Senior IT Systems Specialist

Employer
Amentum
Location
Springfield, VA
Posted
Dec 01, 2021
Closes
Dec 03, 2021
Ref
235353412
Hours
Full Time
Job Summary: Amentum is seeking a Senior IT Systems Specialist in Springfield, VA.You have excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills, which youll put to use while configuring and installing new Windows\Unix based server systems remotely as well as onsite at client facilities. Whether independently or as part of a small team, you'll build, configure, and install virtual machines and hosts, migrate client data, applications, etc., and ensure network connectivity and functionality. As you install and support network communication equipment, including LAN/WAN systems, youll excel at developing, maintaining, and following defined processes while documenting any issues or problems clearly. Your excellent customer service and communication skills will come in handy when briefing the customer on installation progress, issues, and resolution of issues.Responsibilities:Lead teams of IT Systems Specialists in the deployment of new Windows based computer systems to replace existing systems as part of any ongoing hardware refresh program.Coordinate large scale deployment projects.Participate in pilot activities for the introduction of new technologies to the enterprise.Participate in the training of new IT Systems Specialists on proper processes and procedures.Ensure communication, both prior to and during the installation, is clear, complete, and concise.Perform pre-installation integration and staging of refresh hardware.Coordinate planned outages and data migration activities to minimize downtime.Migrate user data and ensure data accessibility and integrity following the migration.Provide excellent customer service to the government clients throughout the refresh process.Provide systems training and familiarization as part of systems turnover procedures.Decommission refreshed hardware in accordance with proper procedure.Complete and submit all reporting requirements in a timely manner.Here at Amentum, we believe in fostering a sense of belonging. We welcome diversity, encourage growth and development, promote safety first, and believe curiosity is the spark for innovation. We take care of our employees who in turn take care of our customers, driving the success of our business. Minimum Requirements: Bachelors degree in an associated discipline, and at least 8 years of experience in IT systems administration, systems installation, or systems supportOr an Associates degree and at least 12 years of experience in IT systems administration, systems installation, or systems supportOr in lieu of degree, at least 16 years of experience in IT systems administration, systems installation, or systems supportSolid working knowledge and experience deploying and administering Windows Server 2008/2012, Active Directory, VMWare ESXi v5 or later, NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP, Microsoft Exchange 2010/2013, Citrix XenApp / XenDesktop, Cisco Catalyst and Nexus Switches, and/or Cisco UCS DirectorMust be able and willing to perform physically demanding tasks, such as bending and lifting equipment up to 50 pounds, and engaging in labor related duties involving connecting computers and networking equipmentDue to the nature of the work, must be a US citizenMust have an active, final Top Secret security clearance Preferred Qualifications: Microsoft MCSE, VMWare, NetApp, or Cisco certificationsAdvanced level knowledge/experience in deploying and administering Windows Server 2008/2012, Active Directory, VMWare ESXi v5 or later, NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP, Microsoft Exchange 2010/2013, Citrix XenApp / XenDesktop, Cisco Catalyst and Nexus Switches, and/or Cisco UCS DirectorAdvanced knowledge and experience in mid to large scale server hardware refreshes/deployments in a domestic and/or overseas environmentAbility to participate in cross-functional project teams, as neededAbility to work in a time-sensitive environment installing mission-critical systems