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February 2008 - Posts

SMS Admin Position in Washington D.C.

The Department of State Network Operations Center is seeking an SMS 2003 engineer to fill a vacant senior SMS position.  We are seeking someone who is a fair fit with the following requirements:

  • Currently holds a Top Secret security clearance.  A Secret clearance is ok, but the candidate must be able to obtain a Top Secret clearance.
  • In-depth knowledge of internal SMS 2003 site processes and reporting.
  • In-depth knowledge of SMS 2003 client processes and reporting.
  • In-depth knowledge of server hardware technologies including: RAID configuration, external storage, server installation, etc.
  • Has extensive experience troubleshooting SMS 2003 servers and clients in a large and disperse environment.
  • Should be capable of understanding and working with complex systems to include new technologies, legacy systems, and leading multiple initiatives effectively.

The position responsibilities are:

  • As a member of the SMS infrastructure team, the candidate will share responsibility for 15 core SMS 2003 servers and 400 secondary site servers serving 90,000 workstations and servers.  Responsible for troubleshooting SMS 2003 server issues and SMS 2003 operational issues, including disaster recovery, server performance, SMS site health, and software deployments.
  • Will serve as one of 4 senior resources for the SMS 2003 client operations team and will help create processes for remediation of client and software deployment problems.
  • Will help create technical guidelines for client operations team.
  • Supply guidance for SMS 2003 site operations team.
  • Help create processes for site migrations, site monitoring and site health.
  • Help create site technical guidelines for the SMS team and our partner organizations.
  • Responsible for documenting SMS 2003 and SQL 2000/2005 technical processes and configuration.
  • Apply in-depth knowledge of scripting and Windows automation to create scripts and utilities for use by the SMS team.
  • Apply in-depth Microsoft SQL Server knowledge to support SMS operations and reporting.
  • Identify and test potential tools to supplement SMS 2003.
  • Participate in planning, development, and implementation of future management technologies such as System Center Configuration Manager.

Send me an email if you're interested.


Posted Monday, February 11, 2008 6:58 PM by dthomson | 1 comment(s)

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