Sr Systems Administrator - Ft. Gordon, GA - TS/SCI Clearance Required

Location
Ft Gordon, GA
Posted
May 01, 2017
Closes
Sep 27, 2017
Hours
Full Time
Sr Systems Administrator

  Ft. Gordon; GA

  TS/SCI Clearance Required

 The Senior System Administrator will be responsible for the maintenance, administration, and troubleshooting of the Windows server and VMware environments. They will handle primarily the provisioning & decommissioning of Windows physical and virtual servers, and perform routine monitoring checks to ensure that they are operational and performing adequately. They will utilize various tools to review the health of the guest operation systems and ESXi hosts, their workloads, and recommend any adjustments that need to be made to improve performance. They will coordinate with the application teams to keep them up to date with MS Security patches and handle all upgrades and updates to them based on agreed upon maintenance windows. They will implement changes and/or new features to support and secure the Windows and VMware infrastructure based on direction and guidance from the Server Engineering team.POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

    Provide maintenance and support of the physical and virtual servers as required for their day to day operation and utilization for Disaster Recovery activities Participate in the patch management process and deployments of Security patches to Windows servers and ESXi hosts. Upgrade BIOS and device firmware on the HP and Dell servers; Deploy VMware security/bug fixes to ESXi hosts and MS Security patches to Windows servers including service packs, and perform any other planned maintenance activities on an established cycleWork with the Server Engineering teams to standardize the provisioning and decommissioning process for Windows servers and ESXi hostsPerform planned Operating System upgrades in conjunction with the SCCM teamCoordinate and perform physical to virtual migrations and the decommissioning of the migrated physical server(s)Assist with monitoring and troubleshooting issues on servers; provision and decommission physical and virtual servers where required; Coordinate and review the capacity needs for the physical and virtual servers (e.g. CPU, disk, RAM) based on information from the monitoring tools and schedule to add resources where required in conjunction with Application owners Proactively participate in virtualization support issues by identifying, researching, and applying solutions to a wide variety of technical issues Work with 3rd Party vendors and internal customers, interfacing with management personnel, to accomplish requested technical tasks Review and resolve helpdesk trouble tickets for servers. Respond to assigned System Administration service requests and provide timely status updates on the progress of ongoing requests Serve as a technical contact on projects requiring the provisioning of physical servers and VMs Follow policies and procedures for change, problem, and incident management
SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS

    Advanced knowledge of Windows Operating Systems 2012 Moderate knowledge of VMWare vSphere ESXi 6.x or above Working knowledge of supporting HP  and Dell Server hardware with focus on HP Blade technology Microsoft certifications (MCSA, MCITP, MCSE) are a strong plus VMware Certified Professional (VCP) is preferredExcellent understanding of storage, network, and hardware technologies Excellent verbal and written communications skills Excellent attention to detail and proven strong analytical/trouble shooting skills
Education Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline; or the equivalent combination of education; technical certifications or training; or work experience. Additional 4 years work experience substituted for Bachelor Degree.

Qualifications 5-8 years of directly related experience in systems administration and analysis.

  Security+CE (required) MS70-410 or VMWare cert. desired or comparable.  #CJPOST  #DPOST As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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