IBM Network Administrator (Cloud) in St Louis, Missouri
The infrastructure running industries likes transportation, energy, insurance, banking or healthcare is quickly changing as the world’s relationship with technology evolves. Companies have more choices than ever before between on-premise, off-premise, or a hybrid approach. Our Infrastructure Specialists are responsible for keeping up with these latest and greatest of these changes and using their expertise to deliver solutions that meet the needs of our customers and products.
Your Role and Responsibilities
Work location: Radford, VA (candidates must be local/willing to relocate)
The Public Service Sector consulting practice is a trusted advisor to federal, state and local governments, partnering to meet challenges and responding quickly to citizen demands, business needs, new economic conditions, and changing legislative priorities and policies.
This position is for a Network Administrator supporting a commercial cloud services infrastructure. Responsibilities include:
Build new cloud based data center services environments for DoD cloud initiatives
Assist with identifying and planning potential new cloud services, features, and capabilities
Serve as overall subject matter expert on Network Administrator technology and market capabilities/trends
Design and implement secure network and application delivery solutions providing high availability to hosted customer applications
Troubleshoot issues related to network and application performance to assist in resolving issues impacting hosted applications
Collaborate with internal and external parties to transform high-level technical objectives into comprehensive technical requirements
Formulate detailed network, storage, and compute design specifications for stable and secure computing operations in a dynamic cloud based environment
Make recommendations for improvements to security, scalability, manageability, and performance across a wide variety of network, storage, and compute technologies
This work location for this role is at the client site in Radford, VA. Candidates must be clearable to DoD Secret clearance. An interim DOD Secret clearance or higher level clearance is required to begin work on Day 1.
Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support, guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population.
Our goal is to be essential to the world, which starts with our people. Company wide we kicked off an internal talent strategy program called Go Organic. At our core, we are committed to believing and investing in our workforce through:
Skill development: helping our employees grow their foundational skills
Finding the dream job at IBM: navigating our company with the potential for many careers by channeling an employee’s strengths and career aspirations
Diversity of people: Diversity of thought driving collective innovation
In 2015, Go Organic filled approximately 50% of our open positions with internal talent that were promoted into the role.
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Required Technical and Professional Expertise
Interim DOD Secret or higher Clearance and Security+ (Or equivalent IA cert) and computing environment certification (i.e. CCNA, CCNP, etc.) required day 1
A total of at least 6 years of experience as a Network Administrator
Mid to senior level Network Administrator experience in a cloud environment
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Experience effectively managing multiple large-scale projects
Experience automating routine administrative tasks desired
Understanding of network, storage, server, and application technologies
Strong understanding of fundamental network concepts and technologies
Understanding of common network services (DNS, SNMP, NTP, etc.) and application protocols (HTTP, SSL)
Ability to analyze packet captures to troubleshoot common network and application issues
Strong knowledge of automation concepts, tools, and scripting languages (Ansible, Puppet, Chef, etc.)
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
- Working knowledge of DoD STIGs, and IA Vulnerability Management (IAVM) - preferred
About Business Unit
IBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.
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