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Server Administrator

Server Administrator

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By Light is hiring a Server Administrator to join our team at MacDill AFB. This position will configure, maintain, and test servers in a physical and virtual environment. A minimum of a DOD Top Secret clearance is required.


By Light is an IT products and services firm specializing in software development, satellite/terrestrial communications, cyber security, and network engineering/design. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, we provide support worldwide to DOD, Federal Civilian, and Health IT customers.


  • Provide technical and procedural recommendations for implementing servers.
  • Provide recommendations for solving complex virtualization and storage problems.
  • Identify process improvements that can be realized through using virtualization technologies and products.
  • Provide status reports and document requirements for virtualization and storage products appropriate for JCSE’s operating environment.
  • Build and maintain the servers required for development work, internal testing, customer testing and production environments.
  • Maintain file version consistency across all development servers.
  • Maintain access privileges and account groups as directed by development team.
  • Develop, document, implement and maintain a backup and disaster recovery plan.
  • Develop and maintain POA&M and System Security Plan (SSP) documentation for JCSE’s virtual and physical server infrastructure and systems.
  • Develop documentation in regards to administration, maintenance, structure, and user permissions for servers.
  • Manage and report on the overall server health and functionality.
  • Manage and document physical layout and organization of server and network stacks.
  • Provide virtual machine support to end-users.
  • Manage system security, patching and upgrades.
  • Create, update, test, and troubleshoot desktop/laptop/tablet and VDI images for all end user devices.
  • Provide Tier II level support for all platforms and virtualization processes as needed
  • Supervise and manage the daily activities of configuration and operation of business systems which may be mainframe, mini, or client/server based.
  • Optimize system operation and resource utilization, and performs system capacity analysis and planning.
  • Provide assistance to users in accessing and using business systems.

Required Experience/Qualifications

  • 5 years of experience configuring, maintaining, and testing servers
  • CompTIA Security+ or equivalent certification required

Preferred Experience/Qualifications

  • VMware experience is desired
  • Microsoft Certs are a plus (i.e. VMWare, VDB, MCSA/MCSA, etc.)

Special Requirements/Security Clearance

  • Minimum DOD Top Secret clearance required


An Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities