Sr. Windows System Administrator

Motorola Solutions Schaumburg , IL 60196

Posted 3 weeks ago

Company Overview

Motorola Solutions is there for our customers when everything is on the line. In extreme moments - when a hurricane lands or when a fire breaks out. And in everyday moments - when a package arrives just in time for the holiday or when a child doesn't miss the school bus home.

We unify voice, data, video and analytics in one integrated ecosystem to enable individuals, businesses and communities to work together in more powerful ways. To help people make better decisions, act confidently and be their best in the moments that matter. Bring your passion, potential and talents to Motorola Solutions and connect with a career that matters.

Department Overview

Applied Technology is a rapid prototyping center within Motorola Solutions. We create proof-of-concept and lower-volume specialty communications products for government and private industry using wireless technologies such as TETRA, LMR, GSM, UMTS, CDMA, WiFi, LTE and embedded systems. Our customer-centric, team based environment provides an excellent growth opportunity for engineers and developers in enterprise markets where innovation is the primary focus.

Job Description

The Sr. Windows System Administrator ensures the stability, integrity, and efficient operation of Applied Technology's information systems that support core organizational functions. This experienced role will be responsible for the design and implementation of Windows servers/desktops, domains, and enterprise solutions. Applicants should have a strong background in installing, configuring, and maintaining enterprise based storage solutions with Windows based systems This person will be responsible for supporting internal engineering teams and working with external solution partners to develop and maintain solutions that relate to business needs. To effectively perform these duties with Applied Technology you will be expected to conform to existing IT process methodologies and best practices.

Required Skills

  • 7+ years of hands on experience in a Windows Desktop/Server environment (Windows 7, 10, 2008R2, 2012 2016, 2019)

  • 3+ years managing a Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services

  • 3+ years hands on experience with Microsoft Exchange 2013/2016/2019

  • Knowledge of SAN Storage systems

  • Knowledge of authentication protocols and techniques (LDAPS/SAML/Kerberos/etc)

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Highly disciplined person with very good troubleshooting and analytical skills

  • Ability to organize, prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines with a can-do attitude

  • Ability to interface with customers and internal teams effectively

  • Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds

Desired Skills

  • Strong background in installing, configuring, and maintaining enterprise based Windows systems and enterprise solutions. This role will be the Windows Administrator in charge of Windows enterprise systems in a multi network environment

  • Experience managing Windows Server OS and domain architecture including, but not limited to, Active Directory, DNS/DHCP, Microsoft Exchange, Certificate Services, GPOs, Policies, and permissions

  • Strong Experience with scripting languages needed for day-to-day management of systems (Powershell, Batch, VB). The ability to automate day to day tasks through scripting is required

  • Ability to perform regular system maintenance to maintain smooth operation of computer/server systems, including coordination with other system engineers, management, and end users. Ensure necessary administration tasks are completed; direct others as necessary.

  • Ability to make recommendations to purchase hardware, software, and system components.

  • Ability to Interact, meet, discuss, and troubleshoot issues with vendors; evaluate vendor products, services, and suggestions.

  • Ability to learn and architect new technologies into existing infrastructure as they are introduced

  • Ability to proactively provide written documentation to system process and designs

  • Ability to maintain security audit and logging information on all networks and standalone computers as directed by the Information Systems Security Manager / Officer (ISSM/ISSO).

  • Experience with the following systems are a plus:

  • VMware ESXI

  • Citrix XenDesktop / VMware Horizon

  • Microsoft Exchange

  • Active Directory Certificate Administration

  • Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

  • System Center Configuration Manager or other enterprise software deployment tool

  • Windows Defender (SCEP) or other enterprise antivirus software

  • Tenable Nessus

  • Engineering Tool License Administrations (FLEXLM)

  • Enterprise Backup systems (Commvault / NetBackup / Veeam)



Basic Requirements

  • Associate's Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or other related studies.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with the ability to obtain necessary security clearances as required by government contracts.

Vaccine Requirement

Motorola Solutions has implemented a voluntary COVID-19 vaccination policy. We strongly encourage all employees to be fully vaccinated. Additionally, certain local governments or Motorola Solutions' customers may have vaccine requirements that apply to some of our employees. These employees are required to submit proof of vaccination to Motorola Solutions and maintain compliance with these requirements.

Travel Requirements


Relocation Provided


Position Type


Referral Payment Plan


Our U.S. Benefits include:

  • Incentive Bonus Plans

  • Medical, Dental, Vision benefits effective Day 1

  • 401K with Company Match and Day 1 vesting

  • 9 Paid Holidays

  • Generous Paid Time Off Packages

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Paid Parental & Family Leave

  • and more!

EEO Statement

Motorola Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran's status, or, any other protected characteristic.

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