Systems Administrator

AMERICAN SYSTEMS - Chantilly, VA (30+ days ago)3.9

Make a difference and join a dynamic, fast paced team as a Systems Administrator supporting an important mission for an established customer in Chantilly, VA. You will be part of a small team that works together, and you will learn from each other.

**Active TS/SCI with Polygraph Clearance is required**

The Service Desk you will be supporting may have the traditional services which will assist in the deployment, operation, and maintenance of various information technology, but unlike other IT Service Desks, you will be working directly with the customers. Yes, there is virtual support as well! You won’t be limited to the same task day after day. Being a member of a small team allows you to be exposed to a variety of IT issues and challenges. You can work independently yet can lean on others with more or different experiences if you need their help. What else is different? Your primary customer will know you by name and you will know them as well. They are an extension of our team working with other users supporting a critical mission for this customer.

As a result of our unique work environment, we are looking for a candidate that possesses solid interpersonal skills in addition to the technical aptitude expected from an IT professional. We know you have choices and the need for your experience is in high demand. So if you decide to apply, consider this; Security+ is required for most positions in the Chantilly area. We will bring you on if you are selected and you will have 6 months to get Security+ or any other comparable IT certification and yes, we will pay for the training and the testing. If you are seriously looking for a position in IT and have the required clearances, this is where you want to be.

AMERICAN SYSTEMS is one of the top 100 employee owned companies in the United States. Employer Ownership means, that at AMERICAN SYSTEMS, we treat each other with respect. Every member of our team has a vested interest and benefits from MISSION SUCCESS. We all have the same goals – particularly in service to our nation’s War Fighters; providing, team-focused, mission-essential support in challenging environments. Being truly effective means pushing beyond basic requirements. We build skilled and committed teams of experts. We conduct our work with a sense of purpose; loyal to the mission, our clients, each other and to the long-term success of the company.


Job Requirements
Active TS/SCI with Polygraph Clearance is a MUST
Security+ certifications or equivalent for DoD 8570 compliance desired but not required at the time of hire. (a successful candidate will have 6 months to complete it)
2+ years experience in Windows System Administration to include Windows Active D irectory, Windows Server 2008/R2/2012, Windows 7+, Microsoft Office suite
Receive, evaluate and prioritize incoming user requests and trouble tickets for assistance with hardware, software and websites.
Work as part of a team to identify, diagnose, and resolve problems with computer hardware and peripherals including workstations, printers and local area networking
Update anti virusdefinitions, execute virus scans of incoming and outgoing media, perform data transfers and complete related documentation
Provision and maintain Microsoft Windows workstations and laptops according to existing standards, including creation and distribution of system images
Perform user account creation and activation, password resets, privilege assignment, group membership management, directory access control
Excellent customer service skills to include positive attitude, strong communication and organizational skills

Desired Skills:
Understanding of Microsoft Windows Group Policy, Domain Name System (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
Experience with backup solutions such as NetBackup, BackupExec or Arcserve
Familiarity with application, desktop and/or server virtualization
Knowledge of VBScript, Jscript, PerlScript or Powershell
Set up and operate audio and video equipment including microphones, sound speakers, projectors, video monitors, recording equipment, sound boards, and related electronic equipment for conferences and classes
A+, Network+ certifications
Bachelor's Degree
EOE M/F/Disability/Veterans