Geocent Recruiting Team

  • Systems Administrator

    Job ID 2019-5381
    Job Locations US-LA-Metairie
    Information Technology
    Minimum Clearance Level Required to Start
    Top Secret
  • Overview

    This position will be solely responsible in performing all aspects of system administration and maintenance of Geocent production systems.  The administrator is responsible for ensuring the health of the production environment, as well as a Dev and Test/QA environments and requires the ability and initiative to dive into troubleshooting issues and performing root cause analyses.


    Provision, Configure and Administer Windows Server 2012 and 2016 VMs and components within on-premise and cloud environments.

    Configure VLAN, IPs, and data storage. 

    Ensure that operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to company security guidelines; take measures to ensure system security and data integrity.

    Manage IIS Web Servers for SSL, proxy and application hosting

    Perform and/or oversee system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups.

    Install, upgrade, configure, test, maintain and support system software in a production environment.

    Create batch SQL and PowerShell utility scripts; perform configurations and adjustments to enhance database file capacity; perform automated and manual backup and restore processes.

    Participate in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure.

    Apply Windows patches and updates

    Recommend and direct software changes and updates to keep systems up-to-date

    Perform and/or oversee backup operations

    Provision and configure new Windows Resources as needed by the team

    Establish and document a governing System Maintenance plan and associated procedures

    Establish and document procedures for maintaining user accounts, assign file permissions and establish password and account policies.

    Assist with Database administration and management.


    Requires bachelor’s degree (in Engineering, Computer Science or related field) or equivalent experience

    3-5 years’ relevant experience

    Use of Windows and Microsoft products in a virtualized environment such as:

    PowerShell, VBScript, batch or some other Windows-specific scripting experience

    Experience in AWS/Azure/Rackspace/Other cloud or hosted providers

    Administrator-level knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server to include:

    User management and server settings

    Backup and restore

    Basic queries

    Basic troubleshooting

    Familiarity with Active Directory 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

    Administration of IIS

    Deployment of software to IIS

    Configuring IIS for SSL and PKI

    Experience in basic administration of SharePoint

    Experience in Microsoft Systems Center application suite.


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