System Administrator

  • Location: Wilmington, Delaware
  • Type: Contract To Hire
  • Job #163992
firstPRO is seeking a Systems Administrator who will require expertise in Windows 2019 administration, VMware, and Information System Technology. This is a contract-to-hire role, with compensation up to $50/hr., based on experience. Candidates will need to be onsite five days per week during an undefined training period before converting to a hybrid (3 days onsite, 2 days home) schedule, so candidates must live within a commutable distance from the Wilmington, DE office to be considered.


    • Act as the primary point of responsibility for a new 100+ user Horizon VDI environment, overseeing infrastructure, support, storage, and security.
    • Set up and maintain Production and DR environments, ensuring optimal performance and security.
    • Solve issues in the VDI environment, including profile and home directory concerns.
    • Collaborate with the IT team to plan and execute system upgrades, ensuring minimal disruption to operations.
    • Monitor system performance and resources, proactively addressing any potential issues.
    • Conduct monthly patching activities, keeping systems up to date and secure.
    • Build and update VDI images using VMware Horizon, maintaining a streamlined and efficient virtual desktop environment.
    • Perform Windows and VMware administration tasks to ensure the smooth functioning of the overall system.
    • Manage user accounts, ensuring access permissions align with security protocols.
    • Oversee quota management, optimizing storage resources for efficient operations.
    • Administer Group Policy Objects (GPO) to maintain system integrity and compliance.
    • Act as a backup and additional resource for other Administrators, fostering a collaborative and supportive team environment.
    • Provide mentorship to junior staff, sharing your knowledge and contributing to their professional development.


    • Proven expertise in Windows 2019 administration, VMware, and patch management using WSUS and other engines.
    • Experience with Palo Alto firewalls and/or Cortex XDR is highly desirable.
    • Familiarity with PureStorage and VMware Horizon is a significant advantage.
    • Strong problem-solving skills in resolving issues within VDI environments.
    • Knowledge of hardware and software installation, configuration, maintenance, and monitoring.
    • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
    • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
    • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in a similar role.

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