By Light Professional IT Services

Senior System Administrator

Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta
Posted Date 5 days ago(3/24/2020 11:10 AM)
ID
2020-5255
# of Openings
1
Category
Information Technology
Clearance
Tier 4 - High

Overview

The Senior System Administrator shall provide support to maintain the management of servers and related systems, data storage systems, and data backup systems.  The candidate shall have experience with various Microsoft server operating systems as well as various Linux operating systems, in addition to the use of data storage and backup systems.

Responsibilities

  • Installing and configuring system hardware.
  • Documenting the configuration of systems’ hardware and software.
  • Applying operating system updates, patches, and configuration changes.
  • Managing systems security.
  • Troubleshooting system problems and analyzing system logs and identifying potential issues with systems.
  • Monitoring and managing systems performance and making adjustments as needed.
  • Administering user accounts on systems.
  • Working with other IT personnel to ensure systems are meeting VA needs.
  • Managing backup processes and systems to ensure the ability to recover from system failures.
  • Maintaining availability rates of over 99% for critical systems.
  • Scheduling planned outages with minimal disruptions for users.
  • Coordinating changes to existing systems through the appropriate configuration control manager.
  • Planning, installing, configuring and maintaining file, web, application and SQL-server hardware and software.
  • Applying operating system updates, patches and configuration changes.
  • Managing user authentication and access to services and databases to maintain systems security; configure access by user identification and role.
  • Troubleshooting system problems and analyzing system logs; identifying potential issues with systems.
  • Monitoring and managing systems’ performance and making adjustments to computer memory, Central Processing Unit (CPU), storage technologies and network connectivity as needed.
  • Managing backup processes and systems to ensure the ability to recover from system failures.
  • Implementing and supporting all print services, including basic print servers as well as Government areas of responsibility associated with the local mailroom bulk printer system.

Required Experience/Qualifications

  • 5-7 years of related System Administration support.
  • Excellent people and communications skill.

Preferred Experience/Qualifications

  • Experience working at federal client site.
  • Software Operating Systems 
    • MS Windows XP
    • MS Windows 10
    • MS Windows Server 2003
    • MS Windows Server 2008 
    • MS Windows Server 2012
    • MS Windows Server 2016
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x
    • Cent OS
    • 1Quantum LTO4 and HP LTO3 tape backup systems
  • Client/Workstation and other software in use   
    • Microsoft Office Pro Plus
    • Microsoft Visio
    • Microsoft Project
    • Microsoft Structured Query Language (SQL) Server 2005-2012
    • Microsoft SCCM Server
    • Microsoft Share Point Server
    • McAfee Antivirus and HIPS
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader/ Pro

Special Requirements/Security Clearance

  • Active VA Clearance preferred but not required

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