• Systems Administrator

    Job Locations US-NW Washington DC
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Information Technology
    Agency/Project
    Dept. of Treasury
    Job ID
    2018-2635
  • Overview

    OBXtek Inc. is an established award-winning business providing information technology and professional management services to the federal government. OBXtek is a leader in its field and is committed to identifying, developing, and delivering innovative, mission-focused technical and logistical solutions to over 15 civilian and military partners in the Federal Government.

     

    As a prime contractor for 93% of our current work, we possess a robust corporate infrastructure that provides management oversight and support for all our programs. OBXtek pairs lessons learned across disciplines with industry standard quality practices such as CMMI-Dev Level III, ITIL, 6Sigma, PMI, and ISO to create processes that leverage best practices and result in novel, successful solutions.

     

     

    Responsibilities

    We are seeking a Systems Administrator for a Windows based data center to add to our dynamic team of IT professionals. The successful candidate will support our client’s platform with production support, system administration, technical sizing and be involved in the design support for client application systems. Will focus on efficiently, and effectively implementing changes and upgrades to the system. Will proactively maintain and improve the performance and availability of key applications used by the client. Will be working with a team of Systems Engineers and Administrators providing daily operational support for a MS Windows based network. Will provide operational support as the SME for MS Active Directory and Exchange in a multi-site domain utilizing VMware ESX.

     

    1. Knowledge and experience administering systems in Microsoft Windows 2008 R2/2012 R2 environments including clustering, Group Policies, advanced configuration, anti-virus and anti-malware software, email gateways, NetApp SAN storage, network routing, and PowerShell scripting.
    2. Knowledge and experience administering Microsoft software including MS Exchange Server, MS SQL Server; Active Directory and LDAP technologies within a Windows environment.
    3. The ability to utilize and operate server monitoring tools for a Windows environment.
    4. Hands-on experience with:
      • Group policy development and troubleshooting utilizing Microsoft Resultant Set of Policy (RSOP)
      • VMware ESX
      • Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop
      • MS System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
      • MS System Center Operations Manager (SCOM);
      • Familiarity with Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) STIGs baseline control and adherence
      • Ability to provide expert technical advice, guidance, and recommendations to management and technical specialists on critical Windows software updates and vulnerability issues; recommend mitigation strategies; ensure coordination and collaboration on upgrade activities; and successfully implement hardening of the server infrastructure in appropriate server roles.
    5. Experience with implementing and administering MS Windows 2008/2012 Directory Services Infrastructure; designing security for MS Windows 2008/2012 Network; designing and implementing MS Windows 2008/2012 Network Infrastructure.
    6. Expert working knowledge of Active Directory DC design, Schema, OU design, AD replication topology, and DC backup/restore procedures; DNS, GPO's, Message tracking and performance.
    7. Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing with management and technical specialists; to plan, organize and manage tasks on time with minimal supervision.
    8. Ability to take direction from and work collaboratively with the overall Project Manager and Team Leads

    Will assist with the planning and implementation of systems upgrades working on-site with the customer as a representative of the clients’ engineering team. Will also support ongoing product development and maintenance projects which include developing, debugging and tuning improvements to the system.

    Will be required to:

    1. Maintain Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2012 R2 environment and be able to upgrade domain controllers from Windows Server 2008 R2 and maintain Citrix Xen Desktop/App virtual images within the environment.
    2. Be the senior administrator for all related domain policies implemented through Group Policy Objects (GPO) to include user and computer security initiatives, access restrictions, and OS and Application Updates based on users, groups and computers.
    3. Maintain and administer system monitoring solutions to include Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and Operation Manger (SCOM)
    4. Support vulnerability mitigation and prevention for Windows server platforms using tools such as ACAS, HBSS, and STIG baseline configurations compliance IAW DISA requirements

    Qualifications

     

    Must be a US Citizen and have a current security clearance at TS/SCI Level. Immediate family members must also be US Citizens (immediate family is defined as Mother, Father, Brother, Sister, Spouse, Children, or co-habitant). Security Requirements: Currently active TS Clearance and currently read-in access to SCI.

     

    1. A minimum of 3+ years of demonstrated professional experience in an IT data center role at least 2 of which were in a systems administrator position.
    2. 2+ years in support of a civilian federal government agency in a TS environment.
    3. Must be able to communicate both orally and in writing at a management level.
    4. Excellent communication skills, including strong writing skills
    5. Experience managing compliance with license agreements
    6. Experience controlling and monitoring user access to the system
    7. Experience monitoring and optimizing the performance of the MS Windows Based system
    8. Experience planning, executing, and maintaining backup and recovery of the system
    9. Experience writing functional requirements and preparing functional designs

     

     

    Education:

    Bachelor’s degree with at least 5 yrs experience in Computer Science or related discipline preferred.

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