Ideal Innovations, Inc. Biometric Systems Administrator in Kabul, Afghanistan



  • Perform system administration duties to keep the Afghan Automated Biometric Identification System (AABIS) and Biometric Collection Kit (BCK) components functioning properly across multiple platforms and computing environments.

  • Manage internal network and its components.

  • Assist in the instruction and training of Afghan technical personnel to perform system administration duties as required in keeping the AABIS system and BCK components functioning properly including coordination of these efforts with the Afghan Ministry of Interior (MoI) As required. The contractor supports actions such as:

  • Maintaining user access control list, establish user accounts and assign user privileges

  • Monitor system activity and report outages and anomalies as required per Mol SOPs.

  • Document and analyze usage trends

  • Install new software releases

  • Coordinate with hardware and software vendors as well as government customers, etc.

  • Develop and maintain system administration manuals.

  • Provide system support

  • Maintain hardware and software associated with biometric system and BCK’s

  • Perform corrective maintenance

  • Perform scheduled preventative maintenance

  • Perform system life cycle as required

  • Replace hardware failures from spare inventory

  • Perform system diagnostics and troubleshooting

  • Account management tasking to include recording service activities

  • Maintain and operate Power Management System

  • Maintain and operate Storage Area Network

  • Coordinate with facility resources Equipment Room Planning for AABIS system to include AABIS Equipment Room Plan updates where required and facility modifications needed to Support AABIS operations.

  • Maintain and update AABIS System Operations and Technical Data Package to reflect system database administration support.

  • Other duties as identified by the Biometrics System Administrator’s supervisor.


Requirements: Must: Education:

  • Twenty-four (24) semester hours of course work in a technical field such as computer science or engineering.

  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) certification

  • Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator (RHCSA) or 4 years administering RHL Experience: Minimum of 10 years at the professional level with responsible duties including the following:

  • Computer systems hardware, firmware, and/or software systems

  • Network administration

  • Analysis of system requirements

  • Electronics and computer systems integration

  • Ability to implement user access levels through domain controls or equivalent.

  • Ability to install, rebuild or reload operating systems (OS) across multiple platforms.

  • Administering and troubleshooting Windows NT based systems, Linux and UNIX operating system platforms.

  • Be eligible and willing to carry government issued firearms Must be able to meet the following physical demands:

  • Government requirements for medical fitness

  • Work approximately 12 hours per day, seven days a week for extended periods of time

  • Attend pre-deployment training

  • Lift 70 lbs. to a working height of 48 inches

  • General office and laboratory duties/functions

  • Be US citizen, able to obtain a US Secret Clearance and US Passport (those who already possess US Secret clearance and passport preferred). Work Location: Ministry of Interior (MoI), Kabul, Afghanistan

Clearance: Current US Secret Clearance

HQ Location: Arlington, VA

Billeting Location: HKIA; Kabul, Afghanistan, with secure transportation to and from work location.

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Ideal Innovations, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status. Ideal Innovations, Inc. is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Post Date: 1/17/2018

Title: Biometric Systems Administrator

Employee Type: Full Time

City: Kabul

Country: Afghanistan

Position Type: Active