We are currently seeking a motivated, career and customer oriented Server Engineer (Hyper-V) to join our team in either Kansas City or St. Louis. to begin an exciting and challenging career with Unisys Federal Systems.
Perform day to day operational administrative functions for the day-to-day support of the USDA server environment across the country. Escalate operational or technical concerns to federal SME(s) for the given infrastructure service or end user program area. Provide on-call coverage for all Windows, Hyper-V and Linux systems identified in the operational area of responsibility. This position is NOT responsible for server builds and decommissions on any server OS platforms. This position is also NOT responsible for DFS initialization, hub spoke server initial configuration, and field server replacements.
Work locally or remotely with USDA technical resources to perform deployment, configuration, customization, and integration of servers in large offices, field offices and datacenters or other large environments. Remote locations will be supported over the wire. Local support in large offices or datacenter locations may be in person.
Perform daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly checks and routine maintenance tasks such as patching for all servers covered by this call order in accordance with established policy and procedures.
Report service disruption or degradation, perform necessary incident response, recommend, and implement corrective action to appropriate technical administration staff, and monitor for successful resolution within the defined SLA.
Provide recommendations to improve operational delivery, reduce errors/defects during process execution, ensure coordination with support (government and vendor) on all issues that are not considered routine in nature
Perform reporting and coordination of support related issues with COR including delivery of metrics and performance measures.
Serve as Tier 2 technical support escalation point from Tier I for servers supporting contractor operated services.
Maintain and report overall server operational health for contractor managed systems.
Actively escalate in a timely manner all issues to USDA federal staff, and coordinate problem identification and troubleshooting calls with all necessary parties.
Ensure that all systems and infrastructure associated with this call order operate at the SLA availability percentage, this includes platforms, applications, and infrastructure.
Perform capacity management, performance tuning, operating system optimization with other team members as required on contractor managed systems and services.
Engage in vendor coordination and support for above technologies, including collaboration, troubleshooting and team analysis.
Monitor and assess the overall performance of the USDA services environment and providing recommendations for continuous improvement, to implement and/or to restore optimal performance.
Execute and coordinate upgrades, patching, troubleshooting, repair, and related operations of infrastructure supporting contractor operated service lines including hardware, software, and end user applications and services.
Recommend, plan, and execute configuration change(s) for operational requirements of the technical programs supported.
Perform troubleshooting, operational and administration tasks on servers supporting contractor operated services.
Configure devices to the appropriate DISA STIG (Security Technical Implementation Guide) or another approved hardening guide, respond to audits on same.
Provide DFS operational support including responding to alerts, critical event errors and warnings, issues reported in the DFS health reports or tickets related to DFS Replication errors including communication, staging and sharing violations affecting replication between hub and spoke servers; analyze/triage the errors and determine best resolution; apply resolution based on generally acceptable guidelines for drive utilization, file size management and when necessary, coordinate with customer to clear the staging error; escalate if no resolution is possible to SME support staff.
Provide a monthly report on server spoke exception cases based on DFS team guidelines.
Must have at least 4 years of experience.
Minimum bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
Good interpersonal and communication (verbal and written), experience in developing and implementing policies, plans, and procedures
Works with user groups to solve business problems with available technology including hardware, software, databases and peripherals.
Proficient in supporting Hyper-V, Linux and Windows as it pertains to storage allocation, performance, virtual storage and replication
Proven ability to automate engineering processes, including provisioning and de-provisioning of resources
Experience with Python, Perl, Bash, PowerShell or equivalent scripting experience a plus
US Citizenship or Current Green Card Holder (Required)
Must Have the ability to obtain Public Trust (Background Investigation)
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 www.Unisys.com.
Unisys is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) - Minorities, Females, Disabled Persons, and Veterans.