AECOM Mid Level System Administrator (Windows/UNIX) in Arlington, Virginia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 147169BR

Position Title Mid Level System Administrator (Windows/UNIX)

Job Category Information Technology

Business Line Government

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Virginia

City Arlington

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line


AECOM’s Global Support Services (GSS) organization resides within AECOM’s Government business line and is comprised of three divisions — International Development, Operations and Mission Support, and Global Programs. GSS has the international presence, personnel networks and procurement infrastructure to deliver support for any mission, anywhere. We optimize the reliability, availability and sustainability of equipment, logistics systems and facilities for clients around the world. GSS supports the U.S. Government, non-U.S. Governments and industry clients with worldwide program management, planning, design, operations and maintenance, logistics, aviation services, security, international development, environmental and civil engineering and mission and intelligence support.

Job Summary

AECOM has an immediate opening (Temporary Position) for a Mid-Level Systems Administrator to join our team in Arlington, Virginia!

This System Administrator will serve as a lead specialist on Windows/UNIX issues and provide team coordination.


Provide direction and high level technical assistance to other systems managers.

Administer and configure network hardware and software resources, such as servers, DNS, databases, etc. and provide protocol and connectivity support to developers of web-enabled applications.

Develop, monitor, and maintain utilities and procedures to perform periodic maintenance, backups, shutdowns, recoveries, and diagnostics. Evaluate, recommend, and install software and hardware to facilitate and monitor network throughput and control load balancing.

Plan and participate in software and hardware migrations and lead field migration teams.

Develop procedures for automating installation of network software via the network.

Monitor appropriate security levels of network components.

Establish, test and maintain UNIX/Windows disaster recovery plans.

Establish, test and maintain certification/test UNIX/Windows environment.

Create, edit and maintain system documentation.

Follow established DS CTO configuration management policy and procedures in the administration of the ETA UNIX systems.

Respond to DC CTO IT security requests in regards to audits performed by or for the Department.

Review UNIX/Windows system logs for audit purposes and report suspicious activity to Federal management.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree or course work in computer science or related field and at least or 6 years of relevant experience.

Additional experience required:

Four (4)+ years extensive experience supporting large Windows environments, including creating, modifying and deleting Active Directory user accounts.

Four (4)+ years of experience supporting and diagnosing TCP/IP protocols and supporting remote access software and services.

Four (4)+ years supporting wide area networks.

Four (4)+ years analyzing, designing, installing, and working with all aspects of the internet.

Four (4)+ years or more of Windows 2003/2008 experience.

Four (4)+ years of experience with SAN or NAS technology.

Four (4)+ years of experience working with Microsoft Systems Management Server.

Four (4)+ years of experience with Shell Scripting (sh, bash, csh, python, perl).

Experience with performing system administration tasks, such as backups and server updates;

Experience with administration of system monitoring tools and utilities;

Experience with creating a master hard drive image and subsequently cloning that to multiple hard drives, then modifying the resultant images so that each workstation has a unique hostname and address;

Experience with Deskside support, including deploying and connecting thin clients and validating functionality;

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

ITIL Certification and proven experience in working within an ITIL environment

Current active Top Secret clearance REQUIRED.

Preferred Qualifications

Four (4)+ years of experience with SAN or NAS technology.

Four (4)+ years of experience working with Microsoft Systems Management Server.

Four (4)+ years of experience with Shell Scripting (sh, bash, csh, python, perl).

ITIL Certificationand proven experience in working within an ITIL environment

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.