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Arrow Electronics Windows System Engineer in Centennial, Colorado


Windows System Engineer

Job Description:

Arrow helps the world’s best technology companies think “Five Years Out,” working together to innovate the next big thing, after the next big thing. We are a global provider of technology products, services and solutions, with 2018 sales of over $30 billion. Our team includes 20,000 employees worldwide across more than 80 countries.

“Five Years Out” is the tangible future and the people who live and work there know that new technologies, new materials, new ideas and new electronics will make life not only different, but better. Not just cheaper, but smarter. Not just easier, but more inspired.

Are you “Five Years Out”? Then you’ll want to be working with us.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ownership of various systems engineering projects related to Windows systems infrastructure

  • Architect and administer production environment Active Directory domain, DNS, and group policy in accordance with best practice

  • Architect, build, and troubleshoot Windows 2008, 2012, & 2016 systems for production and test platforms

  • Recommend, design, and roll out cloud and physical network, storage, and system improvements to ensure redundancy, high availability, and security

  • Perform automation of routine tasks using PowerShell to increase systems efficiency and reduce human intervention

  • Manage systems and network security to meet best practice and allow appropriate access without adding additional risk

  • Capacity planning and management

  • Design and maintain backup and redundancy strategies

  • Manage Windows RDS environment for internal division employees to access production systems and applications

  • Develop and update documentation of network and systems architecture

  • Cross-train infrastructure team members in areas of expertise

  • Work with systems and infrastructure manager and team to develop and implement infrastructure policies and procedures

  • Responsible for internal communication of critical systems information

  • Develop, maintain, and document Windows and infrastructure installation and configuration procedures

  • Manage Nagios, New Relic and Victor Ops monitoring and alerting systems and other internal management tools

  • Backup Linux administration

  • Rotating on-call responsibilities


  • Great work ethic and teamwork skills

  • Passion for continual improvement

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

  • 5 - 8 years of Systems Administration/Engineering experience (enterprise environment preferred)

  • Sharp analytic and troubleshooting abilities

  • Proven Windows systems architecture and design skills

  • Experience working in production Windows server 2008, 2012, and 2016 multi-tier application and highly available environments

  • Knowledge and understanding of systems and network security engineering and best practice

  • Experience with common networking protocols and services including TCP, UDP, DNS, DHCP, HTTP, SSH, FTP, SNMP, and LDAP

  • Understanding of load balancer, firewall, and router configuration

  • Experience configuring and maintaining an Active Directory Forest, DNS, DHCP and Group Policy

  • Knowledge of database systems infrastructure support and basic Microsoft SQL Server


  • Understanding of cloud, IaaS and PaaS architecture and best practice, particularly in Azure cloud

  • Experience with cloud provisioning methodologies and Azure ARM templates, SaltStack, Chef or Puppet

  • Utilizing PowerShell and/or other scripting technologies for server administration

  • Experience with IIS, WSUS, RDS, and Windows Cluster management

  • Familiarity with Nagios, New Relic, VictorOps, sumologic

  • Understanding of storage and SAN technologies

  • Experience hosting SQL Server infrastructure

  • Basic Linux administration or a desire to learn

  • Experience with ERP systems and SiteCore a plus

  • MSCE, MSCA, or MCP a plus


Bachelor's Degree in related field: Computer Science, Information Systems, Management Information Systems, Systems/Network Engineering (required)

What is in it for you?

  • Training and professional development

  • Performance coaching

  • Work with fun team in a supportive environment

  • Work at a strong and growing company

  • Free fitness center membership and classes at Arrow Electronics main office building

  • Medical, dental, vision, paid time off, 401k domestic partners program and more.

  • Community involvement opportunities


Denver (Panorama)

Time Type:

Full time

Job Category:

Non-Customer Facing/Supplier Facing

Most people live in the present. But a handful of us live in a world that doesn’t exist yet — the world of Five Years Out. Five Years Out is the tangible future. And it’s a way of thinking at Arrow that serves as a springboard for innovators, helping them see what’s coming and stay ahead of what’s ahead.

We are much more than products and services. We’re a community of designers, engineers, builders and visionaries who navigate the path between possibility and practicality, across the complete lifecycle of electronics, in some of the fastest-growing commercial and industrial markets on the planet.

The work we do is everywhere, from things you’ve never seen to things you can’t live without. As a Fortune 113 company with more than 20,100 employees, serving over 80 countries, and 2018 sales of $30 billion, we guide innovation forward for the world’s leading technologies used in homes, businesses and daily life. If it takes a charge, chances are we helped design it, build it and get it to market.

Are you Five Years Out? Then chances are, you’ll enjoy working with us.

Arrow is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Arrow will make reasonable accommodations that enable qualified individuals to perform the essential functions of their jobs so long as the accommodation does not create an undue hardship.