Windows \ VMWare Systems Administrator in Washington, DC at Volt

Date Posted: 8/23/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Contingent
  • Duration:
    72 weeks
  • Date Posted:
    8/23/2018
  • Job ID:
    133497
  • Pay Rate
    $0.0 - $63.58/Hour
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
  • Phone
    919/782-7440

Job Description

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 VMware Server Systems Administrator Services and manage, operate and maintain Windows and VMWare servers at the customer site.

APPLICANTS SELECTED MUST POSSES THE ABILITY TO OBTAIN AND MAINTAIN A US SECURITY CLEARANCE

ROLE/JOB DUTIES

  1. Work experience as a Windows systems administrator with an IT equipment vendor, service provider, or a data center
  2. Document all platform service processes and procedures and maintain the artifacts in a document repository;
  3. Perform systems operation support, including server system administration, general troubleshooting, and troubleshooting of complex engineering issues for hardware, software, and network components;
  4. Participate in disaster recovery (DR) planning and execution in support of customer requirements;
  5. Support data center consolidation efforts;
  6. Provide expertise and assistance in migrations to managed service(s); and
  7. Design, build, and test application upgrades within specified timeframes.
  8. Manage and maintain Windows and VMWare servers in the customer data centers; work directly with customers as required to ensure their needs are met
  9. Work in a rapid paced environment and work independently
  10. Maintain the smooth operation of a multi-user computer systems, including coordination with other administrators, customers and engineers
  11. Set up administrator and service accounts, tune system performance, install system wide software
  12. Interact with users and evaluate vendor products
  13. Evaluate hardware and software, with the goal of improving and increasingly automating operations
  14. Develop and monitor policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources
  15. Create, maintain, and implement detailed documentation and maintain standard operating procedures
  16. Apply security settings and other commercial security best practices
  17. 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.

TOOLS:

  • Microsoft Windows Server  2008 and newer
  • Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager
  • (SCCM)  2012 and newer
  • Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)  2012 R2 and newer
  • Microsoft 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)

REQUIRED QAULIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant technical discipline and 8 years of overall related experience with a Windows server environment; additional related years of experience is accepted in lieu of a degree
  • Solid hands-on knowledge of Windows and VMWare server administration is required for this position.
  • Maintain and administer a multi-site, multi-farm VMWare environment, which hosts the Windows server on-premises infrastructure using VMWare vSphere 5.5 and newer.
  • Maintain and administer a multi-region, multi-VNet environment, which hosts Windows and Linux servers in the Microsoft Azure Cloud IaaS environment;
  • Maintain the VMWare vSphere infrastructure;
  • Establish, maintain, and monitor VMWare Replicator jobs
  • Very good understanding of Windows Server design, configuration and administration
  • PowerShell Scripting experience
  • 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

DESIRED QUALIFICATION/SKILLS:

  • MCSE certification
  • ITIL training and/or certification
  • Past experience with the Department of Justice
  • 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 is a contingent/temporary position offered through Volt Workforce Solutions. Volt offers competitive compensation, the chance to work with some of the world’s leading companies, and a staff committed to helping you take the next step on your career path.

To learn more about Volt, please visit: http://www.volt.com and to see more of our job postings, please visit: http://jobs.volt.com

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.