Senior Server Administrator-Information Technology Center
Company: CNA Corporation
Posted on: June 13, 2021
CNA fosters an inclusive culture that values diverse backgrounds
and perspectives. Our flexible and engaging work environment
encourages iterative and creative collaboration at every stage of
the problem solving process. Our employees are committed to helping
clients develop effective solutions to better manage their programs
through scientific, data-driven approaches.
We are looking for creative and innovative individuals to help
carry out our mission.
Responsible for support, maintenance, and security of corporate
JOB DESCRIPTION AND/OR DUTIES
Server Architecture and Design: Designs and architects server
and storage solutions consisting of server hardware, storage and
software. Collects and documents requirements as necessary.
Conducts research and makes recommendations on products, services,
protocols, and standards in support of server and storage
solutions. Develops cost estimates and budgets for new solutions.
Develops project and deployment plans to support deployment of new
Server Configuration and Maintenance: Evaluates, installs and
maintains corporate server configurations, including network
operating systems and client software, email servers and client,
and standard server applications. Creates and documents server and
client configurations. Monitors and administers upgrades and
patches to ensure timely software and security updates. Maintains
and ensures proper licenses and support agreements are in place.
Diagnoses and solves complex operating system, network and
application problems within corporate environment; trains other
staff on new server-related technology and initiatives. Develops
and documents operational policies and procedures for server and
storage environments. Assists in development of budgets for server
operations and maintenance.
Storage Area Network Administration: Manage SAN fabrics and SAN
security (fabric and alias maintenance, zoning, and zone sets).
Monitor storage capacity and utilization to maintain optimal free
space levels and plan for future storage needs. Coordinate
installation and maintenance of all SAN cabling, host bus adapters,
and associated drivers and management software. Manage storage
pools, volumes, Logical Unit Numbers (LUNs), LUN mappings, and
security. Perform problem determination, resolution, and root-cause
analysis of performance related problems on all storage
Server Backup and Restore: Evaluates, configures, tests and
maintains corporate server backup system to ensure integrity and
reliability. Monitors software and hardware updates and remains
current with new and evolving technologies in the backup
environment. Tests and confirms backup tapes to ensure data
integrity on a periodic basis. Works with network/SAN based backup
software, tape-drive, and jukebox technology.
Network Applications: Evaluates, configures, tests and maintains
corporate network applications including directory services (Active
Directory), email, desktop management, database, and web services.
Ensures compatibility, reliability and efficacy of applications
within a complex network environment.
Server Security: Provides security solutions to ensure a secured
computing environment. Tools include software distribution system
and anti-virus software. Implements and executes corporate-wide
anti-virus plan, updates virus through automated means on regular
basis or as needed. Monitors industry virus and security sources to
identify and communicate information about viruses, worms, security
Additional Responsibilities: Designs, develops, and supports
corporate network printers and special purpose servers including
search, accounting, web application, etc. Builds and maintains
databases to house server information. Develops and maintains
documentation of all responsibilities. Maintains and administers
maintenance contracts for areas of responsibilities.
Project Management: Works with management, other team members,
and end-users to determine goals and directions; leads
highly-complex projects; prepares cost estimates and staff
requirements for proposed projects to accomplish goals; monitors
and reports on tasks throughout the project; guides and reviews
other project work when necessary; supervises other team members as
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Management
Information Systems, Engineering or related field. Advanced degree
and industry certifications (MCP, MCSE, CNA, etc.) preferred.
Security+ or other approved DoD 8570 IAT II security certification
Experience: Minimum of 10 years of experience in administering
server operating systems and related technology.
Skills: Technical skills - expertise in Novell NetWare, Windows
Server, directory design (Active Directory), server virtualization,
SAN, backup hardware, and network printing; application experience
and expertise in corporate email system (Exchange), desktop
management systems (SCCM), database administration, web services,
and backup software; strong skills in network technology (TCP/IP,
DHCP, DNS, etc.); strong understanding and practical application of
Windows Scripting, database design and basic programming skills.
Project Management skills - ability to work collaboratively with
other team members, and to lead and manage a technical team on
complex projects producing quality work; strong interpersonal
skills are required for interfacing with department members,
internal customers, and vendor representatives; good information
organization; ability to write clear, concise, and accurate
documentation and provide training. Also must have demonstrated
initiative; excellent customer service skills; willingness to work
and stay current with new technologies; and excellent oral and
written communications skills.
- Other: Ability to lift 30 lbs. (e.g. computer, server and AV
equipment), ability to walk (to end user stations) and bend (to
install and connect equipment); must be willing and able to perform
on-call and overtime work when required for system maintenance and
repair; Active Secret Security Clearance required. Ability to
obtain and maintain Security+ or other approved DoD 8570 IAT II
security certification within 3 months of hiring.
CNA is committed to providing equal employment opportunities
(EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard
to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender
identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national
origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic
information, political affiliation, military service and protected
veterans, or other non-merit based factors. In addition to federal
legal requirements, CNA complies with applicable state and local
laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in
which the company has facilities. These protections extend to all
terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting and hiring
practices, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves
of absence, compensation, and training and career development
programs. For more information about EEO protections, please view
the EEO is the law posters below: "EEO is the Law" Poster; "EEO is
the Law" Poster Supplement. The pay transparency policy is
available here: Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Poster
To be considered for hire, all individuals applying for
positions with CNA are subject to a background investigation. For
positions requiring access to classified information, U.S.
citizenship is required. Individuals will also be subject to an
additional government background investigation, and continued
employment eligibility is contingent upon the ability to obtain and
maintain an active security clearance.
- Job Family Information Technology
- Job Function Career Path III - Professional
- Pay Type Hourly
- CNA, 3003 Washington Blvd, Arlington, Virginia, United States
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