Advanced Systems Administrator

Fairfax, VA

Posted: 12/26/2019 Employment Type: Contract Job Industry: Information Technology Job Number: 19-01295

Job Description

CPI is hiring an Advanced System Administrator on a contract-to-possible hire basis for our large defense industry client in Fairfax, VA. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. Citizenship is required. A DoD TS/SCI security clearance is REQUIRED at time of resume submission.

No third-party applicants will be considered. If you are a third-party contracting company, please do not respond to this position.

Our client offers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 13, 000+ top professionals, they partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.

Education Requirement:
Bachelor' s degree in Computer Science, a related field or equivalent experience is required plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master' s degree plus 3 years of relevant experience. All education requirements are verified. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

  • Responsible for managing the functionality and efficiency of a group of computers running on one or more operating systems.
  • Maintains the integrity and security of servers and systems
  • Serves as a front line interface to users with technical issues
  • Makes recommendations for hardware and software purchases
  • Interacts with third-party technology vendors and internal database staff
  • Conducts systems analysis and development to keep systems current with changing technologies.
  • Duties may include installing new software, troubleshooting, granting permissions to applications and training users.
  • The Network/Server System Administrator is responsible for the day-to-day support of Network, Workstation, and Server services.
  • Performs administration of physical and virtualized servers.
  • Performs hardening, applying STIGS, patches, and AV updates on Networks, Workstations, and Servers.
  • Responsible for replacing End Of Life equipment.
  • Responsible for the configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting of physical and virtual hardware.
  • Configures, maintains and troubleshoots network related interfaces on servers
    Performs OS and vendor software patching on servers.
  • Monitors Physical and Virtual Servers performance using monitoring tools.
  • Executes plans, designs, and implements necessary configurations to ensure compliance with back-up and disaster recovery policies, procedures for servers.
  • Executes Security Compliancy processes and policies
    Researches and troubleshoots Server technical issues and communicates status to Server team and stakeholders.

  • Broad application of principles, theories, and concepts in applicable discipline, plus working knowledge of other related fields.
  • Windows Administration
  • Linux Administration (nice to have)
  • Network Administration
  • STIG and other security compliance requirements
  • Scanning software experience
  • As the Subject Matter Expert have the ability to mentor others on administrating the server environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with non-technical and technical audiences, and IT leadership.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a wide range of individuals including technical and non-technical staff, and IT leadership.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement project plans for upgrades and system enhancements.
  • Demonstrated ability to write policies, procedures, and create system documentation.
  • Enhanced troubleshooting skills within the Server OS as well as both networking and storage technologies.
  • Must have hands-on experience developing, deploying and supporting large-scale enterprise server solutions.
  • Working knowledge to create and run scripts to automate repetitive processes.

Meet Your Recruiter

Brad Blue
Director of IT Business Development

With a reputation for delivering creative and cost-effective programming within the workforce solutions industry, Brad is a results oriented, seasoned business development professional with Contract Professionals, Inc. He effectively leads the company’s IT Division, to deliver sophisticated IT talent to a diverse and growing client base. 

Brad comes with 19 years of industry experience, working with some of the largest and most well respected international companies in the world. He possesses management oversight experience from a local to a national level; executing creative and complex workforce solutions to Fortune 15 - Fortune 5000 companies.

Brad enjoys connecting deserving job seekers to their desired professions.He’s successfully delivered 1000's of skilled candidates to hiring managers in the financial services, telecom, health care, education and aerospace/defense industries.

Brad is also an expert at client relationship development and management. He is known, industry wide for his ability and willingness to place a high value on client satisfaction. He does this by conducting regular audits of the workforce solutions he delivers to his clients. If there is a better or most cost effective way to do it, he’ll find it and deliver.

Brad is a true problem solver and long-term relationship builder, with a keen eye for talented human resources.

Brad grew up in a Phoenix suburb. When he is not working, he enjoys trying new sports & activities with his large family.

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