Job Description

Systems Administrator

Contract 3+ years 40 hours weekly

Candidates must have an ACTIVE clearance in order to be considered of this posting

Remote Work:
This position is 100% on site

Maintains operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination of infrastructure and cloud responsibilities. Develops and designs core operating system builds. Responsible for coding, virtualization, and automation of systems. Sets up administrator and service accounts, maintains an active directory of users and system documentation, tunes system performance, installs system-wide software, and allocates mass storage space. Assesses and resolves user access problems related to security controls to minimize business impact and risk exposure. Identifies and evaluates vendor products and establishes vendor monitoring and tracking processes. Performs capacity planning and monitors/tunes systems. Recommends appropriate platforms for purchase, coordinates installation, and provides backup recovery. Serves as a point of escalation for major incidents that are unresolved at the helpdesk level. Develops and monitors policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources. May draft general IT communications to end-users including notifications of outages/downtimes. May serve as the primary liaison for mergers, acquisitions, and divesture activities as it relates to user access, network, security, and support.

The Classified Systems Administrator will demonstrate expert level hands-on knowledge of Windows Server, Active Directory and VMware vSphere while supporting the Laboratory’s enterprise classified computing infrastructure. This position will be part of a team that is responsible for maintaining the team’s Windows imaging platform as well as its Windows software deployment infrastructure. This individual will be expected to stay current on these technologies, be engaged with Laboratory staff and make recommendations to enhance these services.
As part of this role, the individual will need to demonstrate proficiency with the underlying processes and components that support these technologies. These would include but are not limited to DNS, DHCP, NPS, group policies, WSUS, distributed switching and creating VM templates. The ideal candidate will also possess advanced knowledge of Powershell, PowerCLI, STIGs (full and benchmark),DISA’s SCC Tool and STIG Viewer and how to evaluate systems for STIG compliance.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:
•Support and maintain Windows Server and Active Directory infrastructure.
•Develop, maintain configurations for STIG compliant Windows workstation, server images and active directory
•Deploy new Windows workstations and servers as needed.
•Research processes and technologies that enhance the performance of the Windows imaging and software deployment infrastructure.
•Participate in projects as needed where Windows experience is required.
•Assist in developing roadmaps for hardware and software life cycles.
•Research and develop process and procedure enhancements.
•Participate in projects as needed where unified communications experience is required.
•Provide 1st tier technical support as needed in support of the Laboratory community. This would include taking shifts in the classified hubs to provide assistance with password resets and other end user issues as well as working tickets and assisting users as needed.

Must Have:
•Bachelor’s of Computer Science or relevant technical field of study
•Possess and maintain expert technical depth with the following technologies:
oWindows 10
oWindows Server
oActive Directory
•Ability to work independently toward delivery of goals as well as collaborate in team efforts
•Strong foundational skills in organizing and managing technical projects
•Excellent customer service skills
•Excellent presentation, verbal and written communication skills
•Strong overall network skills (e.g. routing, switching and TCP/IP protocol)
•Demonstrate the ability to learn new technologies and disciplines quickly
•Security+ certification or the ability to obtain within 6 months of employment


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