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Windows System Administrator (Arlington, VA)

Company: Criterion Systems, Inc.
Location: Sterling
Posted on: January 9, 2021

Job Description:

Overview:At Criterion Systems, we developed a different kind of business-a company whose real value is a reputation for excellence built upon the collective skills, talents, perspectives, and backgrounds of its people. By accepting a position with Criterion Systems, you will join a group of professionals with a collaborative mindset where we share ideas and foster professional development to accomplish our goals. In addition to our great culture, we also offer competitive compensation and benefit packages, company-sponsored team building events, and advancement opportunities. To find out more about how Criterion can help you take your career to the next level please visit our website: www.criterion-sys.com.We are looking for candidates to help deliver full lifecycle development and sustainment for the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) National Cybersecurity Protection System (NCPS). The NCPS assists more than 100 federal civilian government agencies with the protection of their networks against advanced cyber threats. Under this contract, you will support the government in the design, development, operations and maintenance services for the NCPS. Together we will build the mission critical cybersecurity solutions that will enable the timely dissemination of threat warnings and improve information sharing across DHS's stakeholder community.Responsibilities:The Windows System Administrator maintains smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network administrators. Duties may include setting up administrator and service accounts, maintaining system documentation, tuning system performance, installing system wide software and allocate mass storage space. Interacts with users and evaluates vendor products. Makes recommendations to purchase hardware and software, coordinates installation and provides backup recovery. Develops and monitors policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources.

  • Participate in a rotating 24x7 schedule
  • Operate and maintain all Production, Pre-Production, and Development systems in a Windows environment.
  • Perform System Administration activities to include account management, monitoring and management of system resources (CPU, memory, disk, etc), monitoring and auditing system logs back-up and recovery, continuity of operations, security, and managing operating systems.
  • Implement and monitor the Enterprise Windows Servers testing and installation of patches, updates, additional tools and future versions of all software on a regular basis.
  • Meet compliance for Information Security Vulnerability Management (ISVMs) and Intelligence Community Vulnerability Alert (ICVAs).
  • Perform Systems Lifecycle management including planning, implementation, maintenance, upgrades, consolidation, and decommissioning of enterprise hardware, and software.
  • Manage system requirements and derived requirements to ensure the system is compatible with defined architecture and meets customer needs.
  • Develop technical documentation, including CONOPS, user guides, test plans, and other CDRL items.Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 8 years relevant experience.
    • A Master's degree in a related discipline may substitute for two (2) years of experience.
    • A PhD may substitute for four (4) years of experience.
    • Additional years of professional experience may be substituted for no degree.
    • Must have a current TS Clearance with SCI Eligibility (SSBI within the last 5 years)
    • Experience with Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, and Group Policy.
    • Knowledgeable and experience in application of STIGs to secure Windows services and applications.
    • Demonstrated experience and/or familiarity with one of more of the following: ACLs, ISVM, ICVA, STIGS, etc.
    • Desired Certification(s): Applicable Microsoft certifications (Examples: MCSE, MCSA).
    • Microsoft Windows server and client administration (Windows 2008 and Windows 2012), Microsoft Exchange Server, SQL Server, Altiris, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), SharePoint Server, Double-Take, Backups/Restore, McAfee, VMware.Preferred Skills:
      • Advanced experience with Microsoft Windows Server 2008/2012.
      • Experience developing and maintaining Technical Documentation and instructions.
      • Must have the ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment with changing priorities.
      • Ability to work well both independently and in a team environment as needed.Criterion Systems, Inc. is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination at all levels of our organization. We believe in treating all applicants and employees fairly and make employment decisions without regard to any individual's protected status: race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex/gender, gender identify/gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and mental disability, marital/parental status, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), age, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit https://careers-criterion-sys.icims.com/.

Keywords: Criterion Systems, Inc., Sterling , Windows System Administrator (Arlington, VA), IT / Software / Systems , Sterling, Virginia

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