MDA Information Systems LLC

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Windows System Administrator

Windows System Administrator

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About MDA Information Systems LLC


The Company: MDA Information Systems LLC is a major supplier of weather information and geospatial intelligence. Our firm serves a diverse client base including commercial and governmental organizations in agriculture, energy, defense, and civilian government.


We are an industry leader in earth observation remote sensing technology and image processing.  We build satellite ground systems that enable users to acquire and process imagery from the most sophisticated Earth-observing satellites in the world-much of the satellite imagery that you see on Google Maps was generated by our software!


General Summary


The Mid-Level Windows Systems Administrator is responsible for Windows AD architecture, implementation, security, interoperability, and all other activities that are necessary for the operation, including the daily monitoring and enhancements of MDA Information Systems LLC. and client systems. This position is essential to supporting the infrastructure throughout the Gaithersburg, MD office as well as working collaboratively with IT teams across multiple sites. This position will provide leadership to a small team of IT professionals, implement evolving security requirements, architect Windows solutions on multiple networks, and work closely with teams to deliver critical infrastructure to meet staff and gov’t customer needs.  This position requires a highly motivated individual who can work independently in a fast-paced environment, implement new technologies, and provide senior-level expertise. 


To be qualified you must be a US Citizen and have the ability to obtain a TS/SCI clearance.



Essential Job Functions

  • At least 5 years’ experience
  • Design, install, and support Windows AD domains and infrastructure
  • Design, install and administer security controls via OS/application hardening and Group Policy
  • Manage security-related solutions such as AV, Malware, and Endpoint protection
  • Monitor and manage system resource utilization and planning
  • Monitor local system operations and investigation of system problems
  • Support configuration management processes and procedures (DR reporting, audits)
  • Perform OS and network performance tuning
  • Support approved OS and software upgrades
  • Troubleshoot and resolve application and OS issues
  • Attend and support planning meetings
  • Maintain user accounts and group assignments
  • Perform and coordinate preventive maintenance
  • Perform backup operations and archive management
  • Support statistics report generation
  • Conduct operational and integration problem investigation and resolution
  • Provide system administration and hardware support
  • Provide customer support including, but not limited to, systems administration for assigned servers, application support and hardware configuration
  • Identify, define, and document process improvements and methods
  • Consult/coach other team members


Desired Qualifications

  • Expertise with Windows Active Directory
  • Expertise in using GPOs to manage and secure all servers, desktops
  • Expertise in deploying and managing network anti-virus and endpoint protection solutions
  • Experience with Microsoft Exchange environment
  • Experience with server hardware and Data Center operations
  • Experience with Hyper-V/VMware
  • Experience with patching with SCCM
  • Experience in mixed Windows/Linux environment
  • Working knowledge of PowerShell, batch scripts
  • Proficiency with IP networking, DNS, DHCP
  • Some familiarity with RHEL/Unix, SQL, other RDMS.
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to work independently and effectively in a small team environment
  • Lead and coach other team members as needed
  • Strong customer service skills and ability to interact in a professional manner with customers
  • Experience with Cloud solutions such as Office365, Azure, AWS, Google Cloud a plus
  • Familiarity with GIS software (ArcGIS, Imagine) a bonus
  • MCSE, MCSA, Security+ certifications a plus
  • Ability to obtain Security Clearance