System Administrator (MS COTS, spec. SCAD)

Nato clearance: 


Job description: 

LOCATION: Sigonella, Italy
DURATION: 1 year with possible extensions
CONTRACT: Consultant
SALARY: Negotiable daily rate
START DATE: 01/03/2019
Assists in the day to day System Administration (SA) of the Hardware (HW) and Software (SW) of the currently fielded version of MS Windows Server, to include managing Active Directory Services (Domain Controller, Group and Security Policies, DNS, Trust Relationships and the like), as well as the DNS and DHCP servers
Assists in the SA of the HW and SW of the MS Exchange Server
Assists in the SA of the HW and SW of the print server and user’s access to networked printers
Assists in the SA of the HW and SW of the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and MS System Management   Server or similar competing product suite, to include timely installation of software patches, remote control and HW and SW inventory
Assists in the SA of the HW and SW of Anti-Virus and Spyware servers
Assists in the SA of the HW and SW of the file servers to include any file share developed in support of exercises and operations
Assists in the SA of the Storage Area Network (SAN) to include routine tape backup of the SAN, as required by the SLA and local Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
Develops scripts to automate SA processes
Assists in the SA of server clusters ensuring responsive failover service thereby greatly reducing downtime of user services due to any one server failing
Assists in the SA of HW and SW of any other servers assigned to this cell
Assists in the execution of the Squadron Dis aster Recovery/Business Continuity Plans
Assists in the execution of the AIS Core Release Management program to include rollout and rollback planning and execution
Executes proper preventive maintenance plans


Job requirements: 

Experienced System Administrator in Microsoft environment
Vocational training at a higher technical level in a relevant discipline. A higher educational qualification but less practical experience or a less formal educational background combined with particularly relevant practical experience may also be acceptable
At least 8 years’ relevant experience
Minimum of 4 years general experience in System Administration of MS Windows Server, Active Directory, MS Exchange Server
In-depth experience on IT systems virtualization and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
Broad and sound technical knowledge of IT Systems
Practical experience in diagnosing deficiencies in networks and associated equipment
VM Ware certifications
ITIL foundation certification
Microsoft certification (preferable MCSA or MCSE certificate)
Member of a recognized professional body or institution
Working knowledge of MS Office suite, email Clients/ Web Browsers and Web Content Management