IT Systems Administrator
Job Description Summary: Experienced IT Systems Administrator to work primarily in our Arlington, VA facility along with occasional onsite work in our Chantilly, VA facility. This is an exempt non-supervisory full-time position reporting to the east coast IT Manager. The candidate will collaborate with other system administrators, travel occasionally, and provide some afterhours support. The candidate will also support a variety of IT systems at varying levels of complexity on the classified and corporate networks. Primary responsibilities: Integrating, upgrading, and managing domain services and infrastructure systems in a Microsoft Windows Server environment. Recommending improvements to the company's IT services. Contributing to computer and network security using a variety of security-based software products and hardware appliances. Managing data backup and restoration systems for the local facility. Administering PBX and/or VoIP phone systems. Some administration and maintenance of client computers and solutions in various LAN environments. Maintaining software licensing records and providing support to IT budget planning sessions. Mentoring other IT staff and leading technical projects. Other duties, as assigned Required Qualifications & Experience: TOP SECRET Clearance (SCI Access is a plus). Security+ CE or equivalent certification for DoD 8570 IAT Level II. BS in an IT related discipline and/or current, applicable industry-standard certifications. Minimum of 5 years working as a Windows System Administrator, Network Administrator or similar role. Proficiency with domain services utilizing Windows Server (2008 R2/2012 R2) including Active Directory, DNS, Group Policy, DFS, and DHCP. Advanced troubleshooting skills and experience. Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work autonomously and on a team. Strong written communication skills and the ability to produce technical documentation. Must be able to lift 25 pounds. Preferred Qualifications & Experience: Experience troubleshooting, configuring, and maintaining one or more of the following: MS Exchange 2010 or newer, Server Virtualization (Hyper-V/VMware), EMC SANs, MS SharePoint 2013, Veeam Backup & Replication, MS SCCM, MS Lync/Skype for Business Server, AWS. Proficient understanding of networking and remote access VPN configuration & management. Familiarity with classified information system Cyber Security tools and technologies (Nessus/ACAS, WSUS, SCAP, DISA STIG compliance). Experience collaborating with Cyber Security professionals and contributing to Cyber Security Plans. System administration of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 or later. Mentoring abilities and leadership skills within an IT organization. Areté Associates offers an excellent compensation and a full benefits package. US citizenship, background screen and drug test are required to meet position eligibility. Please submit your resume on-line at: Areté Associates is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact an Areté Associates Human Resources Representative. Areté will consider for employment-qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring. Company Description This is a fast-paced environment, focused on solving real world problems. We foster a stimulating, collaborative work environment that encourages the creative contributions of all employees in achieving the goals of the company. Areté Associates is an employee-owned small business (ESOP) focused on advanced science and computational solutions to some of the most challenging technical problems faced by the United States.