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System Administrator - Windows Lifecycle Management

Company: Consolidated Nuclear Security
Location: Oak Ridge
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Location: Oak Ridge, TN
Job Title: System Administrator - Windows Lifecycle Management
Career Level From: Senior Associate
Career Level To: Senior Specialist
Organization: Information Solutions & Srvcs (50405138)
Job Specialty: System AdministrationWhat You'll Do

  • Proactively evaluates and remediates risk related to legacy end-of-life hardware and software, primarily residing in the Windows Server Infrastructure. Responsible for coordinating with customers and system owners to ensure their applications remain up to date and supported, including ensuring that operating systems and third-party software is updated and supported as well. Develops and recommends corrective actions for systems that cannot be upgraded to supported versions.
  • Works with customers and system owners to update legacy end-of-life software, including applications, operating systems and third-party software.
  • Create, as needed, advanced Powershell scripts to update systems or components that are unsupported.
  • Manage the end-to-end lifecycle management from discovery to closure.
  • Implement processes, capabilities and techniques for lifecycle management efforts.
  • Develop mitigations to reduce the vulnerability risk when a system cannot be upgraded within the established timeframe.
  • May require frequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts.
  • Performs system monitoring of accountable systems and contributes to optimum system availability.
  • Develops and adapts new techniques to solve complex problems in such areas as management science and information technology.
  • Develops and maintains current operational procedures and user documentation applicable to the supported systems.
  • Responsible for improving and communicating general system knowledge, skills and capabilities, and providing advanced technical consultation as required.
  • Accountable for all direct output assigned and for providing direct output support to his/her manager.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Required to attend and/or successfully complete training classes as determined by the Training and Development Technologies Department, through General Employee Training (Reference DOE Order 426.2), and Management.
  • Attends all required safety meetings and training. Offers suggestions on improvements to the work environment.What You Can Expect
    • Meaningful work and unique opportunities to support missions vital to national and global security.
    • Top-notch, dedicated colleagues.
    • Generous pay and benefits with a stable organization.
    • Career advancement and professional development programs.
    • Work-life balance fostered through flexible work options and wellness initiatives.Minimum Job RequirementsBachelor's degree in engineering/science/information technology discipline with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience or a Master's degree in engineering/science/information technology discipline.
      Ten or more years of relevant education, training, and/or progressive experience may be considered to satisfy educational and years-of-experience requirements for this posting. For postings on the Engineering, Science and IT Ladder, in lieu of a technical bachelor's degree, the Operations Professional Ladder may be considered.Preferred Job Requirements
      • Bachelor's degree in engineering/science/information technology discipline with a minimum of four years of relevant experience or a Master's degree in engineering/science/information technology discipline with a minimum of two years of relevant experience.
      • In-depth understanding of information technology systems in a highly distributed computing environment.
      • Strong understanding of the current Microsoft Windows Operating Systems (server and desktop OS's).
      • Strong understanding of patch management systems (SCCM, WSUS, etc.).
      • Strong understanding of the interactions between applications, operating systems, and third-party software.
      • Understanding of the current Microsoft Windows Infrastructure components (AD, DNS, DHCP, IIS).
      • Basic troubleshooting of Weblogic managed servers and its components.
      • General understanding of the current RHEL Linux Operating Systems.
      • General understanding of Oracle and SQL Server DBMS systems.
      • General understanding of Networking equipment and technology.
      • Experience with securing hardware and software components.
      • Experience with virtual computing environments, including desktops and servers.
      • Experience with backup and recovery of physical and virtual computing environments.
      • Strong Scripting skills.
      • Experience with deploying applications across a large network.
      • Strong communication skills and ability to work with customers and technical personnel across departments and organizations.
      • Ability to present technical and operational information clearly and effectively through the oral and written word, solve complex technical problems, and be alert to changes that may affect the security and operational environment of systems.NotesThe minimum education and experience for the lowest career level in the job posting range are listed under Minimum Job Requirements. Successful candidates hired into a higher career level than the minimum in the range must meet the requirements listed in the job leveling charts for the career level into which they are being hired.
        If a range of Career Levels is posted, i.e., Senior Associate to Senior Specialist, internal applicants already in one of the Career Levels would come across at their current Career Level. Internal applicants currently in a lower level Career Level would move to the lowest posted Career Level, and internal applicants in higher Career Levels may be considered, on an exception basis, to come across laterally based on the applicant's education and experience, and the scope of work being performed in the role.
        Requires a Q clearance; however all qualified candidates will be considered regardless of their current clearance status. The ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy Q clearance is required.
        Position may require entry into Materials Access Areas (MAA) and participation in the Human Reliability Program (HRP). If HRP is required, candidate must complete a counterintelligence-scope polygraph, pursuant to 10CFR 709. Medical requirements may apply.
        CNS is a drug-free workplace. Candidates accepting a job offer will be required to pass a pre-placement physical, drug screening and background investigation. As an employee, you may be required to receive and maintain a security clearance from the United States Department of Energy in order to meet eligibility requirements for access to sensitive information or matter. U.S. citizenship is a requirement for security clearance applicants. All employees are subject to being randomly selected for drug testing without advance notification.CNS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Keywords: Consolidated Nuclear Security, Knoxville , System Administrator - Windows Lifecycle Management, IT / Software / Systems , Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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