IQ Solutions, Inc

Lead Systems Administrator

Devops Administrator in Rockville, MD

Posted 2019-12-09

Role Summary

As a Lead Systems Administrator, you will maintain, upgrade and manage our websites and servers, software, hardware and networks. You will also maintain a reliable, secure and efficient data communications network. The ideal candidate will be able to deploy, configure, maintain and monitor all active network equipment in order to ensure smooth network operation.

What Will You Be Engaged In Day-To-Day?

Supporting, configuring, maintaining and upgrading corporate customer’s networks and in-house servers leveraging optimization.
Installing and integrating new software, server hardware and applications and recommendations for environment enhancements and optimization.
Supporting and administering third-party applications.
Ensuring network security and connectivity. Ensuring security through access controls, backups and firewalls.
Monitoring network performance (availability, utilization, throughput, goodput, and latency) and testing for weaknesses.
Resolving problems reported by end user.
Defining network policies and procedures.
Specifying system requirements and design solutions.
Researching and making recommendations on server system administration.
Managing network servers and technology tools.
Developing expertise to train staff on new technologies.
Building an internal wiki with technical documentation, manuals and IT policies.
Performing other duties as assigned.

What Qualifications Will Help You Succeed?

BS degree in a computer discipline, plus a minimum of 8+ years of experience in database development or equivalent certifications and appropriate years of experience. Master’s degree preferred.
Preferred experience with AWS or Microsoft Azure.
Proven experience in a system administrator, network administrator or similar role managing Linux, Red Hat, Tomcat and/or any combination of the three.
Hands on experience in networking, routing and switching.
Excellent knowledge of best practices around management, control, and monitoring of server infrastructure.
Experience with firewalls, Internet VPN’s remote implementation, troubleshooting, and problem resolution is desired.
Ability to set up and configure server hardware.
Familiarity with backup and recovery software and methodologies.
Experience with databases, networks (LAN, WAN) and patch management.
Knowledge of system security (e.g. intrusion detection systems) and data backup/recovery.
Ability to create scripts in Python, Perl or other language.
Familiarity with various operating systems and platforms.
Resourcefulness and problem-solving aptitude.
Strong troubleshooting and analytical abilities.
Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
Attention to detail and outstanding organizational skills.

Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.

IQ Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an Affirmative Action Employer (M/F/Disabled/Veteran). IQ Solutions prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin or ancestry, marital status, status as a military veteran (including recently separated and other protected veterans), or status as a qualified handicapped or disabled individual, or as Vietnam-Era Veteran, in accordance with applicable law. For more information about our commitment to equal employment opportunity, please click here.

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Company summary

IQ Solutions applies strategic communications, science and evidence-based research, public health theory, and innovation to share knowledge that empowers audiences to improve their well‑being.


Pet insurance; tuition and professional development reimbursements; commuter benefits; company-sponsored health activities.

Tech Stack

AMP/PHP/Drupal or C#/.NET MVC, JS frameworks like Angular and React, MySQL or SQL Server, HTML, CSS, Git

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