Senior Systems Engineer

Senior Systems Engineer

The Senior Systems Engineer (SSE) for Microsoft Cloud Solutions oversees the design, implementation, and management of Microsoft 365-centric environments, ensuring seamless operation for 24×7 mission-critical needs. This role encompasses both cloud and on-premises systems, demanding expertise in Microsoft technologies and a commitment to excellence.

The ideal candidate is a proactive self-starter with strong communication skills, adept at collaborating within a dynamic team environment to deliver effective solutions aligned with business goals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Designing, implementing, and maintaining hardware and software infrastructure for Microsoft 365 and hybrid environments.
  • Conducting forensic diagnostics and implementing security measures in compliance with industry standards.
  • Developing comprehensive documentation for engineering projects and ongoing support.
  • Collaborating with stakeholders to ensure project success and customer satisfaction.
  • Contributing to disaster recovery planning and testing efforts.
  • Proactively monitoring system performance and capacity to optimize efficiency.
  • Identifying areas for process improvement and implementing enhancements.
  • Automating engineering tasks and streamlining processes as necessary.
  • Managing incidents and leading postmortem discussions to drive long-term solutions.
  • Participating in change management processes and system deployments.
  • Mentoring team members and providing technical escalation support.
  • Participating in on-call support rotation.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field.
  • 10+ years of Windows systems administration experience, with at least 5 years in a senior role working with Microsoft 365.
  • Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert certification preferred.
  • Copilot for M365 Achiever Badge – Foundational preferred.
  • Microsoft Certified: Identity and Access Administrator Associate preferred.
  • Microsoft Certified: Security Operations Analyst Associate preferred.
  • Microsoft Certified: Cybersecurity Architect Expert preferred.
  • Strong self-motivation and ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Willingness to work off-hours and weekends as needed.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in architecting Microsoft-centric cloud systems and defining hardware/software requirements.
  • Experience with Microsoft 365 security and compliance stack, including data loss prevention.
  • Familiarity with Azure Active Directory and Exchange Online management.
  • Proficiency in PowerShell and VBScript.
  • Experience with security controls implementation using native M365 tools and third-party solutions.
  • Knowledge of compliance standards and frameworks (CIS, SOC, ITIL, ISO, COBIT).

Compliance & Security Standards:

  • Experience with EDR/MDR/SEIM solutions.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Defender and Advanced Threat protection.
  • Understanding of systems auditing implementation and controls; FFIEC, NCUA, SOX and NYDFS compliance experience is a plus.

Salary Range: $120,000 – $150,000

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