• Senior System Administrator

    Job ID 2018-2524
    Job Locations
    IT: Administrator / Analyst / Architect / Engineer
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    NCI is a leading provider of enterprise solutions and services to U.S. defense, intelligence, health and civilian government agencies. Coupled with a refined focus on strategic partnerships, we are successfully bridging the gap between commercial best practices and mission-critical government processes. Core competencies include:

    • Artificial intelligence
    • Agile digital transformation
    • Advanced analytics
    • Hyperconverged infrastructure solutions
    • Cyber security and information assurance
    • Fraud, waste and abuse
    • Engineering and logistics


    NCI has been designated a 2018 Military Friendly Employer by MilitaryFriendly.com 


    Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, NCI has approximately 2,000 employees operating at more than 100 locations worldwide.




    • Under general direction, responsible for activities related to system administration
    • Assigns personnel to various projects, directs their activities, and evaluates their work
    • Ensures long-term requirements of systems operations and administration are included in the overall information systems planning of the organization
    • Provides in-depth experience in troubleshooting IT systems
    • Interpret and/or discuss information with others, which involves terminology or concepts not familiar to many people; regularly provide advice and recommend actions involving rather complex issues
    • May resolve problems within established practices
    • Provides detailed analysis and feedback to agency management and internal customers for escalated tickets
    • Supports the design of systems, mission architecture and associated hardware
    • Directs and possesses a working knowledge and understanding of systems administration interdependencies as part of the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
    • Analyzes and resolves complex problems associated with server hardware, applications and software integration
    • Responsible for the installation, maintenance, configuration, and integrity of computer software
    • Implements operating system enhancements that will improve the reliability and performance of the system
    • Designs creates and maintains current and new processes utilizing SCCM CB for automation and deployment of internal client systems including operating system imaging, software packaging, scripting with PowerShell and or other programming languages and application deployment
    • Knowledge on using SCCM which involve adding systems to collections, create update packages for Microsoft security bulletins/hot fixes, and create packages for 3rd party software
    • Be able to check for enterprise security compliancy using SCCM, and query the environment for specific software installed on systems
    • Capable of troubleshooting SCCM agents installed on clients to ensure that all systems are receiving updates and report to the central SCCM server
    • Maintain a continuous cycle of patching and reporting to always ensure enterprise wide compliancy according to patch management processes
    • Analyzes data and or error reports from items such as hardware and software inventory to develop standard and custom reporting
    • Manage, monitor and respond to alerting for systems and services maintained
    • Implement patches and upgrades to ensure server and workstation environment in compliance with DoD STIG and Information Assurance regulations
    • Support implementation of Role Based Access Control (RBAC)
    • Participate in System Administration On Call rotational support roster
    • Assist in leading documentation and adherence of operational execution in compliance with program and customer change and configuration management processes and procedures
    • Coordinate, monitor and provide status updates for day to day operational concerns to customers and program stakeholders





    • Bachelor’s Degree and 5 -7 yrs of IT experience or High School diploma and 10 -12 yrs IT experience
    • Active Top Secret with SCI eligibility
    • MCSA, MCSE, or 8 years equivalent experience
    • 8570 certification required; IAT Level 2 certification, Security+ or equivalent




    • Significant System Administrator experience supporting DoD customers
    • Significant experience in with SCCM, Patch Management, Rentina/ACAS
    • Experience with Windows Active Directory system administration
    • Significant experience in MS Exchange
    • 2+ years McAfee HBSS and ePolicy Orchestrator
    • Knowledgeable with Classified and Unclassified domains to ensure vulnerabilities for each assigned server does not exceed DoD vulnerability thresholds






    This position requires the ability to perform the below essential functions:

    • Sitting for long periods
    • Standing for long periods
    • Ambulate throughout an office
    • Ambulate between several buildings
    • Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl as required
    • Repeatedly lift and carry weight up to 5 pounds
    • Travel by land or air transportation 5%


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