||Systems Administrator, IV
Systems Administrator IV
Systems Administrator IV
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This position will
work as an integral part of the Classified Information Technology Operations Team
providing technical expertise in the support of RAND’s classified local area
network services. This position will operate and maintain various IT technologies
including server operating systems, Cisco switches, VMWare, and network storage.
Responsibilities include, but are
not limited to:
- Install and maintain
Microsoft Server and Red Hat Linux Server Operating Systems;
- Configure and maintain
Active Directory settings including Group Policy Objects, DNS, DHCP, and Sites –
- Install and maintain Cisco switches with basic network
configurations such as VLANs and Access Control Lists;
- Analyze and provide network and
system performance monitoring and reporting;
- Diagnose and troubleshoot of network,
systems of hardware and software problems. Act as an escalation resource for
problem resolution, solving difficult and complicated of technical problems in the
field of expertise;
- Complete a wide range of systems and network service
requests; ensure the highest levels of customer satisfaction and network availability;
- Implement multiple
and simultaneous new technology related initiatives and solutions;
- Collaborate with other
Information Services groups and RAND departments in the evaluations, customization,
adaptation, implementation and security of infrastructure hardware and software
systems, services and networks;
- Adhere to ITIL best practices including Change Management,
Problem Management and Service and Support standards;
- Implement technical controls, regulations
and processes required by organizational security practices and Department of Defense
Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs);
- Prepare network, servers, and workstations
for announced and unannounced audits from regulators agencies; account for and report
on thousands of auditable technical configurations and controls;
- Other duties as assigned.
- High skill level with Linux and Windows Servers, SAN
& NAS storage, ESX;
- Minimum of 5 years’
experience with Linux and Windows in environments that follow strict security and
- Solid understanding
of DNS, TCP/IP, HTTP, DHCP, server virtualization, and Active Directory;
of resources and practices in the security community and current on changing requirements
- Ability to adjust quickly, adapt to changing priorities
and take initiative and own the task;
attention to detail with excellent communications skills, both verbal and written;
to work well independently and as part of a team and with strong organization skills.
BA/BS degree. Exceptional
related work experience and skills may be considered in-lieu of a four-year degree.
This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain security and technical
certifications including Security+ and Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator.
Minimum of 5 years’ experience
This position requires
the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
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