Lead IT Systems Engineer

Colorado Springs, CO

Posted: 06/22/2023 Division: Government/DOD Job Number: JN -062023-17115

Job Description

Linux and Windows System Administrator

Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Industry: Dept. of Defense

Salary: $110-$125k + STI

Employment Type: Direct Hire

Clearance: Active TS/SCI Required


  • Bachelor s degree or equivalent experience in an Information Technology Field and 3-7 years of relevant experience
  • DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification or above required.
  • Windows or Linux certifications a plus.
  • Experience with Windows Server 2008R2/2012R2/2016/2019, SQL 2014/2016, System Center 2012R2, SolarWinds, SharePoint 2013, Red Hat Linux, Exchange 2013, IDS/IPS, Firewall and Host Based Security, ACAS, Sun Solaris servers, Cisco/Juniper devices, highly desired.
  • RHCE certification desired
  • Must be a US Citizen due to Clearance requirements.
  • Must have an active TS/SCI clearance


  • Utilize trouble ticketing system to document and track outages.
  • Exercise sound judgment during the escalation of trouble tickets.
  • Provide advanced Tier III and IV support by remotely troubleshooting and repairing transport backbone equipment, sub-tending devices, and user applications/services for a nationwide fiber optic transport network and two geographically separated network operations centers.
  • Perform advanced troubleshooting as the internal escalation point of contact for complex and persistent trouble tickets.
  • Interact extensively with internal engineering and support teams as well as with Tier IV support engineers of various hardware/software vendors to solve challenging issues.
  • Interact closely with network engineers, security personnel, program managers and vendors to meet network performance criteria.
  • Act as network operations technical lead on new and emerging network management/defense requirements and designs.
  • Manage and participate in enterprise-level projects encompassing systems, networks, and SAN/NAS storage.
  • Respond to network and system issues by isolating the problem and utilizing resources in a manner which least disrupts network availability.
  • Perform diagnostics using software and hardware tools to optimize network performance.
  • Oversee/monitor status of systems and equipment to address potential technical problems. Inspect and analyze equipment/systems performance to determine maintenance and repair requirements.
  • React quickly and competently to identify, track, document, escalate, and resolve immediate network vulnerabilities/threats.
  • Configure, maintain and monitor Windows Server Failover Clusters, McAfee EPO, SQL 2014, System Center 2012R2, SolarWinds, SharePoint 2013, Red Hat Linux, and Exchange 2013 servers
  • Conduct risk assessments to identify possible security violations using ACAS and DoD STIGs.
  • Develop methods and procedures to ensure systems and applications are protected.
  • Develop and implements detailed standard operations procedures.
  • Provide project status to management.
  • Provide after-hours support on an on-call basis, as required.
  • Estimated 15% of time is travel; however, the amount of travel is dependent on the current mission requirement and operations environment.

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