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Server Administrator II

Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Date Posted: 05-08-2017
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Maintains operational status of all mission critical systems running Windows Server 2012 and Red Hat Linux 6.
  • Performs patch management on Windows 7, Windows 2012 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) systems.
  • Maintains hardware lifecycle by deploying replacement systems in a timely fashion.
  • Supports real time, reactive computing systems.
  • Performs server and application monitoring on a daily basis.
  • Performs root cause analysis and resolution for hardware/software issues.
  • Works closely with Software and System Engineers to evaluate and improve application performance.
  • Maintains flexible schedule to meet mission requirements.
  • Performs project studies and coordinate resources to execute project milestones.  
  • Ensures system security by evaluating, implementing, and managing appropriate enterprise solutions in accordance with Army regulations (AR 25-2).
  • Performs Operating System upgrades as required.
  • Implements upgrades for site-wide critical services.
  • Creates and maintain user accounts.
  • Archives and examines audit logs, perform network scans, and generates Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) checklists to verify compliance.
  • Assists network personnel as necessary to troubleshoot and resolve application issues.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
JOB SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS:
Required: 
  • Demonstrated ability working with Group Policy, Active Directory.
  • Working knowledge of securing systems using Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) STIGs.
  • Ability to perform operating system upgrades including the migration of existing applications.
  • Efficient with performing system administration in a high availability, 24x7 production environment.
  • Proficient working with BASH, VBScript and Powershell.
  • Ability to troubleshoot using system monitoring tools.
  • Demonstrated ability working with Solarwinds.
  • Ability to remotely troubleshoot problems across a Wide Area Network (WAN).
  • Strong knowledge of Open Source software.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain user accounts effectively.
  • Developed ability archiving and examining audit logs, performing network scans, and generating system documentation.
  • Willingness and ability to adjust schedule to meet mission requirements.
Desired: 
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma program tools and methodologies and/or Six Sigma Certification.   
EXPERIENCE (Years):
Required: 
  • 2 years of system administration experience or related field with a bachelor's degree.
  • 6 years of system administration experience or related field in lieu of bachelor's degree.    
Desired: 
  • 8 years server and/or system administration experience.
  • Experience applying DISA Security Technical Implementation Guides.
  • Experience working with Storage Area Network (SAN) environments.
EDUCATION:
Required: 
  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline.
  • In lieu of degree; 4 additional years of experience in server administration.
  • CompTia Security+ certification or ability to obtain certification prior to employment.
  • Valid Computing Environment certification or the ability to obtain prior to employment.
Desired: 
  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline and 4 years of experience.
  • Microsoft certified.
  • CompTia Linux+ certification or LPIC-1 certification.
OTHER SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Common Access Card (CAC) required to perform job duties.
  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Active US DoD Secret clearance is required.
  • Valid Passport or the ability to obtain one is required.
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