Job Overview

Summary

Founded in 1901, NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency within Commerce. NIST's mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.

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The individual selected for this position will serve as an IT Specialist in the Enterprise Systems Division of the Office of Information Systems Management (OISM) for the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, CO.

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Duties

The individual selected for this position will serve as an IT Specialist in the Enterprise Systems Division of the Office of Information Systems Management (OISM) for the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, CO. With oversight from the supervisor and senior IT staff, primary responsibility is to install, maintain, optimize and troubleshoot the Boulder network-based VMware ESX, Storage Area Network (SAN), Microsoft Windows Server, Active Directory, CITRIX XenApp and IBM EndPoint Manager (BigFix) hardware and software infrastructure to ensure high levels of availability and security.
IT Specialist responsibilities include server hardware installation and maintenance; VMware ESX 4/5 administration; Microsoft Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 administration; CITRIX XenApp 6.5; SAN management; and configuration, optimization and upgrades following industry best practices. Perform standard configuration, management and maintenance tasks for related file systems, input/output systems, networking, clustering, storage and applications. Perform and test system configuration backups and restores to ensure system recovery from error or outage. Perform and test data backups and restores, with the storage team where present, to ensure full data retrieval. Review and deploy system releases and vendor-supplied patches according to best practices. Anticipate, mitigate, identify, troubleshoot, and resolve hardware and software problems on all systems.
Collaborate in the identification of critical requirements and information technology management practices, challenges and solutions. With oversight from the supervisor and senior IT staff, the individual selected for this position will participate in the implementation of policies and procedures to ensure system provisioning and maintenance is consistent with OISM goals, industry best practices, and regulatory requirements.