Senior Systems Administrator

Fireeye Alexandria , VA 22313

Posted 1 week ago

FireEye is the leader in intelligence-led security-as-a-service. Working as a seamless, scalable extension of customer security operations, FireEye offers a single platform that blends innovative security technologies, nation-state grade threat intelligence, and world-renowned Mandiant consulting. With this approach, FireEye eliminates the complexity and burden of cyber security for organizations struggling to prepare for, prevent, and respond to cyber attacks. FireEye has over 7,000 customers across 67 countries, including more than 45 percent of the Forbes Global 2000.

The intersection of systems/network administration and information security excites you! You have a strong understanding of operating systems, networking, and virtualization. You thrive and enjoy working in a fast paced environment, surrounded by and providing support to brilliant and like-minded people. You step into the office every day with a passion to learn more. You derive great satisfaction from delighting people that depend on your attention to detail and you seek to exude excellence in all that you do.

As a Senior Systems Administrator, you will primarily be responsible for managing our worldwide deployment of forensic labs and the back-end infrastructure supporting these deployments

We are seeking a driven individual who can work across a variety of disciplines to further strengthen the team. As this is a fast-paced business, duties and responsibilities may be changed over time. The candidate will bring an open mind and unwavering desire to learn the challenges involved with scaling our consulting practice and service offerings. Additionally, we are seeking an articulate individual with a professional demeanor/appearance and the ability to document and explain technical details clearly and concisely.


What We Will Do for You

  • Provide an environment that fosters growth of technical and professional skills

  • Work with brilliant people that you can learn from and build lasting relationships with

  • Provide an environment of trust and camaraderie, where you can speak freely about your ideas

What You Can Do for Us

  • Support mission critical production simulation environments consisting of varied virtualization, networking and storage infrastructure, including maintenance and security

  • Manage technical projects Plan, execute, and document installation, operation, and testing

  • Respond to and resolve production issues

  • Engineer updated solutions from business requirements

  • Develop strategies and processes that will improve efficiency of the service offering

  • Automate repetitive tasks; analyze, design and evaluate automation scripts and systems

  • Develop, document, and manage standards and procedures in support of production environments.

  • Work closely within the service delivery team to effectively ensure reliability of core features and functionality; monitor and optimize environments to ensure performance and SLAs

  • Design and implement a fault tolerant/HA infrastructure

  • Come up with ways to do things faster, better and more effectively while maintaining a laser focus on quality

  • Be honest, transparent and genuine with our clients and your peers

  • Continue to hone your skills on a continuous basis

  • Help us protect the world (passion for the mission)

  • Work hard, but smart; balance your work and life



  • Skills and knowledge base are more important than degrees. However, we are seeking a candidate with a B.S. in Computer Science or similar / equivalent experience

  • Five years or more of experience administering VMware ESX

  • Strong analysis, problem solving, and troubleshooting skills

  • Strong understanding of Windows system administration

  • Experience with Linux administration

  • Experience with network administration and protocols

  • Experience with encrypted volumes, key management, PKI


  • Demonstrated expertise with VMware vSphere

  • Thorough baseline knowledge of typical enterprise infrastructure and operating systems

  • In-depth knowledge of Windows / Active Directory, and Linux

  • Proficiency in troubleshooting networks, firewalls, routers, and operating system policies

  • Proficiency in architecting networked ecosystems of switches, routers, servers, desktop environments, security appliances, proxies, VPNs and firewalls


  • A drive to consistently deliver excellence

  • An open mind, willingness to be challenged, and a strong desire to learn

  • Ability to formulate, execute, adapt, and deliver creative and novel approaches to problems

  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills; we need team players

  • Excellent prioritization and scheduling skills

  • Ability to document and explain technical details clearly and concisely

Additional Qualifications:

  • VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

  • Eligibility to work in the United States without sponsorship

  • Availability for occasional non-standard working hours and travel for customer engagements

  • Ability to travel up to 25%

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

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