Systems Administrator - Active Secret Clearance Needed

Lexington, MA

Job Type: Contract | Recruiter: Michaella Walsh | Phone: 617.322.0821

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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. A Top-Secret clearance or the ability to obtain a Top-Secret Clearance is preferred.

POST-OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED. An essential function of this job is physical attendance. Digital Prospectors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


Our client is actively involved in the development of advanced technologies for airborne radar applications within the mission area of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR). This includes heavy use of an airborne radar testbed and processing infrastructure at various classification levels.  IT infrastructure is a key component of the group'’ operations.  A system administrator is needed to join a team to build and maintain this infrastructure.          

Position Scope/Job Functions

Our client is looking for an entry- to mid-level generalist system administrator with a minimum of a DoD SECRET clearance; a DoD TOP SECRET clearance is a plus. Job functions include but no limited to:

-- Responsible for management, administration, and support of MIT/LL IT systems? infrastructure.

-- Responsible for configuring and maintaining (physical and virtual) servers and user workstations along with software and hardware deployments.

-- Ensure system availability (powered on); OS builds/upgrades; system patching; apply OS configuration to new systems; troubleshoot host/server failures and related issues (i.e. domain controller problems); perform routine data backups; documenting maintenance actions taken.

-- Day-to-day desktop and server support of multiple environments

-- Operating systems builds, hardening, and automation

-- Patching of operating systems and third party products

-- Updating of firmware and BIOS on a multitude of hardware

-- Upgrading of operating systems and third party products

-- Automation of multiple environments at all levels

-- Configuration and monitoring of backups

-- Remediation of security findings

-- Day-to-day troubleshooting


Skills: Required

-- Active SECRET security clearance

-- Fundamental basic knowledge of Windows Operating System).

-- Troubleshooting both hardware and software

-- Operating System build automation

-- Operating System hardening

-- Knowledge of government and industry standard security requirements

-- Active Directory experience with editing objects and changing passwords

-- Basic networking skills

-- Understanding of enterprise backups & grasp of storage concepts Non-Technical Skills:

-- Candidates must be enthusiastic, innovative and motivated self-starters able to work independently, or with a group, to achieve program requirements.

-- Candidates must possess strong oral and written communications skills with accent on documentation


Skills: Preferred

-- TOP SECRET security clearance

-- Working knowledge of Linux and ESXi/vMware operating systems

-- IT certifications such as Security+ or A=

-- Scripting Window or Linux

-- Security knowledge with RMF and JSIG

-- High end documentation skills

-- Familiarity with SCAP, Nessus, McAfee virus scan and EOP, DLP solutions


Education/Professional Certifications

1. Associate’s degree OR Technical School Certificate OR 1 or more Certifications.

2. At least 3 years of applicable experience


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.


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 /, "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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