• 05-Jul-2017 to 05-Aug-2017 (EST)
  • Professional Services
  • Springfield, VA, USA
  • DOE
  • Hourly
  • Contract

Mercom Corporation is seeking qualified candidates for a Sr. Systems Administrator in Springfield, VA area. With offices in both Pawleys Island, SC and Fairfax, VA, Mercom is successful in supporting a wide array of government clients with unique technology solutions, while offering employees a relaxed working environment just two miles from the beach. We offer competitive compensation and benefits to our employees, as well as, the opportunity to truly make a different to our clients. We combine the best technology with the best people which has led to our continued success.


Responsibilities include:

  1. Manages the functionality and efficiency of a group of computers running on one or more operating systems using common system monitoring tools.
  2. Maintains the integrity and security of servers and systems.
  3. Maintains system documentation.
  4. Interacts with users on a daily basis to assist with functionality and provide situational awareness of ongoing issues.
  5. Develops and monitors policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources.
  6. May program in an administrative language.
  7. Provides advice and training to end-users for remote access usage.
  8. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned.
  9. Participates in special projects as required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.
  • 5-8 years of directly related experience in systems administration and analysis.
  • 2-5 years of directly related experience in a network/system administration related support role.
  • TS/SCI Clearance
  • Knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques used in computer, network and storage system administration and support.
  • Knowledge of related hardware and software i.e. Server, Unix/Linux, Cisco, and Microsoft products.
  • May require professional certification in one or more specific technologies, depending on job assignment.
  • Knowledge of basic networking principles (routing, DNS, etc.) and/or system administration (perfmon, services, software installation, etc.) desired
  • Working knowledge of enterprise monitoring technologies (BMC BEM/SIM/BPPM, HP NNM, CA eHealth, etc.) and ITSM suites (Remedy, Siebel, HP Service Desk, etc.) desired.
  • Hands-on experience with one or more of the following technologies strongly desired: *Microsoft Exchange (2010 preferred) - recipient administration, server administration, monitoring, break-fix, OWA *Netbackup - monitoring scheduled backup jobs, restarting backups, executing restores, verification of backup data integrity *SAN/NAS - monitoring status, basic troubleshooting, space allocation *Virtualization - monitoring or supporting virtual servers and desktops using Citrix and VMWare *Imagery libraries and imagery exploitation systems - Troubleshooting imagery flow, systems interfaces, availability of images and throughput of imagery systems *Experience in technical operations at DOD agencies, particularly NCE and DIA


The shift for this opening is 6PM to 6AM. (Sunday - Wednesday).


Mercom Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, national origin, or any other legally protected status.

Mercom is a drug free workplace.

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