Chenega Corporation Systems Administrator in St. Louis, Missouri
Company Job Title: Systems Administrator
Clearance: Top Secret
Location: St. Louis, MO
Reports To: Program Manager
FLSA Status: Exempt, Full Time, Regular
The Systems Administrator will have primary responsibility for supporting an operational mission critical system from the St. Louis area. The Systems Administrator will work closely with both local and remote users, as well as both contractor and Government teams.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Serve as an Operations and Sustainment (O&S) systems administrator, representing the needs of the O&S team.
Collaborate with development and engineering teams.
Perform system backups and recovery.
Maintain data files and monitor system configuration to ensure data integrity.
Install new software releases and system upgrades, to evaluate and install patches, and to resolve system related problems.
Conduct Tier 2 & 3 Server Administration.
Resolve a wide range of system issues, troubleshooting software, hardware, and network issues, and addressing trouble tickets and service tasks.
Assist with achieving optimum performance and availability standards through implementing appropriate technical solutions.
Conduct routine and emergency maintenance of all system elements.
Design and deploy Linux servers, with an emphasis on Red Hat
Design, implement, and maintain critical system monitoring components (3 rd party tools and custom scripts).
Troubleshoot alerts generated by a server monitoring systems
Design, configure, and optimally maintain servers in an AWS environment
Read, modify, and generally develop bash scripts for monitoring and/or automation as necessary.
Communicate/coordinate scheduled PM windows with potentially impacted customers.
Communicate/coordinate scheduled authorized outages.
Lead continuous improvement and sustainment optimization efforts associated with a continuous improvement philosophy.
Maintain operational, configuration, and other standard operating procedures (SOPs).
Participate in the troubleshooting of system issues internally and coordinate efforts with third party providers and other operational support entities.
Collaborate and contribute to the development, administration, and testing of backup and recovery plans.
Schedule activities and/or meetings.
Interpret and discuss information which involves terminology or concepts not familiar to many.
Provide advice and recommend actions involving complex issues.
Train, instruct, and possibly evaluate performance
Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications: (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)
Bachelor's Degree and 2 years experience or
Associates Degree 4 years experience or
6 years of relevant work experience
Experience serving as the primary O&S interface to the customer.
Strong Red Hat Linux experience required, with the following desired:
RHCSA or higher certification
Linux command line experience
DoD 8570 Level II Compliance within 90 days of hire.
Top Secret clearance required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to obtain SCI access and pass CI Poly
Desired AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate experience
Demonstrated scripting skills a huge plus
Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
Ability to function as a team member, lead, and independently.
Strong speaking, writing, and documentation skills
Ability to work independently and yet be effective within a team setting
Must be capable of managing multiple efforts with time related constraints in a fast-paced contracting environment
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with diverse internal and external stakeholder groups and individuals
Friendly presence, helpful attitude, good interpersonal skills, and ability to work well with others.
Excellent skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and other Office applications
Proficient with Microsoft Office Applications, and experience working in a home office setting as well as the ability to train end users on frequently asked technical issues.
Ability to provide technical assistance and support over the phone; good phone skills, professional demeanor, previous customer service experience strongly desired.
Good problem-solving skills; ability to visualize a problem/situation and think abstractly to solve it
Physical Demands: (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
- While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
Work Environment: (The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.)
The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.
During visits to areas of operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions. Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise.
Chenega Corporation and family of companies is an EOE.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled
Native preference under PL 93-638.
We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.
Primary Location: United States-Missouri-St. Louis
Strategic Business Unit: Military Intelligence and Operations Support
Security Requirements: Top Secret
Job Schedule: Full Time Exempt
Recruiter: Duane Butler
Req ID: 2000000451