* Work hands-on designing and troubleshooting servers running Windows Server 2012 and 2016 in multi-tiered federal agency on-premises and cloud environments * Consult and assist developers to develop Windows server and application hosting solutions * Advanced engineering and administration of web and application servers including IIS and Apache * Debugging application and server performance issues * Monitoring servers along with resident applications and providing/implementing solutions * Installation and configuration of enterprise serversoftware in a dynamic customer environment * Communicating with infrastructure, security, and agency leadership about work that is active, completed, and in backlog status
Skills & Requirements
* 10+ years of systems administration experience with Windows servers * Ability to work hands-on to design and troubleshootWindows servers * Advanced experience with Active Directory * Advanced experience with IIS web server administration * Understanding of server security and how it relates to applications security; including SSL/TLS * Familiarity with ITSM, SDLC, and DevOps * Experience with PowerShell, BASH, Perl, or other scripting * Strong communication skills and a self-motivated attitude * Ability to work with issue tracking software and independently resolve issues * Professional experience working in an enterprise data center environment with load-balanced, multi-tiered application infrastructures
* Amazon AWS or Microsoft Azure administration * Exposure to hardware load balancers such as F5 BigIP * Exposure to server management systems like BigFix or LANrev * Exposure to server and application deployment automation systems like Jenkins and Docker * Experience with server vulnerability remediation following agency, DHS, and/or DoD STIG guidelines including working with SSL, DNS, and cyphers issues
Cognizant is a provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services.