Systems Administrator – (Windows or Linux)

Published February 9, 2024
Location Chantilly, VA
Category All  
Job Type Full-Time  


Req ID: 265815

NTT DATA Services strives to hire exceptional, innovative and passionate individuals who want to grow with us. If you want to be part of an inclusive, adaptable, and forward-thinking organization, apply now.

We are currently seeking a Systems Administrator - (Windows or Linux) to join our team in Chantilly, Virginia (US-VA), United States (US).

In the role of Systems Administrator you will provide analysis, design, development, and integration of hardware, software, human-machine interfaces, and all system level requirements and functional objectives to provide an integrated Enterprise IT solution while considering the limitations imposed by practicality, regulation, safety, and cost. You will develop integrated system test requirements, strategies, devices, and systems. You will ensure the highest level of Cybersecurity while balancing user needs and proactively identify key areas of improvement relating to anything Systems related. Your duties will require you to install new software releases, system upgrades, evaluate and install patches and resolve software related problems. You will perform system backups and recovery as well as maintain data files and monitor system configurations to ensure data and security integrity. You will apply expertise across key tasks and high impact assignments and may plan and lead major assignments. You will evaluate performance results and recommend major changes affecting short-term project growth and success. You are an expert across multiple project assignments and may supervise, mentor or task lead others.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 15 years of experience with systems administration in Linux environments (RHCE equivalence) or Windows Server environments (MS Security Engineer/Solution Architect equivalence).
  • Minimum 10 years of experience with customer interactions, including presenting, answering questions, proactively resolving issues.
  • Minimum 7 years of experience with identifying issues before they were known (proactive), developing solutions with timeline and managing expectations before, during and post execution.
  • Minimum 7 years of experience with VMWare (implementing, managing, configuring).
  • Minimum 7 years of experience with securing systems by following STIGs, best practices, and government/compliance requirements (such as NIST 800-53, NIST 800-27, NIST 800-137, FISMA, FEDRAMP), and negotiating/working-with IA personnel to arrive at sensible and effective solutions.
  • Minimum 7 years of experience with understanding IT Security concepts and implementations. Grasping the wide-definition of Cybersecurity.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with enhance data protection and compliance (such as OpenSSL, Keystores, Azure Key Vault, Cyphers).
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with leading team efforts and understanding needs of individuals not just tasks.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience with log management, network firewalls, and testing. (Being able to track down the root cause of a service/application failure through the use of logs and CLI-based tools (Log-based Analysis)).
  • Minimum 3 years of experience with STIG hardening and participating in audit reviews relating to it.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience with researching, analyzing, documenting and presenting Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) for key product solutions.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience creating and analyzing PowerShell, Ansible, Bash, JAVA based, YAML and/or Python scripts - for automation purposes.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience with Agile/Kanban, Git/GitHub.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience integrating, securing, and understanding the following Microsoft platform services (both in Windows OS and in Azure Cloud): Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS), Active Directory Certificate Services (ADCS), Active Directory Federated Services (ADFS), Windows AD-integrated PKI, Single Sign On (SSO) implementation.
  • Secret Clearance required
  • Required Certifications:
    • Azure certification required within 6 months of hire.
    • Security+ CE Certification (or other IAT Level II or III Certification)

Education Requirements:

  • High school diploma required.
  • A Bachelors degree in a related field may substitute for 5 years of relevant experience.
  • A Masters degree in a related field may substitute for 8 years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Some experience with any or all of these products or technologies: MS SQL, Red Hat Satellite, Nagios, McAfee ePO, Tanium, IPSEC, ForeScout, CyberArk, Layer7 PAM, SailPoint, Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Splunk, AMQP (RabbitMQ), Nessus suit, Swimlane, Qualys, SCCM, BigFix, MDM solutions, JIRA (again, nice to have, not required).


About NTT DATA Services

NTT DATA Services is a recognized leader in IT and business services, including cloud, data and applications, headquartered in Texas. As part of NTT DATA, a $30 billion trusted global innovator with a combined global reach of over 80 countries, we help clients transform through business and technology consulting, industry and digital solutions, applications development and management, managed edge-to-cloud infrastructure services, BPO, systems integration and global data centers. We are committed to our clients' long-term success. Visit or LinkedIn to learn more.

NTT DATA Services is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants without regarding to race, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all employees. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please inform your recruiter so that we may connect you with the appropriate team.

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