Systems Administrator I, II, III, IV & V

Position Title: Systems Administrator I, II, III, IV & V

Location: NASA HQ – Washington, DC


Responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure.

Ensures that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to organizational values.

Engineers SA-related solutions for various project and operational needs.

Installs new and rebuilds existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements.

Develops and maintains installation and configuration procedures.

Contributes and maintains system standards. Researches and recommends innovative, and where possible, automated approaches for system administration tasks.

Performs daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems, and key processes; reviewing system and application logs; and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups.

Performs regular security monitoring to identify any possible intrusions.

Performs daily backup operations, ensuring all required file systems and system data are successfully backed up to the appropriate media, recovery tapes or disks are created, and media is recycled and sent off site as necessary.

Performs regular file archival and purge as necessary. Creates, changes, and deletes user accounts per request.

Coordinates and communicates with impacted constituencies.

Applies OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis and upgrades administrative tools and utilities.

Configures and adds new services as necessary. Upgrades and configures system software.

Maintains operational, configuration, or other procedures.

Performs periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning. Performs ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required.

Configures CPU, memory, and disk partitions as required and maintains data center environmental and monitoring equipment.


Systems Administrator I: High School Diploma

Systems Administrator II – V: BS/ BA or Equivalent


Systems Administrator I: <2 Years

Systems Administrator II: 2-5 Years

Systems Administrator III: 5-8 Years

Systems Administrator IV: 8-10 Years

Systems Administrator V: >10 Years

Technical Requirements:

Experienced in Windows, Unix, Linux and Solaris platforms. Experienced with NetApp, VMware, Storage Area Network devices, and other data center technologies, tools and infrastructure components.