Location: Cranbury, New Jersey
Job Type:  Contract

Because leading businesses large and small trust Harvey Nash  to deliver skilled, dedicated IT professionals, you can trust Harvey Nash to offer sought-after, worthwhile career opportunities. We are currently seeking to fill a Windows Systems Engineer for our direct client in Cranbury, NJ. We invite you to review the position requirements below and apply today if your skills match our need.


Job Location: Cranbury

3-6 Months Contract to hire.
Systems / Network Engineer

This position’s main focus will be on maintaining the Enterprise Active Directory, Exchange, and Office Communicator user community. The environment consists of approximately 4500 users, with 12 Domain Controllers, 18 Exchange Servers, and other support infrastructure servers. The position’s key focus is on daily administration and maintenance of these systems as well as planning for upgrades and system enhancements. 


The candidate will also be involved with other Microsoft Windows based IT systems and projects including, but not limited to, Altiris, Sharepoint, DNS management, Wireless Handheld devices, Blackberry and ActiveSync, system monitoring, and general IT systems (antivirus, personal firewalls, anti-spyware, etc). The position includes hands-on involvement, technical project management skills, and acting as an escalation point for staff members.


This candidate must possess a wide range of technical skills relating to Microsoft client/server technologies, TCP/IP, LAN/WAN troubleshooting, Email, and Internet/web systems.


Responsibilities will also include:

  • Server administration and troubleshooting (Windows 2000/2003/2008/R2)
  • Knowledge of SAN/Cluster administration and troubleshooting (EMC, Dell, Exchange)
  • Email administration and troubleshooting
  • Exchange 2003/2010
  • Blackberry/ActiveSync


Email/network server administration including:


  • Addition/deletion/cleanup of email accounts/IDs
  • Creation and execution of a systems backup and recovery plans
  • Operations documentation including startup/shutdown, backup, and recovery procedures.
  • Problem management and timely resolution from initial contact to closure. Tier-3 support to agencies for e-mail server, connectivity, or related problems.
  • Enforcement of standard naming conventions, operating procedures, and IT policies and procedures.
  • Tasks such as directory cleanup, directory synchronization, mailbox archiving, Email traffic/flow troubleshooting across a complex global environment.
  • Ensure procedures, standards, quality measures and documentation are defined, communicated, adhered to and managed appropriately.
  • Maintain a good relationship with customers while resolving their issues quickly.
  • Provide upper management with needed and relevant information.
  • Interact with Project Managers and the Implementation team on various projects and services that will us Active Directory and/or Exchange as a foundation.
  • problem analysis and resolution during major Service Interruptions and Outages.
  • Mentor and/or share knowledge with the entire technical support staff and team members.
  • Provide training and documentation to the Desktop Support team.




  • Must have 5+ years practical experience with Microsoft Active Directory and Exchange 2003/2007/2010. Experience with wireless mobile device integration within an Exchange environment (Blackberry, Goodlink, ActiveSync) is plus. Experience with Microsoft Exchange and Sharepoint integration.
  • Experience writing scripts for administrative functions is a plus.
  • 4+ years Server administration including: addition/deletion/cleanup of email accounts/IDs, creation and execution of a file backup and recovery plans, creation and execution of database backup and recovery plans
  • Operations documentation including startup/shutdown, backup, and recovery procedures.
  • Scripting or Programming skills in VB/VBScript and .NET is plus. Any Scripting (Shell/Perl/Ruby/Any) experience will do.
  • 3+ years Server, LAN, and WAN support problem management.
  • Experience implementing and managing Exchange clustering, SAN technologies, and management.
  • 4+ years of customer service, support, and/or consulting experience for enterprise-level customers.
  • Ability to work on-call 24/7 via company mobile and laptop as required.
  • Open to possible travel as and when requested by your Manager.
  • Ability to represent the company and your Manager in any confidentiality bestowed to you.
  • Requires extremely strong communication skills and problem-solving ability.
  • Should be an organized self-starter able to work effectively without supervision.


Qualified candidates should submit a word formatted resume to cheryl.blumenberg@harveynashusa.com.


Harvey Nash

* Global recruitment and talent solutions company
* Placing thousands of skilled business professionals every year
* Operations in the United States, Europe and Asia
* Publicly traded
* Over 37 office locations worldwide
* Dedicated to providing talented professionals with top career opportunities


Apply now if your skills and experience are a good match for the position and remember this: At Harvey Nash, the door to opportunity is always wide open.

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