Senior Systems Administrator in Sterling, VA at Volt

Date Posted: 8/9/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Contingent
  • Location:
    Sterling, VA
  • Job Type:
  • Duration:
    24 weeks
  • Date Posted:
    8/9/2018
  • Job ID:
    131066
  • Pay Rate
    $52.88 - $62.5/Hour
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
  • Phone
    (804) 727-0017

Job Description

Title:                                    Senior Systems Administrator
Location:                             Chester VA, 20166
Industry:                            
Solutions Business of Evolving Systems
Type                                     Contract to Hire Full Time

NO Corp to Corp or 3rd Party need to apply

Overview - Senior Systems Administrator:

This Systems Administrator role is hands on intermediate level technical role within the Registry IT team servicing the Registry application and associated server and network infrastructure. The role is primarily charged with maintaining the performance and availability of the CLIENT production services located both within Australia and the USA, ensuring that these production services meet or exceed their prescribed SLAs. The role involves developing an understanding of the design and implementation of both Production and Non-Production Services and associated systems including how they function end to end. The role requires a highly technical IT Infrastructure understanding, and is part of a small agile team implementing and supporting highly available, secure, automated and monitored deployments.

The Systems Administrator must take all necessary steps to avoid unplanned system outages including undertaking preventative maintenance, lifecycle and risk management, security and capacity planning. The role also includes rapid-response after-hours support in case of an incident, following standard ITIL incident and problem resolution processes. Senior Systems Administrator

Key Areas of Responsibility

The following are general indicators for the Systems Administrator. From time to time these performance indicators may vary and additional indicators may be added. The Systems Administrator’s primary responsibility is to (in conjunction with other members of the level 2 support group) ensure continuity of service for our customers with a strong focus on both the application and infrastructure which involves: Senior Systems Administrator

Service Availability

Ensure that the availability of all Production Services is maintained at the highest possible level.

Examples of tasks that may be required to maintain Service Availability include ensuring:

  • Network Availability (capacity and maintenance)
  • Server Availability (capacity and maintenance)
  • Appropriate Backup facilities are in place and functioning
  • Sufficient redundancy for critical components
  • Appropriate monitoring and early warning systems are in place and functioning
  • Suggestions for improvements are made, and where appropriate, implemented
  • Senior Systems Administrator

Service Performance for Systems Administrator

Ensure that the performance of all systems is maintained at the highest possible level.

Examples of tasks that may be required to maintain Service Performance include:

  • Regular Network Maintenance
  • Regular Server Maintenance
  • Analysis of critical paths to identify bottlenecks
  • Suggestions for improvements are made, and where appropriate, implemented
  • Appropriate monitoring and early warning systems are in place and functioning, including maintaining historical records
     

Service Security:

Ensure that the security of all CLIENT Services is maintained at the highest possible level.

Examples of tasks that may be required to maintain Service Security include:

  • Performing regular security audits
  • Ensuring that all software and hardware is kept up to date with the latest patches
  • Suggest, and where appropriate, implement improvements
  • Implement appropriate policies and procedures
  • Appropriate monitoring and early warning systems are in place and functioning


Process and Procedures

Ensure that the Processes and Procedures involving all CLIENT Production Services are kept up to date, and are being followed appropriately.

These procedures include, but are not limited to:

  • Incident, Problem and Change Management
  • Release Management
  • Security Procedures
  • Network and Systems Documentation
  • Standard Operating Procedures

VOLT is an equal opportunity employer