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Systems Administrator Lead - AWS/Cloud Services - 28206 in Mechanicsburg, PA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 4/6/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description



Leads the continuous operation of highly complex servers, networks and related infrastructure supporting information systems. Installs new software releases, patches, updates and managers the overall configuration to ensure it is up to date and secure. Develops backup and recovery procedures and disaster recovery plans.

Duties and Responsibilities          

Leads and maintains smooth operation of highly complex multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network administrators.

Installs new software releases, system upgrades, evaluates and installs patches and resolves highly 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 difficult 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, news, 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.

Provides work leadership to less experienced Systems Administrators.

Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in related discipline plus 8 to 10 years of directly related experience.

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 15 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

Experience with migration of existing on premise applications and services to cloud

Experience with Amazon Web Services - Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS)

Experience with other cloud capabilities (Azure, Google) is highly desired but not required

Excellent interpersonal skills.

Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.

Strong knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures used in systems administration.

Related technical certifications may be required.

A DOD Secret security clearance is required.




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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