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Senior Server Administrator-Information Technology Center

Company: CNA Corporation
Location: Arlington
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

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 server infrastructure.


  1. 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 solutions.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 platforms.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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 vulnerabilities, etc.

  7. 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.

  8. 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 required.

  9. Performs other duties as assigned.


  1. 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 required.

  2. Experience: Minimum of 10 years of experience in administering server operating systems and related technology.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

Other details

  • Job Family Information Technology
  • Job Function Career Path III - Professional
  • Pay Type Hourly

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  • CNA, 3003 Washington Blvd, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America

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