • CRM softwares, esp. Goldmine, ACT!, Microsoft CRM
  • Security assessments and consulting
  • Citrix
  • Recent experience in a Managed Services Provider environment
  • Security, Project Management, Citrix, or Cisco certification(s)

Special consideration and/or compensaion will be given if you have any of the following:

  • Clients you can bring in right away
  • Business ownership or management experience, esp. in I.T. consulting and outsourcing
  • Business development experience and skills

Benefits package including company contribution to Health Insurance; company paid Long Term Disability insurance; optional AFLAC supplemental insurance; accrued vacation & sick time; vehicle allowance or mileage reimbursements; and more. Probationary Period for all employees. Projecting FT probationary employment as soon as we find the right person. Possibility of PT or Contract work before then.

Send resume to resume@smarthosthostdesign.com (NO recruiting/staffing company please)