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Cloud Systems Administrator I
Woolpert, Inc. Ashburn, VA

Cloud Systems Administrator I

Woolpert, Inc.
Ashburn, VA
Expired: January 29, 2024 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time

Cloud Systems Administrator I


Woolpert, Inc. is a cutting-edge national architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm that delivers value to clients by blending site and architectural design excellence with innovative technology and geospatial applications.  Woolpert is certified as an Employer of Choice by Great Place To Work®.  We believe great companies are built from exceptional people and amazing clients. Because of our growth, we are seeking an experienced Cloud Systems Administrator I in the Ashburn, VA area, the individual can work remotely from home, but needs to be within driving distance of Ashbun, VA.


Job Summary: Reporting to the Lead of Enterprise Storage Solutions, the Cloud Systems Administrator I role is responsible for maintaining information technology strategies by researching and implementing strategic solutions to resolve current or future issues and plan for Woolpert’s future growth and expansion. Includes various aspects of storage administration such as health monitoring, upgrade management, capacity monitoring and reporting, data archiving, backup and restore, troubleshooting and problem resolution.  Additionally, includes all aspects of Windows Server System Administration including, but not restricted to, server design / configuration / support, VMware, Active Directory, performance monitoring, advanced troubleshooting, and problem resolution. Manage relationships with and serve as a liaison with external technical support and vendors.

Strategy & Planning

· Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards

· Provide systems documentation to help desk to reduce escalations

· Maintains organizations effectiveness and efficiency by researching and supporting plans and policies for information technologies on how problems are identified, received, documented, distributed, and corrected

· Recommends information technology strategies, policies, and procedures by evaluating organization outcomes, identifying problems, evaluating trends and anticipating requirements

· Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards

· Tier 2 support for day-to-day management of infrastructure solutions

Acquisition & Deployment

· Manage the integration of external acquisitions into Woolpert’s environment including identity, data migrations and systems integration

· Act as technical point of contact for acquisitions responsible for discovery, planning and implementation

Operational Duties

- Monitor and report on data usage and perform data archiving duties to ensure storage resources are available

- Perform health checks on storage hardware and continuously ensure that data replication and backups are up-to-date and available

- Troubleshoot storage performance and connectivity issues and provide support to other teams during issues

- Participate in storage upgrade design, architecture reviews, security reviews, capacity planning and trend analysis

· Responsible for lifecycle management of server infrastructure – provision, migration and decommissioning

· Overseeing daily tasks associated with administration of Active Directory and Email services

· Key contributor to data lifecycle management of project data-ingest and field media rotation

· Responsible for addressing datacenter physical moves, adds and changes across storage, servers and networking

· Ability to plan and orchestrate data migrations resulting from acquisitions, projects and service adjustments

· Overseeing and fulfilling data archive requests

· Ensure IT adherence to service level agreements regarding system availability

· Anticipate, identify, and oversee mitigation and response to system access problems and service outages

· Participate in monthly patching of critical business systems

· Formulate frequent reports highlighting usage, availability and changes.


Knowledge & Experience

· 2+ years' experience Windows Administration with hands-on experience in Azure administration

· Administration of enterprise-scale storage NAS platforms such Dell Isilon/Powerscale

· Configuration and administration of NAS devices such as QNAP and TrueNAS

· Experience with data migration process including data replication, user communications and related activities such as drive mapping policies

· Windows Administration with hands-on experience in Azure administration

· Active Directory administration

· Windows Server 2016 and above

· Experience with Office 365 a plus including Teams, Intune and Sharepoint Online

· Experience with Powershell scripting an added advantage

· Consistent demonstration of troubleshooting that illustrates an understanding of systems integration

· Advanced knowledge of IT systems including networking, server, storage and applications

· Knowledge of performance measuring and monitoring of IT systems

· Experience with Configuration Management and Package Management tools

· Familiar with Service Ticket Management Systems

· Ability to handle multiple priorities and meet necessary deadlines

· Ability to work with minimum supervision

· Ability to manage and lead complex projects

· Experience with VMWare

· User Authentication Systems

· Backup and Disaster Recovery Tools

· Experience with Device Management suites

· Experience with VDI Administration

Personal Attributes

· Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities

· Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment

· Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills

· Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language

· Highly self-motivated and directed

· Keen attention to detail

· Team-oriented and skilled in working within a collaborative environment 

Formal Education & Certification

· 4-year bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science or equivalent IT field experience

· 5 years working in the IT industry 

· 2+ years working as a Systems Administrator




Presenting Opportunities and Challenges at Every Turn...
As a firm that recognizes the importance of developing top talent from within, our employees have access to a wide range of training and coaching programs and are rewarded for their achievements through our excellent benefits package and competitive salaries.

Our vision:


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of Woolpert or any of our subsidiaries about this requisition. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Woolpert via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of Woolpert, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by Woolpert's Talent Acquisition Team for this requisition and a valid agreement is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of Woolpert's applicant process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.


Woolpert, Inc.

Ashburn, VA



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