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8:38 AM     Sr. Network / Systems Engineer

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EMPLOYER INFO: The employer is a well-known evangelical Christian ministry and, as such, would prefer committed Christians who also posess the following skills.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Analyzes and defines network and systems requirements, procedures, and problems to automate processes or improve existing computer systems and other IS-Infrastructure. Is responsible for managing and enhancing the Windows Server Platform and all associated services, as well as the internetworking infrastructure. Will develop comprehensive technology solutions to business problems across a broad range of technical functions. Ensures the functioning and availability of mission critical systems.

* Formulates, develops, and implements integrated network and systems architectures for the ministry's computer systems.

* Develops standards for computer and network systems, to include switching, routing, wireless networking, network OS (file, print, administration, user policies, backups).

* Prepares workflow diagrams to specify, in detail, how technology and systems function to provide services required.

* Develops project plans specifying goals, strategy, staffing, scheduling, identification of risks, contingency plans, and required resources.

* Formulates and defines technical scope and objectives of project.

* Identifies and schedules project deliverables, milestones, and required tasks.

* Develops and maintains technical and project documentation.

* Directs and coordinates activities of project personnel to ensure project progresses on schedule and within budget.

* Provides planning, leadership, direction, and advanced technical expertise regarding computer and network services for both local and wide area networks, and the worldwide internet; serves as high-level technical expert in regards to Microsoft Windows Server platform, Cisco internetworking hardware or associated technologies.

* Negotiates exact technical requirements with vendors; contributes to the establishment of contracts, and reviews or recommends technical contract specifications and proposals.

* Designs, develops, and delivers training classes and workshops in areas of computer and network systems as needed by internal staff.

* Installs, configures, and maintains computer and network operating systems, application software, network hardware, and data wiring as appropriate; provides senior level on-call support for computer/network systems as required.

* Evaluates local area network hardware and software requirements and capabilities and makes recommendations. Monitors, maintains and reports on network stability.

* Maintains an advanced and broad knowledge of current and emerging state-of-the-art computer/network systems technologies, architectures, developments, trends and products.

* Provides strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies within the Ministry. Delivers strong written and verbal communication to both technical and non-technical personnel, in providing sound information for decision making.

* Develops, maintains, and tests disaster recovery plans.

* 4+ years experience with the Windows Network Operating System (NT 4.0, 2000, 2003) both hardware and advanced administration.
* Extensive background in Windows 2000/2003, Active Directory and Exchange 2000/2003 with experience in the design, deployment and migration in complex production environments.
* Thorough understanding of ADS hierarchy, replication, integration of DNS and associated troubleshooting.
* Extensive experience with server hardware as well as performing Windows 2000/ 2003 server builds.
* Experience managing Microsoft Exchange 5.5/2003 in 250+ user environment
* Extensive knowledge and experience with SMTP, LDAP and IMAP.
* Certified MCSE, CCNA

* Experience with Cisco internetworking products and developing high availability infrastructures to support transaction oriented mission critical applications preferred.
* Certified MCDBA (preferred)
* Microsoft SQL administration, UNIX administration skills, Network Management and monitoring experience a plus.

Send your resume to Buz Mayo and then give him a call at (404)252-9319. Let him know that you saw it here!

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