Sr. Systems Administrator
Company: Draper Laboratory
Posted on: June 7, 2021
Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development
company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,800 employees of
Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of
delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense
and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend
on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of
engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that
inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true
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including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from
photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social
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The Sr. Systems Administrator is a key member in several small
to medium sized dynamic research and development environments in
which they support the day-to-day activities of users, perform
system maintenance and upkeep of Information Technology and the
design, development, documentation and deployment of IT solutions.
The candidate will have responsibilities to support IT technology
that will cover a wide array of competencies such as data
administration, knowledge management, customer service, technical
support, network services, system administration and systems
security analysis. Additionally, the candidate will be responsible
for mentoring team members and technically leading IT projects
related to implementing new technology solutions to address
- Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, or a related
field and 5-7 years of relevant experience, or 8+ years of
experience without degree. 2 or more years of experience
transitioning to converged infrastructures. This includes hands-on
experience configuring, operating, and maintaining servers, data
storage devices, networking functions, virtualization, management
software, orchestration, and applications associated with a
converged infrastructures. Experience with Dell and VMWare
solutions in a Converged Infrastructure is preferred. Must have and
be able to maintain a Top Secret clearance; SCI and Polygraph
eligibility highly desired. Solid knowledge of the following
regulations: JAFAN 6/3, DCID 6/3, NISPOM, NIST RMF and ICD 503. One
or more professional certifications in accordance with DoD 8570.1,
such as Network+, Security+, GSEC or CISSP is required. Vendor
specific certifications from Cisco, Microsoft or Dell are desired.
Experience with Windows 7 and 10; Server 2012, 2016
- Knowledge of and implementation experience with security
technologies and architecture, including encryption, network
security, firewall configuration, intrusion detection, servers and
- Strong knowledge of client/server environments, group policies,
domain services and networking.
- Demonstrated experience with infrastructure implementation,
administration and day-to-day monitoring and troubleshooting.
- Microsoft Exchange 2010, 2013, 2016 experience desired.
- Demonstrated ability to mentor team members and technically
lead project teams to implement new IT solutions, and streamline
current solutions and processes.
- Demonstrated project management abilities and/or aptitude with
excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to convey risks and propose mitigation strategies to
technical and business audiences.
- Basic Linux experience along with orchestration/automation
solution knowledge is a plus.
- Occasional off-hour/on-call support is necessary. A certain
degree of flexibility of schedule is required as some work
(planned/unplanned) must be done outside of major production hours
during pre-scheduled maintenance windows.
- Excellent time management skills, and the ability to prioritize
- Ability to work efficiently and independently with minimal
supervision (i.e. self-motivated and willing to stretch to meet
- Current in scope Top Secret security clearance is
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