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Systems Administrator and Virtualization Engineer IRES - SAFB

at Jacobs

Posted: 9/24/2019
Job Reference #: AER00032E

Job Description

Description of Duties:

The Systems Administrator and Virtualization Engineer supports the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) on the Integrated Research & Development for Enterprise Solutions (IRES) contract. The candidate will:

  • Administer the operations of computer systems related to operating systems, servers, and end-user workstations

  • Demonstrate the understanding of how software behaves in order to deploy, configure, and troubleshoot systems

  • Research new technologies and techniques to ensure that systems operate efficiently

  • Provide engineering, technical, and managerial direction for problem definition, analysis, requirement development, and implementation for complex virtual and physical systems

  • Advise on system development, improvements, optimization, or support efforts as well as performs risk assessments and analyses

  • Install, configure, upgrade, deploy, maintain and troubleshoot both physical and virtual servers in accordance with prescribed procedures

  • Operate, monitor and perform on-going cyber activities in accordance with established policies, procedures and directives

  • Document necessary system build, changes and actions on systems and archives in appropriate systems of record to ensure life-cycle of systems

  • Develop system administration policies, procedures and instructions to ensure sustainability and continuity of systems

  • Coordinate and collaborate with appropriate users, customers, team members, engineers and project managers

  • Provide engineering and technical solutions, as needed, to meet customer and mission requirements

  • Act as technical team lead and subject matter expert as required

  • Recommend and advise customer and team on system development, optimization and improvements

  • Perform on/off duty and weekend system administration support, as required


This position is located at Schriever AFB, CO.


The position will be posted for two weeks ending 8 October 2019. If a candidate has not been selected at that time, it will continue to be posted until a suitable candidate is selected or the position is closed.



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 drug-free workplace.



Basic Requirements: 

Must have one of the following combinations of education and experience: HS Diploma (or GED) and 12 years of general experience; Associate's degree and 10 years of general experience; Bachelor's degree and 8 years of general experience; or a Master's degree and 6 years of general experience.

  • Must have 6 years of directly related experience

  • Must have 3 years in management or leadership roles

  • Must DoD Approved 8570 IAT Level II certification, such as Security CE

  • Must have vmWare 6.0 or higher experience (building, configuring, managing and troubleshooting virtual machines) on enterprise level environments

  • Must have experience installing, configuring and troubleshooting physical and virtual servers, workstations, and peripheral configurations in a vmWare virtualized environment

  • Must have an active DoD Secret Clearance

Desired Requirements: 

  • Linux/RHEL 6 or higher experience
  • Experience working in DoD Enterprise Information Technology Environments
  • Host Based Security System (HBSS) knowledge
  • Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) knowledge