Job Description :
Title: Senior Systems Administrator - W2 or 1099 - F2F Interview
Location: Washington, DC, United States
Length: Long term

Job Description:

W2 or 1099 Only - No c2c * F2F Interview - reasonable expenses will be paid for F2F Interview *

Responsibilities:

1. The System Administrator (SA) is responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of computer hardware and software and related infrastructure.
2. Participates in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure.
3. Ensures that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to District policies, standards, and guidelines.
4. Systems administration engineering and provisioning, operations and support, maintenance and research and development to ensure continual innovation.
5. Installs new / rebuild existing servers and configures hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements.
6. Performs daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups.
7. Performs regular security monitoring to identify any possible intrusions.
8. Performs daily backup operations, ensuring all required file systems and system data are successfully backed up to the appropriate media, recovery tapes or disks are created, and media is recycled and sent off site as necessary.
9. Perform regular file archival and purge as necessary.
10. Creates, changes, and deletes user accounts per request.
11. Provides Tier III/other support per request from various constituencies.
12. Investigates and troubleshoots issues.
13. Diagnoses and recovers from hardware or software failures.
14. Coordinates and communicates with impacted constituencies.
15. Applies operating system (OS) patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrades administrative tools and utilities
16. Configures / adds new services as necessary.
17. Upgrades and configures system software that supports infrastructure applications or Asset Management applications per project or operational needs.
18. Maintains operational, configuration, or other procedures.
19. Performs periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning.
20. Performs ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required.
21. Configures central processing unit (CPU), memory, and disk partitions as required.
22. Maintains data center environmental and monitoring equipment.
16+ yrs installing and configuring system hardware/software in an enterprise environment
16+ yrs installing operating system (OS) patches and upgrades

Required Skills

16+ yrs monitoring networks to ensure security and availability
16+ yrs performing daily backups
16+ yrs troubleshooting server and other hardware issues
Bachelor’s degree in IT or related field or equivalent experience
Must be able to perform server migrations and system updates
BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent