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NOC Analyst II

Las Vegas, NV
Peak17’s direct client is seeking a NOC Analyst II to join their team in Las Vegas, NV 89113 on a 6 month Contract with a possibility of conversion to FTE upon completion of contract.
We are looking for highly qualified professionals at our state-of-the-art, corporate headquarters in Las Vegas, NV.
 
Job Role: NOC Analyst
Client Location: Las Vegas, NV
Assignment Duration: 6 months contract

 
Job Description:             
The NOC Analyst II will monitor and maintain systems in 24x7 highly available production environments. Candidates must demonstrate experience and expertise at supporting Microsoft, Linux and Unix operating environments and storage networks.  Must have practical experience working with and monitoring security systems/tools.  Must have experience providing systems monitoring, reporting, incident handling and troubleshooting of complex technical environments.
 
Note: The NOC Analysts work a different schedule.  They work 12 hours shifts with 3 days on, 4 days off, 4 days 3 days off and so on. Have to be flexible and able to work a weekend day as well. The shifts are 7am to 7pm or 7pm to 7am.  Should be flexible working in night shifts.
This position is a great stepping stone for advancement into a Windows Systems Admin/Engineer, Network Eng. or Security position.
 
Day-to-day responsibilities include:
  • Position requires experience with Windows and Linux/Unix server configuration and administration that includes day-to-day monitoring and maintenance activities.
  • Proficiency with network troubleshooting tools and techniques. 
  • Must provide capacity planning and performance metric analysis and reporting.
  • Must have expertise in server hardware components and internals as well as server build, configuration and application support experience.
  • Strong understanding of security monitoring and security incident response.
  • Management and escalation of incidents, support operations, and vendor management.
  • Must be able to produce process documentation, technical diagrams and related documentation.
  • Help in system initiatives and new projects
  • Consistently execute standard operating procedures to monitor or manage systems and data processing.
  • Troubleshooting issues related to production systems, triaging as necessary for production, QA & development environments
  • Develop and monitor the output of scripts for data processing jobs, monitoring systems and critical applications, and administering a centralized event console
  • Complete tasks required to maintain service levels and availability of all site features and functions
  • Supporting process improvements
  • Full-time position with on-call duties
 
Primary Job Responsibilities:
  • Position requires experience with Windows and Linux/Unix server configuration and administration that includes day-to-day monitoring and maintenance activities.
  • Proficiency with network troubleshooting tools and techniques. 
  • Must provide capacity planning and performance metric analysis and reporting.
  • Must have expertise in server hardware components and internals as well as server build, configuration and application support experience.
  • Strong understanding of security monitoring and security incident response.
  • Management and escalation of incidents, support operations, and vendor management.
  • Must be able to produce process documentation, technical diagrams and related documentation.
  • Help in system initiatives and new projects
  • Consistently execute standard operating procedures to monitor or manage systems and data processing.
  • Troubleshooting issues related to production systems, triaging as necessary for production, QA & development environments
  • Develop and monitor the output of scripts for data processing jobs, monitoring systems and critical applications, and administering a centralized event console
  • Complete tasks required to maintain service levels and availability of all site features and functions
  • Supporting process improvements
  • Full-time position with on-call duties
 
Job Requirements:
  • 3-5+ years’ work experience as Windows and/or Unix Server Administrator or equivalent.
  • Previous experience in a role focused on monitoring and responding to system events and scheduled processes.
  • Understanding of and experience with Microsoft and Unix operating systems, Active Directory & Domain architecture, User administration, NTFS permissions, and DNS.
  • Practical understanding of networking - routing, subnets, UDP, TCP, IP, & VLANs
  • Must have experience with using systems monitoring software (e.g. Solar Winds, Microsoft Operations Manager, HP OpenView or similar)
  • Must have strong experience working with SIEM, IPS, Firewall, DLP and other security systems.
  • Must have strong communication skills and ability to work individually, within a team, with other groups and with customers.
  • Understanding of or experience with scripting skills - PERL, batch, PowerShell and/or VB
  • Must have ability to communicate complex technical problems concisely and professionally to technical and non-technical audiences.
 
Not Required, but Preferred:
  • Understanding of or experience supporting .NET application
  • Understanding of or experience supporting web servers
  • Understanding of or experience with backup software and recovery strategies
  • Microsoft certifications are highly desirable.
  • CISSP highly desired.
 
Physical requirements include:
  • Availability to work various shifts, extended hours and to provide on-call support as required.
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, hand and power tools, and to handle other computer components.
  • Lifting, bending and transporting of heavy to moderately heavy objects, such as computers and peripherals.
  • Visual acuity to read technical documents, computer screens and to accurately identify small parts and components.
  • Ability to bend, stretch, and crawl under desks.
 
Education:
Bachelor degree  in an engineering discipline, or advanced Technical certifications in Microsoft, Cisco or Unix technologies, and/or  equivalent work experience
 
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