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Applications Support Specialist - Senior

Company: Peraton
Location: Sterling
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Peraton Overview:
Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world's leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can't be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

Responsibilities:
Seeking an Application Support Specialist - Senior to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Rosslyn, VA or Herndon, VA, as preferred. The qualified applicant will become part of Department of State (DOS) Consular Affairs Enterprise Infrastructure Operations (CAEIO) Program, for the Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA). This initiative is intended to provide IT Operations and Maintenance to modernized and legacy networks, applications, and databases supporting CA services globally.

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Responsibilities:
--- Operates and maintains CA environment.
--- Works with EIO database and infrastructure teams, other contractor teams and partner organizations to establish and maintain CA systems.
--- Performs root cause analysis and documents all existing and potential problems and outages associated with corrective actions.
--- Ensures that all problems/incidents are logged into the Ticket Management System and managed.
--- Participate in planning meetings to execute proactive system upgrades and new technology implementations.
--- Update government task manager (GTM) on production issues and itiatives.
--- Actively look for opportunities to automate routine processes.

Standard Operating Procedures
--- Review SOPs for procedures related to maintaining CA operational capability.
--- Work with staff to document procedures

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Staff
--- Ensure staff is trained in procedures and responsibilities
--- Ensure staff is actively monitoring system and responding to incidents as reported. Special attention paid to systems that are not part of automatic monitoring.

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Monitoring
--- Identify CA components that can be monitored by with Zabbix/Grafana/Splunk dashboards and alerts, or other systems as identified.
--- Coordinate with monitoring team on updates to CA servers and configurations that affect monitoring services (new/removed servers, sites)

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Deployments
--- Coordinate with development and database teams on planning and implementation of upgraded or new components
--- Maintain list of scheduled production events - ensure timing does not conflict with operations requirements
--- Provide required notifications of upcoming deployments

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Reporting
--- Provide weekly activity report of recent and upcoming activity. Identify issues that need to be addressed
--- Provide weekly supplements of a incidents handled by staff
--- Provide daily notification of today's activities, on-going or just-completed incidents, and imminent upcoming events

Qualifications:
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
--- Requires US Citizenship and at a minimum an active SECRET Government Security Clearance with the ability to obtain TOP SECRET.

--- Requires 5 to 8 years with BS/BA or 3 to 5 years with MS/MA or 0 to 2 years with PhD.
--- Bachelor's Degree and 5+ years of experience in application support.

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
--- Experience working with Department of State

For Colorado Residents:
Colorado Salary Minimum: $69,180.80
Colorado Salary Maximum:$(phone number removed)

The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position, and is just one component of Peraton's total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, Peraton provides a variety of benefits to employees.

Keywords: Peraton, Sterling , Applications Support Specialist - Senior, Other , Sterling, Virginia

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