Jacobs Senior Systems Administrator in Huntsville, Alabama

Senior Systems Administrator


Duties may include but are not limited to activities such as implementing and maintaining system security and data recovery processes, providing technical support, utilizing automation tools for delivering applications, managing assets, monitoring performance, and event notifications and automating desktop support.

In addition to the technical knowledge and skills, a SA must exhibit excellent communication skills. Often working in a team environment with clients and other IT personnel, a system administrator must coordinate and communicate activities, status updates, outage notifications and schedule information.

Must provide proactive customer-oriented service. Specifically, a SA must:

  • Provide professional service within the parameters specified in the site’s service level agreement and/or that meet or exceed the customer requirements

  • Respond to assigned task orders within the time allotted in the site’s service level agreement and/or that meet or exceed the customer requirements.

  • Maintain skill set required to do job

  • Maintain an awareness of trends within the technology industry

  • Install, configure, administer and optimize servers (hardware and operating systems)

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows 2012 Server, Microsoft Active Directory and/or LINUX Network Operating Systems

  • Understand, implement and properly maintain network directory services

  • Install, configure & maintain VMware vSphere environment

A System Administrator’s main technology emphasis should be to:

  • Install, configure network printing devices

  • Install, configure and maintain network applications and application distribution systems

  • Ensure system security in compliance with customer policy including virus protection

  • Implement and maintain network standards and guidelines

  • Monitor system utilization including data storage management, performance metrics and service levels

  • Ensure reliable backup and recovery of necessary data

  • Develop and maintain an automated environment including reporting, event notifications and actions, software updates and service packs

  • Conduct Security Evaluation and Testing for systems for Certification and Accreditation.

  • Create, maintain and update Plan of Actions and Milestones (POA&M) for various systems/LANs.

  • Coordinate with ISSOs for mitigating vulnerabilities included in the POA&M

  • Review, monitor and implement DISA STIG’s.


BS degree in a computer or system science discipline from an accredited college or university and five (5) years to eight (8) years of progressive, relevant experience, or any equivalent combination of education, experience, training and certifications. CompTIA Security required.

Required Certifications:

  • CompTIA’s CASP, or CISSP (must obtain within 6 months)

  • Microsoft MCSA, MCSE (must obtain within 6 months)

  • (VCP) Vmware Certified Professional (must obtain within 6 months)

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Alabama-Huntsville

Req ID: I2S00031Q