Sr. Systems Administrator
Jacobs Technology - Huntsville, AL

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Jacobs Information Solutions Group (ISG) is a respected provider of IT-based services that reliably meets the needs of its government clients. With core competencies in information security, network engineering, enterprise architecture, and net-centric operations, Strategic Solutions Group provides mission-oriented services to the Department of Defense, Federal Civilian, and state and local agencies.


The System Administrator will provide technical oversight of hardware and software systems and services on systems that affect a number of users.

Duties may include but are not limited to activities such as implementing and maintaining system security and data recovery processes, providing technical support, utilizing automation tools for delivering applications, managing assets, monitoring performance, event notifications and automating desktop support.

System Administrator must coordinate and communicate activities, status updates, outage notifications and schedule information.
  • Provide professional service within the parameters specified in the site’s service level agreement and/or that meet or exceed the customer requirements
  • Respond to assigned task orders within the time allotted
  • Install, configure, administer and optimize servers (hardware and operating systems)
  • Install, configure and maintain LAN system hardware (switches, hubs, etc.)
  • Install, configure network printing devices
  • Design, maintain and document LAN cabling plant
  • Install, configure and maintain network applications and application distribution systems
  • Understand, implement and properly maintain network directory services
  • Ensure system security in compliance with customer policy including virus protection
  • Implement and maintain network standards and guidelines
  • Monitor system utilization including data storage management, performance metrics and service levels
  • Ensure reliable backup and recovery of necessary data
  • Develop and maintain an automated environment including reporting, event notifications and actions, software updates and service packs
  • Integrate enterprise tools sets such as Cisco Works, Remedy, CA Unicenter Network and Systems Management, Active Directory, etc.
  • Perform other hardware and software tasks as assigned
  • Perform account maintenance
  • Ensure reliable backup and recovery of necessary data
  • Software installations/upgrades
  • Install/configure network printing devices
  • Troubleshoots network communications
  • Maintain and document LAN cabling plans
  • Install, configure, administer and optimize servers (hardware and operating systems)
  • Install, configure and maintain LAN system hardware (switches, hubs, etc.)
  • Assist with maintenance of network directory services
  • Interface with desktop and user support are an integral part of this role
  • Maintain network system documentation
  • Ensure system security in compliance with company policy including virus protection
  • Install, configure and maintain network applications and application distribution systems
  • Perform other hardware and software tasks as assigned


The candidate must have (6) years of relevant experience to include any special training and/or education.
Additional relevant education may be substituted for progressive experience.

Recommended Certifications:

Department of Army DITYVAP Certification

CompTIA Security+

Microsoft MCSA, MCSE

Novell CNA, CNE


Solaris SCSA

Computer Associates CA-CUSA, CA-CUSE

Cisco certifications

  • Department of Army SA/NM Level I and II Courses
  • Department of Army SA/NM Level III Course
  • Perl, Visual Basic, HTML and Shell scripting
  • SNMP MibII
Knowledge of Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft Active Directory, Novell Netware, Novell NDS, UNIX, and/or LINUX Network Operating Systems

Must possess excellent communication skills included verbal, written, and telephone etiquette.

Demonstrate the ability to work well with minimal amount of supervision.

Must be a US Citizen. Position requires active Secret Clearance with the ability to maintain it.

Jacobs ISG is proud to be an EEO/AA Employer.

Physical Requirements:

Requires sitting for extended periods of time at a desk in the ITSS facility (90%). Requires sitting at a computer terminal for long periods of time (90%).
There is a possibility that due to parking availability and location of work area walking moderate to long distances can sometimes be required.

Work Environment:

Inside office environment. Requires ability to interact professionally with co-workers and all levels of management (100%).

Equipment and Machines:

Requires ability to operate a personal computer, a telephone, copier, and other general office equipment (100%). Ability to conduct evaluation of third and fourth generation or current state of the art computer hardware and software and its ability to support specific requirements, interfacing with other equipment and systems.


Attendance is critical. Work hours are normally 8 hours per day and 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Being prompt is important to provide continuous and on-going service to customers. Attendance is important to maintain continuity of service. Work outside of normal duty hours may be required with as little as one hour advance notice. Overtime is infrequent, but important when required (1%).

Other Essential Functions:

Must be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Must be able to interface with individuals at all levels of the organization. Must be able to obtain and retain a security clearance. Must be a U.S. citizen. Must be able to obtain unescorted access to work areas. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

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