System Administrator - Automation System

Location: Sterling, VA, United States
Date Posted: 10-25-2017
The position is an excellent opportunity for a Senior Automation Services system administrator to improve their skill set while supporting a growing program. This position will report to the Manager O&S Support
  • Serves as an escalation point for Jr.  Administrators and Service Desk
  • Creates, modifies, and recommends IT automation opportunities of the IT Enterprise systems within the production environment
  • Manages automation maintenance and updates of configuration or recovery documentation
  • Monitors and manages improvement of performance and availability standards of the technical solutions through continual service improvement
  • Supports compliance with policies and procedures including DoD STIG requirements
  • Drives methods to reduce problems, error conditions, and system events through automation
  • Flexibility is a must and after hours on-call may occur
Administrator experience with various IT technologies (servers, databases, networks, etc.)
   o Day-to-Day sustainment of an enterprise IT environment
   o Well versed in JavaScript Frameworks, JSON templates, PowerShell DSC, bash, and/or Python in enterprise environment
   o Software development experience for cloud/virtual environments
   o Provision, monitor, optimize and scale virtual/cloud infrastructure using API's
• Experience with application load balancing solutions for scaling and high availability
• Desktop client automation as it pertains to client/server scripting, application deployment, application use monitoring, and image creation/deployment
• Experience designing IT management scripts using tools or coding languages such as Chef, Ansible, Puppet, Python, Perl, Java, Ruby, and Shell 
• Candidate must be an effective communicator with a team focused and collaborative attitude
• Experience with JavaScript Frameworks (Angular), RESTful APIs, JSON and XML formats is a plus
• Well versed in networking appliances, firewalls, cloud/virtual environments and internet architectures, including web, application, and database components
• Broad working knowledge of Microsoft platforms and technologies
• Possess one of the following certifications: MCITP; MCSA; MCSE; MCSA; MCTS
• ITIL Foundations certified
• Experience working in an Agile environment
  • 8570 complaint (Within 90 days of hire)
  • Bachelor's Degree and/or 12+ Years (Principal) 8+ years(Senior)  4+ years(Journeyman) work experience or equivalent experience
  • TS/SCI w/CI Poly
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