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System Administrator Level 2

Position Description:

System Administrator L2 for the stand-alone network. The network includes VMware ESXi servers, Cisco switches, an Isilon storage array, Windows domain controllers (VMs and a physical server), Centrify software, and over 60 workstations, which are a mix of Linux (primarily running Ubuntu LTS release) and several versions of Windows. In addition to standard administration and maintenance of the network, the SA will be responsible for aiding  branch management in designing and implementing modifications in order to meet Government security standards. This will likely include migrating a substantial portion of the network to a thin-client architecture.

Labor Requirements:

  • Build, configure, and maintain hardware components of the lab network
  • Install, configure, and maintain up-to-date software components in the lab network
  • Research new software and hardware solutions
  • Complete necessary steps in the Government purchasing process to acquire new hardware and software
  • Maintain a computer virtualization infrastructure
  • Maintain network-attached storage devices for secure storage and compartmentalization of information
  • Assist management with accreditation process
  • Research option for system backup; present options to management and implement chosen solution
  • Install and configure virtual servers and clients, using various operating systems, as mission needs dictate
  • Perform and manage virus scanning
  • Work with management to determine how to best meet system security requirements; implement appropriate measures to ensure network is compliant
  • Perform problem solving
  • Document completed tasks

Technical Skills Required:

  • Experience with VMware ESXI servers
  • Linux and Windows system administration experience
  • Familiarity and experience with implementing Government information security standards, policies, and practices
  • Experiencing managing a lab/network consisting of a mix of hardware, software, storage, and virtualization infrastructure
  • Experiencing in consulting on backup solutions and procurement of hardware and software solutions

Minimum Experience Required:

Ten (10) years of experience in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity within the Federal Government is required. Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline from an accredited college or university is required. Five (5) years of additional system administration experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.

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