Windows Systems Engineer - Active Clearance Required

Lexington, MA

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

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Job Title: Windows Systems Engineer

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 and be eligible for a Top Secret Clearance

This position requires that applicants be fully vaccinated for Covid 19 or have a valid religious or medical exemption.

POST-OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED. 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’s Enterprise Technology and Tools (ETT) Team provides resources to assist with compliance execution, reporting, and vulnerability-remediation activities. These services are offered across the Laboratory through the ISD Embedded System Administrator (ESA) Group. In addition, the ETT Team is responsible for the overall operation of monitoring tools. Such tools include SolarWinds, the Laboratory’s IT service management (ITSM) tool (Footprints), and the Laboratory’s central visibility tool—BigFix.

The group is looking for a Classified Systems Engineer who will demonstrate expert level hands-on knowledge of Windows Server, Active Directory and VMware vSphere while supporting the Laboratory’s enterprise classified computing infrastructure. This position will be responsible for maintaining the team’s Windows imaging platform as well as its Windows software deployment infrastructure. This individual will be expected to stay current on these technologies, be engaged with Laboratory staff and make recommendations to enhance these services.

As part of this role, the individual will need to demonstrate proficiency with the underlying processes and components that support these technologies. These would include but are not limited to DNS, DHCP, NPS, group policies, WSUS, distributed switching and creating VM templates. The ideal candidate will also harness automation; possessing advanced knowledge of Powershell, PowerCLI, STIGs (full and benchmark),DISA’s SCC Tool and STIG Viewer and how to evaluate systems for STIG compliance using automation.

Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to:

•Deploy new Windows workstations and servers as needed.

•Research processes and technologies that enhance the performance of the Windows imaging and software deployment infrastructure.

•Monitor and adjust configurations to maintain STIG compliance for Windows workstation and servers, desktops and active directory.

•Conduct quarterly assessments in alignment with NIST release schedule and developing and maintaining an internal testing and release cadence.

•Participate in projects as needed where Windows experience is required.

•Assist in developing roadmaps for hardware and software life cycles.

•Support and maintain the team’s VMware infrastructure.

•Research and develop process and procedure enhancements.

•Research processes and technologies that enhance the performance of the environment.

•Participate in projects as needed where unified communications experience is required.

•Assist in developing roadmaps for hardware and software life cycles.

•Provide 1st tier technical support as needed in support of the Laboratory community. This would include taking shifts in the classified hubs to provide assistance with password resets and other end user issues as well as working tickets and assisting users as needed.

Must Have:

•Bachelor’s of Computer Science or relevant technical field of study

•Possess and maintain expert technical depth with the following technologies:

    o Windows 10

    o Windows Server

    o Active Directory

    o VMware vSphere

•Experience supporting virtualized application deployment.

•Ability to work independently toward delivery of goals as well as collaborate in team efforts

•Strong foundational skills in organizing and managing technical projects

•Excellent customer service skills

•Excellent presentation, verbal and written communication skills

•Strong overall network skills (e.g. routing, switching and TCP/IP protocol)

•Demonstrate the ability to learn new technologies and disciplines quickly

•Security+ certification or the ability to obtain within 6 months of employment


Nice to Have:

•Top Secret Clearance

•Microsoft certifications

•Scripting experience as well as experience with task automation.

•Windows imaging tools (MDT, SCCM, etc.)

•Windows software deployment tools (SCCM/MECM or Bigfix)

•Unified Communications (Teams, SharePoint, Exchange, etc.)



Candidates must have an ACTIVE SECRET CLEARANCE in order to be considered for this position with the ability to obtain a top secret within 6 months employment


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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