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Server System Administrator

Company: ECS Federal, LLC
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: July 14, 2019

Job Description:

Server System Administrator =========================== Location: Raleigh, NC Req #: 5229 # of openings: 1 Job Category: Engineering Description =========== ECS is seeking a Server System Administrator to work in our Raleigh, NC office. Job Description: ECS is seeking a Server System Administrator to provide support to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on-site in Durham, NC. This position provides system management, implementation, and planning for the Microsoft Windows and Linux Server systems supported by the server administration team. The server administration team is responsible for managing about fifty physical and virtual file/print, application, and desktop management servers supporting five hundred users directly, as part of a national enterprise environment. The right candidate will be expected to work as part of a support team using enterprise standards and industry best practices for the administration of servers across operating systems. Providing 2nd-level support to desktop support and application development teams and significant interaction with other IT staff, administrative and enterprise support groups is expected. Responsibilities to potentially include: * Managing the day-to-day operations of servers by monitoring system performance, configuration, maintenance and repair. Ensuring that records of system downtime and equipment inventory are properly maintained. Working with vendors to assist support activities. * Ensuring high availability and acceptable levels of performance of mission critical server resources. Performing troubleshooting as required. As such, leads problem-solving efforts often involving outside vendors and other support personnel and/or organizations. ing patches and revisions to host system firmware and software. * Following enterprise standards and procedures to maintain security and protect systems from unauthorized use, acts of nature and user abuse. Evaluating vulnerability alerts, plans mitigation actions, and preparing responses for customer management. * Installing, modifying and maintaining systems and utility software on server systems. Providing server support related to other software, such as Oracle, MS-SQL, or ColdFusion. * Creating, maintaining and managing users Windows Active Directory and Linux accounts. Operating centralized desktop and security management software (IBM Endpoint Management aka BigFix, McAfee Endpoint Security). Coordinating actions with desktop support and customer management. * Managing file and system backup software (Veritas Backup Exec). Developing and updating procedures, programs and documentation for backup and restoration of server operating systems and server-based applications. * Establishing guidelines and methods for the installation and management of the server operating systems, network-attached storage devices, fiber channel switches, Virtual Tape Library appliances, network printers, digital scanners, and other components. * Developing new system and application implementation plans, custom scripts and testing procedures to ensure operational reliability. Participating in planning and implementation of projects to minimize impacts on the customer organizations. Training technical staff in how to use new software and hardware developed and/or acquired. * Developing tools, procedures, and training sessions for Sys Admin, Desktop and Applications Development staff to assist with work. * Staying current with technological developments in systems administration technology and recommending ways for organization to take advantage of new technology. * Some scheduled night and weekend work may be required. Required Skills: * Bachelor s degree with at least 6 years of related work experience; if no degree, 12 years of related work experience is required. * Experience in systems administration * Motivated self-starter * Experience with Windows Server 2008R2/2012/2016, Windows 7 & 10 desktop operating systems * Experience with Linux Operating systems, especially Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7 * Experience with Virtualization technologies, especially VMware vSphere ESXi 5 and 6 * Experience with SAN and network-attached storage devices, particularly EMC * Experience with network-based backup systems, especially Veritas Backup Exec * Experience with securing Windows and Linux servers; experience with federal DISA-STIG standards a plus. * Familiar with basic networking concepts * Experience with upgrades, migrations and integration * Strong technical troubleshooting skills * Ability to read and digest technical information * Ability to troubleshoot technical issues within multiple systems * Ability to visualize overall view of systems and conceptualize and document creative solutions * Strong attention to detail * Experience interfacing with senior management * Strong customer focus, including the ability to manage customer needs and multiple work priorities * Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills * Experience with Microsoft Office products, especially Word, Excel, and Outlook Desired Skills: * Technical knowledge of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) architecture is preferred. * Prior experience as a team lead or supervisor. ECS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. ECS promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans. ECS is a leading mid-sized provider of technology services to the United States Federal Government. We are focused on people, values and purpose. Every day, our 2300+ employees focus on providing their technical talent to support the Federal Agencies and Departments of the US Government to serve, protect and defend the American People.

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