IT Administrator III

IT Administrator III

02 Sep 2021
Virginia, Fairfaxva, 22038 Fairfaxva USA

IT Administrator III

IT Administrator III

We are looking for highly motivated individuals with the ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders and team members and who possess strong IT knowledge. You will apply specialized platform technical expertise in troubleshooting performance issues, system failures, security events, etc. You will maintain overall system security, upgrade software, perform capacity planning, tune systems performance parameters, perform project management, develop, and test disaster recovery plans. You will help to champion platform technologies to drive efficiencies and positive business outcomes. IT Automation is vital to the team. You will drive systems level automation for provisioning and configuration enforcement as well as introducing administrative efficiencies with the use of scripting and other technologies.

Job Responsibilities

  • Designs and builds complex information technology and system infrastructures.

  • Focus on identifying, assessing, and developing scripted solutions (PowerShell, Bash, Python, or other scripting languages) to address IT business and mission use cases across a variety of vendor and in-house solutions to maximize task automation through scripting.

  • Leverage advanced Microsoft PowerShell features and concepts to enhance enterprise-grade IT solutions using Infrastructure as Code (IAC), Configuration as Code (CAC), scripted deployments and installations, and Desired State Configurations (DSCs).

  • Build and maintain a clean and lightweight code repository for all production code.

  • Conducts analysis including planning, designing, and evaluating a variety of complex information technology tools.

  • Implements various applications of a highly complex nature.

  • Administers and runs complex tests on operating system and related software.

  • Schedules, performs, and monitors system backups and, when necessary, performs data recoveries.

  • Performs root cause analysis and diagnostics on the more unique or complex production systems.

  • Identifies opportunities for process improvements and works with team members to implement efficiencies.

  • Actively engaged in the planning and designing of new platforms and integrating new technologies into existing infrastructure.

  • Effectively creates and maintains relevant systems documentation and user guides.

  • Acts as a mentor to junior team members by providing guidance and expertise on Script writing, best practices, and code reviews.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or a related field or equivalent relevant experience

  • 7-10 years of experience in information technology, systems administration or other IT related field (preferably experience with Microsoft PowerShell experience)

  • Security+ (ITIL certification preferred)

Other Job Specific Skills

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Operating Systems and products that include Microsoft Windows, Windows Servers, Microsoft Office365 and SharePoint, Microsoft Teams.

  • Advanced knowledge of Linux server operating systems and supporting applications for administration and maintenance.

  • Applies standard methodology, techniques, procedures, and criteria.

  • Ability to analyze, troubleshoot and resolve complex system hardware, software, or networking related problems.

  • Ability to plan and coordinate the deployment of new technology and resolve technical problems individually and as a senior project participant.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Exceptional script writing, code review, and integration skills.

  • Advanced experience with cloud infrastructure, digital workspace, and storage technology.

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft PowerShell preferably with .net tool sets.

  • Proficiency with scripting languages like: Bash, Batch, Java, PowerShell, Python, or other system administration-related languages.

  • Microsoft SQL Server experience preferred.

  • Microsoft SharePoint administration experience preferred.

  • Network administrative experience with Cisco and cisco-like equipment preferred.

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