System Admin

Pax River, MD

Posted: 10/25/2018 Employment Type: Contract Industry: IT Job Number: 227725

TITLE: System Administrator 

JOB DESCRIPTION:  The Systems Administrator responsibilities include but are not limited to:

•      Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes

•      Review system and application logs, verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups

•      Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required.

•      Configure system CPU, memory, and disk partitions as required

•      Perform periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning

•      Create, change, and delete user accounts per request.

•      Perform in a team environment with other Systems Administrators to provide overall operations and maintenance for the JSF production environment

•      Partner with Systems Engineering and Integration groups in the install new / rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirement.

•      Serve as primary escalation point for incident tickets from Level 1 Service Desk

•      Action and resolve escalated tickets in accordance to Service Level Agreements

•      Use Remedy Action Request System to log, track and manage incident and request queue

•      Apply systems and security patches to all workstations and servers in accordance with established policies and procedures

•      Use remote desktop tools to troubleshoot escalated incidents and to deploy and remove local applications

•      Deploy, maintain, and operate a data backup and recovery solution that supports F-35 encryption requirements

•      Provide on-site system administration for COTS applications

•      Facilitate and support the development and of desktop images Perform system administration functions on all F-35 Program servers, applications, and systems

•       Manage updates to hardware and software to maintain currency as well as the overall data center administration requirements

•      Review audit, security, application, system, web/application/database, and directory service logs

•      Monitor system capacity - storage, memory, and CPU. Test, install, and report status of patches and hot fixes

•      Identify, correct, record, and properly identify anomalies

•      Provide IT System Administration services for various customers across the JSF PO


The selected candidate must have:

•      Demonstrated proficiency using patch management systems, preferably Shavlik and WSUS

•      Experience planning and implementing enterprise systems backups

•      Proficiency in Remedy support

•      Minimum of eight (8) years of professional experience maintaining a network/operational environment

•      Minimum of five (5) years’ experience with Microsoft operating systems

•      Experience supporting content management solutions (MS SharePoint, Open Text Content Management Server)

•      Demonstrated experience migrating systems to new approved versions Experience creating and managing Group Policy Objects

•      Demonstrated experience in VMware virtualization across-platforms

•      Demonstrated experience with the administration of database (MS SQL/Oracle) backups and restores

•      Demonstrated understanding of Active Directory infrastructure, design and interface capabilities with other MS products

•      Demonstrated understanding of name resolution (DNS, WINS)


The following skills/experience are desired:

Certification in any of the following: MCP, ITIL Foundation v3, CompTIA Security +, CompTIA A+, MCP- 70-290 Managing and Maintaining Windows 2003 Servers, MCDST, MCSA (2000, 2003), MCSE (2003, 2007)
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