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Adapt Forward Storage and Hardware Administrator (SHA) in Charleston, South Carolina

Storage and Hardware Administrator (SHA) Team Member

Position Location: Charleston, SC

Position Type: Full-Time

Clearance Required: T5/SSBI Investigation

Position Description: SHA (Storage & Hardware Administrator) will continually evolve and make an impact by optimizing the availability, scalability, and resilience of the critical CSSP storage and hardware. This includes servers, hard drives, network devices, memory, CPUs, and the software used to manage the aforementioned devices. SHA also participates in service capacity; demand planning and forecasting; software performance analysis; system tuning addressing problems relating to mission critical service; and build automation to prevent problem recurrence with the goal of automating response to all non-exceptional service conditions. Members of this team also monitor the health of systems and also work with vendors to process any Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) due to failed or faulty hardware.

Education:? Possess a high school diploma or GED

Qualifications: ? US Citizen? Minimum of 3 years using VMware? Minimum of 3 years of experience working in a production grade Linux environment? Minimum of 3 years of experience with Netapp storage platforms

Certifications:? 8570 IAT Level II Certification and CND Infrastructure Support Certification

Required Skills:? Experience with VMWare ESXi and/or vSphere 6.x? Familiarity managing Nutanix systems? Experience with managing storage within VMware, vMotion, and other enterprise-level VMware applications? Experience with configuration management utilities (SaltStack, Ansible, Puppet, etc).? Strong understanding of system health monitoring? Experience with hardware/software load balancers including F5, HA Proxy, Nginx, Apache, ELB, etc

Highly Desired Skills (considered a plus):? Familiar with databases, particularly PostgreSQL, MySQL? Experience with the Saltstack (salt-stack, salt-cloud, and salt-api)? Experience with systems and network performance tuning, capacity planning, backup and recovery, system architecture and design as well as high availability concepts? Deployment of scalable containerized applications managed via Kubernetes? Good comfort level with Powershell (PowerCLI) and/or Perl (vSphereCLI) scripting environments for automation? Strong experience with vRealize Operations Manager 7.x? Knowledge of broader network infrastructure components (e.g. TCP/IP, Active Directory)

Position Requirements and Duties:? Work with teams across a full stack of development tools and technologies to simplify and improve software lifecycle processes? Monitor - Define Service Level Objectives (SLO) and implement/monitor Service Level Indicators (SLI) for production services? Aggregate data from multiple monitoring tools, normalize, and build tools and alerts for the overall system health? Support and test new software/hardware platforms - build testing methodologies & plans, conduct the POC from a deployment and operational point of view? Design and develop CI/CD pipelines? Design cloud infrastructure surrounding secure networking best practices? Actively lead the availability, resilience, and scalability of your solutions? Identify process bottlenecks and research tools to fix them? Develop and maintain infrastructure as code? Provision and configure assets using scripts, API?s and CLI?s and management console? Automate the build of containerized systems with CI/CD and Kubernetes? Define the technical direction taken by product teams through implementation of alternative products, tools and methods that can be used to foster innovation and increase product quality and the productivity of engineering as a whole? Automate operational tasks, and assist in the transition to service ownership models? Provide storage infrastructure system management including capacity planning, performance monitoring and tuning, security management etc.? Be able to configure and maintain the Netapp Snap suite of products (Snapmirror, Virtual Storage console, SnapManager for Oracle, SnapManager for SQL etc.), ISCSI, NFS, CIFS? Handle non-disruptive software Upgrades, Shelf and disk firmware upgrades in a high availability enterprise environment? Participate in on-call rotation providing support for tier 1 escalations, and management of the applications? Direct management of VMware virtualization platform comprised of vCenter and 200+ ESX/ESXi hosts

Additional Information: ? Up to 10% Travel May be required ? Authorized to administer all DNS Servers and all zones? Authorized to view Audit Records on Central Log Server

Company Overview

Adapt Forward is a cybersecurity solutions provider for some of the nation?s most valuable information systems. Leveraging advanced threat assessment technology and experience in building high-level information security infrastructure, we develop adaptive solutions uniquely tailored to our customers? business objectives to protect sensitive data against sophisticated threats in an increasingly complex security environment.

Summary of Benefits

  • Comprehensive Physical Wellness Package, including Medical, dental, vision care, plus flexible spending accounts for health- and dependent-care are included in our standard benefits plan.

  • 401k Retirement Plan with Matching Contribution is immediately available and vested

  • Annual Training Budget to be used for conference attendance, school enrollment, certification programs, and associated travel expenses.

  • Ten Federal Holidays, plus three weeks of PTO/vacation/sick leave that accrues at a rate of ten hours per month.

  • Employee Assistance Program: Counseling/legal assistance and other employee well-being programs are also offered.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Adapt Forward is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace and does not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, religion, age, gender, sexuality, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Adapt Forward promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.