Windows System Administrator

Dulles, VA


At Criterion Systems, we developed a different kind of business—a company whose real value is a reputation for excellence built upon the collective skills, talents, perspectives, and backgrounds of its people. By accepting a position with Criterion Systems, you will join a group of professionals with a collaborative mindset where we share ideas and foster professional development to accomplish our goals. In addition to our great culture, we also offer competitive compensation and benefit packages, company-sponsored team building events, and advancement opportunities. To find out more about how Criterion can help you take your career to the next level please visit our website: www.criterion-sys.com.

We are looking for candidates to help deliver full lifecycle development and sustainment for the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) National Cybersecurity Protection System (NCPS). The NCPS assists more than 100 federal civilian government agencies with the protection of their networks against advanced cyber threats. Under this contract, you will support the government in the design, development, operations and maintenance services for the NCPS. Together we will build the mission critical cybersecurity solutions that will enable the timely dissemination of threat warnings and improve information sharing across DHS's stakeholder community.

The Windows System Administrator maintains smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network administrators. Duties may include setting up administrator and service accounts, maintaining system documentation, tuning system performance, installing system wide software and allocate mass storage space. Interacts with users and evaluates vendor products. Makes recommendations to purchase hardware and software, coordinates installation and provides backup recovery. Develops and monitors policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources.

Job Responsibilities

  • Participate in a rotating 24x7 schedule
  • Operate and maintain all Production, Pre-Production, and Development systems in a Windows environment.
  • Perform System Administration activities to include account management, monitoring and management of system resources (CPU, memory, disk, etc), monitoring and auditing system logs, back-up and recovery, continuity of operations, security, and managing operating systems.
  • Implement and monitor the Enterprise Windows Servers testing and installation of patches, updates, additional tools and future versions of all software on a regular basis.
  • Meet compliance for Information Security Vulnerability Management (ISVMs) and Intelligence Community Vulnerability Alert (ICVAs).
  • Perform Systems Lifecycle management including planning, implementation, maintenance, upgrades, consolidation, and decommissioning of enterprise hardware, and software.
  • Manage system requirements and derived requirements to ensure the system is compatible with defined architecture and meets customer needs.
  • Develop technical documentation, including CONOPS, user guides, test plans, and other CDRL items.

Minimum Requirements

  • 2 years’ relevant experience
  • DoD 8570 IAT Level I compliant certification required
  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or related degree. Professional experience can be substituted in lieu of a degree.
  • Must have a Top-Secret Clearance with SCI eligibility (SSBI within the last five years).
  • US Citizenship
  • Experience with Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, and Group Policy.
  • Knowledgeable and experience in application of STIGs to secure Windows services and applications.
  • Demonstrated experience and/or familiarity with one of more of the following: ACLs, ISVM, ICVA, STIGS, etc.
  • Microsoft Windows server and client administration (Windows 2008 and Windows 2012), Microsoft Exchange Server, SQL Server, Altiris, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), SharePoint Server, Double-Take, Backups/Restore, McAfee, VMware.

Preferred Skills

  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Windows Server 2008/2012.
  • Experience developing and maintaining Technical Documentation and instructions.
  • Must have the ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment with changing priorities.
  • Ability to work well both independently and in a team environment as needed.
  • Applicable Microsoft certifications (Examples: MCSE, MCSA).

Criterion Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit https://criterion-sys.com/careers.


Benefits

Health

Criterion offers comprehensive health benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance. Most of our plans are available at no cost for employee only coverage.

Time Off

Employees begin accruing PTO at 15 days per year and acquire more based on seniority. In addition to PTO, Criterion provides 10 holidays and bereavement, military, jury duty, and family medical leave.

Financial

  • Roth and Traditional 401(k) Plans with company matching contributions
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Commuter Benefits

Educational

All employees are eligible to use up to $3,000 annually for approved professional development, including trainings, memberships, seminars, and degree programs.

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Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

Criterion Systems, Inc. is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination at all levels of our organization. We believe in treating all applicants and employees fairly and make decisions without regard to an individual’s protected status: race/ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, religion, creed, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other protected status.

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Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws: Family and Medical Leave Act | Equal Employment Opportunity | Employee Polygraph Protection Act. Criterion participates in E-Verify. Review Right to Work information.

Need an Accommodation?

Criterion is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for a position with Criterion and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply, please send an email with your request to recruiting@criterion-sys.com or call us at 703-942-5800. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.