Senior Systems Engineer

Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 10-30-2017


Duties/Responsibilities:
 
1.1 Administration for Windows, Linux & Cisco
 Windows server installation, configuration and administration
  • Linux server installation, configuration and administration
  • Cisco router, switch and firewall installation, configuration and administration
  • Manage on and off site tape backups
  • Manage dedicated fiber network linking servers with SAN devices
  • Comprehensive support for Oracle DBA and Developer staffs
  • Comprehensive support for Stata/SAS Programmers
  • Prepare weekly reports on work activities, accomplishments, and the status of projects
 
1.2 Windows System Administration
 
Building and administrating Microsoft Windows Servers
  • Building and administrating a VMware vSphere Essentials for an IaaS environment
  • Building and using Windows remote Activation Servers
  • Patching servers using Shavlik
  • Maintaining an Active Directory to push security settings to servers
  • Configuring HP Blade Systems and Virtual Connects or equivalent
  • Managed storage on HP EVA and 3Par storage systems or equivalent
  • Called support vendors and oversaw hardware repairs
  • Configured and maintained a Symantec Endpoint Security Server
  • Administered servers running MS SQL Server and aided in simple tasks to maintain the database
  • Have used a Systems Change Request system for change approvals
  • Written scripts to synchronize directories using Beyond Compare or a similar tool
  • Managed jobs in the task scheduler
  • Managed a server remote control system with SolarWinds
  • DameWare Remote Support or similar software
  • Configured individual and group level access to files and directories
  • Process log information to a log aggregation system such as ArcSight
  • Built and maintained an HP Systems Insight Manager (SIM) server – and registered the following OS’ to report state and confirmation information dynamically: Linux/Windows Servers
  • Maintained a DNS server and configured zone transfers
  • Managed a Certificate Authority server and installed certificates for SSL
  • Managed Web servers using IIS
 
1.3 Linux System Administration
 
  • Building and administrating Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers
  • Building and administrating Red Hat Enterprise Linux Servers
  • Using GFS2, KVM, and clustering Linux systems
  • Patching and building servers using Red Hat Network Satellite Server
  • Configuring HP Blade Systems and Virtual Connects or equivalent
  • Managed storage on HP EVA and 3Par storage systems or equivalent
  • Configuring zones on HP/Brocade Fiber Switches or equivalent
  • Monitoring server hardware health, OS state and network connectivity, real-time and via SMTP e-mail notifications
  • Managing data and systems backups using NetBackup and tapes
  • Configuring and maintaining Snort IDS devices
  • Used Putty, Xming and WinSCP on Windows desktops
  • Leveraging Systems Change Request system for change approvals
  • Development of complex Unix shell scripts and managed cron jobs
  • Configured individual and group level access to files and directories
  • Loaded data from a wide verity of devices and formats
  • Disaster recovery planning and implementation
  • Supporting SAS, Stata and R, or equivalent econometric application, in a Red Hat Linux environment
  • Administrating Oracle RH Linux Virtualization
  • Configured LDAP based authentication using Centrify or equivalent
 
1.4 Cisco System and Network Administration
 
  • Cisco router design, installation, configuration, and administration using EIGRP
  • Cisco switch design, installation, configuration, and administration, layer 3 with HSRP for fail-over
  • Cisco firewall design, installation, configuration, and administration with QoS
  Minimum Qualifications:
 
The Contractor shall provide qualified personnel to perform all requirements specified in this SOW. Candidate shall have the knowledge, skills, experience and demonstrated competence in the system applications and technologies outlined in the SOW. Contractor shall provide evidence that its key personnel possess the following skill set:
 
  • A Bachelor’s Degree*
  • At least ten (10) years of experience installing, configuring and administering Windows servers, Red Hat Linux servers and Cisco routers, Cisco network gear, switches and firewalls. *
  • Experience providing technical support for disaster recovery planning and implementation.
  • Familiarity with zones on HP/Brocade Fiber Switches or equivalent.
  • Familiarity with SolarWinds network monitoring, design, installation, configuration, and administration.
  • In- depth knowledge, skill, ability, and experience designing, developing and implementing enterprise-level server platform for technologies specified in the duties and responsibilities section
  • Experience preparing and delivering reports, presentations, and briefings for senior management.
  • Experience demonstrating collaboration with technical staff, professional staff, and executive management.
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