Job Description

Systems Administrator

Contract 40 hours weekly 3+ years,

Secret Clearance is required to start.

Candidate will need to be 100% onsite from the first day of assignment. There may be some flexibility down the road for some partial remote work but it is dependent upon the nature of the projects being worked on.

Any prior military experience is a plus. They will modify the years of experience if someone has the majority of the technical skills and a military background.

Maintains operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination of infrastructure and cloud responsibilities. Develops and designs core operating system builds. Responsible for coding, virtualization, and automation of systems. Sets up administrator and service accounts, maintains an active directory of users and system documentation, tunes system performance, installs system-wide software, and allocates mass storage space. Assesses and resolves user access problems related to security controls to minimize business impact and risk exposure. Identifies and evaluates vendor products and establishes vendor monitoring and tracking processes. Performs capacity planning and monitors/tunes systems. Recommends appropriate platforms for purchase, coordinates installation, and provides backup recovery. Serves as a point of escalation for major incidents that are unresolved at the helpdesk level. Develops and monitors policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources. May draft general IT communications to end-users including notifications of outages/downtimes. May serve as the primary liaison for mergers, acquisitions, and divesture activities as it relates to user access, network, security, and support.

Client is in need of systems administrator to perform hands-on tactical tasks a specific program and for the flight facility/hangar networks.

Must be knowledgeable in Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Ubuntu Linux -- Min 6 years of hands on with various Linux.

Scripting experience with either: Python, Bash, or Ansible

Network administration: managing data center and small network configurations: switches, routers, firewalls, modern software management and monitoring tools, some knowledge of automation technique

System administration: install, maintain, package, patch business/user applications and Linux-based computer systems

Optional, but desired:
• Experience with managing classified IT systems
• Experience and familiarity with multiple operating systems such as Windows Server 2012, 2016 and 2019, Windows 7 and 10, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Ubuntu
• Experience maintaining directory services. (e.g., Microsoft Active Directory, LDAP, etc.).
• Nice to have Skill in using virtual machines. (e.g., Microsoft Hyper-V, VMWare vSphere, Citrix XenDesktop/Server, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, etc.).
• Manage system/server resources including performance, capacity, availability, serviceability, and recoverability.
• Diagnose and perform repairs on faulty system/server hardware.
• Install, update, and troubleshoot systems/servers.
• Develop and document systems administration standard operating procedures.
• Plan, execute, and verify data redundancy and system recovery procedures.
• Conduct periodic system maintenance including cleaning (both physically and electronically), disk checks, routine reboots, data dumps, and testing.
• Provide ongoing optimization and problem-solving support

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