Senior Windows System Administrator

at Absolute Business Solutions Corp.
Published February 10, 2024
Location Dahlgren, VA
Category All  
Job Type Full-Time  


Position Summary:

ABSC is seeking an Senior Windows System Administrator with a Top Secret clearance supporting an exciting mission with the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD), located in Dahlgren, VA. In this role you will be providing engineering tools, services, and support to improve efficiency in the development, management, and delivery of tools, data, information, and knowledge base to a wide range of customers, including the DoN, DA, DAF, USMC, and USCG. You'll be focusing on the design, development, sustainment, and enhancement of web-based applications, systems engineering tool environments, and the infrastructures supporting those environments as NSERC continues to deliver secure cloud services that support the warfighter mission. If you are ready to join ABSC in support of the NSERC mission, apply today!

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To:

  • Oversee the day-to-day system activities while working with all technical and management personnel.
  • Provide support on container orchestration platforms, to include Kubernetes and Dockercontainers.
  • Maintain the network, system architecture, cloud services and its configuration that includes the following: Networks, Virtual Infrastructure, Site to site connectivity, and Data Storage (e.g. Storage Area Network (SAN), Network Attached Storage (NAS), MS Azure BLOB, AWS S3, etc.)
  • Develop and implement plans for any major change or capability to include Continuity ofOperations Planning (COOP) implementation, system architecture and reconfiguration, migrations, and upgrades.
  • Support and maintain enterprise system and technologies such as Domain Name System (DNS), Active Directory, Operating Systems, Internet Information Service (IIS), SQL Server, systems management, Systems Security, Firewalls, networking, Load Balancing, Clustering, cloud services, and other failover and optimization technologies. Support includes such activities as: installations, break/fix, performance optimization, patching, availability, upgrades, and migrations.
  • Communicate with the Government to receive approval for proposed activities to include the scheduling of appointments for vendor provided demonstrations, installations, systems maintenance, trouble calls, and training.
  • Escort, provide information to support, and record work performed by any vendor's technical representative.
  • Develop SOPs that adhere to Department of Defense (DoD), DoN, cybersecurity policy and operating standards relating to: patch management, backup strategies, operating system deployments, networking equipment and software, operational support, and Government cloud services.
  • Develop and maintain technical drawings for network architectures and each hosted solution, from network layer to the middleware layer, to include ports and protocols.
  • Maintain the NSERC system with a targeted uptime of at least 99.9%, which is equivalent to a maximum downtime of 8.75 hours per year or 45 minutes per month. This does not include external factors that are beyond NSERC's control nor any regularly scheduled maintenance periods. Proactive measures shall be achieved in order to maintain this level, which would include: monitoring hardware and systems for issues, maintaining latest firmware, performance monitoring, environmental monitoring, etc. All outages including internal and external are to be documented in an outage report and recorded where designated providing details of said outage.
  • Develop, implement, and practice, on an annual basis, enterprise level contingency plans for National Institute Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-53 compliance that include: Information System Contingency Plan; COOP; high availability failover; large scale storage and disaster and failure recovery; full system recovery for physical and virtual assets; and full-scale disaster recovery planning.
  • Provide resource usage monitoring, reporting, alerting, and trends, such as: storage, compute, and networking.
  • Maintain system logs for Government review and audit of all system events including: logins, configuration changes, startup, shutdown, backup, software and hardware failures, replacements, maintenance, web authentication, security updates, and patches. System logs will be archived after thirteen (13) months at the beginning of each month.

Desired Experience for this Role:

  • Ten (10) years' experience in engineering systems administration with Windows server operating systems and services, including Active Directory, WINS, DNS, DHCP, and GPOs.
  • Five (5) years' experience with providing administration supporting Microsoft Windows Server 2016+ and Windows 10+.
  • Three (3) or more years of experience in working with PowerShell, Power CLI, and Windows batch scripting.
  • Two (2) years' experience with engineering, implementing, and operating Microsoft Windows Servers and Active Directory.
  • Two (2) years' experience in automated deployments of OS images.
  • Two (2) years' experience with operations and monitoring best practices, including capacity, performance, and security and Network Performance Monitoring (NPM).
  • Experience with disaster recovery and Continuity of Operations (COOP).

Desired Education for this Role:

  • Bachelors Degree required
  • Per DoD Directive 8570.1M or successor, this position requires IAM Level II (or equivalent) or higher.
  • Maintain the Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert Level Certification.

ABSC - Who We Are

Absolute Business Solutions Corp (ABSC) is a trusted industry partner to the DoD, Intelligence Community, and Public Health customers with a 20-year track record of delivering professional, analytic, logistics, and technology solutions to our customers. We specialize in delivering highly skilled, cleared personnel and solutions that enable the Government's successful accomplishment of some of its most critical and complex missions. ABSC is one of Northern Virginia's fastest growing companies and our success with Government customers is driven by our commitment to our most vital asset - our employees.

Pay and benefits are fundamental to your next career decision - that's why ABSC develops our compensation packages with employee well-being and job satisfaction in mind. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, generous Paid Leave and Retirement, Career Development allowances and Tuition Assistance for Student Loan repayment. We are confident that our combination of professional, monetary, and lifestyle perks foster a culture of teamwork, integrity, trust, and stability.

Some of our benefits include:

  • 4 Weeks of PTO plus 11 Federal Holidays
  • Retirement Planning - 401k Fully Vested with Matching
  • Tuition Assistance Program - Have Student Loans? Let us help!
  • Annual Health and Wellness Allowance
  • Career Development -$ 5,000 Annually Towards Education and Training
  • Referral Program - We pay for internal and external referrals!
  • Performance Bonus

Apply to join our team today! We are always looking to grow our team - if you know someone who is seeking a new career opportunity, please share this job opening with them! ABSC offers generous external referral bonuses. You don't need to be an employee to benefit from our Referral Program!

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