04 Nov
Systems Administrator
North Carolina, Cary , 27511 Cary USA

If interested in this role as a Systems Administrator, please email Jordan at !DESCRIPTION:

  • Apex is currently supporting several Systems Administrator roles. These roles are a crucial part in our client's mission to deliver leading solutions, capabilities, and resources to their customers in National Security, Defense, Federal/Civilian, and other organizations.
  • You will leverage your communication and engagement skills to collaborate with your teammates, who are also highly skilled Administrators, as well as partners and teammates ranging from Engineers, Support Analysts, Security Assessors, and Program Management stakeholders to ensure availability, performance, and quality of the systems/services you maintain.
  • As the focal point in the Operational Status and needs of the systems/networks/services you Administer, you will be expected to not only provide regular updates (written and in-person), but effectively team with management and stakeholders to plan and execute on pending needs. A particular attention to detail is required to adhere to controls and schedules, while the ideal candidate is also able to be agile; adapting to ad-hoc requests, offering constructive assistance, and being engaged in their own professional development.
  • Your ability to effectively manage customer demands and the rigors of providing highly compliant, highly available systems and continuous compliance will result in opportunities to regularly participate in working groups to drive innovation, engage with other SME's in your field and consult with programs/Administrators to solve emerging challenges.
  • All roles will remain remote for the remainder of 2021it is estimated that our client will have it's employees change to a hybrid style of work (2-3 days in person a week) at the beginning of 2022.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • IT Infrastructure operations of assigned/designated work locations and networks as measured by operational uptime/reliability, performance, and compliance.
  • Monitoring, diagnosing, and troubleshooting of network firewalls, switches, routers, VoIP Phones and other associated network hardware and software.
  • Provide infrastructure support for other IT-related services.
  • Coordination, Execution, and/or Support for activities through all corporate interfaces (Security, ITO Directorates) and lifecycles (e.g. new or updated software, maintenance, changes in policies or procedures, integration of existing hardware/software).
  • Identifies areas requiring product improvement, and engages with team members to design, implement, and verify improvement efforts (e.g. upgrades and hardware or software engineering change orders resulting in the desired performance improvement/compliance mitigation)
  • Maintains full awareness of Security, Regulatory, and Corporate policies/compliance requirements, interpreting and managing implementations of technology in support of those controls. (STIGs, CONOPS, POA&M, etc.)
  • Performs and provides proactive assessments and testing/validation of controls against requirements (self-auditing) to provide continuous assurance
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience administrating/engineering management of networked deployments of Windows Server/Workstation and Linux Operating systems
  • Experience managing Identity and Authentication solutions including Active Directory (incl. Group Policy Management), PKI, Multi-Factor Authentication.
  • Experience implementing and maintaining systems governed under Risk Management Framework (RMF) and NIST 800-53 implementations in secure environments.
  • Prior experience reviewing, understanding, and implementing network and security protocols and methods (i.e. 802.1x, DHCP, VLANs, Firewalls, IPSEC/TLS, et al) with familiarity of Cisco and Juniper technologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, harden and validate compliance across hardware, software, and application layers implementations to satisfy requirements while maintaining functional/operational performance.
  • Demonstrated knowledge/experience working with VMWare hypervisors and architecture and other infrastructures at various levels of convergence (traditional, converged, and hyperconverged).
  • Must have a Secret or Interim Secret Clearance
  • Security+ CE certification (minimum) with ability to obtain ITIL foundations within first 60 days of employment.
  • Minimum level of education: high school degree
  • Approximately 1 year of experience in Systems Engineering, Administration, or a related role with applicable skills/experience.
  • Experience applying STIGs.
  • Must live in or being willing to move to the Cary, North Carolina area prior to start date.
  • Must be vaccinated against COVID-19.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Previous experience designing, deploying, and managing network- and server-based applications and services and processes in Classified, Government, DoD or other similar environments in close conjunction with Compliance/Governance, and Operations teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, maintain, and communicate design artifacts including reference documents, architecture, workbooks, and implementation or administration guides.
  • Agile/Scrum: Familiarity with Agile, Kanban, Scrum, how Scrum is done, standard Scrum/Agile ceremonies.
  • MECM/SCCM certification.
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