Abacus Technology is seeking a Systems Administrator to install, configure, and maintain computing platforms (workstations and servers, to include web servers), storage solutions, and enterprise management solutions. This is a full-time position.
Install, configure, and maintain operating system workstations and servers, including web servers, in support of business processing requirements. Perform software installations and upgrades to operating systems and layered software packages. Schedule installations and upgrades and maintain them in accordance with established IT policies and procedures. Monitor and tune the system to achieve optimum performance levels. Ensure workstation/server data integrity by evaluating, implementing, and managing appropriate software and hardware solutions. Ensure data/media recoverability by implementing a schedule of system backups and database archive operations; support media management through internal methods and procedures or through offsite storage and retrieval services; develop and promote standard operating procedures; conduct routine hardware and software audits of workstations and servers to ensure compliance with established standards, policies, and configuration guidelines. Develop and maintain a comprehensive operating system hardware and software configuration database/library of all supporting documentation. Provide e-mail host administration. Configure Exchange Mail Server and continually update its configuration to ensure compliance with all applicable Army regulations. Set up and configure PCs for the local e-mail host administration and ensure proper anti-virus software is installed on each individual computer system within the network. Troubleshoot and maintain user accounts and mail services.
6+ years experience in systems administration. Bachelor’s degree in a related field desired. Must be Security+ certified. Able to obtain MCSA Server 2012 within six months of hire. Able to obtain one of the following certifications within six months of hire: VMWare Certified Professional (VCP) or Red Hat Linux Certified System Administrator (RHCSA). Extensive experience with Microsoft Windows operating systems. Experience working in a physical and virtual environment. Knowledge of VMWare and related tools and technologies. Must be proficient in all aspects of the system life cycle and have an understanding of large-scale system development. Experience developing enterprise-wide architecture, overseeing detailed design, planning, purchase, installation, and support of enterprise scale storage and computing resources. Able to adapt to the customer environment and develop an understanding of the business. Able to analyze complex inputs and translate data into well-defined system requirements. Comfortable interacting heavily with clients and end users to assess current state of systems and architecture, as well as future needs. Attitude, adaptability, and ability to learn are paramount. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Must be a US Citizen and hold a current Top Secret clearance.
Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.