Cloud Systems Administrator with Secret Clearance (435272) Fort Belvoir,  VA Talent Orchard | A Leading Provider of Technical Workforce Solutions
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Cloud Systems Administrator with Secret Clearance (435272)

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Cloud Systems Administrator with Secret Clearance (435272)
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Fort Belvoir,  VA
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Cloud Systems Administrator

Fort Belvoir, VA

Secret Clearance Required

Talent Orchard has been contracted by a top tier defense firm to assist with staffing a brand new contract opportunity handling Cloud Services for a DoD Customer in Fort Belvoir, VA. For this opportunity we are seeking an experienced Cloud Systems Administrator with a minimum active Secret clearance.


  • Install, configure, patch, monitor and maintain Windows 2008R, 2012 (and beyond) physical or virtual servers, troubleshoot problems, and repair server hardware
  • Maintain/update VMware gold image templates for windows platforms
  • Performs routine and advanced system administration duties in a Windows Active Directory environment, configuration DNS / DHCP, and maintain appropriate Active Directory documentation
  • Leads cross-functional teams to troubleshoot and resolve complex problems that may be across multiple systems and subsystems requiring in depth knowledge of the highly sophisticated Data Center environment and IT infrastructure
  • Installs and secures new servers, and maintains the server infrastructure and all forms of systems that support the Data Center environment including cabling, power, space planning, cooling management and all other dimensions in a large, complex environment
  • Documents standard operating procedures and recommend updates to optimize service delivery in alignment with ITIL best practices
  • Documents and implements change requests; evaluate change requests for potential enterprise wide impacts
  • Performs upgrades to operating systems and layered software packages (ie. VDI components, Windows services, or other enterprise apps) as necessary
  • Leverages SolarWinds to track server performance metrics. Work with SolarWinds team to deliver reporting and alerting for critical server components and provide configuration enhancements to increase operational awareness
  • Provides occasional off-hours remote support for planned maintenance work, unplanned support issues, or to meet customer SLAs. May occasionally require on-site work at a data center during off-hours


  • Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: Secret


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or related discipline
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience
  • 5+ years IT experience; 5 years’ of Windows system administration and Active Directory experience providing technical support to Enterprise networks
  • Must possess good communication skills, be dependable, outgoing and positive with excellent problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively monitor server components and systems, including network and storage connections, server and associated hypervisors, Active Directory, DNS, and other IT components
  • Understanding of distributed complex AD GPO architecture, with the ability to update and troubleshoot.
  • Understanding of high performing systems in a multi-domain, multi- site Windows Active Directory environment
  • Understanding of configuration, administration, patching, performance tuning/optimization, and troubleshooting for VMware vCenter 5.5/6.x and Windows 2008/2012 servers
  • Working knowledge of HEAT PatchLink, Microsoft SCCM, and/or Sophos patching
  • Extensive scripting background with PowerShell, Python, and/or bash
  • Understanding of virtual infrastructure hardware, operating systems, and VMs on servers which support business processing requirements
  • Experience entering and updating incident tickets in tracking systems, such as ServiceNow or Remedy


  • ITIL Foundations v3
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory and Group Policy management
  • Familiarity of blade compute platforms
  • Familiarity of SAN/NAS storage technology (EMC VNX preferred)
  • Familiarity with Server automation technologies such as Ansible/Chef/Puppet
  • Familiarity of networking
  • Familiarity of Red Hat Enterprise Linux


Talent Orchard LLC is an SBA (8A), Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business, and Woman Business Enterprise Certified firm that provides the following services to clients in the commercial and public service sectors:

  •  Human Capital
  •  Professional Services
  •  Accounting/Audit Readiness
  •  Network/Cyber Security & IT Infrastructure
  • Software Development/Engineering

Established in 2010, Talent Orchard has an exceptional reputation, providing staffing solutions to time-sensitive, talent scarcity issues to deliver better talent management ROI.  Our specialty lies in the critical area of program talent acquisition and resource management, not in one narrow skillset, but across many areas of technical and functional delivery.

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