Contract with Government of the District of Columbia
OCTO – 200 I Street, SE Washington DC 20003
Position closes 12/12/2017
US Citizens or Green Card Holders Only
The Automic (UC4) System Administrator (SA) is responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of computer hardware and software and related infrastructure. SHIFT: Three 12 hour days each week 7 pm to 7 am.
Skills/Required Years of Experience:
Prior experience as a job scheduler supporting client server, mainframe, and web platforms (all are required). (Required 16 years)
Experience utilizing enterprising scheduling systems (UC4, CA7, Control-M) to ensure timely completion of application processing workloads. (Required 10 years)
Experience monitoring, configure\troubleshoot network connectivity within a distributed computing environment to ensure security and availability (Required 10 years)
Define, develop, implement Automic (UC4) workload processing according to the customers scheduling, monitoring and alarming requirements. (Required 8 years)
Proven prior ability to plan and analyze workflow, time-tables and processes to avoid/solve performance and resources problems. (Required 8 years)
UC4 analysis experience in both UNIX, Windows (Required 10 years)
Installing operating system (OS) patches and upgrades (Required 10 years)
Shell and Perl Scripting related to UC4 (Required 5 years)
Knowledge of the following utilities preferred IBM OS/JCL & Utility programs, Exceed, Hummingbird, SSH Secure Client, Putty, WinSCP, and Xming. (Highly desired)
Full Life Cycle Experience from business requirements through logical design, physical design, development and implementation. (Desired)
Installing and Configuring system hardware/software (Desired)
Prior working involving use of ITIL standards and procedures, naming conventions, client concept, alarming concept, scripting, centralized includes. (Nice to have)
6-10 yrs as SME in complex enterprise level projects (Required)
Master’s degree in IT or related field or equivalent experience (Required)
1. The UC4 System Administrator (SA) is responsible for batch application scheduling, monitoring and trouble-shooting. Responsibilities include supporting daily batch processing activities, working with other project related cross function teams and coordinating activities with all agency technical support teams. Must be proficient in following application processing work flows and trouble shooting for mainframe and open system platforms.
2. Participates in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure.
3. Ensures that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to District policies, standards, and guidelines.
4. Systems administration engineering and provisioning, operations and support, maintenance and research and development to ensure continual innovation.
5. Installs new / rebuild existing servers and configures hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements.
6. Performs 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.
7. Performs regular security monitoring to identify any possible intrusions.
8. Performs daily backup operations, ensuring all required file systems and system data are successfully backed up to the appropriate media, recovery tapes or disks are created, and media is recycled and sent off site as necessary.
9. Perform regular file archival and purge as necessary.
10. Creates, changes, and deletes user accounts per request.
11. Provides Tier III/other support per request from various constituencies.
12. Investigates and troubleshoots issues.
13. Diagnoses and recovers from hardware or software failures.
14. Coordinates and communicates with impacted constituencies.
15. Applies operating system (OS) patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrades administrative tools and utilities.
16. Configures / adds new services as necessary.
17. Upgrades and configures system software that supports infrastructure applications or Asset Management applications per project or operational needs.
18. Maintains operational, configuration, or other procedures.
19. Performs periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning.
20. Performs ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required.
21. Configures central processing unit (CPU), memory, and disk partitions as required.
22. Maintains data center environmental and monitoring equipment.
1. Provides assessments of technical and operational practices based on leading industry standards specific to the requested technology.
2. Plans, organizes, and conducts research in a variety of areas, such as new or existing products, science, social science, law or business in support of an IT initiative.
3. Searches sources such as reference works, literature, documents, newspapers, statistical records, and other sources of information. May use Internet, Intranet, magazines, periodicals, journals, and other media to perform research.
4. Analyzes information and statistical data to prepare reports and studies for use by professionals.
Background check is required, if selected for the position. There are no reimbursable expenses allocated to this position.