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Systems Administrator Principal

Job Summary
Perform all Principal Systems Administrator duties including the ability to support new technologies for new and existing systems, transition and migration of corporate systems, and isolation and resolution of complex hardware and software problems involving the application, the operating system, the hardware, the communications infrastructure, or any combination thereof.
Principal Accountabilities
  • Perform complex system administration of 500+ servers.
  • Become established as a subject matter expert (SME) in one or more server team support technologies.
  • Consult with and advise internal users and programs on effective systems solutions and compliance, providing direction regarding the development of concept of operation plans (CONOPS) to guide the tactical steps required to provide business continuance, data security, and disaster recovery.
  • Provide end-to-end applications analysis and implementation support, including evaluating and recommending the timing and execution of upgrades for Microsoft Enterprise Operating Systems and Applications.
  • Maintain application performance and correct latency problems from front, middle, and back end systems, tuning the systems to achieve optimum performance levels.
  • Perform operational maintenance activities and work requests, incidents, and scheduled change orders (including monthly maintenance) inside corporate ticketing system to ensure systems run efficiently.
  • Perform complex software installations, upgrades, and migrations.
  • Develop, implement, and promote standard operating procedures and schedules. Conduct hardware, software, and server audits to ensure compliance with established standards, policies, and configuration guidelines.
  • Ensure accurate and reliable backup of corporate servers and data.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Advanced working knowledge of IT architectures and capabilities.
  • Demonstrated understanding of software and hardware configuration management.
  • Familiar with principles and best practices related to Active Directory Administration.
  • Knowledge of enterprise backup principles, techniques, & software (e.g., CommVault).
  • Ability to build and optimize data center/enterprise hardware and infrastructure (HP / NetApp / Cisco Preferred).
  • Proficient in completing daily assignments and project activities with great attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills, good judgment, and an ability to act decisively.
  • Ability to work without direct supervision and self-learn.
  • Ability to cross train team mates.
  • Ability to suggest system improvements and optimize existing infrastructure.
  • Advanced working knowledge of Windows Server Cluster Administration.
  • Working knowledge of multiple data center high availability concepts, solutions, implementations, and administrator.
  • Advanced skill in performing systems analysis, evaluation, troubleshooting, and maintenance.
  • Skilled in interpreting, editing, and composing service procedure documentation.
  • Strong working knowledge of assessing vulnerability levels, performing regular audits and compliance monitoring, as well as, completing and responding to government audit requests and inquiries (e.g., DCAA, SOX, DOD, STIG compliance, etc.).
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Server 2008 R2 through 2016, Hyper-V 2012 R2 and 2016, System Center 2012 R2 and 2016 Suite.
  • Current on the latest technologies in the industries and their applicability.
  • Some experience with web-page development ispreferred

Experience & Education

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution in an area applicable to this position (e.g., information systems, computer science, math, or engineering) is preferred.
  • Eight (8) years of relevant technical experience performing enterprise systems administration activities.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant technical experience in Windows 2008 R2 and higher.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

  • Works in a normal office environment with controlled temperature and lighting conditions.
  • Extended hours of computer use.
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Security Clearance:
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Springfield, Virginia
United States
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