Windows System Administrator - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


SAIC has an opening for a Windows System Administrator located in Lakewood, CO.


This position will provide IT Support for the Department of Interior’s 24/7/365 data center environment.  Applicant must possess superior knowledge and demonstrated technical proficiency in Microsoft Windows Server 2008, 2012, and 2016 as well as expert knowledge of other Microsoft Products used to manage an enterprise operation. The successful candidate must have a strong background in TCP/IP and other protocols including the use of troubleshooting tools, scripting (PowerShell), resources kit and diagnostic tools.  Ability to develop and maintain documentation, manage and initiate project work and be able to work independently or in a team environment. Support would include (but not limited to): backup and recovery of systems, patching of systems, providing Tier II/III support to lower tiers, performance tuning, hardware upgrades, operational configurations, resource optimization, etc.  
  • Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, WINS and other related areas with troubleshooting those products at the expert level in an enterprise environment.
  • Monitor server performance and availability.
  • Ensure Windows server availability compliance to Service Level Agreements (SLA).  Manage and respond to IT requests via Trouble Ticket System in accordance with these customer SLA requirements.
  • Address/troubleshoot operational systems issues including file and share permissions, user accounts and installing applications.
  • Install, upgrade, patch, and maintain Windows Servers utilizing management/deployment tools.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve technical problems and provide on-call support.  Perform research for problems, define solutions, and coordinate implementation of solutions with staff and customers.
  • Assist security staff in conducting internal system reviews and audits in accordance with defined policy/procedures to ensure system/component settings remain in order as specified by security guidelines and STIGS.  Provide applicable document as resolution of security findings.
  • Manage and maintain IT system changes via the Change Control System in accordance with the organization’s Change Management Policies and Procedures.
  • Collaborate with team members to solve problems, including working with other application teams with troubleshooting issues to assist in problem resolutions.
  • Able to perform Security procedures (change service account passwords, validate security software functionality and consistency across all the servers, etc.)
  • Have the ability to work on servers in a large scale environment and have some knowledge of scripting to assist in this environment.
  • Assist in planning and coordinating for new Active Directory Forest builds, to include Forest/Domain requirements for Domain Controllers and support servers.
  • Has the ability to take a task or project and work independently with minimal guidance.



Required Qualifications
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows 2008, 2012, and 2016.
  • Occasional weekend and after hours on-call work required.
  • Experience with Active Directory.
  • Large Enterprise experience.
  • Bachelors degree with 2+ years experience. Additional experience in lieu of degree will be considered.
Desirable Qualifications
  • Microsoft Certifications (MCSA, MCSE) highly preferred.
  • Experience with DNS, DCHP
  • Experience with Group Policy, AGPM
  • Experience with SCCM and SCOM
  • Change Controlled environment experience
  • Experience with scripting (PowerShell) and automation tools.
  • Some experience and understanding with VMWare and HyperV