Added May 20, 2021 Junior Server Administrator (22485) Help Desk Chicago, Illinois | Permanent Apply
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Job Description

LRS has prospered for over 30 years because our corporate philosophy embraces honest, ethical and hard-working people. If that describes your approach to IT consulting, we need to talk! LRS Consulting Services is seeking a Junior Server Administrator for a direct-hire opportunity with our client in downtown Chicago, IL!

LRS Consulting Services has been delivering the highest quality consultants to our clients since 1979. We've built a solid reputation for dealing with our clients and our consultants with honesty, integrity, and respect. We work hard every day to maintain that reputation, and we're very interested in candidates who can help us. If you're that candidate, this opportunity is made for you!

The Junior Server Administrator will:

- Patch deployment technology
• Create and manage enterprise collections (e.g., testing, exceptions, etc.) for deployments and patch cycles.
• Create, manage and test collections for patching (Windows, Linux, 3rd party) deployments.
• Install, manage and troubleshoot patch distribution points.
• Manage and support the Patching (Ivanti, SUSE Manager) console.
• Troubleshoot - new and existing patching problems.
- Evaluate current endpoint deployment configurations and practices, focusing on continual process improvement.
- Provide progress and status reports for patch deployments.
- Present change requests during the weekly Change Advisory Board (CAB) meetings.
- Fulfill end-user and change requests for operational engineering assignments pertaining to patch deployments, security updates, and overall configuration of client endpoints.
- Create support documentation for the team and peer groups to include standard operation procedures, general technical bulletins, and troubleshoot workflows as needed.
- Review current vulnerabilities (e.g., zero-day, critical, high, medium, and low) impacting the enterprise and discuss deployment assignments.
- Maintenance and support audit process to report on compliance.
- Identify opportunities to automate operational processes across the environment.
- Works closely with other IT departments and vendors to answer technical questions or resolve issues with patching.
- Provide troubleshooting and support, including on-call rotation, after-hours support.
- Ongoing maintenance & administration of assigned systems.
- Adherence to policies, processes and procedures within your areas of responsibility.
- Assistance with execution of projects related to areas of responsibility.
- Other duties as assigned.


- Minimum 4-5 years Desktop Support or related desktop engineering work experience.
- Good knowledge of the Windows servers (2008 R2, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019).
- Understanding of WSUS, SCCM, and Windows patching processes.
- Active Directory/LDAP user and group administration
- Group Policy design and configuration.
- Strong problem-solving skills and ability to apply these skills to identify and resolve anomalies in system functionality and performance.
- Experience working with physical and virtual servers/workstations/VMWare technologies.
- Highly reliable, organized; able to work individually and collaboratively with peers.
- Candidate must be able to effectively communicate in English (written & verbal)
- Candidates must have permanent authorization to work in the USA for any employer
- Corp to Corp candidates will not be considered

LRS is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for employment will receive consideration without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, gender identity, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status or protected veteran status.