System Engineer_Server

Validatek Arlington , VA 22201

Posted 3 weeks ago

ValidaTek, Inc. is an award-winning Small Business that provides high-security mission-critical IT services to the Federal Government. Our commitment to excellence in service delivery has resulted in dramatic growth and an expanding client base that includes several U.S. Federal Departments. The corporate infrastructure is robust and based on industry best practices as evidenced by our DCAA Approved accounting system, ISO 9001:2015, ISO 20000-1:2011, and ISO 27001:2013 certifications, and CMMI Level 5 for Services (CMMI-SVC Level 5) and CMMI Level 5 for Development (CMMI-DEV Level 5) appraisals. We pride ourselves in being the best and only attracting and retaining the best talent to fuel our rapid growth. We promote a strong employee-focused corporate culture that provides a diverse, prosperous and rewarding place to work. We provide our employees with competitive benefits, educational assistance, and career growth opportunities. Every employee is valued for their contributions and we all take pride in helping our customers achieve their goals, which in turn contributes to the overall success of the company.

Position Description:

System Engineer (Mid) - Server : Provide technical expertise, requirements development, build and implementation for complex to extremely complex systems in the subject matter area. Work collaboratively with other build engineers, system engineers, security engineers, platform engineers, automation engineers, and software testers providing system engineering services for core applications services, implementation, and modernization of customer applications (e.g., web- based apps, mobile apps) and discoverable enterprise services; the customization, configuration, and integration of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) and Government-Off-The- Shelf (GOTS) software products and services; end-to-end managed service capabilities; and professional services (e.g., help desk, network management and operations, program management, leased data circuits and transport, and operating equipment and facilities).

Candidate must demonstrate a high degree of expertise in the areas of active directory, Domain Name System (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, Domain File Services, print services, server backup services, antivirus, server operating systems, monitoring tools, and other specialty IT systems. Expertise in the area of creating, maintaining, auditing, and improving systems to meet particular needs, often as advised by the architect, testing software systems to diagnose and resolve system weaknesses and make recommendations for future developments.

  • Perform network administration and other Engineering tasks outlined by the Government.

  • Work with other teams and groups to resolve various outages, major network issues.

  • Test and evaluate new technologies in JSP Enterprise Test Lab.

  • Use the Government provided Testing Environment to develop and implement all changes to systems and software to ensure proper functionality before production deployment.

  • Perform product Evaluation and Testing.

  • Install new hardware and software making sure that all components (hardware and software) interface correctly with each other and the network - including new servers, backup drives, MS desktop/server operating systems, etc. To include base software and applications installed on servers such as antivirus, desktop/system monitoring tools, Serial Peripheral Interfaces (SPIs), system monitoring tools, etc.

  • Engineer and implement designs related to upgrades and enhancements involving servers, Active Directory (AD), DNS, network monitoring tools, and other special systems.

  • Research, document, and report on upcoming technologies to determine applicability.

  • Perform long range planning to ensure technology refresh requirements are timely.

  • Use server-monitoring tools to optimize, improve, expand, and reduce server and network capabilities and connectivity.

  • Participate in CAB meetings to discuss the build and release items with the team and find roadblocks, if any.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Server administration
  • Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (Microsoft 2016/2019, Redhat Linux 6+)
  • Disaster Recovery Planning - to include command and control, cloud based, and traditional data center)

  • Remote Access Technologies - mobile (Apple/Android), VPN, DMVPN, IPSec, VDI (Citirx/AWS Workspace/Azure)

  • CM and Change Control

  • Various Monitoring Tools

  • Riverbed, Solarwinds, etc
  • Microsoft System Center Configuriaton Manger

  • Excellent communication skills

Knowledge and Experience

  • 5-10 years of experience

  • BA/BS or equivalent years of experience

  • Active Top Secret Clearance

  • MCSE - Core Infrastructure or MSCE - Productivity

  • RedHat Certified Engineer (RHCE)

  • Understanding of DoD, DISA cybersecurity requirements

Desired Experience

  • DoD TOP SECRET/SSBI eligible

  • DI2E Experience (DevSecOps)

  • DISA Experience

  • JSP Experience

  • Microsoft Server 2016 and 2019

  • Redhat 7+

Applicants who are selected for employment will be required to verify authorization to work in the United States.

ValidaTek is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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