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Senior Windows System Administrator

Job Description:

Leidos has an opening for a Lead Windows Server Systems Administrator to support the NASA End-user Services & Technologies (NEST) program. NEST is an IT Services program providing the end user computing needs to NASA. The program provides a range of IT services: On premises and cloud-based Windows and Linux server support, Windows, macOS and Linux desk side support and workstation engineering, managed print services, Active Directory services and Microsoft Exchange support.
The individual selected for this position will be a member of the Operations team and will be assigned to work full time at a customer site in one of the NASA locations (e.g., Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), Johnson Space Center (JSC), etc.). The individual will be a lead Windows Server Systems Administrator and manage, operate and maintain Windows servers and related services in a combination of on-premises and cloud-based configurations.

This position requires rotating on call support.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Lead the management of the NEST Windows environment in the NASA data centers. Work directly with customers as required to ensure their needs are met
• Help create a consistent Windows operating environment to support the smooth operation of a multi-user computer systems, including coordination with other administrators, customers and engineers. This assignment will include Windows servers and clients. It will enable the candidate to establish the Windows management solution for one of the world's leading research organizations - NASA.
• Define the account hierarchy and document how to set up administrator and service accounts and install system wide software
• Create, maintain, and implement detailed documentation and maintain standard operating procedures
• Help define (with the Security team) security settings and other commercial security best practices
• Provide support on a M-F business hours schedule

Basic Qualifications and Typical Education:

• Bachelor's degree and 4 years' experience or equivalent years of experience. • Excellent understanding of Windows Servers in design, configuration and the administration of Windows 2008r2, 2012 and 2016.
• Experience with SCCM, SCOM, and BigFix.
• Experience with Windows backup tools (e.g., NetBackup, Windows Backup)
• Very good knowledge of anti-virus/anti-malware tools (e.g., McAfee, Windows Defender).
• Remote Desktop Services (Login and Security), including Citrix, experience
• PowerShell Script design and coding experience
• Experience managing Active Directory/ADFS and DFS PIV authentication
• Knowledge of certificate management (e.g., Certificate Authorities)
• Active Directory and GPO administration experience is required.
• Experience with system monitoring using installed tools as well as external tools (e.g., SCOM, SolarWinds, EM7, etc.)
• Very good written and verbal communications skills
• Experience leading a small team.
• Ability to multitask and function in a fast-paced environment
• MCSE certification
• Good understanding of storage technologies (e.g., NetApp, EMC) and how these technologies fit into the Windows environment
• Exposure to SQL and Oracle and database concepts and installations
• ITSM knowledge and experience, particularly with ServiceNow

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience is AWS or Azure, Azure AD

This position requires the ability to obtain a Public Trust clearance. Per the contract, U.S. Citizenship is required.

Company Name:
Security Clearance:
Public Trust
Huntsville, Alabama
United States
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