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Senior Windows Administrator

Date: Jan 5, 2023

Location: Lorton, Virginia, US

Company: QinetiQ

Who Are We?

We are a world-class team of professionals who deliver next generation technology and products in robotic and autonomous platforms, ground, soldier, and maritime systems in 50+ locations world-wide. Much of our work contributes to innovative research in the fields of sensor science, signal processing, data fusion, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and augmented reality (AR).

QinetiQ Inc.’s dedicated experts in defense, aerospace, security, and related fields all work together to explore new ways of protecting the American Warfighter, Security Forces, and Allies. Being a part of QinetiQ Inc. means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. 

Why Join QinetiQ Inc.?

If you have the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges, then you will experience a unique working environment where innovative teams blend different perspectives, disciplines, and technologies to discover new ways of solving complex problems.  In our diverse and inclusive environment, you can be authentic, feel valued, be respected, and realize your full potential. QinetiQ Inc. will support you with workplace flexibility, a commitment to the health and well-being of you and your family and provide opportunities to work with a purpose. We are committed to supporting your success in both your professional and personal lives.

QinetiQ Inc. is looking for a Senior Systems Administrator to support operations at our Lorton, VA facility. 


Your Contribution to the Mission:


  • Understanding and knowledge of Unix fundamentals to include DNS, DHCP, AD, and server replication methods.
  • Experience working with Windows Operating Systems including both server and desktop.
  • Working as a team member in a fast paced technological environment.
  • Use troubleshooting techniques to resolve technical problems of a moderate to high scope and complexity to include the integration of hardware and operating systems (OS).
  • Understanding of data RAID, data backup uses and technologies.
  • Install and configure software applications requested by end users.
  • Work with Cybersecurity professionals to maintain security compliance requirements.
  • Provide documentation and training on advanced IT processes and procedures and other tasks as assigned. 


To Land This Job, You Need:


  • At least five (5) years of Windows administration experience
  • Experience using VMWare vCenter, vSphere, and ESX virtual computing methods
  • Experience DNS, DHCP, Active Directory integration, Backup and Recovery enterprise suites
  • Experience with PC and/or Server architectures and troubleshooting methods and be able to assist in developing solutions and documentation to a variety of technical problems
  • In-depth working experience Linux OS
  • Experience with data storage, NAS, and SAN technologies and solutions
  • Experience with using Information Technology project lifecycle management processes
  • Experience supporting engineers in software, simulations, and hardware development
  • High Performance Computing (HPC) experience in a Linux environment is a plus
  • Systems are operational 24x7 and occasionally require work effort beyond standard work hours.
  • This is a customer-facing position and requires the ability to work with customers. Must be able to clearly summarize and communicate complex environments and issues to both technical and non-technical colleagues.
  • Must have strong interpersonal and customer service skills. Must be able to communicate effectively in verbal and written form.
  • Proven ability to understand, interpret, and glean results from complex technical relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage moderately complex projects involving UNIX and Windows systems.
  • Configuration Management experience is a plus
  • Exceptional troubleshooting and problem-solving abilities.
  • Familiarity with change management processes and tools.
  • Acting as a subject matter expert for Linux and Windows compatible systems in Cloud and Virtualized environments.
  • Develop scripts to automate repetitive tasks or document procedural run-books for junior administrators.
  • May be asked to mentor others or serve as a team lead, guiding day-to-day activities of team members.


Job Type:  Full Time

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

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QinetiQ Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All Qualified Applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.