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Sr Systems and Network Administrator

Company: BlueAlly, LLC
Location: Sterling
Posted on: March 3, 2019

Job Description:

We have a new job requirement. If interested, kindly send me your updated resume with the below filled skill matrix ASAP. Job Title: Sr Systems and Network Administrator Duration: 12 Months Contract Location: Sterling, VA Overview This Systems Administrator role is a hands on intermediate level technical role within the Registry IT team servicing the Registry application and associated server and network infrastructure. The role is primarily charged with maintaining the performance and availability of the Client''s production services located both within Australia and the USA, ensuring that these production services meet or exceed their prescribed SLAs. The role involves developing an understanding of the design and implementation of both Production and Non Production Services and associated systems including how they function end to end. The role requires a highly technical IT Infrastructure understanding, and is part of a small agile team implementing and supporting highly available, secure, automated and monitored deployments. The Systems Administrator must take all necessary steps to avoid unplanned system outages including undertaking preventative maintenance, lifecycle and risk management, security and capacity planning. The role also includes rapid-response after-hours support in case of an incident, following standard ITIL incident and problem resolution processes. Key Areas of Responsibility The following are general indicators for the Systems Administrator. From time to time these performance indicators may vary and additional indicators may be added. T h e Systems Administrator's primary responsibility is to (in conjunction with other members of the level 2 support group) ensure continuity of service for our customers with a strong focus on both the application and infrastructure which involves: Service Availability Ensure that the availability of all Client''s Production Services is maintained at the highest possible level. Examples of tasks that may be required to maintain Service Availability include ensuring: Network Availability (capacity and maintenance) Server Availability (capacity and maintenance) Appropriate Backup facilities are in place and functioning Sufficient redundancy for critical components Appropriate monitoring and early warning systems are in place and functioning Suggestions for improvements are made, and where appropriate, implemented Service Performance Ensure that the performance of all Neustar Services are maintained at the highest possible level. Examples of tasks that may be required to maintain Service Performance include: Regular Network Maintenance Regular Server Maintenance Analysis of critical paths to identify bottlenecks Suggestions for improvements are made, and where appropriate, implemented Appropriate monitoring and early warning systems are in place and functioning, including maintaining historical records Service Security Ensure that the security of all Client''s Services is maintained at the highest possible level. Examples of tasks that may be required to maintain Service Security include: Performing regular security audits Ensuring that all software and hardware is kept up to date with the latest patches Suggest, and where appropriate, implement improvements Implement appropriate policies and procedures Appropriate monitoring and early warning systems are in place and functioning Process and Procedures Ensure that the Processes and Procedures involving all Client''s Production Services are kept up to date, and are being followed appropriately. These procedures include, but are not limited to: Incident, Problem and Change Management Release Management Security Procedures Network and Systems Documentation Standard Operating Procedures Documentation Ensure that appropriate diagrams documentation describing all facets of the production environment are kept up to date with all changes and to a high standard. Documentation includes, but is not limited to: Network diagrams Server configuration documents As-is and To-be technical designs Knowledgebase articles Backup and Recovery Ensure that all Systems configurations have fully functional offsite backups which are checked daily and restore-tested on a quarterly basis. The Systems Administrators are responsible for the Disaster Recovery readiness of the server configuration and will assist and advise the IT Manager as to the readiness of these systems. Quality Management System The Company is committed to maintaining a Quality Management System. The Quality Management System identifies those activities within the Company's business processes which are critical to the achievement of necessary statutory requirements, internal performance, standards, and customer expectations. Your role supports the principles of quality management, which is to: Provide a platform for continuous improvement, compliance and achievement of best practice in developing and managing our services, and Capture and improve on our set of core policies, procedures and business support tools that govern the service delivery to our customers, clients and employees. Information Security Management System As an organization that is at the forefront of Information Technology innovation and change, the Company has implemented an Information Security Management System. The purpose of the Information Security Management System is to protect the information assets of the Company against all threats, internal or external, incidental or otherwise by establishing, implementing, executing, monitoring, evaluating, maintaining and improving the Information Security Management System. All employees are responsible for implementing the Company's security policies and protecting information, and each have an obligation to provide support to the management principles prescribed by the policies and rules. Key Skills, Experience and Knowledge 2-3 years of experience in a similar role Knowledge and experience of all facets of Linux/Unix administration Knowledge and experience of all facets of Network administration Basic Application support, testing, debugging Shell and/or Perl scripting Networking (routing, TCP/ IP etc Server and storage hardware Network switching, firewalls and routing (Cisco and Juniper) Strong understanding of DNS, SMTP, NTP services Web services administration (e.g. Apache, Tomcat, etc) Network Load Balancers (F5) Database and SQL experience highly beneficial (MySQL and Oracle) Nagios or similar monitoring systems Puppet or similar configuration management VMware and other Hypervisors Strong analytical skills Strong aptitude to learning new skills Experience with Agile development and Continuous Integration/Deployment beneficial Please email your MS Word resume to and complete the skills-matrix below Full name: Degree Major: Total IT exp: Total Systems Administration exp: Total Network Administration exp: Total Linux/Unix Administration exp: Please Specify: Total Shell or Perl Scripting exp: Total Networking (routing, TCP/ IP etc: Total exp in Server and storage hardware: Total exp in Network switching, firewalls and routing (Cisco and Juniper): Total exp in DNS, SMTP, NTP services: Total exp in Web services administration (e.g. Apache, Tomcat, etc): Total Puppet or similar configuration management: Please Specify Total exp in VMware and other Hypervisors: Are you US Citizen/GC/Other? Plz Specify: Expected Annual Salary: Email: Skype ID: Cell#: Home#: Best time to reach you: Availability: A) Phone Interview: B) Face to Face Interview: C) Start Date: Current City and State: Current Location residential address: Willing to relocate:

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