Windows Systems Administrator – WOOD Consulting Services – Dulles, VA

WOOD Consulting Services

WOOD Consulting Services

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Windows Systems Administrator

Seeking a Windows Systems Administrator to support the design, development, and deployment of advanced cybersecurity capabilities. The Windows Systems Administrator applies hands-on knowledge in Windows environments to support an advanced cybersecurity environment. Works with a team of highly skilled administrators to provide Windows expertise for a RHEL/Windows environment. Mentors’ junior system administrators and recommends design changes to improve the system operability.

Security Clearance Requirements:
This position requires all candidates to be
U.S. Citizens and possess an Active Secret clearance with the ability to obtain a TS/SCI. Candidates must be able to receive DHS suitability prior to starting employment.


Required Education & Years of Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems or related technical field.
    • Two years of related work experience may be substituted for each year of degree level education.
Required Skills
  • 6+ years of directly relevant and hands-on Windows systems administration experience.
  • Must have in-depth knowledge of Windows OS installations, security hardening and maintenance.
  • Comfortable with building physical and virtual servers from scratch.
  • Ability to deploy and integrate new applications that may be requested.
  • Capable of quickly learning new applications that run on various operating systems for testing and deployment.
  • Experience with administration and management of servers to include installation, configuration, optimization, backup & recovery.
  • Experience with SCCM and WSUS management and maintenance and performing routine Windows server patching.
  • Experience with troubleshooting and resolving issues with applications running within virtualized environments.
  • Experience working within virtual environments using VMware virtualization products (i.e. Horizon, App Volume, DEM, NSX, etc.).
  • Experience with performance tuning & troubleshooting, identifying, and resolving contention in CPU, memory, networking, disk I/O, etc.
  • Familiar with fundamentals of scripting languages for automation tasks and deployments (e.g., Bash Shell, Python & Kickstart technologies).
  • Integration & implementation experience with various services, LDAP, Samba, NFS, Bind, Apache, and other core technologies.
  • Familiarity of configuration management.
  • Experience or familiarity with Puppet, Chef or Ansible.
  • Experience troubleshooting user issues and providing end-user support at Tier1/Tier II level.
Desired Skills
  • Experience with Linux and VMware.
  • Experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).
  • Experience working in an agile development environment.
  • Experience with software development using Java, RESTful services.
  • Comfortable with multilevel security systems or Cross Domain Solutions.
  • Experience with data orchestration software such as Apache NiFi or StreamSets.
  • Experience with distributed compute environments such as Hadoop.
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform capabilities, including good understanding of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Well-Architected Framework, AWS certification.
  • Experience working in AWS via the CLI and management console. Knowledge and experience configuring Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs).
  • Experience working in DevOps and/or DevSecOps environments.
  • Experience with technical implementation projects.
Desired Certifications
  • DoD 8570.1 IAT Level II
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)
WOOD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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