Systems Administrator (Windows)

Location: Reston, VA, United States
Date Posted: 04-05-2019
Job Description:
Systems Administrator to support an Intelligence Community customer in the Reston/Herndon or Washington, DC. Position also has potential for remote-support. We require an experienced Windows server 2008 R2 & 2012 R2 system administrator to operate and maintain an application suite with thousands of users. Candidate will be working in a mid-sized team in a dynamic environment.

The candidate will responsible for ensuring systems are fully operating at high availability, rapidly troubleshooting and resolving systems issues, handling tickets and calls forwarded from the tier one help desk, as well as from team developers. Additionally, candidate will be required to consolidate hardware resources on Virtual Datacenters in an ever changing environment. Candidate must be familiar with creating baseline servers for cloning and configuring to customer needs. This includes rolling back VM snapshots and rebuilding servers with current patches. Additionally, the candidate will be responsible for running smoke test build verifications and reporting discrepancies to team developers and testers. Need to have familiarity with ORACLE database environments on Windows servers. Candidate will work closely with Customer, Product Subject Matter Experts, End Users, & Software Engineers to ensure data and system integrity. 

Other responsibilities include deploying software patches, editing powershell scripts, limited SQLPlus configuration, normalizing incoming data, developing and running scripts, monitoring and configuring web application servers, generating and installing user certificates, providing technical assistance and consulting to the users, supporting the database administrators, act as SME for OS upgrade transitioning, & developing tools for managing the system. 

Candidate must understand system hardening and security through the implementation of STIGs and Patching. Must be able to communicate complex system configurations simply and clearly. In some circumstances the system administrator will need to update documentation operationally within XACTA. The candidate will troubleshoot network and application performance issues and recommend appropriate action. If systems issues and circumstances warrant it, the candidate must also be willing to come onsite during off-hours. The position is at a customer site & frequent customer interaction is required.

Basic Quals:

- Minimum experience/education requirements include HS+10, AA+8, BS+6, MS+4, PhD+2
- Must be a US Citizen; ability to obtain or eligibility for TS/SCI clearance adjudication, and ability to pass a CI poly. 
- A minimum 5 years of experience with systems administration to include Windows 
- Security+ cert
- Experience w/VMware
- Ability to work in a team environment
- Ability to anticipate problems & take decisive action
- Experience maintaining applications built on an Oracle database.
- Experience writing scripts to monitor system services, resources, data mine logs, etc.
- Writing SQL and PL/SQL to generate system data reports, modify data as necessary, etc.
- Familiarity w/troubleshooting Java, .NET applications, & Oracle applications
- Familiarity with XML

Preferred Qualifications: 
- Active/Current TS/SCI and CI Poly
- Experience with ICD-503 or RMF sec accreditation
- Microsoft MCSA
- VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
- Knowledge of ORACLE
- Knowledge of Apache Servers and/or WebLogic clustered servers. 
- DODIIS security/builds familiarity a plus.

Education/years of experience:
High School diploma/GED with 12 years of experience, or Associates degree with 10 years of experience, or Bachelors degree with 8 years of experience, or Masters degree with 6 years of experience, or PhD with 4 years of experience. Skills & tasks: Exceptionally Complex, Inter- Discipline, Inter-Organizational. Can perform tasks of senior level technicians, specialists, and or managers not performed at Level 3 due to the size and/or complexity of the tasks. Individual Work/Teamwork or Leadership/Management: Leadership/ Management - May work individually or as a key member of a senior leadership team. Oversees and monitors performance across several disciplines, and when required, takes steps to resolve issues Guidance: Provides expert guidance and direction to Government and Vendor senior level technicians and managers. Directs multiple contractor and subcontractors teams through to project completion. Training & Certifications: DoD 8570 compliance or information assurance certification commensurate with technical objectives and services required within the task order. Applicable software or hardware training and certifications commensurate with the technical objectives, services required, and IT environment specified within the task orde In addition, serves as the technical lead of multiple software development teams. Selects the software development processes in coordination with the customer and system engineering. Recommends new technologies and processes for complex software projects. Ensures quality control of all developed and modified software. Delegates programming and testing responsibilities to one or more teams and monitor their performance.
Lauren Newton
Resource Management Associate
SoundWay Consulting, Inc.
l.newton@soundwayconsulting.com
Office:  571-210-0624, ext 120
 
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