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Senior Systems Administrator

Medley, FL 33178

Posted: 01/23/2024 Industry: IT Job Number: 49521

Job Description

Kavaliro has partnered with a client who is seeking a Senior Systems Administrator for an onsite opportunity in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Naval Base. This role requires a Secret Clearance with the ability to obtain a Top Secret (SCIE eligible). 

Shift: 8am-4pm (On call as needed)

Responsibilities and Tasks:
  • Responsible for systems administration, operations, maintenance, and associated activities of platforms installed throughout the enterprise.
  • Provide Tier 3 system administration support for Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay (JTF-GTMO) operations located at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in support of the US SOUTHCOM mission.
  • Deploy Operating System, baseline software updates, and third-party updates via Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager.
  • Administer Active Directory: users, groups, objects, forests/trees/domains/child domains, DNS, Group Policy/AGPM, ADFS, AD LDS, etc.
  • Administer VMware virtual environments to include ESXi hosts, vCenter appliances, Vsphere, Horizon, VDI, profile unity, and VSANs.
  • Responsible for applying security principles, practices, and procedures under the Risk Management Framework (RMF) to maintain compliance with applicable security regulations.
  • Download, stage and deploy systems-related security policies and updates to maintain information system compliance with DISA security policies and procedures (STIGs, IAVAs, etc.)
  • Creates and maintains detailed system documentation.
  • Maintains current knowledge of rapidly changing technology, always on the lookout for new technologies, and works with management to evolve current processes.
  • Develop scripts (PowerShell, VBScript, etc.) to perform recurring systems administration tasks, automate installs, gather metrics, etc.
  • Troubleshoots highly complex system hardware and software issues.
  • Develops training materials for end users on the proper use of hardware and software.
  • Develops implementation plans for software installations and upgrades to operating systems and layered software packages.
  • Monitors and tunes systems to achieve optimum performance levels.
  • Ensures workstation/server data integrity by implementing standard software and hardware solutions.
  • Leads efforts to ensure data/media recoverability by following a schedule of system backups and database archive operations.
  • Conducts advanced hardware and software audits of workstations and servers to ensure compliance with established standards, policies, and configuration guidelines.
  • Support change management activities and resolve Tier 3 hardware and software problems.
  • Coordinate with vendor tier 4 support to troubleshoot issues as required.
  • Develops advanced technical solutions for the management of networks, software, hardware, configurations, and architectures.
Experience/Training Desired:
  • Experience administering enterprise environments, supporting Operations and Maintenance (O&M) of servers (physical and virtual), Operating Systems (Windows, Linux, etc), databases (SQL, Oracle), collaboration tools (SharePoint, Teams, Jabber), virtualization technology, software applications, scripting, SANs, and computer security in an enterprise.
  • Experience Windows infrastructure services: DHCP, DNS. Authentication, Active Directory, Group Policy, profile management support services, desktop software provisioning.
  • Experience with infrastructure including but not limited to: data center operations, server hardware, operating systems (Windows, Linux), web servers, databases, virtualization (VMware), networking, storage, monitoring, etc.
  • Experience with VMware technologies: Vcenter, Vsphere, ESXi, VSAN, Horizon, etc.
  • Experience with Liquidware Profile Unity, Dell Wyse Management Suite.

Education/Experience Requirements:
  • BA/BS or equivalent with 5+ years of experience or 10+ years of related experience.
Certification(s) Required:
  • DoD 8570 compliant: o IAT Level II or III Baseline Certification.
  • Computing Environment (CE) Certificate. More Details: https://public.cyber.mil/wid/cwmp/dod-approved-8570-baseline-certifications

Certification(s) Desired:
  • Microsoft Administrator Certification (MCSA, MCSE, DP-300, AZ-104 etc.).
  • VMWare Certifications: o Desktop Management (VCP-DTM) o Data Center Virtualization (VCP-DCV)

Clearance Required:
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must have an active Secret clearance and be able to obtain a fully adjudicated Top Secret SCI clearance.

Travel Requirements:
  • Up to 25% travel potentially required.
Kavaliro provides Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. Kavaliro is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. In keeping with our commitment, Kavaliro will take the steps to assure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. Accordingly, if reasonable accommodation is required to fully participate in the job application or interview process, to perform the essential functions of the position, and/or to receive all other benefits and privileges of employment, please respond to this posting to connect with a company representative.

 

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