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Senior Systems Engineer at Akima, LLC

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Vienna, Virginia

Job Description:


SAVA Workforce Solutions, an Akima Company, delivers enterprise IT and mission support solutions to the federal government, serving the federal civilian, defense, law enforcement and intelligence communities. SAVA helps our customers strengthen national security, improve communications and collaboration and secure the integrity of their data, information systems and networks. Our personnel enjoy competitive benefits packages and challenging roles in work environments committed to innovation, diversity and opportunity for career growth. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), 100% of our company’s profits go back to our 14,300 Iñupiat shareholders that have resided near and above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years. Our business helps support their way of life and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived in a challenging environment.

SAVA is looking to hire a Senior Systems Administrator to support a very large complex operational environments for one of our valuable customers, a reputed Federal Agency in Sterling.  The position requires technical skills at Enterprise-level and must be able to quickly and efficiently troubleshoot, identify, and resolve technical issues.



  • Provide daily operational support of a global, complex, IT enterprise.

  • Demonstrates proficiency managing complex assignments.

  • Analyze system faults, review diagnostic tests, and troubleshoot Windows Operating Systems and underlying hardware to identify problems.

  • Must be able to work collaboratively, and cooperatively, as a member of a team, but also work independently and apply sound judgment and effective work prioritization without direct supervision.

  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills are required.

  • Participate in rotating 24x7 on-call support.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Active DoD Secret clearance.

  • 5+ years of operational experience focused on supporting large-scale environments is required.

  • Demonstrated comprehensive experience in Microsoft SQL or Oracle administration.

  • Experiencing administering database replication technology.

  • Capable of reviewing existing processes and identifying possible process improvements.

  • Ability to participate in rotating 24x7 on-call support (from home).

Desired Skills:

  • Advanced SQL scripting and HA configuration skills.

  • DB2, Postgres, MySQL, or NoSQL experience a plus.

  • Knowledge of server hardware location and function.

  • Basic understanding of network technologies (LAN vs WAN troubleshooting, VLAN identification, &c) are a plus.

  • Understanding of basic Linux and/or Windows Server Operating System maintenance.

  • DEA suitability is highly desired.


The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required.  Subject to the terms of an applicable collective bargaining agreement, the company management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be necessary.  We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.



We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you have a physical and/or mental disability and are interested in applying for employment and need special accommodations to use our website to apply for a position please contact, Recruiting Services at or 571-353-7053.   Reasonable accommodation requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


In order for our company to stay compliant with government regulations, please apply on line. Please DO NOT email resumes or call in lieu of applying online unless you have a physical and/or mental disability and need assistance with the online application.