Abacus Technology is seeking a Systems Administrator to provide technical support for the US Air Forces Central Command (AFCENT) Directorate of Intelligence (A2) at Al Udeid AB.
This is a full-time position.
Perform standard system administration (installation, configuration, operation, management, troubleshooting, repairing, upgrading, inspecting and maintaining) for servers and desktop systems including administration of all core and functional services / systems for all of the organization's networks.
Administer core and non-core services, and support core and functional servers for JWICS, Secure Internet Protocol Router, Non-Secure Internet Protocol Router, Computing Services Directorate, and Combined Regional Information Exchange System networks.
Core services include Exchange, file shares, Symantec Anti-Virus, system backups, Domain Naming Service, etc. Provide software and firmware maintenance.
Create and manage user directories on the workstations / servers. Manage print services and Internet Protocol addresses for the printers.
Manage virus scanning software and updates. Perform scheduled and preventive maintenance on core servers, network equipment, and desktop systems.
Provide support to ensure a secure operating environment by monitoring user access and adherence to established policies and procedures.
Ensure compliance with all security driven tasking orders. Load, configure and install operating systems for all Windows-based servers.
Build / test new Personal Computer client configurations. Ensure adequate security measures are applied to servers / clients to ensure network protection.
Perform backups, restorations, and recovery of workstations / servers. Assist government personnel to conduct site visit request to include those for accreditation and security assistance.
Detect, analyze, and resolve hardware, operating system, and software issues. Provide recommendations for commercial off-the-shelf (COTs) application upgrades and implementation of new applications.
Immediately report all detected or known attempts of unapproved hardware / software installations or changes to the work center Government Technical Representative, COR, and PM.
Support USAFCENT network monitoring and analysis tools. Provide desktop / server and software application integration. Provide technical staff assistance of all assigned projects pertaining to server inter-operability and integration requirements.
Provide support in managing domains to ensure proper collections, advertisements, and packages are properly distributed to keep client and servers properly patched and compliant with directives.
Provide support in performing account management and work with the ISM.Perform Quality Assurance testing on all configuration changes shall be performed prior to modification of production system.
Monitor help desk ticketing system for all in-coming requests for service and ensure that all actions taken are properly documented.
Maintain and update appropriate system administrator documentation, continuity, training, knowledge transfer for each assigned system.
Provide administrative, security, disaster recovery, backup data storage, scheduling, scripting and performance tuning functions, using common system administration tools, Perl and shell scripts.
Monitor workstations / server logs for errors and failures and perform appropriate troubleshooting and maintenance. Perform workstation / server configuration management and documentation.
Detect, analyze, and resolve problems associated with hardware, operating systems, and applications software. Perform backups and restorations of workstations / servers.
Support site visits to include those for accreditation and security assistance. Document system administration procedures and instructions.
Monitor help desk ticketing system for all incoming requests for server and application service to ensure that all actions taken are properly documented.
Keep up with current technological developments by researching new software upgrades to workstations / servers for familiarity.
Develop and submit a Server and System Administration Monthly Status Report. Respond to OCONUS emergency outages.
3+ years experience in system administration for a Windows environment. Must be Security+ CE certified (or other certification in compliance with DoD 8570 IAT Level II).
Must hold Oracle Solaris System Administrator certification. Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining servers with thorough knowledge of Microsoft technologies.
Experience with Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012R2, and 2016. Experience with Active Directory and Group Policy Objects. Able to assess server infrastructure and configuration and identify areas for improvement, and recommend solutions.
Experience with security as it pertains to server infrastructure, desktops, laptops, servers, firewalls, routers, and intrusion detection systems (IDS).
Must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Experience administering servers in a virtualized production environment.
Experience with DoD IT environment and networks. Must have good communication skills and an ability to conceptualize server infrastructures and configurations.
Must be a US citizen and hold a Top Secret clearance with a current SCI or SCI eligibility (TS / SCI).
Applicants selected will be subject to any Executive Orders regarding vaccination mandates for Federal government contractors.