Junior System Administrator (Job Code 3641)
Job Description Junior System Administrator Only candidates with an active security clearance will be considered. Praxis, Inc., a leading-edge technology company providing high-quality engineering and IT services to government and industry, is searching for a Junior System Administrator to work on various projects within our Engineering and Technical Services Group in the Washington DC locale. Responsibilities: Work as a Junior System Administrator for our Engineering and Technical Services Group in the Washington DC locale. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: Gain a thorough understanding of the Government environment, unique needs and applications, to be able to troubleshoot and address PC hardware and software issues in a timely fashion Identifies, evaluates, and prioritizes customer problems and complaints to ensure that inquiries are resolved appropriately Coordinate technical activities in support of DoD/DoN security compliance management Support basic IT issues such as password resets, peripheral configurations, hardware diagnostics, and coordinate repairs Provision new hardware for new and existing users, including reimaging computers and installing software Performs administrative tasks and other activities as assigned (eg, document management, scripts, SOPs) Acquire and maintain a highly competent level of knowledge on relevant products, current support policies, and methods of support delivery Qualifications: Associate's degree in Computer Science, or equivalent experience. Knowledge of computer and/or network security systems, applications, procedures and techniques Ability to install, configure and maintain personal computers, networks and related hardware and software Excellent interpersonal skills to interact with customers and team members Strong written and oral communication Basic understanding of TCP/IP networking Desired Skills & Qualifications Ability to solve complex technical problems Ability to learn and support new systems and applications IAT Certification (eg A+, Security+, Network+, CISSP) Self-starter with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, flexibility, good judgment and the ability to coordinate multiple, concurrent tasks in an effective manner Practical knowledge of LANs, DHCP, and DNS Server Familiarity with the following applications and operating systems preferred: -Microsoft Windows -MacOS -MS Exchange -MS Office 2010/2013 -VMware/Virtualbox virtualization environments -Basic Linux/Unix scripting (bash/tsch) Security Clearance: Must be a US Citizen Selected applicant will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements associated with access to classified information An active Secret (minimum) clearance is required. Only candidates invited for an interview will be contacted. Employment is contingent upon the qualifying applicant undergoing a comprehensive background check. Submittals without salary requirements may not be reviewed. Praxis, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status or veteran status. Praxis, Inc. promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans. Company Description Praxis was founded in 1987 specifically to apply innovative and streamlined approaches to the development of advanced technology aerospace systems. Our success is clearly reflected by a rapid growth in capabilities, resources, and responsibilities. An experienced, motivated, and innovative company, Praxis provides a variety of systems engineering and technical support services for aerospace, remote sensing, and ground systems. Praxis provides an experienced, multidisciplinary staff dedicated to fulfilling our clients' requirements. Our streamlined managerial and engineering approach focuses on three parallel goals: -Developing and delivering exceptional engineering solutions -Delivering high-quality, cost-effective engineering services -Hiring and retaining skilled and motivated personnel Praxis has provided technical and programmatic services for a range of space missions (shuttle, expendable launch vehicle, and sounding rockets), science instruments and payloads, balloon and aircraft payloads, mission planning, and ground support equipment. Our core competencies include systems engineering; program planning; guidance, navigation, and control; mechanical and electrical systems design; integration and test; launch vehicle and payload integration; and ground systems design and integration. Our staff includes experienced and knowledgeable support personnel such as technical writers, graphics and multimedia personnel, and web-based enterprise network specialists.