System Administrator (Top Secret)

ALTA IT Services Rockville, MD
  • $90K Annual Salary
  • Full Time

We are currently seeking a Systems Administrator to support a client in the Washington DC Metro Area. This is paying $90,000/year.

This is requiring a Top Secret clearance.


• Systems Administrator is responsible for architecting, planning, configuring, installing and engineering solutions for Windows servers, LAN/WAN systems, and telecommunication systems.

• This position will respond to escalated systems alerts, investigates and recovers hardware/software failures, identification and resolution of service-level problems, and the identification and support of mission-critical tasks and the education of other support and operations personnel.


• Develop and maintain robust, stable and secure server environment

• Ensure system stability, scalability, security and performance requirements and assist in capacity planning

• Investigate and resolve system problems or performance issues

• Proactively identify areas that need improvement and develop solutions to address them

• Apply OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis to maintain a stable and secure environment using automated and manual tools

• Upgrade and manage administrative tools and utilities

• Develop and maintain team documentation

• Support network operations, monitoring, problem diagnosis/repair, and traffic analysis

• Direct customer interaction/assistance will be required

• Tier-3 support as required


• Associates or 4-year degree in computer science, information technology, or related field OR equivalent experience of 3+ years

• Experience in hardware, software and troubleshooting of critical IT systems

• Preferred certifications in VCP (VMWare), Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA)

• Passed a Microsoft Server Certification Test for Server 2008R2 or 2012, Preferred MCSA 2008 R2 or MCSA 2012 (Windows)


• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Experience with VMware, NETApp, Exchange, and Citrix

• Maintain Citrix Xen Desktop/App virtual images

• Provide operations support for Active Directory and Exchange in a multi-site domain

• Maintain and administer system monitoring solutions to include Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and Operation Manager (SCOM)

• Extensive experience with database administration

• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills including root-cause analysis

• Self-motivated and directed with keen attention to detail


• 1+ years in support of a civilian federal government agency in a TS environment.

• Must be able to communicate both orally and in writing at a management level.

• Excellent communication skills, including strong writing skills

• Experience managing compliance with license agreements

• Experience controlling and monitoring user access to the system

• Experience monitoring and optimizing the performance of the MS Windows Based system

• Experience planning, executing, and maintaining backup and recovery of the system

• Experience writing functional requirements and preparing functional designs

ALTA IT Services, LLC. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor.

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