C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Senior Windows Systems Engineer in Edison, New Jersey

Company Overview

C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. , based in Keene, NH, is the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation. Founded in 1918 as a supplier to independent grocery stores, C&S now services customers of all sizes, supplying more than 6,000 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases, and institutions with over 150,000 different products. At C&S, We Select the Best® – those with the motivation, pride, and drive to succeed in our fast-paced world.

Working Safely is a Condition of Employment at C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. C&S Wholesale Grocers is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

Position Overview

The primary purpose of this Senior Windows Systems Engineer role is to maintain the integrity and security of the enterprise’s Intel-based servers supporting the various operating units of the company.

Responsibilities

  • Daily administration of a server environment consisting of 1,500+ local and remote servers running Microsoft Windows Server (2008 R2 and 2012 R2) and VMware ESXi

  • Administration of multiple VMware ESXi clusters, VMware vCenter, Microsoft Clustering, DFS, file and print services, Citrix XenApp, Exchange 2010/2016, Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Group Policy, IIS, WSUS, and Sophos Endpoint Security

  • Build and deploy servers, both physical and virtual

  • Update/maintain firmware and patch levels of all server systems

  • Participate in shared on-call rotation as needed

  • Ensure that standards, SOPs, and IT policies and procedures are followed

  • Recommend standards and improvements as required

  • Provide project management and system architecture expertise as needed

  • Manage projects and systems to reduce incidents, decrease complexity, improve documentation, improve end-user experience, and increase stability of supported systems and processes

  • Work with System Architects as needed, providing system engineering/architecting support

  • Guide and mentor other team members

  • Maintain excellent communication between internal IT groups, business units, and clients

  • Create and maintain accurate documentation on systems, applications, processes, and hardware configurations

  • Perform tasks as directed by management

  • Maintain current knowledge of technology trends

  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere

  • Coordinate assistance from other departments as necessary

  • Act as a 24x7 escalation point for internal team members

Qualifications

  • Technical Bachelor's degree or equivalent systems experience

  • 8+ years of experience supporting a large Windows user environment

  • 10+ years of overall IT experience

  • Expert-level experience with at least 2 of the following 4 categories

  • Exchange Server

  • Active Directory, DNS, and DHCP

  • VMware ESXi

  • Citrix XenApp

  • Excellent troubleshooting skills and root cause analysis

  • Experience in scripting (PowerShell, VB Script)

  • Experience with CommVault Simpana highly desirable

  • Must be available to participate in a shared on-call rotation

  • Experience with hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI)

  • Experience with Dell, IBM, HP, and Cisco server and/or storage hardware

  • Experience working with vendors to replace failed hardware

  • Intel server architecture and TCP/IP knowledge

  • Understanding of NTFS and share permissions

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent team collaboration and interpersonal skills

  • Linux, UNIX, FTP, high availability, networking, or storage would be a plus

  • Current industry certifications preferred (Microsoft, VMware, Citrix)

  • Organized, detail-oriented, self-starter

  • Strong customer service skills

  • Experience with designing technical solutions

  • Ability to lead, and contribute to, the technical direction of projects

  • Ability to learn new technologies on the job

  • Project management experience from a team member standpoint

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure in a fast-paced environment

  • Limited travel may be required

Requisition ID 10202

Company C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.

Category IS/Technology