Senior Systems Engineer

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NPR is seeking an experienced Sr. Systems Engineer for its IT Infrastructure team who will contribute to the overall engineering, design, build, and operations support of all existing and new Infrastructure.

Essential Duties Include:

  1. Recommend and implement changes to the overall system and network environments by following an institutionalized change management process
  2. Manage all systems supported by the Infrastructure team by performing server builds, virtual machine management, server maintenance, etc.
  3. Install, maintain and monitor equipment, which may include network and server infrastructure, application systems and database systems
  4. Act as an escalation point on critical issues for various internal technology groups
  5. Create and maintain metrics to measure response time and availability for systems
  6. Respond to critical system issues on a 24x7x365 basis



  • At least 5 years of experience designing, supporting, maintaining, troubleshooting, and administering enterprise environment
  • Strong knowledge of Exchange 2010, SMTP, Database Availability Groups (DAG) and Exchange Online Protection (EOP)
  • Solid experience with anti-spam, filtering, logging, encryption and email tracking, TLS configurations, Transport rules, and e-discovery
  • Hands on experience with the implementation and management of Lync 2013
  • Experience managing a Windows environment, including but not limited to, Windows Server 2008/2012, Active Directory and Group policy management, DNS, DHCP, and System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)

Highly desirable:

  • Experience with high availability, business continuity, and disaster recovery concepts
  • Experience developing PowerShell scripts for administration/automation.
  • Experience working with VMware ESX server
  • Working knowledge of Citrix XenApp environment
  • Working knowledge of SharePoint
  • Experience with enterprise level backup/recovery tools, preferably Commvault
  • B.S. Degree
  • Industry certifications such as MCITP etc.

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