System Administrator (NCI)

Location
21701, Frederick
Posted
Mar 12, 2018
Ref
650094
Hotbed
BioCapital
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of Enterprise Information Technology (EIT) is to develop an enterprise-level, consolidated information technology infrastructure that provides exceptional IT capabilities to the Frederick National Labs for Cancer Research (NCI-Frederick/FNLCR) in support of basic, translational, and clinical cancer and AIDS research.  The IT Operations Group (ITOG) is a part of Enterprise Information Technology (EIT) within Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.  ITOG is responsible for computational servers, storage servers, virtual machine infrastructure, and the FNLCR network. ITOG focuses on implementing enterprise IT best practices in the areas of computational services, storage, backup, and archiving; batch and application support; server consolidation and virtualization; network infrastructure; unification of voice, teleconferencing, and video communication technologies; and improved infrastructure for collocation of dedicated servers.

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

The System Administrator will:

The Information Technology Operations Group, part of Enterprise Information Technology, is responsible for information technology infrastructure, including high performance computing, enterprise storage and advanced telecommunications at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research. This position will provide technical support and solutions to the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research centered on Linux and Windows based technologies in a VMware environment.

The following tasks will need to be performed: 

  • Provide system management and administration functions, including requirements analysis, systems configuration and performance monitoring
  • Responsible for ensuring the availability, reliability and security of Linux and Windows operating systems in a VMware environment as well as in a physical environment
  • Install and maintains hardware, software, and applications
  • Evaluate user needs or problems and takes appropriate action to resolve them
  • Implement proof of concept models for new technologies prior to release in to the production environment
  • Monitor system performance and makes adjustments to the system software or hardware when required
  • Participate in the integration of hardware and software which will include interfacing with hardware and software vendors for support
  • Adhere to configuration management principles across development, stage, and production environments
  • Migrate and upgrade Linux, Windows, and EXSi systems nearing end of support

Qualifications:

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

This is a dual level requisition.  It may be filled at either the level III or IV

For the Level III position:

  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • In addition to the education requirements, a minimum of five (5) years of experience in Technical experience building and maintaining VMware, vSphere, and vCenter environments working with ESX/ESXi
  • Technical experience designing VMware, vSphere, and vCenter environments working with ESX/ESXi
  • Assists VMware infrastructure configuration and VMWare application software and Virtual Server network configurations
  • Technical experience in implementing and supporting Windows servers
  • Scripting experience with PowerShell

For the Level IV position:

  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education).  Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • In addition to the educational requirements, a minimum of eight (8) years of Technical experience with RedHat/CentOS or other Linux distributions
  • Excellent problem management and troubleshooting skills and abilities to diagnose and resolve VMware system related problems
  • Technical proficiency in implementing and supporting Windows servers
  • Proficient in PowerShell, perl, or python
  • Develops and maintains detailed and accurate documentation of VMware-related procedures
  • Medium level understanding of system and application security

All candidates must have the following:

  • Experience in installing and maintaining hardware, software, and applications
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills 
  • Understanding of IT systems best practices such as ITIL and the implementation of these practices, including the documentation and testing of systems
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Experience with hyperconverged technologies strongly considered
  • Experience with Cisco UCS and/or HPE blade technologies
  • Experience in supporting an Active Directory Environment
  • Medium level understanding of TCP/IP based networking
  • MySQL, mariadb, MS SQL, or Oracle experience is a plus
  • Moderate skills with Microsoft Office products
  • VMware certifications are a plus
  • Windows certificates are a plus
  • Security certifications are a plus

Expected competencies:

  • Build new VMs using vSphere client
  • Deploy new VMs from templates using vSphere
  • Monitor system performance and make adjustments to hardware and/or software to mitigate problems
  • Create, review, and update Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Service Level Agreements (SLA)
  • Update patches of operating systems including Windows, Linux, ESXi
  • Migrate and upgrade Linux and Windows systems