Hampton, Virginia

Job Description

Alion is looking for an immediate fill to support the Air Combat Command (ACC) A6 directorate at Langley AFB, VA. The Systems Administrator position provides enterprise-level maintenance and repair for server systems, software and network components; troubleshoots, diagnoses and resolves hardware and software (both operating systems and applications) system problems; configures, maintains and upgrades network equipment and systems equipment including cleaning file systems, system logs, and maintains system baseline configurations; supports planning, integration, implementation, accreditation, and analysis of critical structures, systems, and processes; coordinates the installation and network implementation of operating systems with host units and external program offices; assists the information system security manager/officer (ISSM/ISSO) with system security management, analysis and documentation; administers user accounts, file permissions, and loads and configures software packages, updates, patches and performs system backups; develops and enhances the SolarWinds application for LAN/WAN monitoring for report and alert processes across the MAJCOM (ACC) to improve system and device health, status, patching, and reporting; identifies communications service requirements, system architectures and designs, and performs analysis on design and integration/implementation plans; analyzes and provides recommendations on emerging network-related technologies; provides weekly status updates of actions and activities and attends meetings to update leadership on project status; provides support, inputs, and documentation for effective project management.

Key Skills and Abilities:

The ideal candidate for the Systems Administrator task has the following Key Skills and Abilities (KSAs):

  • IA Technical Level II (i.e., GSEC, Security+ CE, SSCP) certification IAW DoDD 8570 and DoDD 8570.01-M.

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information management or related discipline plus 3 years’ experience or; an Associate’s Degree in computer science, information management or related discipline plus 7 years’ experience.

  • Two (2) years’ experience in administrating, configuring, installing and technical expertise in managing and operating SolarWinds.

  • One (1) year experience in telecommunications and network administration in a large distributed environment with emphasis on military operations.

  • One (1) year experience in life-cycle management of Local Area Network (LAN)/ Wide Area Network (WAN), test and evaluation, data performance and collection, quality assurance metrics and Microsoft Office applications.

  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), or Cisco Certified Network Associate/Professional (CCNA/CCNP) or UNIX systems, network control center operations, requirement analysis, and computer-aided drawing, preferably Visio.

  • Two (2) years’ experience demonstrating network planning and integration knowledge.

  • Two (2) years’ experience with numbered air force (NAF) or higher staff organizations and base-level network architecture, as well as technical experience working issues with AFSPC NetOps organizations.

  • One (1) year experience in the installation, implementation, backups, administration and management of all aspects of SolarWinds.

  • Experience using Microsoft-suite of applications tools, to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project, and SharePoint.

Security Clearance Level:  SECRET




Security Clearance: Secret
Telework - Not Eligible

Hampton, Virginia

Alion Science and Technology Corporation is an employee-owned technology solutions company delivering technical expertise and operational support to the Department of Defense, civilian government agencies and commercial customers.

Alion was formed in December 2002 when approximately 1600 employees of the IIT Research Institute (IITRI), founded in 1936, purchased substantially all of the assets of IITRI creating a 100% ESOP-owned company. Each Alion employee has a personal stake in ensuring the collective success of the company.

We are committed to maintaining the highest standards. Several Alion locations are ISO 9001:2008 certified and we maintain a CMMI Level 3-appraised development facility, which employs robust, flexible and scalable processes to produce elegant, yet practical solutions.

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