Navy Exchange Services (NEX) COMPUTER SPECIALIST (LEAD WINDOWS SERVER ADMINISTRATOR) in VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia

Title: COMPUTER SPECIALIST (LEAD WINDOWS SERVER ADMINISTRATOR) Location: United States-Virginia-Virginia Beach Job Number: 170003TZ

Incumbent of this position must be a U.S. Citizen.

The Navy Exchange offers an exciting opportunity to join a unique employer. We operate and manage retail stores, food services, hotels, auto shops and other services on all the Navy Bases around the world. NEXCOM employs more than 14,000 civilian associates in a wide variety of jobs. You do not need a military background to work for us. We are a $2.7B organization, operating over 100 Navy Exchange retail stores and 40 Navy Lodge hotels around the US and in nine foreign countries. We are a non-appropriated fund instrumentality (NAFI) of the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy. This means, we do not receive tax payer dollars (appropriated funds) to pay employee salary or support our business. We offer a comprehensive benefits program, including health insurance with vision benefits, dental coverage, flexible spending accounts (FSAs) for qualified health care and/or dependent care expenses, associate and dependent life insurance, short & long term disability insurance, defined benefit pension plan, immediate 401K enrollment with company match, will preparation services, and generous vacation and sick leave benefits. The value of these benefits is approximately 35 to 40% of your annual salary. Job Summary: Lead administrator, responsible for leading a team in the installation, configuration, and support of all Windows, and ESX servers within a large retail enterprise environment requiring 24 X 7 uptime. Responsibilities include building, installing and configuration of all Windows based physical and virtual servers, deploying and testing OS, virus updates, patches and performance tuning.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides technical and team leadership for engineers performing support for Windows, and ESX server operations. Responsible for building, installation and configuration of all Windows, and ESX servers. Applies patches, fixes, hardware and software upgrades and physical to virtual migrations. Plans upgrades and coordinates with users.

  • Prioritizes assignments, coordinates workload, mentors and communicates to team.

  • Performs research and analysis for platform determination for project related implementation life cycle replacements.

  • Provides support for Active Directory.

  • Troubleshoots Windows and ESX server and OS issues. Independently utilizes all available resources (knowledge bases, online resources, etc.) to ensure timely resolution of server issues. Works with junior staff members to provide guidance and assistance as needed.

  • Provides monitoring and maintenance of all security related events (anti-virus programs, security patches, IAVA installs, operating system patches & upgrades). Responsible for remediation and documentation of all vulnerabilities reported by security scans.

  • Develops operating procedures for system administration activities including system monitoring, performance tuning, backup/recovery, server architecture design and system maintenance.

  • Ensure/implement the rigorous application of Information Security/Information Assurance policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of Systems, Applications and/or Services (Hardware & Software). Applying Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) and Payment Card Industry (PCI) requirements to Windows, and ESX Servers. Writing and maintaining STIG documentation according to established standards.

  • Performs regular system maintenance, backups, hardware and software upgrades, physical to virtual migrations and performance tuning.

  • Interfaces with Network Engineers, Storage Engineers, Database Administrators and Application Teams to optimize systems use and configuration.

  • Actively participates in project planning, and take a leadership role, to ensure timely and successful completion of projects assigned to Windows server team.

  • Provides technical knowledge and recommendations to staff members as required.

  • Provides server hardware capacity recommendations.

  • Provides installation support for new applications and software releases.

  • Provide on-call 24 x 7 support on a rotating basis. Reviews DISA's Windows Server Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) and Checklists for guidance. Implements Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards and requirements as mandated on Windows and ESX Servers.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

IAT2 jobs: SECNAV M-5239.2 DoN, Information Assurance (IA) Workforce Manual requires that all incumbents of this position possess, and maintain current, two types of certifications as follows: IA Certification: One of the following certifications: Security , GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC), Security Certified Network Professional (SCNP), Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP); or any one of the following higher level certifications: Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), GIAC Security Expert (GSE), Security Certified Network Architect (SCNA).

NEXCOM preferred certification is Security

Technical Certification: MicroSoft Certified IT Professional. Certification must be valid (not expired) as defined by the policy of the certification issuer.

Candidates without the required certification may be placed into this job, but must obtain the required certification within 6 months of appointment; failure to obtain the proper certification requirement will result in termination of employment.

This position is designated IT-1 (Critical - Sensitive) in accordance with SECNAV M-5510.30 and will require a favorable Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI).

Candidates must be eligible for and obtain a Secret Clearance, within 6 months of appointment. Failure to obtain will result in termination. Qualifications: Qualified candidates must be U.S. Citizens. GENERAL EXPERIENCE: 3 years experience in administrative, technical work, which demonstrated the ability and aptitudes, required to perform technical, managerial, or analytical work and coordination involving management information systems. OR SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: One year of related academic study above the high school level may be substituted for 9 months of experience up to a maximum of a 4 year bachelor's degree in a Software Engineering or business Information Systems discipline for 3 years general experience. AND SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 4 years experience working in a Windows server team environment, including at least 3 of the following areas: -Large scale Windows Server Administration supporting a variety of business applications (monitoring, tuning, backup/recovery, configuration, documentation of servers used for business applications, database servers, web services). -Network Services administration using Windows Servers and Active Directory to support Field LAN servers running DHCP, DNS, File/Print services -Windows server implementation and configuration (O/S load, patch updates, application load and configuration) -Virtualization experience with ESXi/VCenter, HyperV, XEN or other server virtualization - Network protocols and segmentation used in a large Wide Area Network with decentralized LAN servers

IAT2 jobs: SECNAV M-5239.2 DoN, Information Assurance (IA) Workforce Manual requires that all incumbents of this position possess, and maintain current, two types of certifications as follows: IA Certification: One of the following certifications: Security , GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC), Security Certified Network Professional (SCNP), Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP); or any one of the following higher level certifications: Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), GIAC Security Expert (GSE), Security Certified Network Architect (SCNA). NEXCOM preferred certification is Security Technical Certification: MicroSoft Certified IT Professional. Certification must be valid (not expired) as defined by the policy of the certification issuer. Candidates without the required certification may be placed into this job, but must obtain the required certification within 6 months of appointment; failure to obtain the proper certification requirement will result in termination of employment. This position is designated IT-1 (Critical - Sensitive) in accordance with SECNAV M-5510.30 and will require a favorable Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI). Candidates must be eligible for and obtain a Secret Clearance, within 6 months of appointment. Failure to obtain will result in termination. Job: Infrastructure