Systems Engineer

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Job Code: 2020-011                                                                  

Title: Systems Engineer 
Location: Washington, DC


SSI is seeking an experienced Systems Engineer to support a potential new 5-year contract in a highly professional executive level environment in NW DC. The successful candidate will work on a team responsible for providing the operation, deployment, maintenance and engineering activities of information systems in support of end users.    



  • Installation and maintenance (including physical transportation between locations) of Intel based servers, networking switches, routers, encryptors, firewalls or other boundary infrastructure, and data storage infrastructure. Installation includes all necessary tasks such as cabling, rack installation, replacement of component parts.

  • Troubleshoot failed hardware and provide diagnosis. 

  • Research and provide information and recommendations on alternative hardware solutions.

  • Install, configure, maintain Virtual Machines on Microsoft Hyper-V hosts or equivalent alternative platforms.

  • Manage all aspects of the internal network including DNS, firewall configurations (both external firewalls and integrated server solutions such as Windows Firewall), user accounts and permissions.

  • Development, Deployment, and Maintenance of Operating System Software.

  • Update VMs with necessary patches and perform OS upgrades, install approved software.

  • Maintain Active Directory implementation for user authentication with full support for PIV and other certificate-based authentication.

  • Assist in monitoring and tuning system configurations to improve performance or address errors.

  • Provide detailed notifications and documentation regarding outages, completed upgrades, change reviews, and inventory.

  • Create scripts and batch files to automate tasks or to address specific needs.

  • Maintain and operate an active network monitoring solution.

  • Ensure that all servers and network appliances are monitored for system availability and status information including CPU utilization, disk space, and memory usage.

  • Assist developers in implementing application specific monitoring for availability and functionality.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Technology or equivalent experience in lieu of degree. 

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience with Active Directory, Windows Servers, Hyper-V technologies.

  • Must be available to provide after-hours support for infrastructure related emergencies.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills are required in this role.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skill.

  • Demonstrated experience with modern network and server operating systems, network equipment and networking protocols to include: TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, LDAP.

  • Experienced in creating network plans, documenting the existing infrastructure, coordinating with technical solution providers, and demonstrated troubleshooting skills.

  • Ability to pass an in-depth government background investigation.



  • Network/Security Certifications a plus such as: Sec+, VMWare, Net+, CCNA

SSI is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned and HUBZone small business that provides professional services including systems engineering, information systems integration, and technology management services.  SSI offers a generous array of benefits including: 100% Paid Premium on Employee Medical, Vision, Dental, and Prescription Drug Insurance Plans, 60% Paid Premium for dependents.  SSI provides Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, and Short Term Disability benefits at no cost. SSI employees receive 24 paid days off in the first year on board.  We also provide Military Leave benefits, 401(k) Retirement Plan, Education Assistance, Personal Technology Refresh and Employee Referral Bonuses.  Positions subject to Service Contract Act (SCA) have benefits provided as required by law.

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