System Administrator Senior in Richmond, VA at Galapagos, LLC

Date Posted: 11/26/2019

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Job Description

Position Title:  System Administrator Senior

Work Location: Fort Lee - Petersburg, VA


Job Description and Responsibilities: 

Must have knowledge of TCP/IP, information security/authorization profiles, or system administration of Unix or Windows networks/systems.  Must be capable of managing the servers, which typically involves installing and upgrading the servers, as well as solving any kind of problems with the systems. Must provide the essential software support for the laptops, desktop personal computers, and printers, including the configuration of the hardware devices, testing new software and designing the structure of the network. Must be capable of monitoring the system configuration, including the server event log. Must be capable of testing the operating system software, the networking software and the computer hardware. Must be capable of monitoring and developing the procedures for backups of the servers. 

  • Provide Database Administration and support
  • Maintain the integrity of the data and the efficiency
  • Maintain the efficiency and performance of the systems
  • Analyze, test, troubleshoot, patch, and update and install software/hardware
  • Resolve application errors and software bugs
  • Identify root causes and recommend mitigation strategies and or resolution actions. 
  • Provide enhancements via Request for Change (RFC) and other change vehicles (e.g., Information Assurance Vulnerability Alert (IAVA))
  • Implement application patches and assist with the identification/classification of RFCs and modifications to existing software applications for efficiencies in security, maintainability, supportability and portability 
  • Implement software maintenance activities IAW the CECOM SEC customer Change Advisory Board (CAB) process.
  • Shall provide software and hardware infrastructure services
  • Responsible for maintaining and supporting an integrated IT environment to deliver tools, applications, capabilities and reusable services for the CECOM SEC customer
  • Shall support the continued consolidation and improvement of the CECOM SEC customer IT infrastructure into a coherent, virtualized environment
  • Shall conduct server replacement and data migration from one server to another.
  • Support the transformation of the current CECOM SEC customer services from their current hardware and software configurations to the modernized system environments.  The contractor shall consolidate and integrate existing applications and their data and migrate them to the new environment
  • Shall remotely support the primary hosting facility, located in Radford, VA, to operate, maintain, upgrade and support computer hardware/software within the system development, test, and production portfolio; and the system Continuity of Operations (COOP) systems.  Will locally support the demonstration/training systems to be located at the facilities. 
  • The Candidate shall be responsible for local desktop, printer, computer peripheral (e.g. storage), Video Telephonic Conferencing (VTC), network support and system administration for all personnel proposed under this contract, Government staff located with the Contractor. IAW AR 25-2, the Candidate shall maintain appropriate Army certifications required to administer systems connected to the Non-classified Internet Protocol (IP) Router Network (NIPRNet).  Activities include but are not limited to:
    • Maintaining Army Gold Master secure desktops
    • Working with the Network Enterprise Center (NEC) as required to maintain Non-classified Internet Protocol (IP) Router Network (NIPRNet)
    • Managing a commercial LAN and internet services along with wireless LAN
    • Providing rapid response and troubleshooting of system and/or network platforms when issues arise.


Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Relevant work experience and training may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Minimum years of Relevant Experience 5+ years within the last 8 years.
  • Computer Science, Mathematics, or other Engineering or Technical discipline.
  • Secret Clearance
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must possess and maintain an IT-I level certification IAW AR 25-2 and IAT-II/IAM-II certifications IAW DoD 8570.01-M
  • Experience with following a mature DoD System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) within a program with extensive documentation deliverables.
  • Server + or MS certification


Security Clearance:

Position requires a Secret clearance


Physical Requirements:

Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods of time.  Position may require typing and reading from a computer screen.  Must have sufficient mobility, including but not limited to bending, reaching, and kneeling to complete daily duties in a timely and efficient manner.  May include lifting weigh up to thirty (30) pounds as necessary.  


Company Summary:

Founded in 2017 and headquartered in Hawaii, Galapagos Federal Systems, LLC is the latest Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) to be registered with the Small Business Administration (SBA) under Nā ‘Ōiwi Kāne, a Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO). We provide large organization stability, capability, and over 30+ years of IT management experience in combination with small business flexibility, agility, and customer care. Leveraging the experience and long-standing success of our management team and Nā ‘Ōiwi Kāne, Galapagos Federal Systems, LLC is capable of successfully competing for and executing large business contracts. 

Galapagos Federal Systems, LLC reserves the right to change or modify job duties and assignments at any time.  The above job description is not all encompassing.  Positions functions and qualifications may vary depending on business needs.

Galapagos Federal Systems, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants based on race, color, creed, religion, medical condition, legally protected genetic information, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status or legally protected characteristics.