Systems Administrator - Tier 2 - Day & Night Shifts

for Carpathia Hosting in sterling, VA

upgrades, patching, troubleshooting, Windows, Linux, Unix, DNS, SMTP, SSL, SSH, VMware 
sterling, VA
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Carpathia is leading provider of cloud services and managed hosting for government agencies and enterprises. We are committed to developing motivated and insightful thought-leaders and provide career opportunities and experiences service customers that demand high security, quality and performance.

As a member of Carpathia’s 24x7 system operations team you will be directly responsible for the successful implementation and support of our customers Linux/Unix and Microsoft platform solutions.  Communication with customers, vendors and co-workers in a clear and professional manner is an absolute must.

Carpathia is a fast paced environment focused on the customer experience and your ability to multitask, assimilate data, make decisions and prioritize complex work while paying attention to the details will be critical to your success.

*Candidates must be US Citizens and be able to pass a background check which includes credit.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Provide operational support in response to monitoring alerts and resolve incidents.
  • Deliver customer-focused support through phone calls and ticket-based communications.
  • Perform scheduled system maintenance activities including:
    • Hardware and software upgrades
    • Software and application patching
  • Complete data backup and restore tasks on tape and disk based backup platforms.
  • Work closely with others to troubleshoot complex customer issues and document solutions.
  • Manage your assigned tickets to ensure SLA compliance and customer satisfaction.

In addition to general Microsoft Office experience we require:

  •  An understanding of Windows (and Linux/Unix Server preferably) operating systems:
    • Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012
    • Red Hat Linux / CentOS Linux
  • Virtualization Platforms – VMware, Citrix XEN, Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Understanding of various services such as DNS, SMTP, SNMP, SSL and SSH.
  • Prior data center or computer room experience preferred.
  • Candidates must be willing to jump in and learn new tools and technologies in support of a very diverse set of customers.

 Physical Requirements:

  • At times the candidate may be required to lift objects up to 75 pounds, though this is not a primary job requirement.

 Experience with any of the following technologies is a plus:

  • Databases – MS SQL, MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL
  • Web Server – IIS, Apache
  • SNMP Monitoring

General Qualifications:

  • 2-5 yrs Systems Administration experience
  • Related technology certification preferred (MCSA/RHCT/SCSA/LPIC)
  • Server+, Network+, or Security+ certification
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience desirable
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to execute flawlessly in stressful situations
  • Credit checks are conducted for this role
  • Must be US Citizen and able to obtain a Public Trust clearance

To learn more about Carpathia please visit our website at

Carpathia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, military status, national origin or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law.




Beth Paolicelli
Carpathia Hosting
21000 Atlantic Boulevard
Suite 500
Dulles, VA 20166