Systems Engineer II (Azure)

Apex Systems
Baltimore, MD
Jan 16, 2022
Jan 18, 2022
Full Time
Apex Systems is currently looking for a candidate to serve as a Systems Engineer position supporting the Department of Homeland Security in Arlington, VA. This is a contract to hire position with just a one-step interview process!As a Systems Engineer, you will be part of a dynamic team of security and cloud architects/engineers, supporting the design and implementation of a new enterprise IT network for a DHS customer. In this role you provide thought leadership in cloud network architecture, design, implementation, and management.If youre interested, please email your most up to date resume and the best phone number and time to reach you at to Job Title: Systems Engineer IILocation: RemoteSupporting: Department of Homeland SecurityHours:M-F 8-5pmSystems Engineer II with Azure Experience Responsible for resolving IT hardware and software infrastructure (servers, network, security, etc.) issues using systems analysis techniques and procedures to ensure appropriate function of hardware, software or system functional specifications. Analyzes, troubleshoots and resolves issues with IT infrastructure including user systems, servers, storage and network connectivity. Provides system administration for assigned infrastructure and establishes and maintains security as it relates to users. Applies security patches and operating system upgrades to ensure the security and integrity of the technical environment. Supports new infrastructure projects. Maintains all configuration documentation for assigned infrastructure.More About the Role:Require you to have a strong technical background and excellent communication skills to interface with the government client, users, administrators, managers, and peer engineers. You are responsible for maintaining and managing the Windows server environment (hybrid, Nutanix, and Cloud) including various technical projects.Provide systems engineering support to acquisition projects as a method to improve Acquisition quality.Participate in Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) to support the management of acquisition and sustainment projects.Develop artifacts to support all phases of the DHS Acquisition Lifecycle Framework and Systems Engineering Life Cycle.Research, analyze, and recommend decisions on complex system, infrastructure, and software engineering issues.Participate in the FPS Change Management process by supporting the activities of the Technical Review Board by reviewing change request proposals.Evaluate and recommend disposition issues, waivers, and statutory and regulatory requirements.Evaluate the impact of proposed systems and policy changes upon FPS ITD goals and objectivesDevelop and maintain engineering documentation for FPS infrastructure and software systems.Identify organizational needs and make suggestions regarding technical direction of acquisition and sustainment projects.Engineer, install, maintain, configure and optimize Microsoft server operating systems to include Windows Server 2016.Perform analysis for collaboration of network / system needs and participate in planning, designing, upgrading and deployment of enterprise datacenter hardware and software using a project-based timeline.Apply appropriate security measures to properly safeguard government systems by implementing industry standard best practices and FPS mandated mitigations.Support the distribution of security patches throughout the enterprise using Microsoft Systems Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and other enterprise level tools.Support the administration of Microsoft SQL databases, Veritas Backup Exec backups, and virtual servers using Nutanix.Coach and mentor more junior members of the team.2-4 years experience in Azure Cloud space 2-4 years experience right-sizing engineering solutions for software development projects Youll Bring These Qualifications:Ability to obtain DoD security clearance.Ability to obtain a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Entry on Duty (EOD)At least one of the following certifications:Microsoft MCP/MCSA/MCSE CertificationSecurity+ CENetwork+A+ITIL FoundationExperience in the administration of Server 2016 (updating and patching)Knowledge of basic networkingExperience in the administration of:Microsoft Active Directory (create user accounts, manage groups/permissions/access)Microsoft SQL 2016 databases (log shipping, event management, cluster management)Virtualization (build and maintain Windows Server virtual machines) running on a hyper-converged infrastructure (Nutanix) and Cloud Service Providers (Azure and AWS)Prepare, participate, present in Change Management process, Technical Review Board, and Change Control Board.Document all work and updates in Service Now tickets.Document standard operating procedures (SOP), work instructions, guides, network diagrams, knowledge base articles.Excellent customer service skills.Excellent verbal and written communication skills.Excellent teamwork in assisting other team members.Proficient with Git, Jira, and other software development project tools.Team Mentality jumping in to help others as needed, empowering and collaborating with others, and learning a cross-section of skills to improve ability to aid othersFlexibility adapting to change on the fly, maintaining a positive attitude, and focusing on the path aheadWorking knowledge of Lamp stackExperience working in Agile development environment These Qualifications Would Be Nice to Have:Previous DHS experienceAWS Cloud ExperienceExperience and Education Requirements: BA/BS or equivalent and minimum of 8 years of applicable experience Please send updated Word resume to Amani Al-Saray at aalsaray@apexsystems.comby Jobble

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