Sr. Systems Administrator
May 2012 – Present
Currently working in the Microsoft Windows environment (Windows 7, Windows Server 2003/2008r2, SharePoint, SQL Server 2008, EMC, VMware ESX 4.1, and VMware ESXi 5.0).
o Member of systems administration team responsible for maintaining 30+ virtual and physical servers in a dual Windows and VMware ESXi environment.
o Responsible for maintaining 2003/2008r2/2012r2 Windows servers in a VMware virtual and physical environment of various roles and features to include web, database and file servers for hosted applications.
o Installed and configured ESXi 5.5, vCenter Server 5.5, VMware vSphere Update Manager, and VMware vSphere Site Recover Manager (SRM).
o Created and deployed VMware templates, snapshots, and clones of VMs.
o Deployed and configured VMware clusters that included setup of vSphere HA and DRS
o Create and monitor backup jobs utilizing Symantec Backup Exec 2010 R3 and perform periodic test restores to verify backups contained viable data in the event of the implementation of a disaster recovery plan. Adhere to tape rotation schedule to ensure there are offsite copies of data in compliance with DIACAP package.
o Manage and maintain the patch management process and install Windows and third-party patches and releases to development, test, staging, and production servers. Patched ESXi servers though vSphere Update Manager
o Perform IA Vulnerability Management tasks by performing weekly retina scans, maintaining a database of all applicable and non-applicable IAV alerts and bulletins, mitigating vulnerabilities, and compiling remediation reports for government and contract leadership. Experience with Department of Defense Security Technical Implementation Guidelines.
o Deploy custom web packages built by web development team to appropriate web servers in support of the Capability Architecture Development and Integration Environment (CADIE) web interface.
o Develop and maintain appropriate system documentation; oversee the maintenance of an IT manual and portal knowledge-base site of system-supporting processes and procedures and network and data flow diagrams.