Systems Engineer

Chicago, Illinois | Freelance | Job ID #53982 |
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An international organization located in the heart of downtown Chicago is seeking a Systems Engineer to join their team.

In this role, you will support the stable operation, reliability, and security of the end-user devices and those services that support the devices. The Systems Engineer role requires a deep technical knowledge of SCCM and a broad background supporting Microsoft technologies. History of successfully deploying, configuring, supporting and maintaining Configuration Manager 2012 R2 (or newer) in technically complex global environments a plus. This individual will work with Level 3 technical team members to assist with the implementation, configuration, troubleshooting, and maintenance of SCCM, Software Packaging, OSD, as well as assist with monthly Windows Updates activities, etc. This position also participates in research and planning, installation, maintenance, management, and coordination with the Global Operation Center.


  • Development of automation scripts using PowerShell for the purpose of automating routine or manual tasks
  • Develop, analyze and troubleshoot, effective MS group policy implementation
  • Research, Recommend, Evaluate and implement new technologies to support future IT initiatives
  • Configuring and troubleshooting software deployments (including Windows Updates) and SCCM client-side issues
  • Engage and work side by side with other Engineers proving services including OS Imaging, Software Packaging, and Deployment
  • Assist with automation and integration of with other tools (Service Now, AD, etc.)
  • Configuring and troubleshooting on-premise and cloud SCCM infrastructure.
  • Interact with and provide direction to L2 support, vendors, outsources, and contractors
  • Assist with management of Windows servers ranging from Windows 2008 to Windows 2016
  • Perform security procedures and follow policies to ensure compliance with regulatory and legal policies.
  • Supports implementation of DR measures and expansion to the cloud for core infrastructure (SCCM)
  • Demonstrate a commitment to Hyatt core values (included in all job descriptions)


  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) current branch – deployment, administration, configuration, troubleshooting, maintenance in a global enterprise environment.
  • 7+ years hands-on technical experience administering Microsoft Windows-based systems at an enterprise level
  • Strong working knowledge of Active Directory, Group Policy, LDAP, DHCP, DNS, TCP/IP, WMI.
  • SQL, WQL, PowerShell scripting is a must.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems including Server 2008R2/2012R2/2016 and Windows 7/10
  • Competent management of competing priorities and workloads
  • Demonstrated experience participating in incident, problem, and change control processes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the creation of technical documentation
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Familiar with PKI infrastructure.
  • Familiar with security best practices as they relate to Information Systems.


  • MCSE certification a plus
  • ITIL or CISSP certifications are a plus but not required.

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Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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