System Administrator - 26123 in Annapolis Junction, MD at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 5/9/2018

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Position Summary

Under general supervision, responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure. Installs new software releases, patches, updates and monitors the overall configuration to ensure it is up to date and secure.  Under guidance, this individual assists in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure. This individual ensures that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to organizational values, enabling staff, volunteers, and Partners.

This individual should have experience or working knowledge with the following systems: Redhat Linux and Windows systems that support system infrastructure; Redhat Linux, Windows and Application systems that support a software program; Responsibilities on these systems include SA engineering and provisioning, operations and support, maintenance and research and development to ensure continual innovation.

Duties and Responsibilities          

  • Maintains smooth operation of moderately complex multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network administrators.
  • Installs new software releases, system upgrades, evaluates and installs patches and resolves moderately complex software related problems.
  • Uses systems management software to monitor servers and applications, troubleshooting problems and coordinating with other teams when problems occur.
  • Develops, tests and maintains a disaster recovery plan.
  • Supports applications development project teams with the development of test servers, testing new system configurations and consulting on system performance issues.
  • Tests and evaluates network hardware and software to determine compatibility with current systems.
  • Performs equipment reviews, development of maintenance histories, management and maintenance of hardware inventories.
  • Supports site upgrades, site inspections, site audits, or other site evaluations.
  • Develops and maintains system documentation.  Develops and monitors policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources.
  • Develops network and host security policies. Assigns passwords and monitors uses of resources.
  • Monitors network traffic and makes necessary recommendations for additional resources or hardware.
  • Performs system backups and recovery.
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

 Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline (Computer Engineering or Computer Science preferred) plus at least two years of directly related experience.
  • In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 5 years applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures used in systems administration.
  • Systems Administration/Systems Engineer certification in Linux or Microsoft a plus.
  • Must be a US Citizen and able to obtain and maintain a security clearance

Diversity Statement

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.

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