Systems Administrator

Lexington, MA

Job Type: Contract | Recruiter: Russell Carter | Phone: 603.215.7066

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Job Title: Systems Administrator

Location: Lexington, MA

Duration: 36 Months and 40 hours per week

*Applicants must possess an active Security Clearance without incident for access to classified information.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

As a Systems Administrator, provide systems & application administration, cyber security best practices, and program support to the Counter-WMD Systems Group. In support of the research group and end users, maintain operation of servers, networks, workstations, peripherals and end devices. In collaboration with internal enterprise service and security organizations; maintain compliance with established Laboratory policies & execute configuration management and security vulnerability remediation      

Position Scope/Job Functions

Knowledge of multiple operating system platforms with strong Windows and some UNIX proficiency required. Supporting enterprise and experimental environments, responsibilities include: computer system configurations and upgrades; identification of system performance issues and user needs, recommendation of specific changes and upgrades; assist staff with computer/network problems; review cybersecurity reports and remediate any open issues; assist in maintaining active closed/restricted areas. Explore and recommend commercial hardware and software products to meet group needs/requirements. Order hardware and software products; renew software licenses to ensure continuity of service. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks with minimal supervision are required.  Must be able to create documentation on systems to satisfy certification, technical staff, and end users, as well as formulate, execute and maintain an asset lifecycle management plan. Ability to diagnose and resolve hardware, software, and networking problems is required. Work experience in mission critical environments is highly desirable.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a collaborative, service-based approach to IT administration.  Candidate will primarily be assigned desktop support initiatives, with additional tasks provided by Senior IT as needed.  Candidate will be the primary IT support for Group 47, and as such will need to be able to handle support tasks with minimal guidance.  Proactive planning and implementation for day-to-day IT needs, as well as process improvement is a plus.

           

Skills: Required

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or other related scientific or technical discipline.

5+ Years IT and Windows (Workstation, Server) Administration - Experience and knowledge required to manage, monitor, troubleshoot and maintain the integrity and security of servers and systems.

Windows System Administration; active directory tools, system builds.

Network Storage

Solid understanding of basic network configuration settings for Windows and Linux (TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, etc) IT Security - vulnerability remediation, network design, logging. Develop and implementation of Data Security Plans for unique and system and operating requirements outside established security policy.

Knowledge of computer hardware (including peripheral equipment), software packages and communication and network technology

           

Skills: Preferred

Working knowledge of Virtualization technologies (VMware, Hyper-V, etc.).

Security+ or greater certification

A+ or greater certification

           

Education/Professional Certifications

BS OR Associate's degree + at least 1 Cert., + min. 5 yrs experience

 

POST-OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED. An essential function of this job is physical attendance. Digital Prospectors is an Equal Opportunity Employer which includes providing equal employment opportunity for all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Our client, one of the most prestigious Research and Development Labs in the country, is working on solutions to our nation's most complex defense and commercial related challenges. We have placed hundreds of talented engineers with this client over the years - If you are qualified - we can get you in!!!

The mission is critical and the work is as cutting-edge as it is rewarding. The teams are superbly managed groups of world class engineers from all types of interesting and diverse backgrounds - AND THEY ARE HIRING! 

Make this your next career move as one of our many long-term contractors or employees!

Work as our full-time employee with full benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, PTO, Retirement, etc.)  - OR - work as a W2 hourly contractor at a higher pay rate if you don't need the benefit package.

ABOUT DIGITAL PROSPECTORS:

Founded in 1999, Digital Prospectors is an award-winning recruiting and consulting firm that specializes in placing contract, contract-to-hire and direct hire engineers into rewarding opportunities with our impressive and ever-growing client base. We believe that all people should love their jobs.

Come see why Digital Prospectors has been voted “Best Staffing Firm to Temp For” by Staffing Industry Analysts, "Best of Staffing" for candidate satisfaction by Inavero / CareerBuilder.com, "Top Temporary Placement Firm" by Boston Business Journal, "Best Company To Work For" by Business NH magazine, "Excellence in IT and Engineering Staffing” by TechServe Alliance, "Top IT Services Company" by Inc. Magazine, "Most Reliable Staffing Agency" in Forbes Magazine and "Top Ranked Staffing Firm" by Staffing Industry Analysts.

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