Systems Engineer

Downtown Los Angeles, CA | Direct Hire

Job ID: 22361 Position Type: Technical Support/Help Desk Pay Rate: Up to $105,000

Los Angeles law firm seeks a Swing Shift Systems Engineer with 5 years of experience, including 3 years of Windows Infrastructure support, to ensure continuous IT operations. Responsibilities include server installation, maintenance and support, and optimal efficiency with IT process automation. Candidate will develop automated IT processes on multiple platforms; document all pertinent information relating to automation and systems architecture; address and troubleshoot automation workflow; troubleshoot and isolate problems in the server farm; escalate problems (when required) to the appropriately experienced engineer; apply diagnostic utilities to aid in troubleshooting systems and other reported issues; identify and learn appropriate software and hardware used and supported by the organization; perform hands-on server fixes; install hardware, implement file backups, and configure systems and applications.  Candidate will perform preventative maintenance, including operating system patches and security updates; build and maintain a test platform to develop and test automation workflows; and assist team members with server/system troubleshooting.  The hours are 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. with overtime, weekend, holiday, and 24/7 rotating on-call coverage required.

The Systems Engineer must have solid understanding of standard client/server and networking fundamentals as well as a superior knowledge and demonstrated technical proficiency in System Center Operations Manager with experience in managing medium to large environments. The candidate should be able to troubleshoot all aspects of SCOM effectively and understand the product configuration, flow and logging in detail. Candidate should understand fully the base OS and SCOM Management Packs and be able to discuss in detail at least one of the following management packs: Active Directory, Exchange, IIS or SQL including configuration, tuning and customization. In addition, experience in other Microsoft Management technologies, including Active Directory services (AD) is desired.  This position requires comfortably lifting and transporting objects up to 50 lbs., such as computers and peripherals, on a regular basis.

The IT Systems Engineer must have exceptional analytical, problem solving, and customer service skills, with the ability to work collaboratively or independently.  Candidate must be enthusiastic about mastering new technologies quickly.  Experience with comprehensive knowledge of complex complete system technologies and experience providing user support is also required.

Candidate should be proficient with PowerShell, VBScript; Active Directory (2012); Group Policy/Group Policy Preferences; Microsoft System Center Suite with an emphasis on SCOM, SCSM, SCORCH; Windows (2010, 2012, and 2016); working knowledge of LDAP, Kerberos, DNS, TCP/IP, WMI, SNMP, and Windows Registry. Experience with the following would be desired: Microsoft Cluster Services, Microsoft Office 365 Applications, MS SQL Server as well as SSRS (2012, 2014, and 2016), MCSE Certification, and Microsoft Azure.

Kent Daniels and Associates is a legal staffing service specializing in the placement of temporary, temp-to-hire and full-time regular employees in law firms and corporate legal departments in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, and nationwide. We staff all positions in law firms and all three shifts - day, swing and graveyard. Kent Daniels was established in 1986, giving us 31 years of experience finding candidates legal jobs in law firms in the LA area.

Applicants will be considered in a manner consistent with federal, state, and local requirements as applicable.

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