||The Systems Administrator II applies advanced knowledge of principles, theories, concepts and industry practices to maintain the primary and disaster recovery data centers. A successful candidate will have strong analytical skills and experience implementing and supporting Windows operating systems, virtual environments, storage, and Active Directory with an emphasis on creating a secure environment.
- Performs software installations and upgrades to Windows operating systems and layered software packages.
- Monitors and tunes systems to achieve optimum level of performance.
- Tests and installs all operating system, firmware and 3rd party software security patches. Reviews vulnerability scans and develops and implements remediation plans. In collaboration with the Security Team manages the Patching Program, continually seeking improvement.
- Collaborate with Security to provide system logs to a SIEM environment, analyzing and developing correlations
- Administer and support of infrastructure security systems including but not limited to Group Policies, AD federation, SAML SSO, antivirus, and web filtering
- Conducts routine hardware and software audits of servers to ensure compliance to policies.
- Manages Server and Application Monitor and Configuration Monitor in SolarWinds
- Provides backup support for the Data Center operations, SAN and VM environment.
- Provides support as needed during and after business hours. Triages data center support tickets, provides level 2 support or assigns to the appropriate subject matter expert on the team.
- Perform other duties as required. These duties may include assignments in job classifications other than the primary assignment.
- Bachelor Degree in Computer Science or other appropriate discipline from an accredited four-year college or university and three (3) or more years related experience. A combination of education, experience and training may be substituted for these requirements.
- Minimum of 3 years experience with the installation, configuration, troubleshooting, performance tuning and security of MS Servers
- Experience of managing Active Directory Services/LDAP, DNS, DHCP, DFS, and Group Policy according to Microsoft Best Practices.
- Experience managing server hardware environments. Experience with HP ProLiant rack mount servers, HP Blade Systems and Cisco UCS a plus.
- Experience with virtualization technologies, preferably VMWare
- Knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures within systems administration
- Strong customer service and communication skills
- Unix/Linux experience desired.
- Experience with any of the following is an advantage: Solarwinds Orion, Okta, ZScaler, Symantec and Mobile Iron.
- Strong knowledge of system security and overall IT security methodologies
- Participate in 24×7 on-call support rotation Work environment, where exposure to conditions of extreme heat/cold, poor ventilation, fumes and gases
- Work is normally performed in a climate-controlled environment, where exposure to conditions of extreme heat/cold, poor ventilation, fumes and gases is very limited. Noise level is moderate and includes sounds of a normal office environment. No environmental hazards are encountered in performance of normal job duties.
- Work normally requires finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination to operate computer keyboard at moderate skill level. Work may require occasional pushing, pulling, or carrying 20-pound objects such as files, documents, and computer printouts. Work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve standing and walking for brief periods.
- Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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- The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)