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Systems Administrator

Systems Administrator

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Geocent offers exciting and challenging opportunities in the Technology field! Geocent employees across the country subscribe to the company's culture of focusing on results when serving our large, diverse group of clients nationwide.


  • Administration of Windows systems and components
  • Serves as a company authority in establishing procedures for the maintenance of data files and control procedures for a complex system of networked computers or for a single group of microcomputers linked to a host workstation, or mainframe.
  • Responsible for system security and data integrity.
  • Monitors and defines the use of resources, and works with management to define requests for information.
  • Work as a high level independent contributor or team leader.
  • Establishes procedures for maintaining user accounts, assigns file permissions and establishes password and account policies; installs, upgrades, configures, tests, maintains and supports operating system software in a production environment.
  • Responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure.
  • Troubleshoots and resolves complex system hardware, software and communications problems; creates shell programs and utility scripts; performs configurations and adjustments to enhance database file capacity; performs automated and manual backup and restore processes. Participates in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure.
  • Ensures that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to organizational values.
  • Recommends and directs software changes and updates to keep department systems up-to-date. Monitors any software changes.
  • Provides user support and conducts user software and hardware training to formulate technology solutions and ensure the effective safeguarding and sharing of enterprise data.
  • Evaluates requests for hardware and software; researches and recommends solutions to technology needs, compatible with the client’s technology architecture and infrastructure and resource constraints.
  • Performs and/or oversees daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups.
  • Performs and/or oversees daily backup operations, ensuring all required file systems and system data are successfully backed up to the appropriate media, recovery tapes or disks are created, and media is recycled and sent off site as necessary.
  • Develops methodology to expand flexibility of programs or systems to meet changing needs of user departments and to accommodate future expansion without necessitating a major redesign of the systems at a later date.
  • Confers with user departments regularly to identify computerization needs and determines how the desired results can be achieved.
  • Analyzes existing systems and programs and develops or recommends new systems or modifications to existing systems.
  • Performs COTS and GOTS tool installation, configuration, and tuning.
  • Performs Database product tuning and management.
  • Provides technical guidance to less experienced systems administrators.
  • In-depth Active Directory Knowledge to include:
    • Group Policy management, deployment, troubleshooting experience
    • Understanding of Active Directory Topology, Replication and Trusts
    • User and group management
    • AD-Integrated DNS management and troubleshooting
    • Understanding of Active Directory disaster recovery procedures
  • Use of Windows and Microsoft products in a virtualized environment such as:PowerShell, VBScript, batch or some other Windows-specific scripting experience
    • VMWare/Xen/OpenStack/Hyper-V/KVM
    • AWS/Azure/Rackspace/Other cloud or hosted providers
  • Administrator-level knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server to include:Extensive experience in at least one or more of the following Microsoft Technologies:
    • User management and server settings
    • Backup and restore
    • Basic queries
    • Basic troubleshooting
    • IIS
    • SharePoint
    • Exchange
    • Clustering
    • Remote Desktop Services / Remote Desktop Gateway



Education:  Associates or Bachelor’s degree


Basic Experience:  

Five (5) years Computerized System experience, to include: Design, Development, Test and Evaluation, Network Protocols, LAN administration fundamentals, and UNIX and Windows based operating 


Specialized Experience:  Intermediate member of the technical staff with six (6) years or more of experience in systems analysis, design and engineering.


Duties:   Under general supervision, perform high-level systems analysis, evaluation, design, integration, documentation, and implementation of very complex application that require a thorough knowledge of administrative and technical skills. Direct and participates in all phases of system development with emphasis on planning, analysis, evaluation, integration, testing and acceptance phases (IV&V and DT&E). Apply higher-level business or technical principles and methods to very difficult technical problems to arrive at automated engineering solution.


Candidate must have at least Secret level clearance. 



U.S. Citizen only for Federal Clearance Requirement


Geocent is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin