In this role, a typical day will include leading the team in performing the following activities:
Lead team of engineers: junior/mid/senior/master, conducting technical and people management
Perform general server support, server resource modification and automation, performance and availability monitoring, and remote access services.
Install new server hardware and software according to standard operating procedures
Update hardware, operating systems, and software as needed to provide required functionality and security
Support operational management and patch management
Monitor systems and provide information and statistics relevant to system capacity limits on data storage, system utilization, etc.
Perform scheduled maintenance activities on all components of relevant systems (many activities occur after normal business hours)
Provide hardware and software configuration management (SCM) and change management services to the project
Provide support co-location activities for customers
Provide statistics of systems usage, systems outages, end user requests, etc. at meetings, planning sessions, and other interactions with customer
Develop and document system disaster recovery tests, in accordance with customer policy, on a quarterly basis to ensure data integrity and availability
Collects, analyzes, tracks, and reports program metrics.
Mentors junior team members.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO SUCCEED:
BS/BA and 10+ years of IT work experience (or 4+ years in lieu of a degree) and demonstrated hands-on experience and/or training.
6+ years’ experience in server systems engineering and administration
3+ years in a technical leadership role
ITIL certification is highly desired but will consider candidates with proven experience following the ITIL framework and processes. Candidates should be prepared to provide detailed experience and knowledge of ITSM practices throughout the lifecycle, from service management to change management, problem and incident management, asset management, continual service improvement and knowledge management.
Experience managing cloud-based server resources.
Ability to work a hybrid schedule from your home office as well as onsite in the Rockville, Bethesda or Frederick, MD offices as needed.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, to include presentations.
Strong organizational skills and strong interpersonal skills to effectively relate to agency and customer needs.
At least 1 of the following certifications:
Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator ( LFCS )
Linux Foundation Certified Engineer ( LFCE )
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate – Windows Server ( MCSA )
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert – Windows Server and/or Cloud ( MCSE )
VMware VCA (DCV and/or CMA tracks)
VMware VCP (DCV and/or CMA tracks
Experience installing and supporting server devices: physical and virtual.
Experience managing server environments with a minimum of 300 servers and / or 1000 virtual machines
Experience troubleshooting server issues and diagnosing root cause of issue
Experience with deployment of hosting systems, preferably those at co-location facilities
GDIT IS YOUR PLACE:
Hybrid work schedule to own your priorities at work and at home
401K with company match
Comprehensive health and wellness packages
Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications
Cutting-edge technology you can learn from
Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays
About Our Work
We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.
GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.
GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.