Windows Server Engineer

Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/7/2018 1:21 PM)
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Information Technology


SC3 is a leading provider of high-end mission support, consulting and technology solutions to the federal government in defense, intelligence, and civil markets, and to major corporations and nonprofit organizations. SC3’s national security efforts reach across the intelligence community and Department of Defense, providing full life-cycle operational and cyber support and differentiated capabilities to meet our customer’s challenging mission.


In addition to our government services area, SC3 provides cutting-edge competitive intelligence and strategic management consulting to commercial clients. Private industry leaders from the financial, health care, manufacturing and other sectors turn to SC3 to ensure that they have access to the most relevant, current, and strategically important information – not only to grow their businesses, but also to protect them.


Perform server administration, monitoring network traffic, capacity planning and testing; install and implement security patches, evaluate systems and implement network management software. Keep abreast of technical developments of importance and participate in developing or setting standards. Manage change control for designated systems. Continuous understanding of the business processes the system(s) support.


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain a server management strategy.
  • Configure and manage WSUS server and services for Microsoft Server patching
  • Configure and manage Patch Management Software from SolarWinds
  • Provide general technical support to the service center and network services staff to resolve end-user issues.
  • Provide technical support for server OS-based issues.
  • Provide technical support for SFTP application and server based issues.
  • Routinely review server OS event logs and mitigate any identified issues.
  • Conduct performance testing and tuning on host and operating systems.
  • Maintain the infrastructure server updates and engine definitions at appropriate levels.
  • Perform operating system vulnerability scans according to NIST 853, 20 Critical Controls.
  • Monitor and maintain hardware for all VM and standalone servers.
  • Review, test, and install appropriate firmware, security patches and upgrades for all Windows-based operating systems at various locations and enclaves.
  • Provide remediation plans for the testing and implementation of third-party firmware and security patches on the infrastructure servers.
  • Develop and maintain a server security profile.
  • Maintain weekly and monthly Service Level Requirements (SLR) documentation for server status.
  • Monitor and maintain a baseline configuration for development, test and production servers.
  • Provision virtual servers as requested.
  • Facilitate technical support and troubleshooting by third party engineers.
  • Review system requirements and provide recommended designs for optimal server build and configuration.
  • Maintain server OS levels at approved versions.
  • Manage and maintain Windows firewall profiles.
  • Develop, maintain and routinely test an OS recovery process.


Required Skills/Experience:

  • Associate’s degree
  • 5 - 8 Years of Experience or without degree 7 or more years of experience related to position
  • Public Trust
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification or equivalent
  • Backup and restore related technology experience
  • Knowledge of application servers.
  • Knowledge of capacity management
  • Good understanding of security issues surrounding server OS and applications
  • Experience monitoring service thresholds
  • Experience with virtualization of applications (VMWare)
  • Data manipulation and extraction skills
  • Above average understanding of operating systems, applications software and Data Management Concepts
  • Work in a team environment
  • Excellent attention to detail


Desired knowledge of the following:

  • Network administration experience (layer-2 switching and firewall configurations)
  • Experience with file replication or messaging systems
  • Web server configuration and management.


Certifications Desired:

  • CompTIA Security+ CE
  • ITIL v3 Foundations



Our values are simple and straightforward. We know that competitive salaries and generous benefits are essential in our industry and SC3 strives to offer the best in both areas. 

 We are proud to offer:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Supplemental Life & AD&D 
  • Short & Long-Term Disability Insurance 
  • Flexible Spending Plan 
  • Paid Time Off 
  • Paid Holidays 
  • Professional Development 
  • Employee Referral Bonus 
  • Identity Protection Services


We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing as required by the customer.


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