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Senior System Administrator (Lab Lead)

Company: ManTech
Location: Reston
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Job Description:

Secure our Nation, Ignite your Future

ManTech is seeking a motivated, career and customer-oriented Senior System Administrator (Lab Lead) to join our team the Reston, VA area to provide unparalleled support to our customer and to begin an exciting and rewarding career within ManTech. The Senior System Administrator (Lab Lead) will support multiple federal agencies through the Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation (CDM) Program. The CDM Program is a high-profile, high-visibility, cybersecurity modernization and risk management program where you can contribute innovative solutions and consult with many different federal agencies to enhance their Information Assurance (IA) programs and continuous monitoring capabilities.

The Lab Lead [Sr. System Administrator] will manage, operate, and maintain the Continuous Diagnostic and Mitigation (CDM) DEFEND E Lab infrastructure environment. This is a hands-on role, with duties split between executing configuration activities within the lab, documenting the lab resource reservations, and planning and forecasting for lab growth. The Lab Sr. System Administrator will also develop and maintain all images, including network devices, for all infrastructure devices in support of the CDM Solution stack.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

--- Supervise and participate in the installation, configuration and maintenance of physical and virtual servers for a large scale testing platform on-premise and cloud based.

--- Provision and decommission lab accounts

--- Collaborate with team members on a regular basis to maintain consistency in design and implementation

--- Ensure the stability, availability, and reliability of the lab, providing timely notification of any concerns or outages

--- Integrate new deployments, technologies and virtual equipment into the lab environments

--- Develop and maintain standard operating procedures

--- Create and modify scripts as needed to automate repetitive tasks

--- Provide operational support to development and test community

--- Monitor system performance, system/security logs and identifying potential issues

--- Attend project meetings to gain insight on future lab requirements and conduct status meeting to notify management of potential constraints, conflicts or

--- Develop business cases, justifications, and analysis of alternatives to support recommendations or investment in expansion of lab infrastructure and capabilities

--- Establish, test, maintain and document baseline configurations

--- Perform routine capacity management functions to provide insight into current and forecasted consumption and work with Service Design to develop long-range projections of capacity needs for storage, compute and processing capacity.

--- Maintain awareness of technology roadmaps and end-of-life

--- Maintain gold standard images for all servers and end point devices

--- Coordinate with Service Design engineering team to support the testing of new services and network equipment

--- Provide operational support to development and test community

--- Attend project meetings to gain insight on future lab requirements and conduct status meeting to notify management of potential constraints, conflicts or

--- Develop business cases, justifications, and analysis of alternatives to support recommendations or investment in expansion of lab infrastructure and capabilities

--- Establish, test, maintain and document baseline configurations

--- Perform routine capacity management functions to provide insight into current and forecasted consumption and work with Service Design to develop long-range projections of capacity needs for storage, compute and processing capacity

--- Maintain awareness of technology roadmaps and end-of-life for lab resources

--- Maintain gold standard images for all servers and end point devices

--- Lead a team of 2-5 full-time administrators, as well as 1-4 apprentices or interns

Position Requirements:

--- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, electronics, engineering or other technical discipline is required.

--- Five years experience in supervising and participating in the installation, configuration and maintenance of physical and virtual servers both on-premise and cloud-based.

--- Experience with provisioning and decommissioning accounts, managing security policy via Active Directory GPO

--- Experience collaborating with team members on a regular basis to maintain consistency in design and implementation

--- Experience developing and executing plans to ensure the stability, availability, and reliability of the lab, providing timely notification of any concerns or outages

--- Experience developing and maintaining standard operating procedures

--- Demonstrated ability to create and modify scripts as needed to automate repetitive tasks

--- Experience monitoring system performance, system/security logs and identifying potential issues

--- Experience leading, motivating, and evaluating the performance of a team of 2-5 full-time administrators, as well as 1-3 part-time apprentices or interns

Preferred Qualifications:

--- Eight years of additional, relevant experience may be substituted for education requirements

--- Knowledge of emerging cybersecurity technologies

--- Experience modeling data, message, and service interoperability

--- Understanding of technical, operational, and management issues related to design, development, and deployment of complex and distributed systems

--- Understanding of interrelationships between critical infrastructure protection and cybersecurity

--- Familiarity with DHS Cybersecurity programs such as Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM)

--- Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+) Certification

--- Knowledge and experience with Assessment & Authorization (A&A) processes in Federal environments, preferably with experience utilizing the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) for complex systems or networks

--- Powershell knowledge is a benefit

Security Clearance:


  • US Citizenship is required, due to the security requirements of our client. Individuals with dual citizenship may not be considered for this role.
  • Candidates with active clearance will be given preference.

    Physical Requirements:

    • Office work, typically sedentary with some movement around the office.

      ManTech International Corporation, as well as its subsidiaries proactively fulfills its role as an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, marital status, physical or mental disability, status as a Disabled Veteran, Recently Separated Veteran, Active Duty Wartime or Campaign Badge Veteran, Armed Forces Services Medal, or any other characteristic protected by law.

      If you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position with ManTech through its online applicant system, please contact ManTech's Corporate EEO Department at (703) 218-6000. ManTech is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer - minorities, females, disabled and protected veterans are urged to apply. ManTech's utilization of any external recruitment or job placement agency is predicated upon its full compliance with our equal opportunity/affirmative action policies. ManTech does not accept resumes from unsolicited recruiting firms. We pay no fees for unsolicited services.

      If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access http://www.mantech.com/careers/Pages/careers.aspx as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation please click careers@mantech.com and provide your name and contact information.

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