SURVICE Engineering Company
  • 17-Oct-2018 to 31-Jan-2019 (EST)
  • Aberdeen Research Operation
  • Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

About Us
Established in 1981, SURVICE Engineering is a nationally recognized, single-source engineering service provider for Government and Industry organizations involved in all phases of the systems engineering process. We're proud to have supported the development, testing, and analysis of many of the major U.S. combat systems in the field today.

Position Summary
The IT Systems Administrator is responsible for effective provisioning, installation, configuration, operation, and maintenance of IT systems hardware, software and related infrastructure, including MS Windows and Red Hat Linux servers and peripherals. The Systems Administrator will have a detailed understanding of IT systems technology, virtualization, data center hosting, and infrastructure.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • This individual participates in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure
  • Install new/rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements
  • Install and configure virtual server and switching environments based on VMware virtualization software
  • Install and configure server operating systems and data services applications with varying levels of complexity. Services examples include AD servers and environments, DHCP, DNS, FTP, access control, proxy servers, Network Management servers and others
  • Research and recommend innovative, and where possible automated, approaches for system administration tasks.
  • Identify approaches that leverage our resources and provide economies of scale
  • Work directly with OEMs and vendors to develop configurations and solve complex issues
  • Maintain operational data center domains in integration lab
  • Perform server reconfiguration to support new services integration for evaluation and testing
  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups
  • Repair and recover from hardware or software failures.   Coordinate and communicate with impacted constituencies
  • Apply OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities. Configure / add new services as necessary
  • Perform periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning
  • Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required. Configure CPU, memory, and disk partitions as required
  • Document operational environments, configuration processes and resolutions to issues for future troubleshooting requirements and problem solving

Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related IT field preferred, along with a minimum of 5-10+ years of experience with IT systems administration experience including Active Directory and virtual environments. 4+ years of additional IT administration experience acceptable in lieu of degree.

  • Experience with database management systems including SQL Servers
  • Experience with various infrastructure/data center technologies including servers, storage and networks
  • Working knowledge of virtualization using VMware ESXi, VSphere and VCenter required
  • Candidate must be self-sufficient and must have good analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Working knowledge of MS Windows Server 2012 r2 or later, establishing AD environments
  • Experience with PKI infrastructure and administration
  • Experience administering MS Exchange
  • Experience with programming languages and scripting
  • Experience configuring IP networking, DHCP, DNS, SNMP and other services

Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge

  • Windows Server Administration MTA Certification (required within 6 months of employment)
  • VMware Certified Associate (VCA)
  • CompTIA Server+
  • CompTIA Security+




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