Systems Administrator

Location: Downham Market, Norfolk Salary: £45000 - £47500 per annum
Sector: Defence Specialism:
Type: Contract Contact: Megan Cottrell

Systems Administrator
Salary: up to £47,500 (dependent on skillset / experience)

Systems Administrator needed for an exciting opportunity on behalf of my client, a globally recognised and leading defence company who are working on an exciting project for the MoD

Must HOLD or be eligible for DV (Developed Vetting) clearance

This is a 30-month fixed term contract working alongside the RAF starting from January 2018.

Must be willing to work off hours, to include 0300-1200, 0700-1600 or 1000-1900 (standard), and/or 1500-2400 depending on operational needs.

Must be willing to travel, to include Squadron deployments for extended periods depending on operational needs.

Purpose of the Systems Administrator:

* Performs OMS technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, supportability and effectiveness analysis for total systems.
* Maintains smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network administrators.

Duties may include:
* setting up administrator and service accounts
* maintaining system documentation
* tuning system performance
* installing system wide software and allocate mass storage space
* Interacts with users and acts as Subject Matter Expert for use of product suite
* Coordinates installation and provides backup recovery
* Develops and monitors policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources
* Provides OMS support in effort to provide the software operations for the Mission Planning, Theatre Data Generation, Tactical/Intel Debrief, Air Vehicle Authentication & Crypto, Key Management, and Air Vehicle Secure Interface capabilities of the system.
* OMS Administrators are expected to perform tasks to support the Offboard Mission Support Environment (OMSE). Many tasks performed by the Database Administrators and System Administrators are also tasks that are performed by an OMS Administrator to support the OMSE.

What you need to be the successful Systems Administrator:

Must be capable of obtaining a UK Developed Vetting Security Clearance
Certified in Security+

Demonstrated Skills & Knowledge Set / Tools & Applications:
* Windows XP (administrator and general use experience)
* Network experience (e.g. domain controller and simple network configurations)
* Backups of Physical servers (Windows 2012 OS), virtual machines, ESX server
* Disaster recovery/restores
* Hardware/System Monitoring of physical and virtual servers
* System Maintenance - scheduled upgrades/maintenance, start up and shutdown of rack components
* Software Maintenance - applying OS updates, antivirus/antispyware updates, and patch updates
* User Account Maintenance (Account creation/management with Active Directory)
* Systems & Software Engineering background and experience
* Weapons Systems Officer
* Electronics Warfare Officer
* Precision Guided Munitions Planning Software (PGMPS)
* Mission Planning Systems Support Representatives (SSR)
* Experience with Air Force Mission Planning Support System (AFMSS)

Must HOLD or be eligible for DV (Developed Vetting) clearance

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