PAE, Inc System Administrator in Russia, Russia

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System Administrator

PAE is seeking qualified candidates for our System Administrator positions in Moscow, Russia and Beijing, China. The incumbent receives day-to-day technical direction from the Department of State’s Information Systems Officer (ISO). The responsibilities and duties listed below are not mutually exclusive.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • The System Administrator’s role is to administer, upgrade and when required, install servers and related components to support various applications both on server(s) and client workstations.

  • This includes configuring software upgrades, and developing procedures for ongoing management of the server environment.

  • Where applicable, the System Administrator will assist in overseeing the physical security, and integrity of the embassy’s IT systems.

  • Responds to help desk tickets as appropriate and provides timely support to customers.

  • Prioritizes and performs file system configuration and management; defines and perform server backups and recovery procedures. Reviews server logs for resource issues. Plans and implements server upgrades, maintenance fixes, and supplied patches.

  • Provides Web administration support by overseeing and maintaining SharePoint Web server.

  • Manages enterprise directory services and supporting server infrastructure. Develops and maintains server documentation materials.

  • Runs and tip CAT5e/6 and fiber cabling

  • Develops new hard drive images using Microsoft deployment tools in accordance to DOS guidelines.

  • Implements policies, procedures, and technologies (including firewalls) to ensure server security.

  • Performs on-call duty on a bi-monthly basis

  • May be assigned to perform temporary duty to constituent Posts to perform Network Technician duties.


  • Applicant must be at least 21 years of age with an Associate degree in Information Technology or two Microsoft Windows Server 2008 certifications or higher and one Microsoft Windows 7 Client Operating System certification.

  • At least three years or equivalent work experience as a System Administrator on a Local Area Network of at least 50 client workstations.

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and above; MS Exchange Server 2010 and above; MS SQL Server 2005 and above; and Internet Information Server (IIS).

  • Microsoft Office Suite 2010 to include Access database(s).

  • Basic Knowledge of Apple operating systems including iOS, OSX, and Mavericks

  • VMWare implementation, configuration, and administration. This includes creating and managing virtual machines within the VM environment.

  • Installation, configuring, and maintaining of server hardware, software applications and associated network equipment, to include SCSI, RAID, and I/O topology.

  • TCP/IP network protocols, firewall management, and client operating systems.

  • Active Directory/Global Catalogue.

  • Configuration of Cisco devices via console and Cisco Network Assistant (CNA).

  • Implementing and administering Microsoft Windows 7.

The following Certifications are desirable, but not mandatory:

  • Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT).

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).

  • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA)

  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)

  • Oracle Database 11G Administrator Certified Associate.

A Top Secret security clearance is required.

PAE is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

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