Systems Engineer II

Employer
Computer World Services (CWS)Corporation
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jul 20, 2021
Closes
Jul 24, 2021
Ref
2128908155
Hours
Full Time
Job Description CWS is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer to leverage engineering best practices within design, administration, installation and support for systems/server, software and security. You will be responsible for the maintenance of Virtual Desktop images (VDI) by deploying updated images and troubleshooting issues for individual users. You will gather requirements and develop plans for deploying new applications to the VDI and create automated processes for deployment. You will monitor the environment, including review and maintenance of security settings. The contractor will support OFR's efforts to engineer, build, configure and maintain the OFR's Windows, Mac, Cloud, Virtualization and Storage and Network systems following best practices to better ensure that OFR designs, deploys and sustains secure, high quality, highly available information technology solutions that align with operational objectives. Duties include but not limited to: Systems administration of Windows systems using PowerShell, scripting, and automation Active Directory administration Microsoft Azure Active directory administration Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services administration Amazon Web Services engineering, deployment and administration Office 365 administration SCCM administration, including patching, package prep and deployment and reporting Windows server deployment (Windows 2016 experience preferred) Integration of Linux and non-windows systems with Active Directory and other Windows-based systems Documentation, development of system diagrams and SOPs Conducting integration testing, transition and acceptance and training from the Engineering phase to the production phase. Testing and integrating server systems across Linux, and Windows platforms and data-intensive distributed applications platforms such as Hadoop and High Performance compute clusters. Coordinate activities at the system interface boundaries with other contractors and Government organizations. Key Tasks and Responsibilities A cents € cents Leverage engineering best practices within design, administration, installation and support for systems/server, software and security. You will be responsible for the maintenance of Virtual Desktop images (VDI) by deploying updated images and troubleshooting issues for individual users. You will gather requirements and develop plans for deploying new applications to the VDI and create automated processes for deployment. You will monitor the environment, including review and maintenance of security settings. A cents € cents Involves an in-depth understanding of the overall infrastructure and ability to provide remote troubleshooting and resolution A cents € cents Installing, configuring and supporting windows applications on Windows 7 and/or 10 desktop systems, both virtual and physical A cents € cents Strategize and execute periodic patching activities including vulnerability remediation using WSUS & SCCM. A cents € cents Design and implement architecture and implementation solutions to address the functional and performance requirements across the application, middleware, data, infrastructure, network, and security layers of the enterprise information sharing platform A cents € cents Initiate the efforts to automate system configuration, management, and monitoring of components using tools like: Github, Bamboo, JIRA, Bash, and Ansible for rapid scalability and resiliency A cents € cents Creating, testing, and coordinating the implementation of Group Policy objects and experience with AD monitoring tools A cents € cents VDI image creation and deployment VM templates, VMware Horizon View A cents € cents Administration of Active Directory (including group policies for security settings on Windows 7 and 10 OS) Required Education & Experience A cents € cents 5 or more years of IT experience A cents € cents Experience with Windows PowerShell scripting. A cents € cents Must have experience in the following technologies: A cents € cents Microsoft Active Directory Office 365PowerShellActive Directory Federation ServicesIntegration of non-Microsoft OS with Windows environments (Macs, Linux)Amazon Web ServicesSCCM A cents € cents Preference given for experience in the following technologies: Virtual Desktop (VDIMac OSXLinuxMicrosoft AzureMicrosoft Skype or TeamsMicrosoft Onedrive A cents € cents Skilled in Windows OS deployment, management, and configuration A cents € cents Skilled in Windows 7 to Windows 10 upgrades and support A cents € cents Skilled in using Active Directory Group Policies to manage and configure security settings on Windows as well as general Active Directory administration A cents € cents Excellent written and verbal communications Certification Requirements A cents € cents Preference given for Microsoft certifications A cents € cents Preference given for Amazon Web Services certification A cents € cents Preference given for VMWare certification Other (Travel, Work Environment, DoD 8570 Requirements, Administrative Notes, etc.) A cents € cents None EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability EEO is the Law: