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Systems Administrator

The System Administrator (SA) is responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure. This individual ensures that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to organizational values, enabling mission success.
We seek to build a team of system administrators who can perform multiple functions. We understand that people have specialties, but seek people open to cross training and willing to apply their skills in multiple arears.
Qualified individuals will have experience in one or more of the following areas:

•    Desktop Image Management
•    Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Support Services
•    Home Directory and Profile Support Services
•    Print, Fax and Scan Support Services
•    Unified Communications Support Services
•    E-mail Support Services
•    Desktop Software Support Services
•    Desktop Entity Support Services
•    Domain Services
•    Directory, Authentication and Account Mgmt- O&S - Expanded 12x5
•    Domain Name Services
•    Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
•    Patch Management (Windows)

Operations and Support

•    Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups.
•    Perform regular security monitoring to identify any possible intrusions.
•    Perform daily backup operations, ensuring all required file systems and system data are successfully backed up to the appropriate media, recovery tapes or disks are created, and media is recycled and sent off site as necessary.
•    Perform regular file archival and purge as necessary.
•    Create, change, and delete user accounts per request.
•    Provide Tier II & III/other support per request from various constituencies.  Investigate and troubleshoot issues.
•    Repair and recover from hardware or software failures.  Coordinate and communicate with impacted constituencies.
•    Maintenance
•    Apply OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities. Configure / add new services as necessary.
•    Upgrade and configure system software that supports GIS infrastructure applications or Asset Management applications per project or operational needs.
•    Maintain operational, configuration, or other procedures.
•    Perform periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning.
•    Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required.  Configure CPU, memory, and disk partitions as required.
•    Create and maintain documentation to help train employees resolve day to day issues and  knowledge transfer.
•    Identify and execute process improvements and other enhancements that improve operational efficiency.  


•    Security +
•    Meet the qualifications of one of the customer specified levels (0-4)


Interpret and/or discuss information with others, which involves terminology or concepts not familiar to many people; regularly provide advice and recommend actions involving rather complex issues. May resolve problems within established practices.
 We are seeking an experienced, motivated Systems Engineer to be a member of the IEC Server Team.  This position will provide remote or on-site system integration, administration, and Tier 3 support to operational customer sites worldwide, to include:  

•    Software Mission Baseline installation/support
•    Tier 3 troubleshooting support and system recovery
•    Hardware deployment/recapitalization activities
•    Mission Baseline/patch documentation development
•    Mission Baseline/patch testing
•    Development/Test Lab management
•    Shift-work required to include occasional weekends and holidays
Anticipated Travel: Approx. 25%

Required Qualifications This position requires a bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline, and 15+ years relevant work experience.

•    Advanced debugging/troubleshooting Tier 3 support on near real-time applications
•    Advise customers on technical system alternatives for system issues
•    UNIX system administration (Solaris 10/11 and Linux installation, configuration, zoned servers…)
•    Windows Server system administration (Windows Server 2016)
•    Oracle DB administration/maintenance
•    Build Server Suites to meet both mission and security requirements (UNIX servers, windows servers, NetApp storage, console servers …)
•    Unix SW application packaging
•    Develop/review/maintain documentation for Mission Baseline upgrades/patching
•    Support Mission Baseline upgrade and patch test/verification activities
•    Interpret/modify system application scripts for both normal system data flows and monitoring utilities (windows batch, UNIX shell, Perl, Powershell…)
•    Systems/requirements impact analysis
•    Develop engineering estimates to include cost benefits analysis
•    Support trade studies/evaluations/tests for new HW and SW applications, to include technical evaluation reports.
•    Technical lead for specific projects/activities
•    Other duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications:

•    Experience managing data flows, integrating technologies, and/or maintaining SW/HW systems on heterogeneous architectures on mid to large scale government programs/projects.
•    Experience with both remote and on-site Tier 2/3 support to government customers.
•    Experience with various servers, storage, and workstation hardware platforms and their associated OS, to include Oracle Servers (Solaris 10/), HP servers (Windows Server 2016), NetApp Filers (DOT 8.X in 7 Mode), HP workstations, and Peripherals (console server, monitors…)
•    Experience with Unix/Windows administration (installation, configuration, management, maintenance…)
•    Experience with Oracle Relational Database (sqlplus, DBI, administration…)
•    Experience with Unix/Windows scripting (Perl, ksh…)
•    Experience with Windows Active Directory and Group Policy
•    Cursory knowledge of Networking setup, configuration, and debugging.
•    Knowledge of Life Cycle Management (requirements definition, design, prototyping, integration, testing, validation)
•    Excellent written and verbal skills to communicate with peers or customer/corporate management.
Anticipated Travel: Approx. 25%

Skills and Tasks:

Exceptionally Complex - researches and evaluates new concepts and processes to improve performance. Analyzes crossfunctional problem sets, identifies root causes and resolves issues. Assists more junior level technicians, specialists, and managers in their activities. Can perform all tasks of lower level technicians, specialists, and/or managers.  
Individual Work/Teamwork or Leadership/Management:
Leadership/Management - Works individually, actively participates on integrated teams, and leads multiple tasks, projects or teams. Oversees and monitors performance, and when required, takes steps to resolve issues.

Directs multiple teams through to project completion. Provides guidance and direction to lower level technicians, specialists, and managers.  

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

12 years with HS Diploma/GED
10 years with an associates dgree
8 years with a Bachelor's Degree
6 years with a Master's Degree
4 years with a PhD
Company Name:
Security Clearance:
Top Secret / SCI
Springfield, Virginia
United States
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