Video Surveillance Systems Administrator

US-DC-Washington D.C.
3 weeks ago
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Job Description:

Video Security Surveillance Systems Administrator



Washington, DC



The Video Surveillance Systems Administrator is responsible for supporting the ESS manager in daily operations of the physical security surveillance and video system solution services This role serves as the Surveillance & Video Systems manager focusing on implementing video surveillance, analytics, forensics, and other physical security systems including the servers, network, and infrastructure that support those systems. Works with Project managers to support the process flow, delivery and execution of all surveillance and video systems projects. Support the resolution of all issues related to these systems. Work with internal stakeholders and external vendors to resolve system maintenance issues. Ensure strong inter-organizational customer service and relationship management.     


Manage processes, principles and practices to ensure stability and performance of assigned systems and/or platforms.


Essential Functions:

  • Identifies emerging trends and initiates research projects for team members.
  • Coordinates the assessment of emerging technologies.
  • Assists in the development and analysis of source selection strategies.
  • Works with service providers to ensure that their in-scope technical solutions are consistent with the enterprise business strategy and architecture.
  • Serves as a consultant, trusted advisor and, as necessary, escalation point (Tier 3) for issues.
  • Provides project managers with technical consultation and advice, enabling quick response to inquiries related to the program/project.

  • Provides technical analyses to help define assess and monitor technical aspects of the program/project or services.

  • Reviews proposed designs at key milestones and approves additional efforts.

  • Lead efforts to troubleshoot existing information systems or networks to identify errors or deficiencies

  • Leads the resolution of support issues escalated by senior operations, development personnel or service provider personnel.

  • Identifies opportunities to improve business processes via new technologies.

  • Evaluates, tests, recommends, and implements specific network solutions.

  • Schedules and coordinates installation and maintenance of software/hardware on the network and ensures compatibility of all communications and computer hardware/software.

  • Delivers results in support of achieving the organization’s Service Level Agreements.

  • Provide technical direction and guidance for key video systems infrastructure.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with key technology vendors, applications teams and other infrastructure teams.

  • Assist the Sr. Manager in managing overall system inventory and software/systems licensing requirements.

  • Work with Project Managers to prepare, monitor and manage projects and project plans.

  • Ensures adherence to and support of architectural and infrastructural policies, standards and direction; influence direction standards where change is needed.

  • Fosters an environment with high technical service levels to supply stakeholders a consistantly functioning Viseo system.

  • Remains current on new and emerging technologies and seek cost-effective ways of integration.

  • Works with the VSS administrator to provide training and support as needed

  • Implements and configures application software for assigned projects Creates and updates documentation of systems.

  • Performs tasks and duties of a similar nature and scope as required for assignment.

Minimum Qualifications:


DemoDemonstrated experience in the areas of Video and Surveillance Projects

  • Extensive experience with Surveillance & Video Systems design and management
  • Experience with associated VSS security systems and devices
  • Competencies (as demonstrated through experience, training, and/or testing)
  • Detailed technical knowledge of CCTV and surveillance video physical security and access control systems.
  • Self-starter with ability to take initiative and achieve results.
  • Ability to be an effective member of and lead project teams.
  • Advanced knowledge of computer network architecture, data transmission and bandwidth.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computing environments including VM, Windows, network operations centers, storage solutions and Riverbed and Solarwinds Monitoring.
  • Capable of working with internal and external departments to ensure capabilities and requirements of network and infrastructure are met.

  • Demonstrated technical management knowledge in the areas of Surveillance and Video systems, Data and Video Networks, Integrated Systems Management, Network Performance Optimization, Network Access and IP Management, Wireless and Mobile Technologies

  • Advanced knowledge of Sony Communications hardware

  • Must be able to effectively communicate to technical and non-technical audiences

  • Related experience in the technology industry

  • Ability to write technical documentation

  • Must possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, work well with others in an integrated team environment, and must be self-motivated

  • 5 - 7 years of experience with Surveillance & Video Systems design and management


  • Advanced knowledge of Genetec Video Management System software and hardware
  • Knowledge of various Video Surveillance Technologies
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or equivalent work experience.

Other Details:

  • May travel up to 25% of the time
  • Requires on call status
  • After hours and periodic shift work may be required.




This position requires a successful drug screen and background check. To be considered for the position you must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship. We do not provide relocation assistance.


Be a Part of the PCN Team

Inquisitive. Honest. Collaborative. Our customers use these words to describe the PCN team. We understand that our employees are the foundation of our success now and in the future. Because of this, we encourage our team members to be individuals, supporting teamwork, entrepreneurism, and authenticity. We look for individuals who seek enriching experiences and challenges in their projects and career. Our philosophy of a successful employee includes making resources and tools readily available such as mentors and continuing education to facilitate long term success. For open positions at PCN, please visit https://careers-pcn.icims.com/jobs.


PCN is a rapidly growing IT services company based in Center City Philadelphia.  We support our customers in over 20 countries and strive to be the top DDI managed service provider in the world. Visit our website www.PCN-inc.com for more information.







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