• Systems Administrator, Principle 1

    Location US-FL-Pensacola
    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/11/2018 4:41 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Experience (Years)
    IT Operational Support
  • Overview

    WOOD is currently hiring Principal  Systems Administrator to join our team in Pensacola, FL.  The Principal Systems Administrator provides leadership and support for implementation, trouble shooting and maintenance of Information Technology (IT) systems. Manages IT system infrastructure and any processes related to these systems.


    • Performs DevOps related work including automation of processes and tasks
    • Configures and manages UNIX, Linux (Red hat, CentOS) and Windows operating systems and installs/loads operating system software, troubleshoots, maintains integrity and configures network components along with implementing operating systems enhancements to improve reliability and performance.
    • Provides specific detailed information for hardware and software selection, implementation techniques and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements.
    • Conducts testing of network design. Maintains technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, firewalls, hubs, bridges, gateways, etc.
    • Evaluates and reports on new communications technologies to enhance capabilities of the network. Supports and provides Tier 1 (Help Desk) and Tier 2 (Escalation) problem identification, diagnosis and resolution of problems.
    • Provides support for the escalation and communication of status to agency management and internal customers.
    • Lead System Administrator team and/or Help Desk team
    • Provide technical execution oversight and training for lower level system administrators
    • Define and implement policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources
    • Plan and implement software upgrades for Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) and Government Off-the-Shelf (GOTS) software to the Change Management process
    • Plan and conduct testing using approved testing procedures for all new staged hardware/software (GFE), as well as components that have been updated, received patches, and/or have been repaired
    • Provide advice and training to end-users
    • Experience and/or familiarity with Windows-based and UNIX/Linux based system desired


    US Citizenship and an active Top Secret Clearance with a SSBI within the last 5 years, TS/SCI Preferred

    • Eight (8) or more years of system administration experience required
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Systems Engineering or a related discipline is required
    • A Master's degree in a related discipline may substitute for two (2) years of experience
      • A PhD may substitute for four (4) years of experience

    Required skills:

    • Demonstrated experience and/or familiarity with one or more of the following: shell and scripting languages: Bourne, C, Krone, Bash, Perl, Batch, VBScript, etc.
    • Demonstrated experience and/or familiarity with one or ore of the following: Windows, Solaris, AIX, Red Hat, IRIX, Linux or UNIX
    • Demonstrated experience and/or familiarity with trouble-ticket or other tracking system
    • Demonstrated experience and/or familiarity with one or more of the following: networking protocols and applications (e.g., DNS, TCP/IP stack, sockets, console, license, NFS, SAMBA, and back-up, SAN and mail servers)

    Desired skills:

    • Experience or familiarity with Agile development methodology


    • 8570.1 - M Compliance at IAT Level I required
    • Relevant certifications required (Red Hat, Microsoft, Oracle, Solaris, UNIX, etc.)


    WOOD Consulting Services is headquartered in Fulton, Maryland with an office in Washington, DC. WOOD embraces a simple philosophy… take care of our people and they will take care of our customers. We seek to hire and retain high caliber-talent to meet the needs of our customers with excellent services. For over 20 years, WOOD has followed that philosophy and built a reputation as reliable mission-enablers helping U.S. agencies achieve mission success.


    WOOD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


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