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Windows System Administrator

Systems Administrators | Hybrid in Arlington, VA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us: Innovating to solve real-world problems

Applied Insight enhances the ability of federal government customers to preserve national security, deliver justice and serve the public with advanced technologies and quality analysis. We work closely with agencies and industry to overcome technical and cultural hurdles to innovation, empowering them with the latest end-to-end cloud infrastructure, big data and cyber capabilities. Our expertise in cross-domain and boundary solutions, network analytics, DevOps and low-to-high development is unique in our industry. We develop and deliver innovative products and applications that are deployed in highly sensitive customer environments and have broad applications for federal missions.

On joining the Applied Insight team, you’ll be working to solve real-world problems on missions that matter with people who share your passions and encourage your ambition. It’s vital to us that we hire committed people who are great at what they do. We return that commitment by empowering them with the autonomy, the support and the tools they need to fulfill their true potential.

A day in the life (just a few of the things you may do on any given day):

  • • Administer a Microsoft Windows Server environment (2016, 2019, 2022)
  • Administering Windows servers in a VMware environment (vSphere 7.0)
  • Install, support, test, and troubleshoot applications
  • Harden and secure Windows servers
  • Implement Group Policy Objects (GPOs)
  • Windows Server administration of Active Directory
  • Manage DNS and DHCP Services
  • Perform recurring system heath checks
  • Adhere to standardized incident handling and change control procedures.
  • Create and/or maintain related standards documentation, design documentation/templates/diagrams and workflow documents to support Server Operations.


You will excel in this role if you are:

  • Applied Insight is seeking a Windows Engineer to join our Server Operations Team in support of a Federal client. A successful candidate will enjoy a fast-paced environment, work well independently and with a team, and be able to maintain the current Windows Server environment and support modernization projects.

What we are expecting from you (i.e. the qualifications you must have):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, additional experience considered in lieu of a degree
  • (6) years’ experience as a Windows System Administrator
  • Demonstrate strong knowledge of PowerShell scripting
  • Demonstrate ability to administer a Microsoft Windows environment (2016, 2019)
  • Demonstrate ability to administer Windows servers in a VMware environment
  • Demonstrate vulnerability patching and device hardening
  • Experience modifying and managing Group Policy Objects (GPOs)
  • Experience administering Windows Active Directory
  • Ability to obtain a public trust clearance
  • Ability to work flexible hours and be on-call
  • Must successfully pass a background check and any additional customer background investigation requirements prior to employment.

What we are desiring from you (i.e. the nice-to-have qualifications):

  • • System Administration experience in AWS and VMware Cloud
  • Enjoy a fast-paced environment.
  • Possess excellent customer service skills
  • Can work and interact with others in a structured / team environment
  • Exhibit accuracy and attention to detail
  • Are an independent problem solver with troubleshooting, decision making, and analytical skills
  • Require limited supervision: Self-motivated, Self-starter, Time management skills
  • Demonstrate ability to install, support, test, and troubleshoot applications
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Identity Management solutions
  • Demonstrate knowledge of digital certificate administration

What we will provide in return: Excellent compensation and amazing benefits

  • Multiple health insurance options which include a PPO plan with ZERO deductibles and an HSA plan.
  • 401k Immediate Vesting. Company matches 100% of the first 3% contributed and 50% of the next 2% contributed.
  • Fully paid long-term disability, short-term disability, and life insurance.
  • Flexible Spending Account options.
  • Generous paid time off.
  • Flexible work schedules with the ability to bank extra hours for additional time off.
  • Government shutdown protection where employees don't have to use leave for up to 3 days out of the year for inclement weather or budget issues.
  • Employee centric culture and a belief that we should empower those who are good at what they do and then give them the tools they need to achieve success and grow their career.
  • A commitment to learning and growth and easy ways to achieve both including a training budget, education assistance, mentorship programs and collaborative learning sessions.
  • A collaborative environment that fosters communication and an open-door policy.

Applied Insight provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, age, disability or handicap, sex, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.