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Huntington Ingalls Industries Senior Systems Administrator - 18758 in Merrifield, Virginia

Senior Systems Administrator - 18758

Position Location Merrifield, VA

Requisition # 18758

# of Openings 1

HII – Mission Driven Innovative Solutions Inc. (HII-MDIS) provides mission-critical engineering and technical service to Information Technology, Federal Civilian, and National Security, Aerospace & Defense and International government and commercial customers at over 100 locations worldwide.

HII - MDIS is currently seeking a Senior Systems Administrator to work out of their client's Merrifield, VA office.

Duties and Responsibilities (to include but not be limited to the following):

  • Responsible for overseeing the systems development life cycle (SDLC) process including business needs analysis, requirement gathering, information system architecture, design, integration, implementation, QA, deployment, and production maintenance.

  • Create and maintain project plans and schedules, set milestones, assign resources, and identify/mitigate risks to ensure successful execution.

  • Manage team leads, engineers and analysts, assigning tasks and priorities according to project plan. Review progress and lead discussions of outstanding issues to identify appropriate solution.

  • Oversee activities of vendors providing hardware and software solutions related to the project.

  • Coordinate major releases with local and remote deployment support teams, as well as briefing customer group representatives on new features and changes.

  • Interface with customer groups to understand business needs and drive effective requirements gathering.

  • Manage iterations of design, implementation, and deployment efforts. Keep customers engaged to ensure that the final work product meets customer expectations.

  • Review proposed new features and connectivity to provide feedback on feasibility and potential impact

  • Update documentation on server hosting environment configurations including hardware description diagrams, Server OS and middleware versions and permission and privilege settings

  • Maintain server alignment with target configuration by inspecting servers for proper configuration, updating server configurations as needed and making sure all server configurations are in sync

  • Monitor server health in all environments including patching reviews and status monitoring for Windows and Unix servers.

  • Support code deployment by maintaining Subversion (SVN) control for code, merging different trunks of code to create release images and code release packages.

  • Create code release packages, build automated code deployment scripts ensuring that all code deployment and roll back instructions are provided.

  • Provide System integration support documenting interfaces detailing ICD of APIs and connectivity with other USPS systems.

  • Provide systems incident support by facilitating efforts to troubleshoot issues using knowledge of server hosting environment, application and relevant technologies to triage incident symptoms and identify possible causes

  • Perform load testing support by identifying load test scope and needed volume to properly stress test server APIs. Maintain load test scripts for Load Runner and JMeter. Identify additional automated load testing tools and methods.

  • May provide technical guidance for database administrators and software developers.

Qualifications and Experience:


  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or related discipline with a minimum of 5 years of professional experience including minimum of 5 years in a Linux or Windows based environment consisting of more than 100 devices and 100 users

  • Must be familiar with system administration tools and have demonstrated knowledge of problem solving and installing system software

  • At least one year of experience is required with one of the following technologies: RHEL, SCCM, vSphere, FrontRange, or Splunk


  • Must be able to obtain and keep a USPS Sensitive Clearance

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Green Card holder and have been living in the U.S. for at least the last five years

  • Must not have traveled outside of the United States for more than 180 days in the last five years

  • All candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and drug screening per HII requirements

Huntington Ingalls Industries is proud to be an Equal Opportunity 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 any other protected class.