System Administrator, Senior (VMWare) :: Martinsburg, WV :: Rate: $40 :: no h1b
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System Administrator, Senior (VMWare)
Location: Martinsburg, WV
Duration: Long Term Contract
Visa: No H1B
Labor category description:
A Senior System Administrator has the thorough knowledge to create plans to assure effective management, operations, and maintenance of systems and/or networks. Manages teams of system admins and can prioritize work, identify high risk critical problems, and dedicate appropriate resources. Has extensive knowledge of a wide variety of systems and networks to include high volume/high availability systems.
Provide 24x7x365 “on site” monitoring/reporting/technical support of VACO equipment at the CRRC in Martinsburg, WV.
To meet the need for 24x7x365 operations, the Contractor shall provide support for operations and monitoring of the infrastructure computing environment using VA provided tools located at the CRRC in Martinsburg, WV on a daily basis, including weekends, and federal holidays. The Contractor shall monitor VA Central Office (VACO) network, server, SAN equipment, environmental control equipment, including the environmental support systems and notify appropriate VA personnel (in accordance with the VA’s incident notification scheme) when any of this equipment fails and/or does not appear to be performing adequately. An example would be checking the function of the air conditioning system; i.e., look for warning lights and hot spots and monitor the temperature and humidity recorders in the computer room. Additional duties/responsibilities as follows but not limited to:
Visually inspect all equipment throughout the facility to check the condition/status up to 2 times per 8-hour shift per day.
Use VA-provided tools to monitor/report/troubleshoot/repair requested VACO equipment on a round the clock hourly basis;
Provide immediate notification to designated VACO points of contact that are listed on the VACO incident response and notification document when a server or device is down, based upon VACO procedures; take corrective action based upon VA-provided documentation and/or direction, including but not limited to a server reboot, replacing hard drive, memory, NIC, motherboard.
Build servers using VA procedures when directed;
Windows File management expertise/groups/permissions
Windows Active Directory modifications/security changes
Provide VMware/vSphere support of monitoring, maintaining and troubleshooting virtual servers
Server Rack management including installing/de-installing equipment
Record serial numbers and prepare decommissioned equipment for excessing, following established DECOM procedures
Power devices up or down as required;
Remediate servers that require patching or registry modifications when directed.
Maintain a Shift Activity Turnover Report, recording all hardware, software problems and unusual incidents.
Operations Support Report (The Contractor shall prepare and submit an Operations Support Report each morning at 6am ET each day on system status. The report shall include outstanding issues and the status of each issue. Will include the previous 3 shifts turnover reports
Minimum of 5 years of experience with VMware through 6.X
Experience with monitoring environments
Experience working in data centers
Problem solving skills and good documentation skills.
Expert-level skills in:
Virtualization (Emphasis on VMware vCenter and Hyper-V is important as well)
Familiarization with AWS or Azure Cloud solution
Web hosting Infrastructure
IIS (Knowledge of non-Microsoft web servers like Apache is helpful too)