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Systems Administrator - Sr. (Shift)

Job Title
Systems Administrator - Sr. (Shift)
Requirement ID
Springfield,  VA 22150
Other Location

The Senior Systems Administrator candidate will manage the functionality and efficiency of a group of computers running on one or more operating systems.

Duties Include: 

  • Maintain the integrity and security of servers and systems.
  • Set up administrator and service accounts.
  • Maintain system documentation
  • Interact with users and evaluate vendor products.
  • Make recommendations to purchase hardware and software, coordinate installation and provide backup recovery.
  • Develop and monitor policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources.
  • May program in an administrative language.
  • Develop and implement testing strategies and document results.
  • Provide advice and training to end-users.
  • Provide guidance and work leadership to less-experienced staff members.
  • Maintain current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned.
  • Participate in special projects as required.


The shift for this opening is 5:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Shifts are worked on a 3on/4off, 4on/3off basis, with days of work being Sunday - Wednesday.

Required Skills

Education/Min Years Experience:
• Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.
• 5-8 years of directly related experience in systems administration and analysis.

• Knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques used in computer, network and storage system administration and support.
• Knowledge of related hardware and software i.e. Server, Unix/Linux, Cisco, and Microsoft products.
• May require professional certification in one or more specific technologies, depending on job assignment.
Optional Skills

• Knowledge of basic networking principles (routing, DNS, etc.) and/or system administration (perfmon, services, software installation, etc.) desired
• Working knowledge of enterprise monitoring technologies (BMC BEM/SIM/BPPM, HP NNM, CA eHealth, etc.) and ITSM suites (Remedy, Siebel, HP Service Desk, etc.)
• Experience in Microsoft Exchange (2010 preferred) - recipient administration, server administration, monitoring, break-fix, OWA
• Experience in Netbackup - monitoring scheduled backup jobs, restarting backups, executing restores, verification of backup data integrity
• Experience in SAN/NAS - monitoring status, basic troubleshooting, space allocation
• Experience in Virtualization - monitoring or supporting virtual servers and desktops using Citrix and VMWare
• Experience in Imagery libraries and imagery exploitation systems - Troubleshooting imagery flow, systems interfaces, availability of images and throughput of imagery systems
• Experience in technical operations at DOD agencies

An Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. Metronome is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to employees and applicants for employment, to assure that individuals with disabilities enjoy full access to equal employment opportunity (EEO). Metronome shall provide reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees and applicants with disabilities, unless Metronome can demonstrate that a particular accommodation would impose an undue hardship on business operations. Applicants requesting a reasonable accommodation may make a request by contacting us.