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Systems Administrator

Company: Unissant, Inc.
Location: Arlington
Posted on: January 15, 2019

Job Description:

Unissant, Inc. is an innovative solutions development and consulting company committed to delivering simplicity through innovation. We meet this commitment by delivering state-of-the-art enterprise computing and processing solutions to both government and commercial clients. Our workforce continually strives to advance y(our) collective intellect through collaborative fortitude, and we are looking for further talent to join that effort! To learn more about our exciting organization, please visit us at We are seeking a Systems Administrator to join our team and support our client in Washington DC.When responding to this opportunity, please speak to the relevancy of your work experience in your cover letter.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the technical expert, responsible for the engineering, implementation, installation, operation, and maintenance of SAN, Backup, and Endpoint protection architecture within Windows Server 2008 - 2016 networks
  • Plan and monitor the optimizing of system operation and resource utilization, and perform systems capacity analysis and planning
  • Responsible for setting up administrator and service accounts, maintaining system documentation, tuning system performance, installing system wide software, validating and implementing critical system patches, and allocating mass storage space
  • Ensures that the common operating environment is compliant with the enterprise architecture and applicable reference models
  • Schedules, plans, and oversees system upgrades
  • Handles networking support administration, overall strategy, design, implementation, and operational aspects of multiple systems, operating environments, and related software
  • Prepare SOP and design documents as necessary
  • Modify requirements (such as removing the Content Server) as necessary
  • Maintain periodic configuration backups via NetBackup
  • Recommend implementation of software upgrades as necessary
  • Periodically review the application logs, system logs, product logs/download XML-based logs to Excel for review
  • Ensure the complete resolution of a technical problem to fully meet the client's needsWork Experience:
    • At least 6 years of experience with Windows Server 2008/2012 or higher, VMWare and Hyper-V
    • Experience with IIS management
    • Experience with Administration of Servers in Datacenter and AWS Cloud
    • Experience with AWS resources, EC2, ELB & RDS
    • Experience in monitoring the status of the APC Symmetra RM 6K AP9619 UPS
    • At least 4 years of experience with automation and vulnerability/patch managementJob Skills:
      • Demonstrated experience working in a collaborative, fast-paced environment
      • Willing to assist and support the team with evolving requirements and objectives
      • Excellent analytical and communication skills to help build and document processes and policies
      • Install new / rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements
      • Effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure
      • Previous experience supporting IT software projects
      • Develop work plans and LOEs as they relate to systems integration work tasks and team members
      • Research, evaluate, and recommend systems/equipment/technologies based upon client needs
      • Draft technical instructions, engineering plans, technical designs, and other systems integration related documents
      • Interface with various team members, including management
      • Develop and conduct testing plans and procedures based upon system recommendations
      • Provide client with post-installation and integration supportEducation:
        • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science / MIS - requiredCertificates, Licenses and Registrations:
          • Microsoft Server Certifications (MCSA, MCSE) - preferred
          • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Certifications (RHCSA, RHCE) - preferred
          • CISSP Certification - desired
          • ITIL v3 Foundations Certification - preferred
          • AWS Certification (s) - desired
          • Able to obtain Public Trust ClearanceCommunication Skills:
            • Solid ability to interface, inspire and motivate at various levels of the organization
            • Ability to convey technical information to non-technical individuals
            • Demonstrated experience communicating effectively across internal and external organizationsTravel:
              • Willing to travel occasionally as neededEnvironmental Requirements:
                • Mainly sedentary; in an office environment
                • May be required to lift ten (10) or more pounds
                • Flexible in working extended hoursThe above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Unissant management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, where applicable and available, reasonable accommodation(s) may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of this position.Please note: Candidate(s) will be required to go through pre-employment screening. Unissant, Inc. is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer! (EOE; M/F/D/V) - provided by Dice SAN, WIndows 2008, Net Backup, VM Ware, HYper V, AWS,

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