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Senior Network/System Administrator

Chantilly, Virginia
Job Type
23 Sep 2022

Network Engineer / Administrator

10+ Years

Hybrid in Chantilly, VA


An advanced System/Network Administrator serves as a hands-on technical expert and plays a critical role in maintaining our systems and networks. Our Sr. Systems Administrators plan, schedule, and lead system software upgrades, perform server administration and setup, and support escalated troubleshoot tickets from our employees. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with experience leading large systems initiatives within a global enterprise.

-Working closely with colleagues and end-users to ensure the solution meets business requirements and is delivered in a timely manner.

-Troubleshoot and provide solutions to end user requests or problems submitted by phone, email, or chat.

-Troubleshoot and provide solutions to software and hardware faults.

-Perform systems, network, and application administration as well as support functions.

-Participate in and lead IT projects spanning multiple sites.

-Provide tier II/III technical support and serve as top escalation point for critical and/or challenging systems issues.

-Triage and assign advanced problems or requests to the proper channels.

-Perform post solution follow up to ensure end user satisfaction.

-Write knowledgebase articles to document new solutions.

-Support the Group IT team on other projects as needed.

-Be able to work well as part of a team but also unsupervised.

-Demonstrate project management abilities and aptitude with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

-Provide mentorship to junior system administrators and supporting team members.

-Provides support for implementation, troubleshooting and maintenance of IT systems.

-Ability to convey risks and propose mitigation strategies to technical and business audiences.

-Give responsibility for ensuring approval requirements are identified and met (e.g. Cyber Essentials + and others which requires to support potential/existing/new customer contracts).

-Give responsibility for the coordination of preparation and support for external audits/assessments where IT is on the agenda.

-Give responsibility to ensure the IT processes followed are documented and reflect the applicable procedures as defined in the Business Management System.

-Ensuring regular reporting and communicating of IT activities, issues and help required (reactive & proactive).

-Coordination of ensuring IT work packages are defined, planned, tracked, completed, sustained and effective.

-Coordination of ensuring any changes made architecture and systems are reflected in overall system definition documentation.

-Carry out any other duties as reasonably required.

Required Skills:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • 5+ years of experience installing, maintaining, and supporting hardware and software in a Microsoft Windows environment
  • 5+ years of experience managing Group Policy in Active Directory
  • 5+ years of VMware/vSphere administration experience
  • 5+ years of experience with Storage Area Network (SAN) administration
  • Ability to obtain a US Government Security Clearance. Security Clearances are granted to US Citizens
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time


  • Software upgrades, server administrator, Administrative support, vmware, network support, windows, active directory, virtualization, installation server, server support, linux, help desk

Desired Skills:

-Experience with M365 administration

-At least 5- years of network administration and/or support experience.

-Experience with certifying compliance and auditing the security aspects of various operating systems within Windows.

-Excellent written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to interface effectively with multiple faculty and staff on issues within the area of sponsored research in a cooperative, responsible manner.

-Experience with development and delivery of Information Assurance (IA) related briefings and training material.

-Experience with Microsoft Exchange and the Microsoft Office product suite.

-MCSE, MCSA, MCITP, MCTS and related Microsoft Certification a plus.

-CISSP, CompTIA Security+, CCNA, CCNP and related IT security and/or network certifications a plus.

-Experience with installing and managing enterprise applications.

-Experience with Microsoft SharePoint intranet administration.

-Cisco switching, routing, ASA firewalls and VPN experience.

-Video conferencing and VoIP phone system administration.

-Ability to adapt to ongoing changes in technology and in a mixed environment with a variety of systems.

-Ability to quickly get up to speed on new solutions or situations and to disseminate information gathered to others as needed.

-Enjoys working at speed, when necessary but also able to plan and consider options.

-Ability to mentor, coach, train junior IT staff.

-Ability to be the critical voice among local teams, supporting cross-functional collaboration through the IT Team.

Experience Level:

Intermediate Level

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  • Job Reference: 719177996-2
  • Date Posted: 23 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Actalent
  • Location: Chantilly, Virginia
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent