Digital Prospectors Systems Administrator - Active Secret Clearance Needed in Lexington, Massachusetts

Systems Administrator - Active Secret Clearance Needed

Lexington, MA

Job Type: Contract

Recruiter: Michaella Walsh at

Phone: 603-772-2700

Hi Denise,

Brian has been confirmed for Tuesday, June 26 at 3:00pm. The interview will last approximately 45 mins and he will be speaking to Dan Sanville, the IT Lead and John LeClair, our of our IT Admins.

Thank you,


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Job Title: Systems Administrator

Location : Lexington, MA

Duration: 36 Months and 40 hours per week

Applicants must possess an active Security Clearance for access to classified information. A Top Secret Clearance is desired.


Our client requires a System Administrator to support technical research staff for testbed development and IT system maintenance Department of Defense-related programs. In order to support the IT needs, the Group seeks a candidate with experience in System Administration as well as experience in or capability to learn large data storage systems as well as implementation of security controls. This requires a candidate with experience in system security plans, auditing, and system security hardening procedures under the Linux, Windows, and VMWare environments. The candidate must have systems administration experience in order to provide support to a 60 person group that is engaged in data processing and systems development. Candidates with an active Top Secret security clearance preferred.

Position Scope/Job Functions


  • Install, configure and manage Windows, Mac and Linux desktops and servers.

  • Procure desktops, servers, hardware and software as needed.

  • Provide technical support and security guidance to all staff members.

  • Remediate vulnerabilities and maintain compliance with Lab security policies.

  • Perform and ensure backups for desktops, servers and file shares.

  • Perform office moves of computer equipment.

  • Maintain printers and consumables supply.

  • Perform inventory tracking of physical equipment.

  • Document IT procedures.

Skills: Required

  • Must have experience with DoD IT security requirements and procedures.

  • Ability to demonstrate highly effective knowledge of Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Active Directory, WSUS.

  • Windows patching for a larger environment.

  • Windows 2012 and/or 2106 implementation.

  • Experience with backups; enterprise experience preferred.

  • Experience with powershell scripting.

  • Solid knowledge of Active Directory, Global Policies, Local Policies, DNS, DHCP.

Applicant must have highly effective verbal and written communication skills, proven experience working in a team environment, and the ability to complete assignments independently with minimal supervision.

Skills: Preferred

Knowledge of security procedures and prior experience maintaining System Security Plans including all documentation, auditing, and system security hardening procedures.

Education/Professional Certifications:

Required: BS or Associate’s Degree; Security+ Certification; and at least five years’ applicable experience.

Preferred: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

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