Position: Senior System AdministratorsContract Type: Initial 6 Month Contract (Possible extension)Daily Rate: NegotiableLocations: Clare, Kildare and Dublin Senior System Administrator Our client a leading information technology solutions organisation is looking for a number of Senior System Administrators to join their team and support their end clients in various locations.The Senior System Administrators perform engineering functions in the VMWare/Wintel environment. Work includes new OS and/or platform certification, first article server builds, operating system upgrades, patching, security hardening, presenting storage to servers, installation automation, and installation of third-party software. Responsibilities also include working with other Technology services groups, performance troubleshooting and coordination of activities with customers, working with vendors, and resource management of Wintel/VMWare environments. Senior System Administrator Key Responsibilities: Configure and implement new and existing operating systems and applications software. Research new products and technologies to improve system performance. Work with vendors to develop/maintain current standards of performance or troubleshoot issues. Ensure adherence to procedures and processes for hardware, software, and applications. Interact with multiple business units in deployment of new hardware. Develop, modify, maintain, improve, and troubleshoot existing systems. Perform hardware and software recovery. Perform operational turnover on all system templates. Work with business clients to evaluate, streamline, and improve current systems, processes, and workflow. Develop business case documentation. Develop purchase requests and supporting documentation. Work with vendors and business support teams to install new systems. Analyse and resolve operating systems and applications issues on various systems. Develop troubleshooting tools to allow Systems Administrators to support products when they are put into production. Generate and maintain reports and documentation. Research and evaluate new technologies, products, and services, and recommend acquisitions and modifications as they relate to client application needs. Review system performance measurement tools and prepare exception reports for management review. Capacity planning analysis and reporting. Senior Systems Administrators Requirements: Proven experience in a similar positionWintel, Exchange & Active Directory experience is essentialHyper-V is highly desirable.In Depth knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server 2008, 2012 implementation, system administration troubleshooting, Active Directory; Boot from SAN, VMware VSphere 5.5/6. Trouble shooting and root cause analysis skills, Disaster Recovery. Citrix XenApp, Storefront and SQL experience is highly desirable but not essential Knowledge of networking fundamentals: TCP/IP, file transfer and secure file transfer protocols, IIS, networking/distributed computing environment concepts; basic routing concepts. Familiar with most aspects of systems/software administration, such as: system installation and configuration, security levels and permissions, installation of third-party software, backup systems, etc. Interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills Strong troubleshooting skills and be able to work independently Analytical and problem-solving skills Process Oriented Presentation skills PLEASE NOTE: Candidates must have full working rights in Ireland i.e. a current Stamp 4 Visa or an EU Passport to be eligible to work in Ireland to be considered for the role.For more information or to apply to the role contact Emmet on 01 6455250 or email to emmet.mceneaney AT experis.ie.