Jr. System Administrator - EOC Patching and Builds

Knowledge Management, Inc.
Arlington, VA
Jul 30, 2022
Aug 08, 2022
Full Time
Knowledge Management, Inc. (KMI) is a Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) providing Information Technology, Cyber Security, Data Analytics and Professional services to the Federal markets. Since 1998, our solutions and services have improved our client's performance and operational effectiveness, while reducing costs and mapping technology needs for tomorrow's requirements. Title: Jr. System Administrator (EOC Patching and Builds) Locations: SA-17 (Washington, DC) This position is located in SA-17. This position allows telework, there may be times when the employee works one day a week in the office.Open Positions: 3 (All 1st Shift)Required clearance: Secret (Active) Work Status: US Citizen Estimated Contract Duration: Base year + 6 (1 - year options) Education: BS/MS plus 5+ years of experience or high school diploma/GED with 9+ years of experience Description Knowledge Management, Inc. (KMI) is seeking a Junior System Administrator (EOC Patching and Builds) to join our team of qualified and diverse individuals. The qualified applicant will become part of Department of State (DOS) Consular Affairs Enterprise Infrastructure Operations (CAEIO) Program, for the Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA). This initiative is intended to provide IT Operations and Maintenance to modernize the legacy networks, applications, and databases supporting CA services globally.The candidate shall have mid-level knowledge of multi-platform engineering; planning, coordinating, and executing patch management operations, creating baselines, and configuring hardened systems. Candidate will have experience with centrally managed Linux and Window systems patched through automated processes or in some cases manually if required to bring the systems in to compliance.Works closely with and clearly articulate to the customer and technical team leads the scope of solutions and remediation plans. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, comfortable with most aspects of operating system administration; for example, system installation and configuration, fundamentals of security, installing third-party software. Must understand one or more of the following systems: end-user operating systems, server operating systems, network appliances, virtualization, Storage Area Networks, and/or middleware. Familiarity with fundamental networking/distributed computing environment concepts; Ability to write scripts in some administrative language (Bash, Perl, Python, VBScript, PowerShell, etc.). Knowledge of cybersecurity control implementation, IT infrastructure management, resource monitoring and alerting.Responsibilities The contractor support shall include but is not limited to: * Responsible for supporting the personnel, applications, and appliances employed to maintain compliance with all regulatory requirements, to include but not limited to extensive engineering of Windows and Linux Operating Systems. * Installing, configuring, and tuning Operating Systems, Third Party Applications, and Operating System Security Patches. * Troubleshooting operating systems, applications, and databases. * Working with systems hosted in a complex, multi-layered network. * Cybersecurity control implementation, IT infrastructure management, resource monitoring and alerting. * Working with Storage Area Networks (SAN), Network Systems such as switches, load traffic managers, and firewalls * May be required to configure and maintain SCCM/MECM, which is the Microsoft solution to deploy patches to an enterprise, and then deploy patches as required. | * Will be responsible for thoroughly testing patches before they are applied to endpoints to ensure outages do not occur * Provide Tier 2 level engineering support for environments * Understand all elements of the software development life cycle, including planning, development, requirements management, Configuration Management, quality assurance, and release management * Deliver technical documentation and user documentation as required * Provide on and off hours support to perform upgrades and patchesRequired * Demonstrated experience in Infrastructure engineering and administration to include building, patching, and hardening of infrastructure * Demonstrated experience working with Security teams to translate common vulnerability and exposures (CVE) into actionable mitigation and remediation steps Optional/Preferred * 2+ years administrating and securing Windows and Linux systems. * 2+ years' experience with VMWare, vSphere, vRealize and/or vCenter. * 2+ years networking experience with Cisco Switches. * Strong coordination, organizational, and cross-functional collaboration skills. * Ability to effectively execute tasks, resolve issues, and meet challenging schedules.. * Understanding and working knowledge with databases (Oracle, MySQL, or PostgreSQL) * Experience with CEPH (Object storage), Dell Data Domain, VxRail, VBlocks, f5 LTMs, Cisco UCS, NetAppEqual Employment Opportunity Statement. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement. Subject to applicable law, all prospective hires will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (fully vaccinated) as a condition of employment. Reasonable accommodations based on medical proof or religious beliefs will be considered.E-Verify Statement. Knowledge Management, Inc. participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the US If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, KMI is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision. Knowledge Management, Inc. will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)Disability Statement. Knowledge Management aims to be a supportive workplace in all aspects of diversity, including accommodating those with additional needs. If you have a disability and need reasonable accommodation or assistance at any point in the application or onboarding process, please email us at marie@knowledgemanagement.com.