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IT Systems Administrator in Falls Church, VA at Kastle Systems

Date Posted: 1/20/2018

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Job Description

Kastle is the nation’s leading provider of Managed Security Services. Our customers depend on us every day and include the who’s who of commercial real estate, distinguished global retail brands, leading commercial enterprises and critical government facilities. We are committed to providing a ‘Wow’ customer experience and we continually invest in the next big ideas to shape and transform our industry. We are proud to say that our people are the industry’s best and we work hard to create a culture that provides a compelling career for talented individuals.

The IT Systems Administrator is an experienced IT Generalist responsible for enhancing, building, and maintaining Kastle Systems’ IT infrastructure assets including Windows Operating Systems, VMware Infrastructure, switches, and routers; providing technical support to internal customers; providing hardware support for servers and personal computers; staying abreast of new technologies and techniques concerning computer-related subjects, especially personal computing, virtualization and networks. 

Responsibilities

  • Maintain and support internal enterprise systems including switches, routers, servers, SANs, and phone systems.
  • Complete assigned IT projects to further the Kastle Systems IT ecosystem.
  • Repair and/or provide technical advice on the workings of all computers and other hardware.
  • Configure new servers and PCs appropriately as required.
  • Perform special projects as assigned.
  • Provide routine hardware support for in-house computers, telephone systems, and other communication IT equipment.
  • Participate in a weekly on-call rotation with other personnel for 24-hour instant-response.
  • Must be willing to participate in and pass the company’s pre-employment screening process including a background investigation, drug screening and driving record.
  • Must continue to maintain a safe driving record and valid driver’s license to fulfill the travel requirements of this position.
  • Must be able to meet and continue to meet state licensing requirements for security.
  • Must be able to meet client background and suitability screening when required to access client’s data and/or site.
  • All other duties as reasonably assigned.
  • Based on the requirements of the contracts being serviced out of a particular office, US citizenship may be required for employment in certain locations.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a concentration in Computer Science, Information Technology or Management Information Systems
  • VCP4 or VCP5 certification a plus
  • Five years professional experience in a technical role
  • Experience with program design, hardware maintenance, operating systems, local and wide area networking.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft computer networks and systems.
  • Knowledge of VMware virtualization and Storage Area Networks.
  • Broad knowledge of personal computers at the laptop and desktop level.
  • Working knowledge of various communications protocols and hardware, i.e. Ethernet, TCP/IP, switches, routers.
  • Good documentation/technical writing skills.
  • Ability to interface and communicate with customers and co-workers in a clear and professional manner.
  • Good typing skills and ability to operate a standard computer terminal and keyboard.
  • Available to work extra hours and during non-business hours as needed.
  • Ability to work well in a group.
  • US Citizenship required

Physical & Mental Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The following work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the employee will encounter while performing the duties of his/her job;

  • The employee is subject to prevailing weather conditions at the time,
  • The noise level in the office environment is usually quiet to moderate
  • The employee may be exposed to moving mechanical parts, tools and vehicles

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

*All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal or applicable state laws. Kastle Systems takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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