Thank you for looking at this post. We are looking for network administration help with four small businesses. The current job offering would initially be about 30 hours a week for a couple months with a chance it could become full-time.
Geographically, being in local proximity to the Philadelphia area is helpful but not necessary depending on the value you could bring to our organizations if you are working remotely. In fact, a current network administrator has been handling his duties remotely for nearly eight months, and doing so quite effectively. Since I mentioned this tidbit, I may as well mention that the possibility of a full-time position is because this remote net admin is going to extend his mission trip for an additional 18 months with additional responsibilities and will not continue working for our company.
Here is a brief list of some specific tasks that we need to accomplish over the next couple months. There are more but these are where I have the most hours budgeted:
- Migrating all of our VMWare images over to Hyper-V
- Migrating an on-site Exchange server to Office 365
- Migrating some Server 2003 boxes to Hyper-V.
- Fixing an AD mess of a large organization we acquired.
- Documenting and implementing best practices on areas that need it.
The following are absolute necessities:
- Be able to use a telephone effectively. This wasn't meant to be funny either. Even if you don't speak the best English (like me) you need to know when it's time to disconnect the chat session and call the end-user or third-party support.
- Work in a team environment. You will be working with another Network admin, a support tech, and an RMM platform specialist. Good communication is vital.
- A reliable and fast Internet connection when you are not in the office. You don't have to be on call 24/7 but we do like to work from home a lot if the specific task allows for it.
The ideal applicant would have very recent working experience with the following:
- Server 2008 and 2012
- Office 365, AD FS, DirSync and Azure
- Storage Craft
- Cisco ISA and ASA Routers
- Exchange 2010 and later
The following experience would be helpful but not necessary:
- MS SQL
- Microsoft Dynamics NAV
Applicants should respond with their detailed, relevant experience as it applies to the criteria listed above. They should also include their availability, certifications and references. Remote workers should explain in detail how they've worked remotely in the past and how they adjusted to different time zones if they are working overseas.
I appreciate you reading this post to the end. If you have any further questions, feel free to message me back.