Microsoft Engineer

Contract      Infrastructure      Chicago, Illinois



Chicago, Illinois

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Role: Microsoft Engineer
Contract: July 2024 through Dec 2024 – likely into 2025
Location: Chicago / Tempe hybrid preferred – 100% remote possible

Our client, a Global Financial Services organization, is looking for a “go getter” to join the Platform Solutions Design team with an in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server Systems with a focus on architectural design. The individual should have experience in Microsoft Windows Server 2008-2019, infrastructure server designs, Active Directory, Group Policy, and SCCM.

  • This role involves working on application environment design and ensure platforms are secured, up to date and are running properly.
  • Emphasis will be on planning server design, architectural designs, Server system analysis/testing, costing models, hardening and security practices.
  • Will also review and test current documented process procedures and provide recommendations for enhancements.


  • 5+ years Microsoft Server System infrastructure design and building primarily with MS Windows Server 2008 through 2019.
  • Knowledge in server analysis and system issue diagnosis, building architectural diagrams for server infrastructure, SCCM, and Experience in Azure Sentinel, PowerShell, and ServiceNow strongly suggested.
  • A record of working effectively with other teams and within a cross-functional team is important.


  • Microsoft Server design & server building with a minimum of 5 years of Windows Server experience
  • Microsoft SCCM administration and patching minimum of 2 year
  • Microsoft Server log review & troubleshooting, Microsoft Azure, Azure Sentinel Log Analytics, Microsoft Defender, and Cloud App Security minimum 5 years
  • Microsoft Active Directory 5 years
  • Strong Windows security background and security evaluation
  • Experience in security permissions, and privileged access management
  • Familiarity with VMware concepts and how they apply to a highly virtualized environment
  • Knowledge of multisite disaster recovery and high availability planning testing and implementation
  • Excellent Problem solving skills
  • Capable of handling multiple project assignments independently
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team atmosphere
  • Willingness and ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • A security-minded individual and ability to responsibly use administrative access
  • Ensure compliance for Windows server hardening

Heitmeyer Consulting is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to minority status, gender, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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