Sr. System Administrator w/ Government Consultant

  • Location: Martinsburg Area
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #7704

Location: Martinsburg, WV

Our client is a West Virginia government agency.


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with VMware through 6.X
  • Experience with monitoring environments
  • Experience working in data centers
  • Problem solving skills and good documentation skills.


Expert-level skills in:

  • Virtualization (Emphasis on VMware vCenter and Hyper-V is important as well)
  • Familiarization with AWS or Azure Cloud solution
  • Web hosting Infrastructure
  • IIS (Knowledge of non-Microsoft web servers like Apache is helpful too)
  • Content management (Content publishing tools, CDNs, etc.)
  • Load Balancing
  • Public and private cloud infrastructure and concepts
  • Databases (Microsoft SQL, MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB, etc.)
  • Windows Server 2008R2, 2012R2, 2016, 2019

High-level skills in:

  • Common network protocols and services (TCP/IP, SSL/TLS, DNS, etc.)
  • Network routing and firewalls.
  • Storage protocols (Fiber Channel, Fiber Channel over Ethernet, iSCSI)
  • Windows Server 2008R2, 2012R2, 2016, 2019
  • Monitoring software with SolarWinds
  • Linux administration (Satellite, Ansible)

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Provide 24x7x365 “on site” monitoring/reporting/technical support of equipment at the CRRC in Martinsburg, WV.
  • To meet the need for 24x7x365 operations, the Contractor shall provide support for operations and monitoring of the infrastructure computing environment using provided tools located in Martinsburg, WV on a daily basis, including weekends, and federal holidays.  The Contractor shall monitor the network, server, SAN equipment, environmental control equipment, including the environmental support systems and notify appropriate VA personnel (in accordance with the VA’s incident notification scheme) when any of this equipment fails and/or does not appear to be performing adequately.  An example would be checking the function of the air conditioning system; i.e., look for warning lights and hot spots and monitor the temperature and humidity recorders in the computer room.  Additional duties/responsibilities as follows but not limited to:
  • Visually inspect all equipment throughout the facility to check the condition/status up to 2 times per 8-hour shift per day.
  • Use provided tools to monitor/report/troubleshoot/repair requested equipment on a round the clock hourly basis;
  • Provide immediate notification to designated points of contact that are listed on the incident response and notification document when a server or device is down, based upon procedures; take corrective action based upon provided documentation and/or direction, including but not limited to a server reboot, replacing hard drive, memory, NIC, motherboard.
  • Build servers using procedures when directed;
  • Windows File management expertise/groups/permissions
  • Windows Active Directory modifications/security changes
  • Provide VMware/vSphere support of monitoring, maintaining and troubleshooting virtual servers
  • Occasional ethernet/TwinAx, Fiber cable installations
  • Server Rack management including installing/de-installing equipment
  • Record serial numbers and prepare decommissioned equipment for excessing, following established DECOM procedures
  • Power devices up or down as required;
  • Remediate servers that require patching or registry modifications when directed.
  • Maintain a Shift Activity Turnover Report, recording all hardware, software problems and unusual incidents.
  • Operations Support Report (The Contractor shall prepare and submit an Operations Support Report each morning at 6am ET each day on system status. The report shall include outstanding issues and the status of each issue. Will include the previous 3 shifts turnover reports


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We offer benefits such as weekly pay, health insurance, 401k and even profit sharing to our consultants.

Job #: 7704


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