Systems Admin Job Description

Systems Admin Job Description

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Systems admin provides windows Server, Active Directory, VMware, and Tier 2/3 support to government customers and other project team members in a DoD enterprise environment.

Systems Admin Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Expert knowledge of network services/protocols such as SMTP, DNS, DHCP, ipv4
Manage the replication of directory information within the active directory and make any enterprise level changes to the AD directory, such as schema modifications and replicated user data
Work as part of a collaborative team of researchers, project managers, designers, developers, marketers and sales staff
Build consumer-facing products that will become or be part of websites, web applications, native mobile apps and more
Interpret user insights and balance business needs in delivering products
Participate in human-centered design research, including field interviews and user testing
Need to provide first, second, third line core auth and data processing LINUX systems support, 24*7
Support all distributed and storage systems KLO
Support various homegrown applications and solutions (200+ scripts/specifics)
Manage and monitor all installed systems and infrastructure (Linux RHEL based environments)

Systems Admin Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Systems Admin

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ITIL, MCSE, II, IAT, IA, VCP, CE, OS, EMC, SSL

Education for Systems Admin

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the systems admin job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Computer Science, Education, Technical, Engineering, Information Systems, Administration, Science, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Associates

Skills for Systems Admin

Desired skills for systems admin include:

NISPOM
DCID 6/3-ICD 503 information system requirements
DNS
DHCP
Microsoft Windows server and desktop
Networking
DIACAP
Active Directory
Achieving an ATO in an DoD environment
Agile and Scrum methodologies

Desired experience for systems admin includes:

You can demonstrate proof of participation in the open source community, a solid Github portfolio
You add to a collaborative culture that’s all about seeking to understand, life-long learning and shipping awesome stuff
There’s demonstrable proof of ongoing skill-building, completion of online coursework to acquire new programming languages, side projects authored outside of work, You’re eager to learn and use new technology
Proficiency with git or other version control systems
You have a passion for and understanding of journalism and the news business
Manage and react to any alerts for monitored systems

Systems Admin Examples

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Systems Admin Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a systems admin. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for systems admin
  • Responsible for MPIO/DMP configuration for SAN disks using native OS or third party EMC Power path, VERITAS MPIO drivers on Linux and Solaris Servers
  • Manage network accounts according to policies and procedures
  • Able to manage enterprise level systems to include domain controllers, web servers, and/or email services
  • Understands system life-cycle and applies it across an enterprise environment
  • Train Jr
  • Assist in the technical support of the client’s server environment and the applications residing on these servers
  • Mentor System Support Specialist to perform tasks which include but not limited to end-user support, trouble ticket resolution, file-system/disk management, server installation/configuration, and process/procedural updates
  • Participate and lead others in the corporate budget process, forecasts for their department or line of business
  • Serve as an escalation point for Jr
  • Mentors Jr
Qualifications for systems admin
  • You’ve mastered PHP, but you appreciate the elegance of Python
  • You’re no stranger to Apache, Nginx, Linux, tools like Puppet or Chef, AWS, and even more that you’ll introduce our team to
  • Understand all aspects of Corp IT Unix Systems
  • Work with business units and other teams to diagnose complex issues and drive to resolution
  • Help with development and build out of tools and automation projects
  • Work with Vendors and assist in Hardware repair/replacements
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Systems Admin Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of systems admin. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for systems admin
  • Performing PDA, laptop, desktop, and server configuration management and support
  • Using appropriate tools and methods to monitor, evaluate, resolve, and report Antitrust Network system and device problems, including server error detection, notification, and usage statistics
  • Managing and executing the Antitrust Network backup, file auditing, and virus protection strategies, including emergency restoration procedures
  • Providing technical support for specifying, installing, documenting, implementing, monitoring, and resolving problems in the Division’s telecommunication network systems
  • Configuration Management—Adhering to and updating documented Antitrust Network standards and procedures, managing the System Change Request process, ensuring that only authorized personnel make changes to the system configurations and that the appropriate personnel have approved the changes
  • Effecting change to add, delete, and modify user, printer, group, file accounts, rights, and permissions to support daily administration
  • Providing support before, during, and at the conclusion of remote trials or investigations
  • Configuring, installing, and upgrading existing operating system and application program software
  • Performing E-mail systems management
  • Performing out-of-hours system maintenance during the Division’s specified maintenance windows on the 1st and 3rd Friday each month from 9pm to 1am
Qualifications for systems admin
  • 5+ years of Unix System Administration experience involving Solaris/CentOs/RedHat/Ubuntu
  • Experienced with different Monitoring tools such as Nagios, Cacti, Zabbix
  • Experienced with Kickstart for Linux distro and Jumpstart for Solaris
  • Experienced on troubleshooting server system issues and driving for solution
  • Experienced with patching and maintaining systems at correct patch levels in order to maintain PCI compliance
  • Experience with server side lun allocation
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Systems Admin Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a systems admin. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for systems admin
  • 30% Ability to analyze, diagnose, and solve complex technical systems issues related to our product offerings
  • 5% Provide technical support to sales for RFI/RFP/RFB technical responses, including the staging of benchmark/test systems, and identification of software issues
  • 5% Provide input on the implementation of software and make concise recommendations to project managers, project staff and sales managers on technology factors for projects or project pursuits
  • 5% Assist other engineers, project managers, project staff, and sales staff in defining customer technical requirements and specifications for system/product design
  • 5% Works closely with development and the delivery team to ensure the product solution addresses current customer requirements and expectations
  • 5% Documents procedures, policies, proposals, specifications, implementations for project and sales staff to review
  • Perform user and systems administration and maintenance for all four sites
  • Review, test and apply IAVM patches to all Information Systems
  • Review and update security, software, user and system profiles for all Information Systems
  • Perform user and administrator account maintenance
Qualifications for systems admin
  • Familiar with one of the Configuration management tools (Puppet, Chef, Salt, Ansible, etc)
  • Familiar with change control software such as RCS
  • Experience with Virtual Systems(VMware/Openstack)
  • Experience with Solaris containers and Solaris LDOMs
  • Experience with Veritas Cluster server management
  • Experience with different Volume managers such as ZFS, VXVM, LVM
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Systems Admin Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of systems admin. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for systems admin
  • Coordinate with external entities for troubleshooting, analysis and repair of Information Systems and Provide customer support
  • Ensure the servers/clients are backed up, and that the server/client data is secure from unauthorized access
  • Perform basic programming and/or scripting
  • Upgrade and/or configuring software, hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, in accordance with standards, project or operational requirements performing ongoing performance tuning and resource optimization
  • Create, change, reset passwords for and deleting user accounts
  • Configure or add new services
  • Answering technical queries and dealing with often frustrated users
  • Apply OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis, review logs, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities to ensure system security is up to date
  • Develop and/or maintain installation, operation and configuration procedures and documentation
  • Maintain software libraries and hardware inventories
Qualifications for systems admin
  • You’ve got demonstrated experience engineering backend systems for large-scale commercial products
  • You’re not only solid on MySQL or NoSQL, but you can explain to non-techs in our organization the difference between relational and non-relational databases in a way they can understand
  • Familiar with Oracle LDAP or OpenLDAP
  • Experienced on evaluating new system vulnerabilities, measuring impact, and implementing resolution
  • Prep change cases and join meetings to discuss change for approvals
  • Great team player with documentation skills
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Systems Admin Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a systems admin. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for systems admin
  • Perform physical security duties for both interior and exterior of the building
  • Manage and account for the local Tier 3 fill devices
  • Applies advanced technical knowledge to solve unusually complex problems that typically cannot be solved solely by referencing manufacturer's manuals or similar documents
  • Exercises independent judgment in performing tasks, such as conducting circuit analyses and resolving difficult and complex telecommunications problems
  • Performs moderate to complex cable fabrication duties, including (multi-pin, fiber optic, RF/coaxial, Cat 5/twisted pair, ) and technical support to install and maintain telecommunication systems
  • Supports rack building and assist with systems integration, installation, modification, and upgrades in support of telecommunication circuits and systems
  • Create and maintain circuit history folders per mission requirements in both electronic and hard copy format
  • Complete documentation of new circuitry
  • Cleansing equipment air filters and equipment cabinets of dust and leftover installation materials
  • Conducting quality checks on circuits as required
Qualifications for systems admin
  • Be part of oncall 24x7 rotational support every few weeks
  • College degree, or compelling alternative, preferred
  • Experience monitoring server operating systems
  • Must possess a demonstrably creative streak, coupled with strong analytical prowess
  • Ability to properly develop and maintain thorough system documentation
  • Ability to simplify and communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical staff

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