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Jacobs System Administrator Sr (Fabric) in Eglin AFB, Florida

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Your Impact:

Mission Statement

Jacobs is seeking a Systems Administrator/Fabric to support the United States Air Force’s 53rd Wing Technical Support Services (53rd WTSS) contract. This contract supports the 53rd Wing and 96th Test Wing, both headquartered at Eglin AFB, FL and having units CONUS-wide. The 53 WG is the focal point for the Combat Air Forces in electronic warfare and is responsible for operational test and evaluation of advanced equipment and systems. The 96 TW is the USAF’s test and evaluation center for advanced air-delivered weapons, navigation and guidance systems, and C2 systems. The 53rd WTSS team partners with military and civilian personnel to provide world-class IT technical support for the 53 WG and 96 TW missions. The 53rd WTSS IT support covers full lifecycle IT from concept, to deployment, day-to-day operations / maintenance, and culminating in system retirement / replacement / upgrade.

Both Wings are headquartered at Eglin AFB, FL, adjacent to the white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters of Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast. To learn more about the Emerald Coast, click here https://www.emeraldcoastfl.com/

Job Description

Jacobs is seeking a self-motivated, energetic Systems Administrator/Fabric to support the 53rd Computer Systems Squadron (53 CSS), a 53 WG unit. The 53rd Computer Systems Squadron provides communications and information systems for the 53 Wing’s four groups. It automates, sustains, and operates wing communications and information systems activities including unclassified, collateral, and advanced program local area networks. It operates the Combat Air Force Network Operations Center providing classified information services to the CAF worldwide. The 53 CSS provides network capability to fuse data from multiple test facilities into one coherent picture and it develops and maintains the computer systems supporting the development, test, and dissemination of electronic warfare mission data. The 53 CSS also provides advanced programs audiovisual support and operates and maintains a state-of-the-art video-teleconferencing capability. The successful candidate will identify, prioritize, and resolve reported customer issues and problems.

Day-to-day, the successful candidate will serve as the on-site resource for:

  • Determining hardware, software, and systems specifications, and configuration requirements.

  • Execution of the patching, fixing, and making all assigned systems compliant.

  • Planning, installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of Microsoft Hyper V, Microsoft Server 2008 R2, Server 2012 R2, Server 2016, and client products across multiple networks.

  • Provide support to users in the areas of account management, enterprise applications, desktop applications, and peripherals.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Required Education and Experience:

  • A minimum of 7 years of experience designing, deploying, and maintaining Windows and Linux Operating systems, AD, DHCP, DNS, NTP, CA, GPO, and related core infrastructure components in an enterprise environment.

Required Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of supporting MS application (SCVMM, Hyper-V, WSUS, SCDPM, SCOM, etc.).

  • Identifying and implementing automation opportunities to eliminate repetitive tasks

  • Experience configuring and implementing iSCSI/CIFS/SMB3 and NFS protocols

  • Experience Scripting and/or programming (Power Shell, VB Script, BASH, Ansible, or other)

  • Experience working with SVMs (Storage Virtual Machines), Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV), LIFS (Logical Interfaces), RAID DP, Aggregates, and Volumes.

  • Strong Experience deploying and using System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) to manage multiple Hyper-V host clusters.

  • Strong Experience deploying and maintaining Microsoft Failover Clustering.

Required Clearance

  • Active / Valid DoD TS/SCI-eligible clearance (i.e. DCID 6/4 eligibility); applicant must maintain clearance in active/valid status

  • Clearance investigation close date must be no older than 5 years, 6 months at the time of application.

  • Must be willing to submit to, and be able to pass, a CI polygraph.

Required Certification:

  • Active / valid DoD 8570.01-M IAT-II certification; applicant must maintain currency of same.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Practical experience configuring and implementing iSCSI/CIFS/SMB3 and NFS protocols scripting and/or programming (PowerShell, VB Script, BASH, Ansible or other).

  • Experienced at supporting and implementing various infrastructure related technologies to include Cisco UCS B and C series servers. Candidate must be proficient at managing fabric resources with advanced service profile templates, iSCSI SAN boot, configuring Fabric Interconnects, RBAC and resource pools. Skilled at using various Cisco related data-center tools to configure, monitor and troubleshoot hardware related issues. Ability to perform basic scripting to automate actions within the Cisco UCS manager is desirable.

  • Practical experience identifying and implementing automation opportunities to eliminate repetitive tasks

  • Practical experience with System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) deployment and maintenance; specific experience with Hyper-V servers and guests is highly desired.

  • Practical experience implementing MS SQL server solutions.

  • Practical experience with System Center Operations Manager (SCOM).

  • Practical experience in networking (routing/switching/ VLANS/firewalls.)

  • Practical experience working with 3rd party vendors with Blade Servers, NAS/SAN technology, Linux Automation, PowerShell Scripting Automation during development/ troubleshooting.

  • Practical experience developing documentation.

Essential Functions

Work Environment

  • Work site is located at Eglin AFB, FL.

  • Office setting that includes sedentary physical effort. However, may include lifting of weight up to thirty (30) pounds

  • No unusual hazards nor unusual environmental conditions on job site

  • The DoD and USAF have implemented specific COVID-19 mitigation measures and contract employees must comply with established guidance.

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.

  • Due to parking availability and location of work, walking moderate to long distances may be required.

Equipment and Machines

  • Ability to operate office equipment such as personal computer, printer, copy machine, telephone, fax machine and other equipment including desk supplies and other work related tools as required.

  • May require installation/removal of network equipment, cables, and related materials.


  • Shift work may be required on a rotational or permanent basis as determined by mission needs.

  • Regular attendance of scheduled hours is extremely important, but not critical, except for deadlines and meetings.

  • Punctuality and regular attendance are necessary to meet deadlines.

  • Must exhibit flexibility of work hours to adjust to surge situations based on critical mission requirements.

Other Essential Functions

  • Must be able to work assigned shift on either rotational and/or permanent basis.

  • Outstanding verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability to work effectively with strong, diverse personalities.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills, including ability to manage multiple activities, and tasks simultaneously.

  • Must demonstrate professional behavior at all times when dealing with customers, management and co-workers.

  • Must have clear, concise and accurate communications skills in English, both verbal and written. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk to employees or others.

  • Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner.

  • Independent personal transportation to work site is required.

  • Travel to and from customer's locations may be required to support projects. This may involve airline travel. In some cases, accommodations can possibly be made for POV, if necessary. When operating any vehicle for work purposes, must wear seat belt and in addition, no cellular devices are to be used when vehicle is in motion.

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