System Administrator - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

District of Columbia
United States


The System Administrator will be supporting the Office of Defense Nuclear Security (NA-70) / Special Access Program (SAP), which is under the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).  This person will provide our customer with the onsite technical support for the information systems for the technical and analytical support contract related to the technology support efforts for this classified program.
Location of work: Washington, DC
The primary purpose of this position is to maintain the computer networking system in an government/classified environment by tracking server activity, performing upgrades of software, maintaining computer hardware, addressing questions about technical problems, and improving efficiency by evaluating system network functions. Occasionally, with new system upgrades or server fixes, work must be completed during odd hours of the night or on weekends.  This candidate will also participate in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the organization and ensure that system hardware, operating systems, and software systems are fully operational.
  • Administer network and data security, including directory, group policy, firewalls, antivirus, email security, etc.
  • Respond to and resolve server and operating system issues assigned through the enterprise
  • Identify technical environment issues and implement solutions to mitigate problems.
  • Perform routine proactive server maintenance activities including firmware upgrades, patching etc.
  • Research and test recurring problems, determine anomalies within supported software applications
  • Update and create technical product trouble-shooting documentation
  • Assists with input on server projects
  • Analytical, technical and administrative work in the planning, design and installation of new and existing computer systems.
  • Identify complex technical environment issues and implement permanent resolutions to mitigate problems.
  • Perform advanced proactive server maintenance cluster/high availability maintenance etc
  • Develop processes and procedures for ongoing management of the server environment.
  • Work closely with project management, technical services and support group, external vendor partners, and the client to ensure a smooth implementation and transition of the servers and related products


Minimum Requirements/Skills Required:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Management, Security, or related field.
  • 3-5 years of related experience in a secure environment.
  • Current DOE Q or DoD Top Secret security clearance.
  • Excellent communication skills, orally and in writing;
  • Good customer relation skills and the ability to work independently;
 Preferred Requirements/Skills Required:
  • 7-10 years of related experience in a secure environment, preferably special access programs.
  • Certifications in MCSE, Cisco, Oracle, CISSP