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Systems Administrator in Reston, VA at Unisys Federal Systems

Date Posted: 1/15/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

We are currently seeking a motivated, career and customer oriented Systems Administrator to join our team in Reston, Virginia  to begin an exciting and challenging career with Unisys Federal Systems.

This position will require travel to federal customer site in Washington DC Metro area and potentially government sites outside Washington D.C. metropolitan area.

Active DoD Secret Clearance Required !

In this role you are responsible for: 

  • Installing, configuring, and maintaining operating system workstations and servers, including web servers, in support of business processing requirements.
  • You will schedule installations and upgrades and maintains them in accordance with established IT policies and procedures.
  • Analyzes and evaluates user requirements by coordinating with the user to define the problem, data availability, report requirements and system design problems.
  • Analyzes alternative means of deriving input data to select the most accurate, feasible and economical method.
  • Defines controls, conversion procedures and system implementation plans including user training and orientation.
  • May provide work leadership to lower level employees. Excludes those with full supervisory responsibilities.
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills attention to detail
  • Ability to clearly communicate with customers and upper management


Candidates must possess the following skills and technology expertise:

  • 5 years relevant work experience.
  • Installation, configuration, management, and support of Windows and/or Linux OSes
  • Configuration and debug of network technologies such as Ethernet, TCP/IP NFS, DHCP, and DNS
  • Configuration and debug of storage technologies such as iSCSI, LVM, NAS, and SAN
  • Hands-on experience with server virtualization technologies including at least one of the following hypervisors: VMware ESX, or KVM
  • Understanding of cloud computing and common enterprise datacenter technologies
  • Datacenter security mechanisms.
  • Migration or on-boarding experience to physical servers, virtual machines or a cloud environment is a plus but not required. 

Desired Windows skill sets:

  • Provisioning and configuration of multiple Windows Server Editions
  • File systems such as NTFS and ReFS
  • Booting configurations and protocols such as BCD (Boot Configuration Data)
  • Use of Windows Pre-execution Environment (WINPE)
  • Powershell

Desired Linux skill sets:

  • Provisioning and configuration RHEL/CentOS and at least one other Linux distribution
  • File systems such as EXT2/3/4 and ZFS
  • Linux booting methods and configuration such as GRUB
  • Initramfs function and operation

Education / Certifications

  • Bachelor's and 5 years relevant work experience.
  • Security + CE DoD 8570 certified

About Unisys

Do you have what it takes to be mission critical?

Your skills and experience could be mission critical for our Unisys team supporting the Federal Government in their mission to protect and defend our nation, and transform the way government agencies manage information and improve responsiveness to their customers.  As a member of our diverse team, you’ll gain valuable career-enhancing experience as we support the design, development, testing, implementation, training, and maintenance of our federal government’s critical systems.

Apply today to become mission critical and help our nation meet the growing need for IT security, improved infrastructure, big data, and advanced analytics.

Unisys is a global information technology company that solves complex IT challenges at the intersection of modern and mission critical. We work with many of the world's largest companies and government organizations to secure and keep their mission-critical operations running at peak performance; streamline and transform their data centers; enhance support to their end users and constituents; and modernize their enterprise applications. We do this while protecting and building on their legacy IT investments. Our offerings include outsourcing and managed services, systems integration and consulting services, high-end server technology, cybersecurity and cloud management software, and maintenance and support services. Unisys has more than 23,000 employees serving clients around the world.

Unisys offers a very competitive benefits package including health insurance coverage from first day of employment, a 401k with an immediately vested company match, vacation and educational benefits. To learn more about Unisys visit us at

Unisys is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) - Minorities, Females, Disabled Persons, and Veterans.

Req ID = 2018-4758