Senior Windows Administrator
Kforce Inc

Job Info


Kforce has a client in Reston, VA that is currently seeking a Senior Windows Systems Administrator for a remote position supporting our customer.This person will be responsible for supporting a government program in a Windows Systems Administrator role responsible for:
  • Daily administration of the Windows platform including troubleshooting performance degradation or outages
  • Develop large project plans such as a plan to facilitate transition to O365 for all enterprise users, a project to adopt Android devices into our mobile device offering, or a plan to push the latest version of Windows 10 to all enterprise clients via zero-touch deployment
  • Contribute to the design, and management of Active Directory, GPOs, DNS, and other Windows core services
  • Building server 'Gold' images to conform to customer standards, to include hardening, and security compliance
  • Perform enterprise level system upgrades of AD, operating systems, applications, and other tools, including evaluation and installation of new products, and MS and other application patches
  • Develop more junior engineers and administrators to perform more advanced system administration and document best practices
  • Manage Service Level Agreements, documentation, and policy/procedure compliance for IT systems related to virtualized, and Windows environments
  • Participate in after-hours requests that respond to business emergencies (on-call rotation)
  • Provide recommendations to senior management for areas of opportunities to reduce total cost of ownership of the VMware environment
  • Work with Application developers and seasoned application administrators to establish virtual machine memory, CPU, and storage requirements that adhere to basic principles of topology, such as NUMA boundaries
  • Resolve escalated issues from the IT Service Desk and Tier III administrators
  • Proactively monitor servers to anticipate and mitigate problems


  • Bachelor's degree and 10 years of relevant experience; Additional work experience is acceptable in lieu of a Degree
  • Able to create and manage solutions at enterprise level using GPOs, Scripting, and other tools
  • Skilled at decomposing requirements and developing a solution to document into a formal project plan
  • Able to manage multiple projects and or efforts
  • Solid knowledge of Active Directory, GPOs, DNS, and the ability to maintain other Windows core services
  • Ability to learn new products and technologies
  • Ability to monitor and respond to system issues and resolve them in a timely manner
  • Experience working in a Mid-size to Large environment
  • Ability to manage own projects and solutions on time
  • Ability to create and manage work instructions, system, and project documentation
  • Excellent communication skills to explain technical information and requirements effectively to others both orally and written
  • Outstanding customer service and time management skills, strong sense of ownership, and a can do attitude
  • Experience creating and managing scripts to perform tasks with PowerShell is a plus
Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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