Sr Systems Administrator

Employer
Apex Systems
Location
Lorton, VA
Posted
May 05, 2021
Closes
May 08, 2021
Ref
1954143841
Hours
Full Time
Mid Systems Engineer- Lorton, VA Candidates must be eligible to obtain a DOJ-Public Trust Summary: Apex Systems is supporting a recent 4 year award for a well known government contracting company in search of a Mid Systems Engineer with experience in Windows Server 2012 R2 and later, CentOS 7 and later, BigFix patch management, Active Directory, Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS), Internet Information Services (IIS), OpenSSL, VMWare vSphere, VMWare vCenter Server, Windows 10, secure network architectures, hardware procurement/maintenance, system/network management tools, and backup solutions. The ideal candidate will be personable and articulate, and will focus on making sure that the customer's needs are met quickly and effectively. They will be a self-starter who can work with limited supervision. Excellent communication skills are required to effectively interface with customers to understand requirements, issues and mission needs, and then to be able to translate them into actions. This position is contract to hire and will sit in Lorton, Va with remote flexibility post onboarding. If interested, please contact Christina Williams at cgwilliams@apexsystems.com Responsibilities: Learn a new Government system and provide support for all systems issues. Working with the SME to provide operations and maintenance (O&M) support for a mission-critical government system; requiring broad and deep knowledge across the applicable technologies Dell PowerEdge R940 servers & iDRAC VMWare vSphere & VMWare vCenter Server Windows Server 2012 R2 & later BigFix Patch Management; deploy patches & fixlets from BigFix to endpoint servers & clients; ensure latest patches are being downloaded; develop maintenance windows to ensure minimal downtime when applying patches, ensure patches are tested prior to being deployed to operational servers & clients Active Directory (AD) structure to ensure high availability and data consistency for AD objects, users, groups & organizational units; ensure AD is available for various authentication services used by users and/or equipment Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS); ensure that domain controller certificates remain current, CRLs are updated, certificates are revoked as needed Internet Information Services (IIS); ensure that web services are available for certificate authority information access (AIA) and other services as required Configuration management process to ensure consistent & secure modifications to equipment configurations Maintain and develop technical documentation and diagrams related to the field communications systems equipment & networks Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree with 8+ years of experience or a Masters degree with 6+ years experience. High school diploma with 4+ years experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. Candidate selected will be subject to a Government Public Trust security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to the customer's information. Current clearance is not required, but selected individual cannot start the assignment until the required security clearance is granted by the customer. Experience providing O&M support to complex, mission-critical systems Experience working independently and collaboratively to troubleshoot and correct operational issues Experience working closely with customers and users to troubleshoot and resolve complex user issues Ability to work and brief customers to include senior management Extensive experience configuring, implementing and troubleshooting with following technologies: Dell PowerEdge R940 servers & iDRAC VMWare vSphere & VMWare vCenter Server Windows Server 2012 R2 & later CentOS 7 & later BigFix Patch Management Active Directory (AD), AD Certificate Services Internet Information Services (IIS) Establish goals and meeting project plan objectives Excellent communication skills Customer interface experience Excellent teamwork skills Desired Qualifications: RHEL experience with certification Experience with configuration management process Business Analysis/Requirements Development Experience Technical Writing and Documentation Experience Experience with information security (IS) best practices & Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA), and accreditation Government contracting experience, particularly with the DOJ DOJ Clearance EEO Employer Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. 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