Jess Dodson
Windows System Administrator
  • Brisbane,
  • Australia
Member Since: 2018/08/26
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Windows System Administrator and Microsoft MVP in Cloud & Datacenter Management/Windows

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Windows System Administrator
Government Organisation
January 2012 – Present
As a Windows Systems Administrator, my role is to provide high level technical skills & expertise to support the efficient & effective operation, maintenance & management of complex enterprise ICT infrastructure, which underpins critical state-wide services.

As part of this role, my key responsibilities are:
• Present as an SME for multiple Microsoft technologies including Active Directory; Group Policy; File & Print services
• Windows server administration – installation, configuration, auditing, monitoring, maintenance & management of Windows 2008/2008 R2/2012/2012 R2 servers and services (600+)
• Providing on-call & after hours support for business critical applications & services
• Organising & coordinating major changes (within ITIL framework) of our Microsoft server infrastructure

Major projects, all performed within ITIL frameworks:
• Designing and implementing a solution for secure high-level administration access to servers & workstations
• Solely responsible for planning, organising, communicating the of migration of a large number of servers from older Active Directory domains
• Solely responsible for organising & scheduling the removal/demotion of Active Directory domains that are no longer required
• Solely responsible for the planning, organisation, communication & management of removing or upgrading approximately 300 servers from EoL versions of Windows Server (Windows Server 2000 & Windows Server 2003) prior to EoL cut-off
• Solely responsible for the planning, organisation, communication and management of upgrading multiple Active Directory domains to Server 2012 R2
• Assisting in the creation & maintenance of the Business Continuity/Disaster Recover Plan (BCP/DR)
• Relieving as Acting Team Leader, with a team of 8 administrators, as required
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Windows System Administrator and Microsoft MVP in Cloud & Datacenter Management/Windows Insider

I have over twelve years experience in the support, management and administration of Windows Server platforms. Known to those with whom I work as a dedicated and considerate colleague, with a willingness to learn and someone who applies themselves to new challenges. Always on the lookout for organisational improvements, I happily & eagerly take on the responsibility to lead the work in making those changes happen.

I am always on the lookout for challenging and interesting roles in Windows System Administration that will allow me to grow further as an Information Technology professional. My ideal role is one that will enable me to take on more responsibility and assist in a technical team leadership role, while being a part of friendly and dynamic working environment.

Specialities: Windows Server Operating Systems, Active Directory, Group Policy, File and Print services, OS Lifecycle management, information & account security

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