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Senior Exchange Engineer

Arlington, VA

Cordia's client a Financial consulting firm seeks a service-oriented individual to join its Information Technology staff. This position is responsible for the design, implementation and level three support of the Enterprise E-mail services platform and all related sub-systems, such as email archive servers and storage, OWA, ActiveSync, Active Directory, Group Policy changes for messaging, and maintaining/administrating internal and external DNS.

This position will also be responsible for the planning and execution of future upgrades and scalability improvements. The ideal candidate is a messaging architect with subject matter expertise in the areas of Microsoft Exchange, Active Directory, VMware and Cloud-based technologies and Mobile Device Management (Mobile Iron and others).

Primary Duties

  • Provide advanced level management of an Exchange 2019 environment
  • Perform day to day operations in an enterprise Exchange 2019 environment, including change, release, performance and availability management 
  • Monitor availability and functionality of Exchange & ProofPoint email protection system. 
  • Work with other technical teams including network and telephony engineers and vendors, as necessary, to support all messaging and collaboration environments 
  • Identify and recommend future technology upgrades needed by the organization 
  • Drive and document best practices for the messaging environments 
  • Candidate should have prior experience in engineering/scoping, installing, configuring Microsoft Exchange, and Windows Server environments 
  • Strong understanding of network protocols that support messaging 
  • Previous experience in designing and implementing core infrastructure environments within enterprise-level organizations 
  • Good awareness of ITIL based standards and principles are a plus 
  • Ability to interact with all levels of an organization in a professional, diplomatic, and tactful manner 
  • Keep up to date on iOS releases and communicate details about the upgrades and what the changes will mean to end users

Essential Qualifications
  • BS in Computer Science, Information Systems or equivalent work experience
  • ITIL v3 Certification, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, and/or Microsoft Certified Exchange System Administrator
  • 7+ years of experience desired with a proven skill-set and enterprise experience across various Microsoft and related technologies
  • Expertise in the Exchange 2016/ 2019 administration - end to end
  • Strong understanding of Microsoft and VMware core infrastructures, Microsoft Active Directory and Group Policy and PowerShell 
  • Knowledge of server virtualization (VMware) 
  • Working knowledge of Storage Area Networks and Network Attached Storage
  • Working knowledge of enterprise-class backup and replication technologies
  • Understanding of O365 and Azure administration.
  • Experience with 3rd-party load balancers and reverse proxy devices
  • Familiarity with Web servers administration and relevant interface, .Net exposure, Spam filter solutions, ProofPoint
  • Good exposure to PowerShell scripts, automation
  • Proven thorough facility with developing strategy as well as writing, communicating, facilitating and presenting to all levels of IT, internal staff and management
  • Capable of creating best practice methodologies and tools, policies and procedures, whitepapers, and other standard business communications
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management



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