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Senior Specialist, IT Infrastructure

Prudential


Location:
Plymouth, MN
Date:
11/17/2017
2017-11-172017-12-16
Job Code:
388898
Prudential
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Position Title: Senior Specialist, IT Infrastructure
Job Code: 388898
Job Location: Minnesota-Plymouth
Description:

The Global Business & Technology Solutions organization is looking to fill a vacancy within the Infrastructure Server Support team. The successful candidate will interface with multiple disciplines, including Problem and Change Management, Platform Engineering, Network Operations, Storage Operations, Infrastructure Application support, Relationship Managers, Service Providers, vendors, and various business contacts, in support of domestic and international locations and datacenters. The primary responsibilities include:

Lead medium to large scale projects

Provide onsite and remote Microsoft Windows Server Hardware and OSI support for 7x24 mission critical environments

Provide primary support for Microsoft File, Print, and DFS servers for both domestic and international locations

Receive, rack, stack, install (& decommission) equipment. Facilitate power, cable, network & storage connectivity for new systems

Maintain hardware inventories & perform routine maintenance support activities

Interact with internal groups and vendor support staff to troubleshoot problems and perform root cause analysis as required

Assist with MS Security patching, infrastructure application deployments and compliance activities

Build, install, configure, maintain, troubleshoot & support Microsoft Windows Servers

Provide directed ‘hands-on’ support for other technologies including Unix servers, NAS & storage devices, Network & Telecom equipment

Perform Proof Of Concept (POC) trials for hardware and software as needed

Coordinate onsite events and planned outages with local Business Partners, as appropriate.

Develop and adhere to standard operating procedures and protocols

Follow enterprise change and problem management procedures

Participate in Disaster Recovery infrastructure planning, building, and testing

Create and maintain automated utilities and processes including server build automation and customer facing request systems

Support on and off premise cloud offerings

Work independently as needed

Some travel may be required

 


Minimum 4 years supporting Windows Server environments

Strong analytical and problem solving skills within a diverse Windows environment

Understanding of Microsoft Windows Server technologies - Active Directory, WINS, DNS, Windows Domain Controllers, as well as managing users and permissions

Understanding of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager

Understanding of virtual environments (VMWare/ESX)

Experience with the following software: Windows OS (2008 R2, 2012 R2), ESX/VMWare

Experience with some of the following vendor’s hardware and monitoring platforms: Standalones, Blades; IBM (Director), HP (Systems Insight Mgr/OnView), Dell (Open Manage Essentials), Microsoft, Linux, VMWare (vCenter/VCOPS)

Strong written and oral communication skills

Ability to work in a highly active, fast paced production environment, to meet critical deadlines and SLA's

Bachelor's Degree is a plus, preferably in Computer Science or Information Systems

Experience with any of the following is a plus:

MS Azure/Amazon AWS

Microsoft SQL server

Scripting skills (PowerShell, VBScript, PowerCLI, C, C#, WinBatch, Visual Studio, Perl)

Understanding of various deployment methodologies (virtual templates, MDT, Light Touch)

Must be available outside of normal business hours to fulfill production and project deliverables

Must provide 7x24 on-call support on a rotating basis


Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit www.prudential.com to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Note that this posting is intended for individual applicants. Search firms or agencies should email Staffing at staffingagencies@prudential.com for more information about doing business with Prudential.
Job Function: Information Technology
Schedule: Full-time
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