Senior System Administrator
(a) Responsibilities/Duties. Lead Contractor employee responsible for system implementation, orchestrating installation and testing. Works with other senior level Contractor technical staff, including Systems Engineers and Technical Analysts, to ensure that the system as designed and implemented meets the overall system objectives. Responsible for the operation and maintenance of IT systems and facilities set up by the Government to provide automated litigation support IT resources to specific cases. Maybe responsible for establishing systems and facilities. For existing systems and facilities, responsible for keeping the systems running; monitoring, analyzing, and optimizing system performance, including making recommendations for improving performance; performing scheduled system backups; assigning user IDs and passwords; allocating and tracking disk space; providing consulting support and advice to, and coordinating with IT users responsible for specific applications/databases on the servers; identifying and ordering needed supplies, hardware, software and accessories; and performing hardware and software upgrades. Implements and enforces system, facility, and data security measures, including resources and procedures for disaster recovery. Administers not only hardware and operating system software, but also database and other applications software. Coordinates with the COR and DOJ technical staff on all these issues, and coordinates with the DOJ office automation network administration staff on issues having to do with the network itself. Supervises and manages subordinate staff. Reports on progress. Develops tools for system-wide use in developing applications; prepares system documentation.
(b) Qualifications. At least five years of hands-on, directly applicable experience actually doing the work of implementing the kinds of systems being set up - e.g., UNIX, Windows, Network Storage Solutions, etc. - will usually be expected. Must have actually have done the work of designing, obtaining equipment and software, installing, integrating, testing, etc., in the environment required. Must have experience with large systems with a complex mix of operating systems and functions. Must have a good understanding of the specific applications and application software, e.g., Oracle, Concordance, etc. CNE certification highly desirable. At least one year of experience setting up large scale database management applications, using the applicable database management software. Experience in storage technology planning, performance capacity planning and modeling, applications planning, human factors issues, distributed processing, and business process analysis. Requires in-depth knowledge of the Government's IT environments, including office automation networks and PC and server based databases and applications. Requires in-depth knowledge of the Government's security requirements. Litigation support experience highly valued. Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Supervisory experience very strongly preferred. Undergraduate degree strongly preferred; preferably in the computer science or management information/technology disciplines.
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