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SENIOR SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR

Bluemont, VA · Information Technology
NorthHill Technology Resources has a need for a Systems Administrator for a new 10 year Program with the National Geospatial Agency in Bluemont, VA.  This is a direct-hire role with our client, a small, fast-growing Federal Integrator. Excellent compensation, benefits and company culture.  Qualified applicants must have a current Top Secret Clearance, will sponsor for CI Polygraph after selected candidate is on board.


As a Systems Administrator, you will work closely with both on-site and remote users to coordinate site visits and upgrades, provide on-site and remote resolution support for trouble calls and provide TIER 2/3 support of Unix/Windows workstations and servers, including Web servers, network attached storage devices, and stored data in support of business processing requirements.
 Job Duties:
• Systems administration of desktop and server systems connected to local and wide area networks. Desktop system management responsibilities involving account monitoring, security, Operating System (OS) installation, and other local area system administration related functions.
• Provide support for implementation, troubleshooting and maintenance of IT systems and management of system infrastructure and any processes related to these systems
• Provide support to IT systems including day-to-day operations, monitoring and problem resolution for all of the client/server/storage/network devices, mobile devices, etc.
• Provide Tier 2 and Tier 3 problem identification, diagnosis and resolution
• Provide support for the escalation and communication of status to agency management and internal customers
• Install/load operating system and application software
• Isolate and resolve hardware and software problems involving the applications, the operating system, the hardware, the communications infrastructure, or any combination thereof
• Troubleshoot, maintain integrity and configure network components along with implementing operating systems enhancements to improve reliability and performance
• Perform software installations and upgrades to Unix/Windows operating systems and layered software packages and maintains them in accordance with established policies, procedures and service level agreements; evaluation and installation of software/hardware patches and resolution of software related problems associated with COTS/GOTS products
• Create and follow procedures to maintain and manage multiple linked databases including security, data safety and integrity, disaster recovery, and bulk data import/exports.
• Conduct routine and emergency maintenance of assigned data center equipment
• Communicate/coordinate scheduled preventive maintenance windows with potentially impacted customers
• Collaborate and contribute to the development, administration, and testing of backup and recovery plans
• Ensure systems are secure to STIG guidelines by utilizing tools such as Retina and HBSS
• Maintain operational, configuration, and other standard operating procedures (SOPs).
• Verify system availability with existing Enterprise tools
 Requirements:
• Bachelor's Degree and 5+ years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and years of experience.
• Must have Security+ certification or DoD 8570 Level II equivalent within 90 days of hire
• TS/SCI Clearance required and eligibility to obtain CI Poly
• UNIX, Windows, and/or Storage administration
• Experience working with trouble reporting and tracking systems such as Security+
•Ability to respond to after hour calls “provide on-call support"
• Ability to travel 0-20% to local area sites as well as other locations with similar architecture/footprint.
• Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
Physical Requirements:
The employee will need to be able to lift/move/carry equipment as necessary (max 40 pounds)
 Desired Skills:
• Experience in the imagery intelligence domain a plus
• Ability to create and modify scripts in multiple disciplines on Windows, Linux, and Solaris systems
• Knowledge of the Customer's processes and procedures and of the Customer's production systems a plus
• Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
• Ability to function as a team member and independently
• Prefer skills in one or more of the following: Window Server, Red Hat, IRIX, Solaris, Sybase, Informix, SQL, and Imagery Production Chain
• General knowledge of database administration, network administration and possess network configuration management skills.
• Must have a valid US passport
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Systems Administrator will have primary responsibility of providing  System Administration support from Mt. Weather in Bluemont, VA. The Systems Administrator will work closely with both on site and remote users to coordinate site visits and upgrades, provide on-site and remote resolution support for trouble calls, and provide TIER 2/3 support of production systems.
• Systems administration of desktop and server systems connected to local and wide area networks. Desktop system management responsibilities involving account monitoring, security, Operating System (OS) installation, and other local area system administration related functions.
• Provide support for implementation, troubleshooting and maintenance of IT systems and management of system infrastructure and any processes related to these systems
• Provide support to IT systems including day-to-day operations, monitoring and problem resolution for all of the client/server/storage/network devices, mobile devices, etc.
• Provide Tier 2 and Tier 3 problem identification, diagnosis and resolution
• Provide support for the escalation and communication of status to agency management and internal customers
• Install/load operating system and application software
• Isolate and resolve hardware and software problems involving the applications, the operating system, the hardware, the communications infrastructure, or any combination thereof
• Troubleshoot, maintain integrity and configure network components along with implementing operating systems enhancements to improve reliability and performance
• Perform software installations and upgrades to Unix/Windows operating systems and layered software packages and maintains them in accordance with established policies, procedures and service level agreements; evaluation and installation of software/hardware patches and resolution of software related problems associated with COTS/GOTS products
• Create and follow procedures to maintain and manage multiple linked databases including security, data safety and integrity, disaster recovery, and bulk data import/exports.
• Conduct routine and emergency maintenance of assigned data center equipment
• Communicate/coordinate scheduled preventive maintenance windows with potentially impacted customers
• Collaborate and contribute to the development, administration, and testing of backup and recovery plans
• Ensure systems are secure to STIG guidelines by utilizing tools such as Retina and HBSS
• Maintain operational, configuration, and other standard operating procedures (SOPs).
• Verify system availability with existing Enterprise tools
Requirements:
• Bachelor's Degree and 10+ years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and years of experience.
• TS/SCI Clearance required and eligibility to obtain CI Poly
• Experience working with trouble reporting and tracking systems such as Security+
•Ability to respond to after hour calls “provide on-call support"
• Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
• Ability to obtain a CompTIA Security+ or DoD 8570 Level II equivalent and a Windows Certification within 90 days of hire
• Ability to deploy in-theater for up to 6 months as needed
• Must have a valid US passport
• General knowledge of, Windows and UNIX administration, computer systems hardware, network administration, Storage administration and some network configuration management skills
• Ability to travel 30 - 75% to client sites as well as external locations and CONUS and OCONUS locations with similar architecture/footprint as needed
Physical Demands:
• The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Desired Skills:
• Experience in the imagery intelligence domain a plus
• Ability to create and modify scripts in multiple disciplines on Windows, Linux, and Solaris systems
• Knowledge of the Customer's processes and procedures and of the Customer's production systems a plus
• Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
• Ability to function as a team member and independently
• Prefer skills in one or more of the following: Window Server, Red Hat, IRIX, Solaris, Sybase, Informix, SQL, and Imagery Production Chain
• General knowledge of database administration, network administration and possess network configuration management skills.
• Experience with analytical tools such as Arc GIS, Socet GXP, ETC desired
 

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