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Actalent Systems Administrator in Herndon, Virginia


We are looking for a system administrator to work on site in Herndon, VA. Responsibilities

-Support day-to-day operations of the company’s information systems, both classified and unclassified.

-Perform all hardware upgrades and repairs to the entire LAN including hubs, routers, printers, and workstations

-Promptly address system-wide and individual PC operational problems and, when required, closely manage contracted maintenance

-Track warranties and service agreements and renew or extend when necessary

-Maintain and monitor the Wide Area Network (WAN) connection; using virus protection software, daily backup procedures, and other tools, safeguard the entire LAN system

-Manage hardware and software requirements for Internet and Web site connections and the multiple file servers used to operate the LAN

-Investigate potential new software applications for the organization

-Install and support software for both office and laboratory devices

-Manage company file and communications security policies, to include public/private key encryption

-Add and maintain users on the network; assigning application access, ensuring security, and maintaining their configurations are within standards

-Monitor load balance on servers and make recommendations accordingly

-Assist Webmaster, whose main job is to manage off-site web developers and make occasional content changes


-Five or more years of System Administrator experience

-Windows servers to include Active Directory/LDAP

-Linux servers to include Red Hat RHEL a plus

-Public/private key operations and management

-Windows system configuration and maintenance

-Network admin to include LAN/WAN management, Router configuration and firewall administration

-ISSO experience a strong plus

-Scripting experience desirable

-Fluent in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

-Strong written and verbal communication skills

-Excellent interpersonal skills

Work Authorization/Security Clearance

-Must have a current, active Secret clearance or Top Secret

Preferred Experience

-Experience with SAPs a plus (Special Access Program)

Work Environment

-This position works in an office environment 100% of the time..

Travel Requirements

-Travel may be required occasionally

Required Education

-BS in computer science, electrical engineering, systems engineering or related field preferred.

  • Must be MCP certified. (Microsoft Certified Personnel)

    About Actalent:

Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We’re supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.