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System Administrator - (302.2)

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Job Title
System Administrator
Bachelor's Degree
Alexandria, VA - Alexandria, VA US (Primary)
Job Description


The System Administrator (SA) resources will be responsible for the effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of server systems hardware and software and related infrastructure. These individual will need to participate in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within our server infrastructures. The individuals will ensure that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to organizational policy and guidelines, to support a stable computing environment for Board staff, and business partners.

These individuals will support the management and maintenance for the following systems:

      Microsoft Windows Desktop platforms and Apple MAC Desktop platforms

Microsoft Windows 2008 Server platforms

       Microsoft Systems Center Configuration Manager versions 2007 and 2012

      Database Servers which include; Microsoft SQL Server versions 2005 and 2008

      Microsoft Active Directory and domain servers

      Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

      McAfee Enterprise Policy Orchestrator Server

      New Windows server builds within a VMware infrastructure (the virtual infrastructure is provided and supported by a different group)

Primary Responsibilities

       a. Development / Deployment

Engineering of solutions for various project and operational needs. Install new / rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements. Install and configure server systems for internal development on VMware ESX Virtual Server hosts. Develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures for all IT assets. Contribute to and maintain system standards for hardware and software. Research and recommend innovative, and where possible automated approaches for system administration tasks. Identify approaches that leverage our resources and provide economies of scale. Assist in project related tasks in data and documentation as required by management.

  1. Operations / Administration
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. Repair and recover from hardware or software failures. Coordinate and communicate with impacted constituencies.

  1.  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 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. Maintain data center environmental and monitoring equipment.

Job Requirements


  • BS. Degree in technical major, computer system, scientific engineering, or related field is required
  • Ability to express oneself professionally with a command of the English language in both verbal and written communication
  •  Relevant documented experience will be considered
  • Systems Administration/System Engineer certification in Microsoft is required
  •  Experience in managing Microsoft Exchange Mail Server systems and in deploying and managing Microsoft Exchange Mail Server 2010 systems required
  • Experience in managing Microsoft host systems with System Center Configuration Management Serverand deploying and managing Windows Server systems required
  • Experience in managing Apple MAC host systems through third party software with System Center Configuration Management Server is required
  • Familiarity of networking concepts and principles is preferred
  • Must have the ability to learn, document and implement new software packages as required
  • Must be US Citizen with ability to obtain secret clearance
  • Additional requirements:
  • Individuals will be subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, Public Law 93-579        
  • Individuals will be required to complete and adhere to a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) 
  • Must pass a drug test and have clean criminal record with the ability to pass background investigation and secret level security clearance