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The Computer Merchant, Ltd. Advanced Systems Administration Specialist in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Reference # : 20-01508 Title : Advanced Systems Administration Specialist Category: Information Technology

Location :

Pittsfield, MA

Position Type : Right to Hire Experience Level : 3 Years Start Date : 06/26/2020


Job Title: Advanced Systems Administration Specialist

Location: Pittsfield, MA

Job Description: Our client, a large defense contractor, has an immediate opening for an Advanced Systems Administration Specialist to work from their Pittsfield, MA facility. As an Advanced Systems Administration Specialist, you'll serve as a front-line interface to users with technical issues by conducting systems analysis and development to keep systems current with changing technologies. Your duties may include installing new software, troubleshooting, granting permissions to applications and training users. You'll also be responsible for the day-to-day support of server services by performing server administration for physical and virtual server operating systems and configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting of physical and virtual hardware and network related interfaces on servers. And, you'll perform OS and vendor software patching on servers and monitor physical and virtual servers performance using monitoring tools.

We apply advanced technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, AR/VR, Cloud Native and Quantum Physics to solve our customers' missions in cyber, RF, undersea, interstellar and everything in between.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a related field or equivalent experience is required plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

What you bring to the table:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a related field or equivalent experience plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience

  • Experience managing Windows OS, Active Directory -OUs, Computer Accounts, Users, Groups, Sites, GPO, etc.

  • Experience managing Group Policy (Local, Domain, and OU)

  • Experience with SCAP tools and STIG checklists

  • Experience with DNS management (client side, server side)

  • Experience with PowerShell scripting and batch scripting

  • Experience with NTFS and share security management

  • Experience debugging issues using Event Viewer and other tools

  • Experience with relevant backup tools (Backup Exec or other, depending)

  • Experience managing Symantec Endpoint Protection (server, client)

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Solid understanding of server based operating systems

  • Enhanced troubleshooting skills within the server OS as well as both networking and storage technologies

  • Working knowledge to create and run scripts to automate repetitive processes

What you'll experience:

  • Technologies that aren't just top-notch, they're often top-secret

  • A team of bold thinkers committed to exploring what's next

  • Opportunities to gain new knowledge - as it's discovered

What sets you apart:

  • Creative thinking with the ability to multi-task

  • Team player who thrives in collaborative environments and revels in team success

  • Commitment to ongoing professional development

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled.