Leidos has an opening for a Senior Windows Server Systems Administrator with experience to support the ESA V program. ESA V is an IT Services program supporting several customers within the Department of Justice. The program provides a range of IT services, including help desk, deskside support, Windows workstation engineering and maintenance, Windows Server, managed print services, ITSM, Active Directory services, and video conferencing, among others.
This position requires an engineer to assist with the change process and incident response process:
Change Process: Must be able to support requirements from a customer and to maintain Windows Platform solutions in test and production. This work may be done independently or as part of a team. Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, supportability, and effectiveness analyses for total systems. Candidate should have experience with the latest Windows Server Administration tools.
The position requires candidate to be able to produce and review technical documentation. Incident Response: Troubleshoot Windows-related service issues including outages, anomalous behavior, and slow response class of problems. Outages may be on critical systems and candidates must be able to work methodically through these stressful events. Must be able to provide recommendations to optimize Windows operation and performance The individual selected for this position will be a member of the Windows Platform Services Team and will be assigned to work full time at a customer site in Washington, DC. This individual will provide Windows Systems Administrator Services and manage, operate and maintain Windows servers at the customer site.
•Document all platform service processes and procedures and maintain the artifacts in a document repository;
•Perform systems operation support, including server system administration, general troubleshooting, and troubleshooting of complex engineering issues for hardware, software, and network components;
•Participate in disaster recovery (DR) planning and execution in support of customer requirements;
•Support data center consolidation efforts;
•Provide expertise and assistance in migrations to managed service(s); and Design, build, and test application upgrades within specified timeframes.
•Manage and maintain Windows servers in the customer data centers; work directly with customers as required to ensure their needs are met
•Work in a rapid paced environment and work independently
•Maintain the smooth operation of a multi-user computer systems, including coordination with other administrators, customers and engineers
•Set up administrator and service accounts, tune system performance, install system wide software
•Interact with users and evaluate vendor products
•Evaluate hardware and software, with the goal of improving and increasingly automating operations
•Develop and monitor policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources
•Create, maintain, and implement detailed documentation and maintain standard operating procedures
•Apply security settings and other commercial security best practices
•Provide support on a M-F business hours schedule; also responsible for on-call, extended hour, and weekend support as required by mission or emergency situations.
The ideal candidate will be personable and articulate, and will focus on making sure that the customer’s IT needs are met quickly and effectively. He or she will be a self-starter who can work with limited supervision. Excellent communication skills are required to effectively interface with customers on site and with staff in the main office in Washington, DC.
•Bachelor's degree in a relevant technical discipline with 8+ years of overall related experience, additional related years of experience is accepted in lieu of a degree
•Maintain and administer a multi-site, multi-farm Windows server on-premises infrastructure and in Azure Cloud IaaS environment;
•Senior Level Responsibilities related to maintaining production with reliable and stable operations that includes but not limited to Senior level understanding of Windows Services and Servers, Advanced Troubleshooting, and advanced Windows Server communications and hosting within Azure Cloud Environments.
•Senior Level Understanding of Windows Server design, configuration and administration
•PowerShell Scripting experience
•Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust clearance
•Completing registry backups and modifications Group Policy Management (GPO) and application of Local Security Policies Use of Windows Task Scheduler Application of security settings/STIGs and other commercial security best practices
•System (hardware) and application (software) installation and configuration
•System monitoring using installed tools as well as external tools
•Experience with configuration, troubleshooting and maintaining virtual and cloud environments
•Excellent written and verbal communications skills
•Ability to multitask and function in a fast-paced environment
•MCSE certification ITIL training and/or certification
•Past experience with the Department of Justice DOJ or DOD Active Clearance
•Customer interface experience
•Managing Active Directory/ADFS and DFS
•Network knowledge and experience
•Working knowledge of NetApp and other storage devices
•Exposure to SQL and Oracle and database concepts and installations
•ITSM knowledge and experience, particularly with Remedy
This position requires that a security investigation be completed by the DOJ to permit access to customer-sensitive but unclassified information.
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and newer Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
2012 and newer Microsoft System Center Operations Manager
(SCOM) 2012 R2 and newerMicrosoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) Microsoft Azure Backup Symantec End-Point Protection 14 and newer Citrix XenApp
7.9 and newer Veritas NetBackup 8.0 and newer Veritas Enterprise Vault 12 and newer NetIQ Directory and Resource Administrator
(DRA) 9.1 and newer NetIQ Self Service Password Reset (SSPR) 4.3 and newer Meta-Directory Services (MDS)
External Referral Bonus:Ineligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:None
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Systems Administration
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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