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Chenega Corporation Platform System Manager in College Park, Maryland


The Platform System Manager has the opportunity to collaborate with agile teams, working within a DevSecOps environment using the latest and best industry practices for architecture, software development, and automated CI/CD pipelines. The applications being developed are mission critical, and essential to national defense.


  • Responsible for managing the functionality and efficiency of a group of computers running on one or more operating systems

  • Maintain the integrity and security of servers and systems

  • Serve as a front-line interface to users with technical issues

  • Make recommendations for hardware and software purchases

  • Interact with third-party technology vendors and internal database staff

  • Conduct systems analysis and development to keep systems current with changing technologies

  • Work closely with project teams to deploy new solutions for proof-of-concept efforts

  • Independently design, assemble, configure, install, maintain, and tune complex infrastructure components

  • Assist in the adoption of Cloud infrastructure platforms and the integration of a hybrid architecture

  • Develop integrated system designs and specifications

  • Debug and correct complex internal and external infrastructure problems

  • Document step-by-step procedures and system configuration for use in ongoing support and future efforts that require modifications or upgrades to the infrastructure

  • Assist in the adoption of Cloud infrastructure platforms and the integration of a hybrid architecture

  • Duties may include installing new software, troubleshooting, granting permissions to applications, and training users

  • Responsible for leading the day-to-day support of server services, operating systems, and physical and virtualized servers

  • Responsible for the configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of physical and virtual hardware

  • Configure, maintain, and troubleshoot network related interfaces on servers

  • Perform configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting and does analysis of alerts on servers

  • Work with customers to identify, isolate, and resolve problems with serves that are affecting other services

  • Plan, design, and implement necessary configurations to ensure compliance with back-up and disaster recovery policies and procedures for server systems

  • Lead automation efforts to reduce repetitive processes to streamline support

  • Create, maintain, and manage Disaster Recovery Plans for physical and virtual servers

  • Mentor team in technology to allow them to be knowledgeable and self-sufficient

  • Work with manager in understanding and optimizing team performance

  • Advocate continuous process improvement

  • Identify needs and investigate solutions of tools in providing enhanced support

  • Ensure architecture is reliable, flexible, and integrated and anticipate future needs, including future hardware/software needs and meet future business based on customer requirements

  • Lead reviews and analyze performance metrics to optimize environment for efficiencies

  • Identify additional improvement and performance metrics

  • Lead large sized continuous process improvement efforts

  • Other duties as assigned


  • High school diploma or equivalent required

  • Bachelor's degree preferred

  • 8+ years of related experience

  • Secret clearance required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience with Agile Development.

  • Experience working with cloud infrastructure.

  • Experience with client architecture and performance optimization tools in the mobile space, preferred but not required.

  • Exceptional debugging and problem-solving skills, both individually and in a team.

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate in a team environment.

  • A Subject Matter Expert understanding of server based operating systems is required.

  • Ability to apply advanced principles, theories, and concepts.

  • Ability to contribute to the development of innovative principles and ideas.

  • Ability to work on unusually complex problems and provide solutions that are highly creative.

  • Ability to use independent judgment to accomplish objectives.

  • Ability to work under consultative direction toward predetermined long-range targets.

  • Ability to determine and pursue courses of action essential in obtaining desired outcomes.

  • Ability to serve as the organization’s spokesperson about specialized projects or programs.

  • Ability to act as the prime leader on large programs/projects that affect the organizations long-term goals and objectives.

  • Ability to mentor others, as the Subject Matter Expert, on administrating the server environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a wide range of individuals, including technical and non-technical staff and IT leadership.

  • Ability to work individually or collaboratively as part of a high-performance team.

  • Superior analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement, and lead team plans for upgrades and system enhancements.

  • Demonstrated ability to write policies, procedures, and create system documentation.

  • Enhanced troubleshooting skills within the server OS as well as both networking and storage technologies.

  • Must have hands-on experience developing, deploying, and supporting large-scale enterprise server solutions,

  • Ability to ensure the infrastructure is reliable, flexible, integrated, and anticipates future needs.

  • Ability to show initiative on assignments, exercise independent judgment, and professionally execute projects with minimal direction.

  • Ability to utilize skill set to help more inexperienced team members be more agile.

  • Ability to handle sensitive one-on-one conversations effectively about controversial issues with diplomacy and tact.

  • Ability to seek solutions that benefit team objectives.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with non-technical and technical audiences and IT leadership.

  • Skilled at executing complex tasks.

  • Ability to anticipate problems and take appropriate preventative actions.

  • Be the Subject Matter Expert with multiple IT fields, applications, and domains.

  • Ability to plan, execute, and manages large sized technical projects.

  • Proficient in multiple technologies, languages, and/or systems.

  • Ability to demonstrate ingenuity in creating opportunity in the face of risk.

  • Ability to configure, execute, and maintain security compliancy processes and policies with expert level knowledge.

  • Subject Matter Expert for physical and virtual servers.

  • Expert knowledge of access, permissions, and security that gives clients access to the data they need, to perform their daily activities.

  • Ability to handle all levels of support.

  • Be the Subject Matter Expert in researching and troubleshooting complex technical issues and the ability to communicate statuses to server team, manager, stakeholders, and IT leadership.

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