Job Summary

Bilingual Desktop & Systems Administrator // Exceptional DIRECT HIRE job in Northbrook

  • Location:
    Northbrook , Illinois
  • Salary:
    70000 $ - 85000 $ / Year
  • Category:
    System Administrator
  • Contract Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Job reference:

Modis is currently seeking a Bilingual Desktop & Windows Server Administrator for an exciting DIRECT HIRE job opportunity with our privately-held distribution client located in the northern Chicago suburban area (Northbrook).
About our client:
Our client is a privately held, family-owned business with more than 65 years of experience in manufactured product distribution.  Conveniently located off I-94 and Skokie Hwy, it’s a great location for Northern Chicago Suburbanites! Full-time employee perks include a fantastic work culture and work-life balance, great Medical/Dental/Vision benefits, and a competitive 401k match.    
Bilingual (English / Spanish) abilities would be highly preferred in order to communicate and troubleshoot with manufacturing plant locations in the Caribbean and Mexico.
Bilingual Desktop & Windows Server Administrator will be joining an IT Infrastructure Team, and will be responsible for the daily operations & administration for a medium-sized Virtual Windows environment, in addition to providing high-level Desktop support..  As our client grows, this individual will be contributing to scaling the infrastructure to meet the dynamics needs of technology.  This will include working on cutting edge technology and staying on-top of tech trends year to year!
Daily responsibilities will include:
- Administering a virtual, cloud-based Windows infrastructure that leverages VMWare ESX 6.x, Citrix XenApp & XenDesktop, and Azure Cloud technology.
- Monitoring the core infrastructure platforms, and addressing alarms, exceptions, and complex issue rsolution for Citrix XenApp, Windows Active Directory, Windows Server 2008 R2 / 2012 R2, Vmware ESX, vCenter, vSphere, SRM, and Sharepoint.
- Assisting in the on-going implementation, configuration and support for on-site and Azure cloud based infrastructure.
- Providing administration and upkeep for the Windows Server 2008 R2 / 2012R2 hardware and OS.
- Heavy administration work for VMware ESX, vCenter, vSphere, SRM, Azure Cloud, Citrix XenApp, and Citrix XenDesktop
- Managing Active Directory, Exchange and SharePoint roles & permissions
- Participate in, and eventually lead smaller projects
- Create, manage and upkeep project documentation
- Pitching in and providing higher-level support for Desktop OS issues, Active Directory, and any tickets that Tier 1 / Tier 2 is unable to handled.
- Identify opportunities for improvement and suggest projects to drive improvements as appropriate.
- Serving as a go-to resource for technical knowledge and support.
- Working in a team culture environment, wearing multiple hats to ensure availability and performance of systems as needed.
- Being willing to put on the Desktop Support hat and provide support / escalated support as needed to resolve issues.
Required Qualifications & Technical Experience
- Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, or a related field preferred, some college required
- Bilingual (English / Spanish)
- Preferred certifications: MCSA for Cloud or Data Engineering with Azure, VMWare VCA / VCP, ITIL v4
- Advanced Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012R2
- Advanced VMware ESX 6.x (vCenter, vSphere, SRM, etc)
- Advanced Active Directory
- Intermediate experience with Azure cloud, or similar cloud off-premise technology
- Intermediate experience with Citrix XenApp and XenDestop 6.x-7.x
- Excellent analytical troubleshooting skills
If you are interested in this, or other Systems Administration roles in the Greater Chicago area, please apply to Modis today with your most recently updated MS Word Resume, contact information & compensation expectations.  A Modis Talent Solutions Consultant will be in touch to discuss with you in more detail.  You can also visit our website at to view and apply for and of the hundreds of IT jobs we currently have (updated daily)
Please note this is a FULL TIME / DIRECT HIRE job opportunity.  Annual salary range is between $70,000 - $80,000, plus an impressive benefits package.
Candidates must be eligible to work directly for our client on a W2 salaried basis, without visa sponsorship.  At this time, we cannot consider third party, C2C or agency inquiries.

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