• System Administrator/Engineer

    Job Locations US-DC Metro Area
    Job ID
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Growth requires a strong foundation, and at Buchanan & Edwards, our people are our strength. They are the foundation for building the next generation of innovative IT solutions, revolutionizing the industry, and solving the nation’s most critical challenges.


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    • Installs new, or rebuilds existing, servers and configures hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, e in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements.
    • Participates in design, implementation, and the automation of deployment of systems, networks, storage, and software
    • Monitors hardware, operating systems, application software, and related procedures for organizational compliancy and operational requiremements
    • Daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups
    • Security monitoring, vulnerability scanning, and penetration testing; ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization
    • Server hardening and implements infrastructure protections in accordance with security best practices
    • Capacity monitoring; short and long-term capacity planning.
    • Troubleshooting as required, leading problem- solving efforts with outside vendors, other technical personnel and/or organizanizations
    • Recommends innovative, and possible automated approaches for system administration tasks.
    • Tests new and emerging technologies including enhanced Cloud operations
    • Identifies approaches that leverage existing resources and provide economies of scale
    • Develops and maintains operational, installation, configuration procedures and other procedures
    • Verifies data backup, replication, and testing operations are performing correctly.
    • Applies OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities
    • Actively participates in the implementation of disaster recovery and business continuity capabilities; maintains detailed technical support documentation


    • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or Engineering. Equivalent experience may be substituted for education
    • 10 years of Microsoft Experience with at least 5-7 providing direct operations with Microsoft Technologies
    • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) certification a plus
    • MCSE is a plus
    • 5+ years of experience administering Windows Server 2008+
    • Possesses a comprehensive working knowledge of Linux operating system, especially process and system monitoring facilities
    • Possess the ability to analyze and tune performance issues by leveraging various industry- standard monitoring and reporting
    • Possess verifiable experience with: running large-scale, multi-tenant virtualized environments; SAN configuration and management skills; Cisco UCS blade installation and management; Enterprise backup and recovery procedures; and, system performance monitoring tools.
    • An Active Top Secret (with SCI eligibility) security clearance is REQUIRED


    Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. (BE) is an Information Technology and Professional Services consulting firm located in Arlington, VA. BE is a diversified high-technology services company, providing government, commercial and nonprofit agencies technology solutions and organizational management services to ensure mission success. Serving the federal sector since 1998, we base our solutions on an in-depth understanding of our clients, their mission and the unique challenges they face. BE is the winner of the 2015 Microsoft U.S. Federal Solution Partner of the Year award, a 2015 Washington Post Top Workplace and has been an Inc. 500/5000 awardee for six consecutive years.


    Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is dedicated to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We are committed to crafting a workplace that endorses creativity and innovation, and promotes engagement through open communication, acceptance of new people and ideas, and a supportive team dynamic. Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is an equal Opportunity Employer –Minorities / Women / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation. Buchanan & Edwards is an E-Verify employer.






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