Systems Administrator - Secret Clearance

Jacobs Engineering Ashburn , VA 20147

Posted 3 weeks ago

Jacobs is looking for a Systems Administrator with expertise and technical experience, managing high availability Production systems, in a Department of Defense (DoD) environment.

The ideal candidate will have experience with virtualization technologies such as VMWare, with strong active directory skills. This person will work within a team that is responsible for system maintenance, software upgrades, and security compliance. The candidate will also serve as a key team member for upcoming technology refresh projects. Day to day activities include responding to support requests, supporting system installations, interfacing with the Army data center. The candidate will also contribute to operational and system support documentation in accordance with the program's configuration management procedures, regularly notifying the team lead when problems or issues arise that are outside the normal scope of work. This position is responsible for ensuring that all assigned work activities are performed in a timely and cost-effective manner while maintaining the highest quality of performance.

Individual will provide hands-on systems operations to a production system, ensuring application availability and security compliance

Basic responsibilities include:

  • Provide technical expertise in the installation, implementation, operation, maintenance and security of Microsoft Windows servers, Linux RedHat servers, and proprietary applications.

  • Support Microsoft systems, virtual images and HP hardware.

  • Resolve application and system software problems.

  • Evaluate and recommend hardware/software enhancements as needed including management of system updates and patches

  • Troubleshoot configuration and integration issues in production

  • Monitor and optimize system performance. Create / develop a variety of scripts.

  • Configure security on supported platforms, research security issues / warning notifications for applicability and implementation of patches and fixes

  • Ensure backup procedures are in place and executed on a timely basis

  • Interfacing with service provider to ensure proper escalation during outages or periods of degraded system performance.

  • Independently work with internal and external stakeholders, including the end user community, for diagnosing system issues.

  • Troubleshoot configuration and integration issues in development, test and production environments.

  • Performing scheduled and allocated work, providing guidance on modernization initiatives, and resolving problems to meet technical performance and financial objectives

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, with a minimum, Secret DoD security clearance

  • Excellent communication skills in English in written and spoken form

  • Minimum 3 Years of Virtualization administration

  • Strong technical background, with a minimum of five (5) solid years of experience providing system administration, production support for Windows Operating systems

  • Highly responsible, team-oriented individual with very strong communication skills and work ethic; self-starter and highly proactive

  • Thorough knowledge of server and system administration principles

  • Experience with DoD STIGs

  • Experience working with High Availability systems

  • DoD experience, a plus.

  • 8570 Compliance (Security and Technical Certification (Microsoft or VMware) Required

Desired Requirements:

  • College degree (B.S.) in Computer Science, Information Management Systems or acceptable work experience required

  • Understanding of DoD hardening standards

  • Experience with Group Policy, DNS, and acquiring and implementing DoD generated certificates

  • Strong, active listening skills

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

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