Systems/Server Administrator

Blackwatch - McLean, VA (30+ days ago)

Blackwatch International Corporation (Blackwatch), founded in 2010, is a Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) providing Information Technology, Cyber, Language, Intelligence and Professional services to the DoD/IC markets. We’re headquartered in McLean, Virginia with satellite offices located in Carmichael, California and O’Fallon, Illinois. Position location(s): Sacramento, California (multiple locations around McClellan Park). Relocation assistance is not available. Position Type: Full-Time Education: Any technical Associate’s, Bachelor's or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field; and/or equivalent formal military training and 3+ years of related experience Years of Experience: 3-5 years of relevant IT experience Minimum Security Clearance Requirement: United States Citizenship is mandatory. This position requires an Active SECRET within past 5 years. Required Certifications: Mandatory DoD 8570.01-M Certification: IAT Level II (Security +CE or Higher) Position Summary The Systems/Server Administrator is a member of a technically skilled contractor team supporting a Department of Defense (DoD) client at multiple locations in the McClellan Park area of Sacramento, California. The Systems/Server Administrator functions within a Systems/Server Operations Team and is responsible for a broad set of duties and responsibilities as well as accomplishing all tasks assigned by a Senior Systems/Server Administrator, Technical Lead or Program/Project Manager. Under general supervision, the Systems/Server Administrator performs a variety of systems management functions including the administration, installation, maintenance, usage, performance and day-to-day operation of all classified and unclassified client systems/servers.

  • Install, test, monitor and maintain networking equipment, servers and user workstations
  • Monitor network and systems to ensure sustained trouble-free operations
  • Diagnose and fix problems with the network including all hardware, software and infrastructure
  • Evaluate connectivity issues, equipment, and software
  • Modify configurations, utilities, software, command language programs and network start up files, etc.
  • Perform data backups
  • Assist in developing and maintaining system redundancy and fail over plans for assigned networks
  • Manage network E-mail functions
  • Respond to requests for IT support
  • Set up equipment for new users and establish new user accounts on the network granting access to required network files and programs
  • Assist IA team members in maintaining network security by ensuring that security compliance procedures are implemented and enforced
  • Assist IA team members with implementing counter-measures or mitigating controls
  • Assist with fully documenting internal procedures and ensuring all solutions are in compliance with applicable security requirements
  • Assist in the preparation of a variety of network resource reports
  • Keep inventory of equipment, software, and licenses
  • Demonstrate concern for timeliness and attention-to-detail on every task
  • Implement client-established network policies, procedures, and standards
  • Update job knowledge of relevant technology by seeking out training opportunities; reading professional publications; participating in professional organizations
  • Coordinate with Technical Lead to determine additional training requirements
  • Provide on-call and weekend support when needed

  • Position is Full-time (40 hours) and may require non-standard shift [0930 – 1800], Monday – Friday
  • Position requires on-call and weekend support for planned or unplanned system downtime
  • Prior experience with Federal government organizations (DoD, Civilian agencies) mandatory
  • Any technical Associate’s, Bachelor's or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field; and/or equivalent formal military training and 3+ years of related experience
  • Mandatory DoD 8570.01-M Certification: IAT Level II (Security +CE or Higher)
  • Must have Microsoft (MS) Windows Server 2008 or 2012 R2 certification and be willing/able to pass the upgrade exam to MS Server 2016, OR
  • Must have passed at least one MCSA Windows Server 2016 Exam [70-740, 70-741 and 70-742] and be willing/able to pass remaining exam(s) within six months.
  • 3-5 years of relevant IT experience
  • Experience working with network and server management software
  • 2+ years’ experience on multiple platforms preferred (Windows, Unix, Linux – with Microsoft Windows as the primary)
  • Familiarity with the following: Cisco products, Network Monitoring Tools, Windows Domain, Telnet, DHCP, WINS, DNS, TCP/IP, Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange Server using Internet Mail Services (SMTP), Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and Virtual LANs (VLANs)
  • Professional, team‐focused attitude and courteous towards peers, supervisors and customers
  • Able to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
  • Ability to physically stand, bend, squat, and lift equipment
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching certification is a plus
  • Passing score on Microsoft Exam 70-345; Designing and Deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 is a very big plus