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Cognosante Site Lead/Senior Systems Administrator in Ft Sam Houston, Texas

Security Clearance required:


Cognosante is on a mission to transform our country’s healthcare and national security systems. With our health and security-focused solutions, we help public sector organizations achieve the important task of providing the best possible public services to American Citizens. From Enterprise IT, Data Science, and Security Services, to full-scale Consumer Engagement and Interoperability solutions, we are moving government services forward with transformation and innovation. Learn how we are making a difference in people’s lives today!

Job Description

Cognosante is seeking to fill a Site Lead – Texas Region / Senior Systems Administrator position for the Department of Defense to support an Enterprise-wide IT contract for the US Army military intelligence community. The candidate will serve as a Site Lead providing oversight & management of regionally aligned contractors providing all aspects of IT O&M, system engineering & administration, network engineering & administration, knowledge management, database/storage administration, and service desk support to our Army mission partner. This candidate will also be dual-hatted as a Senior Systems Administrator for the IT infrastructure at their specific duty location. This is contingent upon contract award.

Key Responsibilities

  • As ‘Site Lead’:

  • Manages daily activities related to service delivery and performance of contractors in assigned region.

  • Maintain regular contact with supported government stakeholders to ensure contract deliverables are understood, delivery timelines / quality goals are met, and emerging requirements identified.

  • Coordinates closely with the overall contract Program Manager / PM Office (PMO) to ensure issues are elevated quickly and performance metrics / reporting criteria are understood.

  • Acts as a “First-Level Supervisor” for site / regionally-assigned-employees.

  • As ‘Senior Systems Administrator’

  • Responsible for systems administration services following DISA Security Technical Implementation Guides and industry best practices to install, maintain, upgrade, and harden INSCOM’s infrastructure.

  • Responsible for the installation and configuration of new software and hardware, including the server network, devices and firewalls on JWICS, SIPRnet, and NIPRnet networks.

  • Responsible for monitoring system performance, IT system operations and storage utilization.

  • Advises government stakeholders on necessary hardware/software upgrades to keep pace with operational demands / requirements.

  • Manages user accounts and assets, and assigns and updates security permissions on the network according to INSCOM’s security policies.

  • Provides support with escalated help desk requests.

Required Qualifications

  • DoD IAT Level III Certifications in one of the following: CCNP or CCSP certification.

  • Associates Degree

  • At least three years of experience managing teams of at least 10 people.

  • 3-4 years of experience in Systems Administration, Network Administration, or Database Administration

  • TS/SCI Security Clearance

Candidates that do not meet the required qualifications will not be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in technology-related field

  • 4-6 years of experience in Systems Administration, Network Administration, or Database Administration

  • Communication skills to effectively interface with military officials, managers, and subordinates.


$91,207.00 - $145,930.00

The pay range for this job is determined by various factors, including but not necessarily limited to location, responsibilities of the job, and alignment with market data. When determining a salary for this role, the following factors may will be taken into consideration - contract-specific affordability, education, knowledge, skills, competencies and experience. The estimate displayed represents the salary range for this position and is just one component of Cognosante’s total compensation package for employees and is not necessarily reflective of actual compensation that may be earned, nor a promise of any specific pay for any specific employee.

Cognosante will not provide sponsorship for employment-based immigration benefits for this position.

Like many other growing companies, Cognosante has been targeted by scammers attempting to make fraudulent job offers to potential candidates. Communication from Cognosante recruiting will only be sent with an official corporate domain email (e.g., @cognosante.com or @accurate.com) and not a commercial domain e-mail (e.g., @gmail.com or @yahoo.com). We will never request payment from you, nor will we send payment to you, prior to your start date. If you have been asked to send or receive any payment, or if you have any doubt about whether you have been contacted by a Cognosante employee, please contact us at jobs@cognosante.com . Thank you.

Cognosante is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

We’re solving Americans’ health and safety challenges with technology, innovation, and purpose.

At Cognosante, we help improve how the nation delivers services to its citizens through innovation and transformation. We're committed to creating positive results with lasting impact, and are always looking for passionate people who share our values to join the Cognosante family.

Cognosante was founded to address a critical gap in the health IT market—the need for a smart, nimble company, unencumbered by legacy systems and unafraid to challenge accepted wisdom. We have been able to extend out impact beyond health and into security and social services. Our continued success is the result of our expertise and insights, combined with our actively fostering a culture that encourages diversity of people and ideas.

Every day, we help government agencies solve difficult problems. We’re ensuring health professionals have accurate, secure, and timely health data so Americans get the healthcare they need. We help Federal and State agencies navigate healthcare reform and empower their technology transformations. We’re addressing the social determinants of health to remove barriers to healthcare access. And, we’re proud to help our military do its job more safely by leveraging stronger IT networks and using cybersecurity and biometrics technologies that replace outdated legacy solutions. We’re also helping create more options for Veterans, active duty military personnel, and their families to obtain health services in their communities.

Passion for what we do. Pride in how we do it. At Cognosante we are all VIPS. We create value by being enterprising. We develop innovative ideas and solutions. We perform at our best and deliver results. We share achieved results and recognitions.

Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of millions? Join us.

Highlighted Benefits for Full-time Employees

•Medical • Dental • Vision • 401k • Flexible Spending Accounts • Paid Time Off • Work/Life Solutions • Pet Insurance

Cognosante is an equal opportunity employer (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm) . We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. If you’d like to view a copy of the company’s affirmative action plan or policy statement, please email jobs@cognosante.com . Cognosante is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to jobs@cognosante.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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