POSITION SUMMARY: This is an immediate hire fully funded position supporting the Distributed Ground System-Experimental (DGS-X) system at Langley AFB, VA. Support Distributed Ground System-Experimental (DGS-X) system operations and promotes AF Distributed Common Ground System (AF DCGS, AN/GSQ-272 Sentinel) modernization. RESPONSIBILTIES: Maintains and operates a virtualized data center using VMWare with Dell/EMC server and storage hardware. Charged with installing, supporting and maintaining servers, tuning system performance, installing system wide software and allocating mass storage space. Additional duties include planning for, and responding to, service outages and other problems. Routinely performs system checks (processes, services, network, storage) to ascertain overall system health. Applies operating system updates and configuration changes. Installs and configures new software. Answers technical queries and is jointly responsible for security, documenting configuration management, troubleshooting any reported problems and conducting system performance tuning. Provides technical guidance to Tier 1 and 2 personnel. Responsible for the integrity, confidentiality and availability of information systems through patch management, antivirus installation and signature file updates and data archival/restoral. Conducts systems analysis and development to keep systems as current as possible with changing technology. Carries out above assigned duties working cohesively with other assigned system administrators, engineers, and network/communications technicians. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Must have at least a current Top Security Clearance with the ability to obtain SCI access within 90 days of hire. DODD 8570 certification Security + within 90 days of hire Enrollment in associated Continuous Education Program Experience with one or more of the following technologies: Microsoft Server 2012 Microsoft Windows 7 Linux VMware Data Center Storage Management Puppet EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree and five years of equivalent experience PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Normal demands associated with an office environment. Ability to work on computer for long periods, and communicate with individuals by telephone, email and face to face. Some travel may be required.