Windows Server Administrator - Clearance Required

Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 03-29-2018
Windows Server Administrator for a Windows based Data Center for a full-time position in Washington, DC. Company is a Federal Contractor and this position is within an ongoing contract at a Federal Agency located near Federal Triangle Metro.
  • The position will be part of an IT team working on multiple information systems in a high-demand setting. This position requires a TS/SCI clearance. SCI within the last 2 years.
The successful candidate will support our client’s platform with production support, system administration, and technical sizing, as well as be involved in design support for client application systems.
  • Focus on efficiently and effectively implementing changes and upgrades to the system.
  • Proactively maintain and improve the performance and availability of key applications used by the client.
  • Work with a team of Systems Engineers and Administrators providing daily operational support for a MS Windows-based network.
  • Provide operational support for MS Active Directory and Exchange in a multi-site domain utilizing VMware ESX.
  • Administrator for domain policies implemented through Group Policy Objects (GPO) to include user and computer security initiatives, access restrictions, and OS and application updates based on users, groups, and computers.
Required Skills and Experience:
  • Group policy development and troubleshooting utilizing Microsoft Resultant Set of Policy (RSOP).
  • Knowledge and experience administering systems in Microsoft Windows 2008 R2/2012 R2 environments including clustering, group policies, advanced configuration, anti-virus and anti-malware software, email gateways, NetApp SAN storage, network routing, and PowerShell scripting.
  • Knowledge and experience administering Microsoft software including MS Exchange Server, MS SQL Server, Active Directory, and LDAP technologies within a Windows environment.
  • Ability to utilize and operate server monitoring tools for a Windows environment.
  • VMware ESX / Citrix XenApp / XenDesktop.
  • MS System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and MS System Center Operations Manager (SCOM).
  • Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) STIGs baseline control and adherence.
  • Implementing MS Windows 2008/2012 Directory Services Infrastructure and designing security for MS Windows 2008/2012 Network.
  • Working knowledge of Active Directory DC design, schema, OU design, AD replication topology, and DC backup/restore procedures.
  • DNS, GPO's, message tracking, and performance.
  • Planning and implementation of systems upgrades working on-site with the customer as a representative of the clients’ engineering team.
  • Supporting ongoing product development and maintenance projects which include developing, debugging, and tuning improvements to the system.
  • Maintain Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2012 R2 environment and be able to upgrade domain controllers from Windows Server 2008 R2 and maintain Citrix Xen Desktop/App virtual images within the environment.
  • Maintain and administer system monitoring solutions to include Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and Operation Manger (SCOM).
  • Support vulnerability mitigation and prevention for Windows server platforms using tools such as ACAS, HBSS, and STIG baseline configurations compliance IAVA DISA requirements.
  • A minimum of 3+ years of demonstrated professional experience in an IT data center role at least 2 of which were in a systems administrator position.
  • 2+ years in support of a civilian federal government agency in a TS environment; understanding of federal government agency policies and procedures for datacenter operations.
  • Experience managing compliance with license agreements; controlling and monitoring user access to the system; planning, executing, and maintaining backup and recovery of the system; writing functional requirements and preparing functional designs.
Other Skills/Experience:
  • Communicate orally and in writing with management and technical specialists to plan, organize, and manage tasks on time with minimal supervision.
Preferred Skills:
  • Current MCSE Certification preferred but will consider other current certifications.
Education:
  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 2 years’ experience in computer science or related discipline preferred.
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