Systems Administrator-TS/SCI Fullscope Poly

Engineering Reston , Virginia


Description

Position at Windward Consulting

Windward Consulting is at the forefront of Service-Centric IT. With strategic consulting, unparalleled technical expertise and our proven Windward Service-Centric IT RoadMap, we help our clients align the core competencies of process, organization, information and technology to run the most sensitive and mission-critical IT environments in the world.

If you are looking for an opportunity to be involved with a team of individuals who are working within the DOD and Fortune 500 company solving complex technical challenges, then we are looking for you. We are looking for people who are passionate about technology and have a "roll up their sleeves mentality". Here at Windward we offer numerous opportunities to expand your experience in various areas depending upon your aptitude and interests. Our employees are not only passionate and driven, but strive to ensure customer quality is delivered consistently and effectively.

We are looking for a highly motived Sys Admin who owns both Linux and Windows, you will be responsible for maintaining up to date patching of all the office's Linux and Windows servers; interfacing with end users to administer accounts (new set ups and trouble shoot existing); working with other members of the infrastructure team to ensure minimized down time; implementing baseline changes and responding to change request; performing technical evaluations, analysis, and troubleshooting for all supported servers; building servers by providing technical configuration, setup, installation services, hardware and coordination of application projects; and operating and maintaining servers.


Core Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to overall architecture and infrastructure, especially as it relates to availability, scalability, security, performance, etc.
  • Own the design, implementation and maintenance of project's code delivery pipeline configuration
  • Participate in building and enforcing best practice disciplines for Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)
  • Provide support and problem resolution impacting our ALM
  • Build and maintain infrastructure tooling (e.g. automated AWS environment setup)
  • Liaise with members of the Engineering team to build awareness on best practices and effective usage of project's development tools portfolio
  • Own and enforce quality review practices within the Technical Operations team
Additional Responsibilities:
  • Monitor and track system performance via system metrics
  • Manage infrastructure related issues
  • Provide preventative maintenance for Sponsor's business applications
  • System access control and security
  • Maintenance of application lookup tables
  • Provisioning of hardware and software
  • Backup and recovery of systems
  • Problem resolution assistance
  • Configuration build support
  • Technical support for software releases
  • Coordination of hardware maintenance with external infrastructure providers
  • Establishment and maintenance of all pre-production environments
  • Decommission of systems
  • Create/manage application hosting requirements
  • Technical support to projects as required

Required Skills:
  • Must possess an active TS/SCI Fullscope Poly
  • Ability to use verbal and written communication skills to present information to a diverse population (technical and non-technical).
  • Ability to work well independently and as a member of a team
  • Experience working/collaborating with software engineering teams
  • Scripting experience – Python, Java, Shell, etc.
  • Hands-on experience with AWS– EC2, S3, VPC, Auto-Scaling, Cloud Watch, etc.
  • Strong experience supporting Linux and Java projects
  • Experience with source control, CI and build tools such as Git, Jenkins, etc.
  • Experience with monitoring tools such as AppDynamics, etc.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, and effectively manage priorities and communicate progress
  • Experience working in an Agile environment, preferably as a member of a Scrum team
Additional Skills Preferred:
  • Willingness to learn Windows Systems Administration on a cross-function Agile Team.
  • Ability to provide innovative solutions for routine issues and tasks.
  • Working knowledge of Agile and Scrum methodologies.
  • Experience automating OS install processes (using kickstart configuration files, preseeding configuration files or similar)
  • Scripting experience using Perl, Python or similar advanced scripting languages
  • Willingness to learn and implement Scrum framework, Lean principles, Agile engineering and DevOps.
EducationBachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, or a related field; or equivalent experience/ combination of education and experience.

Windward strives to attract and retain the best individuals and provide an environment where they can all grow professionally and build a rewarding career. We continually strive to create an environment that balances work life and offers benefits that will enhance the compensation package. We offer Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance and AD&D, as well as the option to purchase additional Life Insurance and AD&D, Paid Time Off, Personal Leave, Holidays, 401(k) plan with company match and work/life balance.

Windward is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, ancestry, marital or veteran status.

WINDWARD CONSULTING GROUP, INC. (WINDWARD) PROVIDES EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY WITHOUT REGARD TO AN APPLICANT’S COLOR, RACE, SEX, PREGNANCY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, DISABILITY, RELIGION, MARITAL STATUS, GENETIC INFORMATION, VETERAN STATUS, OR ANY OTHER CHARACTERISTICS PROTECTED BY FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL LAW. WE WILL CONSIDER THIS APPLICATION ACTIVE FOR 90 DAYS AFTER OUR RECEIPT. THEREAFTER, YOU MUST REAPPLY IF FURTHER INTERESTED IN EMPLOYMENT. I CERTIFY THAT ALL ANSWERS GIVEN BY ME ARE TRUE, ACCURATE AND COMPLETE, I UNDERSTAND THAT THE FALSIFICATION, MISREPRESENTATION OR OMISSION OF ANY FACT ON THIS APPLICATION (OR ANY OTHER ACCOMPANYING OR REQUIRED DOCUMENTS) OR PROVIDED ORALLY, WILL BE CAUSE FOR DENIAL OF EMPLOYMENT OR IMMEDIATE TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT, REGARDLESS OF WHEN OR HOW DISCOVERED. The application will be given every consideration, but its receipt does not imply that the applicant will be employed. In exchange for the Company’s considering my application for employment, I authorize investigation of all statements contained in this application and any supporting documents. I authorize Windward to secure information about my experience from former employers, educational institutions, government agencies, or any references I have provided, and for those parties to provide information concerning my experience, and I hereby release all parties from any liability arising from such investigation. In exchange for the Company’s considering my application for employment, I hereby authorize my former employer to release to Windward any personnel information and records, favorable or otherwise, which my employer has kept regarding my employment, including my work performance. I understand that Windward may retain photocopies of my records for its files, whether I am offered employment or not. I hereby release all parties, including my former employer and Windward from any liability arising from the release, review and retention of any records pertaining to me.