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System Administrator

Job Description

System Administrator
ASI is seeking for a candidate with a strong focus on managing our core application hosting infrastructure. Directly aligning with infrastructure operations and DEV/Ops teams, the candidate's strong background in infrastructure operations will help to design, implement, and maintain engineering processes, testing, staging environments and O&M, on a Linux /Windows based production and development infrastructures.

Experience with the cradle to grave design, build and management of Microsoft Platforms, Linux Platforms, SQL, System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) and the Systems Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) in a medium to large computing environment is a requirement. Implementation, deployment, monitoring, alerting and automation of full platform stack. This position requires senior level System Administration skills to ensure infrastructure is deployed, maintained and configured quickly and efficiently while still adhering to DoD & MDA infrastructure standards.

Primary Responsibilities:
Provides operational support of the Windows and Unix systems computing environment.

OS and application software installations and upgrades, backup and recovery administration, adding/deleting users and peripheral equipment, troubleshooting system and application issues.

Manages Active Directory, DNS and DHCP

Support Software Release and Deployment cycles

Manage IIS & Web Applications Pools

Manage Apache/ Nginx / Tomcat/ Jboss Environments

Understand and manage certificate authorities

Performs research and makes recommendations for systems software and hardware.

Provides technical guidance for directing and monitoring information systems operations.

Implements machine modifications to increase capacity of the system.

Compiles records and reports concerning production and maintenance.

Analyzes the results of monitoring the operating system(s) and recommends changes to improve processing and utilization.

Conducts accurate evaluation of the level of security required, implements and assures compliance with security policies.

Monitors and responds to complex hardware and software problems using a variety of hardware and software testing tools and techniques.

Provides primary interface with vendor support service groups or provides internal analysis and support to ensure proper escalation during outages or periods of degraded system performance.

Provides guidance and training for less experienced technicians.

Provides documentation for the support of information technology processes and procedures.

Develops programs to support application and system operations.

Provides technical input to assist in development of project planning.

Compliance with industry and corporate technology standards.


Requirements :
Bachelor's degree in Information Technology (will consider technical training/job experience equivalents)

Familiarity with Linux is a plus. CentOS

Scripting languages for configuration and automation such as Ruby, Powershell , Python preferred

5 + years' experience with VMWare ESX

10+ years experience Windows Server Platforms including Active Directory

Knowledge of SAN best practices for VMware, Windows and Linux operating system.

Proficiency in operating system, software, and hardware installation / configuration

Basic understanding of Networks (VLAN, sub netting, routing and switching )

Willing to work under different technologies and take up new technology responsibilities outside the core skills

Good oral and written communication skills

Ability to interact with various levels of professionals

Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment and meet tight deadlines

Ability to act independently to drive IT goals and changes

Advanced troubleshooting methodology

Be able to judge priorities and adjust their work accordingly

Identify and escalate situations requiring urgent attention

Good understanding of networking and storage technologies related to databases

Excellent server and network hardware component knowledge including rack mounted servers, blade systems, storage, and networking

Experience with these technologies a plus :
Being able to work cross platform, with Windows and Linux. This helps understand hybrid platform environment and thus help design considerations. Certification is preferable (RHCE or likewise)

Familiarity with monitoring and analysis solutions such as Solarwinds , NetMon

Familiarity with .Net application development

Cisco networking

RiverBed & F5 Load balancing




Configuration management and automation

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Redstone Arsenal, Alabama
United States
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