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System Administrator
Ref No.: 18-03823
Location: McLean, Virginia
Position Type:Direct Placement
Pay Rate : $ 70,000.00 - 80,000.00 /Year
System Administrator
McLean VA
This individual is responsible for providing assistance for the company's corporate IT systems. The specific responsibilities include the support of the company's server infrastructure including hardware, operating system, networking, backup infrastructure, application-support, desktop support for corporate and remote users, hosted VoIP support, hosted email support and hosted audio/video conferencing support.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform a wide range of system administration duties on IT database, application, and other servers including install, debug, maintain, upgrade, and general support.
  • Proactive monitoring of all servers, applications and services using a combination of tools to ensure high availability and SLA's.
  • Perform regular and on-demand system backups and recoveries.
  • Assist in developing, implementing, testing and maintaining server level disaster recovery plans.
  • Collect and review system data for capacity and planning purposes.
  • Interface with vendors for procurement & maintenance of all IT infrastructures.
  • Manage & troubleshoot networks, intranet & internet connectivity throughout the organization
  • Troubleshoot hardware, software and network operating system
  • Provide orientation to new users of existing technology
  • Provide individual training and support on request
  • Provide recommendations about accessing information and support
  • Maintain current and accurate inventory of technology hardware, software and resources
  • Troubleshoot all technology issues
  • Maintain log and/or list of required repairs and maintenance
  • Research current and potential resources and services and make purchase recommendations
  • Provide network access to all staff
  • Install work stations to include all hardware and software set ups as well as network accounts and passwords
  • Monitor security of all technology
  • Install and maintain Foolproof and passwords
  • Input and maintain IP addresses
  • Advise staff of security breach and/or change in password or security status
  • Ensure installation of lock out program
  • Identify and prepare hardware for disposal and properly strip and secure in that process

Required knowledge, skills & abilities
  • Strong server management experience
  • Experience within an environment that has audit requirements
  • Experience as a working manager; comfortable in a hands-on role
  • Experience managing a Windows XP and Windows 7 desktop environment (PC and printer support)
  • Experience administering a VMware environment
  • Working knowledge of Cisco Routers, Switches and VoIP phones

Preferred knowledge, skills & abilities
  • Ability to multi-task and manage time with little supervision
  • Advanced knowledge of installations, upgrades and troubleshooting of Windows Server 2000/2003 & Web application Servers. Experience with Active Directory highly desirable
  • Advanced database administration skills including backups/restores, monitoring DB performance, running SQL scripts to monitor the system and modify tables when required. Knowledge of MySQL server administration and troubleshooting highly desirable.
  • Working knowledge of web application security, understanding of vulnerabilities and countermeasures
  • Strong technical aptitude and ability to research & solve complex issues independently.
  • Ability to effectively communicate issues and resolutions to all levels of the organization

Education/Experience
  • Bachelor's degree preferred (or equivalent experience)
  • 6+ years of business experience in a high energy environment
  • Some Linux experience, with willingness to become proficient in Linux
  • Minimum 2-3 years' experience in Systems Administration
  • At least 2-3 years' experience with Hardware & networking