ActioNet, Inc Senior System Administrator in Suitland, Maryland

Senior System Administrator

IT/Cyber Security/Network Systems

Suitland, Maryland


Position at ActioNet

ActioNet has an immediate opportunity for a Senior Systems Windows Administrator supporting VMware requiring a Public Trust Clearance located in Suitland, MD. Are you ready to see your designs come to life? You would be responsible for designing, supporting and managing development and test systems in a fast paced, high visibility, critical environment.

What is in it for you?

  • You will be stepping into a mature team where you can leverage your expertise in System Engineering raising the bar IT Service Delivery excellence

  • You will take on a high-level thought leadership role, enhancing your toolbox of skills in areas such as Server 2016, AD, VMware 6.0 and 6.x

  • Become part of an organization that is young and nimble enough that you can make a difference.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Optimizing Microsoft server software

  • Upgrading from Server 2008R2 to 2016

  • Lead and execute projects from requirements to implementation

  • Develops project documentation such as project plan, high-level design, detailed design, requirements analysis and implementation plans

  • Tests and deploys software updates and security patches to infrastructure and servers

  • Designs and plans complex hardware deployments, software upgrades, and significant operational initiatives

  • Installation of rack-mounted IT equipment, power and network cabling

  • Identify and articulate new technology, design methodology and best practices

  • Reviewing server loads for load balancing

  • Able to multi-task multiple projects and provide updates to management

  • Demonstrate strong verbal and written interpersonal communications skills and ability to deal effectively with customers, peers and management

  • Conducts gap analyses as needed, and provides results and recommendations to management for review

  • Testing and installing systems modifications and upgrades such as hot fixes and patches

  • Provide technical guidance and input to the Admin team as needed

  • Maintains and upgrades automated scripts for application products to facilitate operational tasks

  • Monitor the overall environment to include servers and network components

  • Installs, configures, updates, and maintains Microsoft (MS) Windows servers in a large, complex environment

  • Coordinates with Project Management and Security teams as necessary for problem support and resolution

  • Addresses and rectifies server problems, works with Microsoft or other vendors as necessary

Basic Qualifications:

  • At least 2-3 years of experience performing the duties of a Senior Systems Administrator designing enterprise system architectures and implementing solutions within hybrid technology ecosystems; including Windows 2012/2016, VMware and SQL 2008/ 2012

  • At least 2-3 years’ VMware vSphere ESXi 6.0; to include patching, upgrades and troubleshooting VMware related issues

  • At least 5 years’ experience creating prototype systems, troubleshooting securitization issues within a production setting and launching systems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Work independently and within the framework of a team

  • MCSE and/or MCSA Certification

  • Knowledge of Smart Card Authentication

  • Active Directory Certificate Services

  • Able to work independently on a given task with little to minimum assistance

  • Experience supporting software development environment

  • Citrix XenDesktop (would be a plus)

  • Experience creating ATO (authorization to operate) responses, security control checklists and collateral artifacts

  • Has a working understanding NIST 800-37 FISMA Requirements

  • Proficient Active Directory/DNS/DHCP/DFSR

  • 1-3 years - Experience with scripting in PowerShell, Visual Basic Scripting

  • Knowledge of IBM/BigFix and Backup Exe

ActioNet is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

ActioNet is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age (40 or over), or genetic information. ActioNet’s commitment to diversity and inclusive selection practices includes ensuring qualified long-term unemployed job seekers receive equal consideration for employment.

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