Systems Administrator, Senior - 31593 in Suffolk, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 11/22/2019

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Job Description


The Joint Staff J7 (JSJ7)  System Administration, Senior is responsible to the IT Lead and other leadership for planning, acquisition, implementation, support, tuning, and performance for Information Technology client and server architecture components and operating systems (web servers, application servers, database servers, update servers, etc.) to support the development, testing, and production delivery of enterprise-wide, mission-critical applications. 


This position will serve as the day-to-day IT operations supervisor leading a small team of highly qualified and motivated IT professional in all daily IT management activities including daily helpdesk ticket prioritization and resolution tracking, management of critical approved products lists, hardware and software procurement and tracking, end-user support and customer service, infrastructure operational maintenance to include scheduling system maintenance, testing of new updates and coordinating with engineering teams to reduce downtime and adverse effects of patching critical engineering components.  This position will also coordinate cybersecurity activities including remdiation and mitigation activities as identied from the cyber network defense teams using tools such as ePolicy Orchestrator and Assured Compliance  Assessement Solution (ACAS) as well as manage server hardening using tools such as Security Technical Implementation Guidelines (STIGs).  Creates and manages STIG repository and processes for continuous reviews.  Additional duties include authoring standard operating procedures, training of operations personnel and tier 2 technical support.  Individual must work well independently as well as have strong team oriented skills.


Bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems or related discipline, plus 5-7 years of related experience.   In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 10 years of applicable work experience.  Work experience may be adjusted based on education, or highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data.

Experience building and managing virtualization technologies is required.

Installation and sustainment of operating systems including Redhat Enterprise Linux, Windows Server 2xxx, Windows 10, Redhat Identity Manager, Redhat Directory Server and Windows Active Directory integration to include Certificate Logon (CLO) a plus. 

Must be well spoken with experience interfacing with senior management. 

Experience with Department of Defense Security Technical Implementation Guidelines Strong technical troubleshooting skills.

Ability to read and digest technical information

Ability to troubleshoot technical issues within multiple systems Ability to visualize overall view of systems and conceptualize and document creative solutions

Strong attention to detail Strong customer focus, including the ability to manage customer needs and multiple work priorities.

Must possess excellent team coordination, oral and written communication skills.


Motivated self-starter 

Experience in systems administration                                                                                                                           

Security+ required.

Linux+ and/or Microsoft certification highly desired.


Must be a US Citizen and hold a current Secret security clearance

Security Clearance: Secret

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