Senior Systems Administrator

The MITRE Corporation
Lexington Park, MD
Apr 27, 2021
May 05, 2021
Full Time
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If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE-and make a difference with us.MITRE's Naval Aviation team is looking for a Senior Systems Administrator to supportour Lexington Parksite. The Systems Administrator supports operations and maintenance (O) activities including hardware and software installation, configuration, and administration for multiple isolated labs. The ideal candidate will bring a broad range of experience in Windows and Linux environments and a passion for state-of-the-art technology. Candidate must be able to speak comfortably from a technical perspective with clients, our partners, and within the team.Job Responsibilities:Provide desktop support to end-users by responding to requests for technical assistance.Diagnose and resolve technical hardware and software issues.Administer specialized information systems (eg, VTCs, secure phone system.)Install computer peripherals for end usersCoordinate processes for system certification & accreditation for classified systems.Manage user identities, credentials, and privileges on local serversConfigure systems in accordance with system security policy.Support the ISSM by enabling auditing of classified systems to ensure continued compliance with JSIG and documented settings.Develop IT support policies and procedures and processes for local site.Make recommendations and decisions on IT infrastructure, and other areas related to IT support for the local site.Collaborate with Information System Managers from the government sponsor program office to maintain secure system connectivity and compliance with all sponsor directed network administration policyMaintain and upgrade tracking system for software and hardware including lifecycle and inventory.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience2 plus years of experience and responsibility in user-facing environmentsPossess a DoD Secret clearanceAbility to obtain and maintain DoD 8570 IAT Level I-compliant certification (Security +, Network +, etc.)Experience with Windows client systems up to and including Windows 10Experience with Windows server platforms up to and including Server 2016Experience with Windows systems and user management via Active Directory and Group PolicyExcellent analytical and problem-solving skillsStrong written and verbal communications skillsPreferredQualifications:Familiarity with managing a Windows environment including Network Policy Server, Certificate ServicesFamiliarity with scripting and automation tools, including batch scripts, PowerShell, automation with PDQ Inventory/Deploy, Ansible, Chef, or other similar toolsDemonstrated ability to develop effective technical and support documentation to include design & test plans, implementation plans, automation plans, and standard operating procedures (SOPs) using standard templates (where existing) or proposing & creating new templates where needed.Experience with system compliance and hardening using DISA STIGs and SCAPExperience with VMware vCenter/vSphere, and VDI implementations using VMware HorizonExperience with Linux scripting and automation tools including shell scripting, python/perl, Ansible, Chef, or other similar toolsAbility to review operational metrics and make analytic decisions/recommendations about operational infrastructure performancePossess and maintain a DoD Top Secret clearanceThis requisition requires the following clearance(s):Top SecretMITRE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. 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