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System Administrator - 24987 in Lanham, MD at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 3/8/2018

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Position Summary

Under general supervision, responsible for the continuous operation of servers, networks and related infrastructure supporting information systems. Installs new software releases, patches, updates and manages the overall configuration to ensure it is up to date and secure. Develops backup and recovery procedures and disaster recovery plans.

Maintains smooth operation of moderately complex multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network administrators. Installs new software releases, system upgrades, evaluates and installs patches and resolves moderately complex software related problems. Uses systems management software to monitor servers and applications, troubleshooting problems and coordinating with other teams when problems occur. Develops, tests and maintains a disaster recovery plan.

Supports applications development project teams with the development of test servers, testing new system configurations and consulting on system performance issues. Tests and evaluates network hardware and software to determine compatibility with current systems. Performs equipment reviews, development of maintenance histories, management and maintenance of hardware inventories. Supports site upgrades, site inspections, site audits, or other site evaluations.

Develops and maintains system documentation. Develops and monitors policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources. Develops network, news, and host security policies. Assigns passwords and monitors uses of resources. Monitors network traffic and makes necessary recommendations for additional resources or hardware. Performs system backups and recovery and other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in related discipline plus at least two years of directly related experience.

Good experience with Microsoft Enterprise products such as Windows Server, Active Directory, Exchange on-prem and DNS. Familiarity with scripting tools such as Powershell, VBscript, and Perl preferred. Comfortable working in a fully virtualized private cloud environment.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities   

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Good analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures used in systems administration.
  • Related technical certifications may be required.
  • A security clearance of an appropriate level may be required after employment .

Diversity Statement

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.