Digital Prospectors System Administrator in Lexington, Massachusetts

System Administrator

Lexington, MA

Job Type: Contract

Recruiter: Michaella Walsh at

Phone: 617.322.0821

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Job Title: System Administrator

Location : Lexington, MA

Duration: 36 Months and 40 hours per week

Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements to obtain a Security Clearance for access to classified information. An Active Secret Clearance without incident is desired.


Technology Innovation and Integration, (TII) provides application design, development, integration and support for Laboratory collaboration and information management systems to enable enhanced knowledge sharing, information access and integration. TII needs a system administrator with a primary focus on knowledge management principles and methodology. As the Laboratory continues to explore new technologies in SharePoint, O365 we need to have an administrator who can maintain and upgrade our current document management environment (OpenText) and provide options for future growth in on other platforms.

Position Scope/Job Functions

-Upgrade, patch current document management platform (OpenText).

-Evaluate functionality of emerging technologies and provide guidance to other groups on its potential use cases.

-Remediate and track security vulnerabilities across a wide variety of applications and operating systems.

-Work closely with other sector members to provide technical administrative support to development and user experience teams integrating applications into Laboratory infrastructure.

-Follow system administration best practices by documenting processes and ensuring current operations are being followed.

-Participate in a 24x7 on-call rotation by troubleshooting and remediating production issues.

-Monitor and harden closed environments and provide weekly reporting on system status.

-Support additional technologies as they are adopted by the Laboratory.

-Keep current on applicable technologies and methodologies and provide technical input.

Skills: Required

-Strong understanding of Knowledge Management principles and a history of apply them.

-Software/Applications: OpenText, SharePoint and other systems used to manage and organize information.

-Security: Broad knowledge of security and the underlying principles such as SSL and TLS required to harden applications and remediate vulnerabilities.

-Networking Applications and Protocols: Comprehensive understanding of TCP/IP, DNS, HTTP/S, SSH.

-Experience writing queries in SQL/PLSQL to access Oracle Database

  • Proficiency in both Windows and Linux enviornments.

Skills: Preferred

-Database Administration in Oracle, MySQL.

-Proficiency in JAVA.

-Document Management experience in one of the following areas, SharePoint, OpenText Content Server.

Education/Professional Certifications

  1. MS OR BS and at least 1 Certification.

  2. At least 8 years of applicable experience.

POST-OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED. An essential function of this job is physical attendance. Digital Prospectors is an Equal Opportunity Employer which includes providing equal employment opportunity for all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Our client, one of the most prestigious Research and Development Labs in the country, is working on solutions to our nation's most complex defense and commercial related challenges. We have placed hundreds of talented engineers with this client over the years - If you are qualified - we can get you in!!!

The mission is critical and the work is as cutting-edge as it is rewarding. The teams are superbly managed groups of world class engineers from all types of interesting and diverse backgrounds - AND THEY ARE HIRING!

Make this your next career move as one of our many long-term contractors or employees!

Work as our full-time employee with full benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, PTO, Retirement, etc.) - OR - work as a W2 hourly contractor at a higher pay rate if you don't need the benefit package.


Founded in 1999, Digital Prospectors is an award-winning recruiting and consulting firm that specializes in placing contract, contract-to-hire and direct hire engineers into rewarding opportunities with our impressive and ever-growing client base. We believe that all people should love their jobs.

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Phone: 603-772-2700