System Administrator

  • Location: Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
  • Type: Contract To Hire
  • Job #162779
firstPRO is seeking a System Administrator for our client located in Conshohocken, PA. This is a hybrid role, so candidates must be local to be considered. It is a contract-to-hire opportunity, with compensation up to $50/hr., based on experience.


  • Install new / rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements.
  • Technical oversight within on-premises, public, and private Cloud platforms. Azure (and AWS) are the primary public Cloud platforms.
  •  Administration of SA-related solutions for various projects and operational needs.
  • Install and configure systems that support the customer’s infrastructure and applications.
  • Develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures for use within the infrastructure team.
  • Contribute to and maintain system standards.
  • Research and recommend innovative, and where possible automated approaches for system administration tasks.  Identify approaches that leverage our customer’s resources and provide economies of scale.
  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems, and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups. Respond to customer-centric telephone, email, and on-line requests for technical support. Documents, tracks, and monitors the problem using the customer’s Service Desk Management platform.
  • Perform regular security monitoring to identify any possible intrusions that could affect the effective operations of our customer’s business.
  • Oversee daily backup operations, ensuring all required file systems and system data are successfully backed up to the appropriate media / platform.
  • Perform regular file archival and purge as necessary.
  • Create, change, and delete user accounts per request.
  • Provide Tier II support to the customer’s Service Desk.
  • Repair and recover from hardware or software failures.  Coordinate and communicate with impacted constituencies.
  • Apply OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis and upgrade administrative tools and utilities. Configure / add new services as necessary.
  • Upgrade and configure system software that supports infrastructure applications per project or operational needs.
  • Maintain operation, configuration, or other procedures in support of our customer’s IT Infrastructure.
  • Create and maintain documentation in support of platforms.
  • Perform periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning.
  • Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required.  Configure CPU, memory, and disk partitions as required.
  • Maintain data center environmental (on premise), work with Cloud / host providers to ensure data center standards are maintained.


  • Bachelor (4-year) degree, with a technical major, such as engineering or computer science, or equivalent experience.
  • Systems Administration/System Engineer certification in Microsoft
  • 5 years in a Windows Server OS systems administration role. 
  • 5 plus years senior system administration experience including on-prem and Azure Cloud infrastructure. AWS Cloud experience a plus.
  • Strong knowledge of MS Active Directory and MS Exchange. A typical experience would be more than several hundred employees.
  • Strong knowledge of Windows virtual environments.
  • Strong knowledge of Windows OS internals. Includes performance tuning, security, process management, systems logging.
  • Strong knowledge in Windows OS security
  • Strong knowledge in Microsoft Intune implementation and support
  • Strong knowledge in Microsoft SCCM implementation and support
  • Working knowledge in support of VOIP /telephony platforms.
  • Working knowledge of Apple operational environments (iOS, MAC OS)
  • Advance knowledge in Windows PowerShell scripting and other automation tools.
  • Strong working knowledge of Windows desktops and devices in support of the business staff.
  • Knowledge in business productivity tools such as Office, Visio, PDF.
  • Familiarity with supporting tablets, thin-client devices, and mobile devices.
  • Hands-on experience with the installation of computer hardware, printers, monitors, TVs.

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