Lead Senior Systems Administrator #2356
Vistronix, Inc. - Rockville, MD

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Job Location US - MD - Rockville

Overview:
Vistronix is seeking qualified Lead Senior Systems Administrator to be members of a dynamic team in Rockville, MD. Lead Senior Systems Admins with strong Windows/ Linux / Red Hat/ AIX skills are highly desired. In the role of Lead Senior Systems Administrator, you will directly support the Software QA group.

Responsibilities:
The most successful candidates must be knowledgeable and experienced with the following:
Must possess comprehensive Enterprise-level Systems Administration experience with Windows Server 2003/2008/R2. This includes daily administration, loading operating systems, updating firmware and BIOS, installing latest patches and anti-virus, proactively monitoring of servers and storage, tape back-ups/failover, routine maintenance, change management and regular documented reporting of system maintenance.
Experience with administration of Microsoft Exchange, Hyper-V, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and Data Protection Manager (DPM) , and SAN Technologies is preferred. Experience with PowerShell and Visual Basic Scripting is a plus.
The successful candidate must have the ability to oversee all aspects of datacenter operations including but not limited to replacement of equipment, cable management, ensuring proper cooling and power, maintenance of schematics, inventory management, and future planning.
In the Task Lead role, the successful candidate will be responsible for establishing individual and team goals, ensuring timely completion of projects, developing and maintaining quality customer relationships, interviewing and hiring of all resources, and performing employee performance evaluations.
Setup and administration of complex multi-tier computing system environments
COTS installation/setup
Administration of users/groups/privileges within the QA test environment
Work closely with the development teams, the QA team, and the operations team to ensure proper deployment of products to production
Generation of requisitions for test environments
Development and maintenance of network diagrams
Perform daily checks and maintain up-time for all active test environments
Participate and contribute to a team approach to software development and problem solving
Off-hour/on-call support as required
Strong written and verbal communication skills

Qualifications:
Bachelor s degree (BS/BA) from a four-year college or university is preferred; four years’ experience in direct supervision of Data Center IT Services, integration maintenance projects, and/or telecommunications management, or four years’ experience in IT project management/ administrative/contract support.
Five years of Information Technology experience with three or more years of specialized experience in hands-on system administration and software application development experience in a production environment.
Additional Certifications are highly desired
Linux / Red Hat
AIX
Cisco Switches
Windows 2003/2008 Server Administration
Microsoft SQL Server and SQL scripting
VMware Server/Desktop Virtualization
Microsoft Office Products including Visio and Project
Proven record of successful execution in cross-team collaborative IT environment
Proactive approach to problem solving
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong documentation, diagramming, and reporting skills
Successful candidate is subject to a background investigation by the government and must be able to meet the requirements to hold a government security clearance.

US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED.

Vistronix staff members enjoy a collaborative work environment. We recognize our staff members for their contributions to the team’s success as well as individual professional accomplishments. Vistronix offer competitive salaries and a very comprehensive employee benefits program. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.