System Administrator

Location: VA - Chantilly
Req #: 4742

Thank you for your interest in joining the Centauri team. Together, we can leverage the next generation of advanced technologies to deliver industry-leading capabilities across land, air, sea, space, and cyberspace. Our goal is to deliver innovative solutions using an agile, mission-first approach to address the most difficult technical challenges facing our customers. The only way that we can tackle these challenges is by recruiting the brightest minds in the industry to join our team.


Centauri is a system engineering and software development company operating principally in the Federal Government sector, and headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia with offices Nationwide. Centauri has been selected as one of the best companies to work for in America by The Great Place to Work Institute and as one of the top employers in the DC Metro area by the Washingtonian Magazine. Centauri offers challenging work, competitive salaries, an incentive bonus program and one of the most competitive health and welfare benefits packages in the region for you and your family.

Centauri is seeking an energetic System Administrator to join our team in Chantilly, VA.


Job Description:

The ideal candidate is responsible for maintaining multi-user/system networks.  Provide support for O&M of windows-based servers and workstations and applications such as WSUS, Exchange, and audit solutions.  Ensure that all end-user equipment and networks comply with security requirements and IAVA reporting and tracking.  Apply knowledge in security hardening of operating systems in a stand-alone environment as well as GPOs.  Support network upgrades and procurement activities, research and obtain quotes for hardware/software based on customer requirements.  Provide superior customer service; possess strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills in a dynamic customer-centric environment.


Security Clearance Requirements:

  • Must hold an active TS/SCI clearance with CI Polygraph.



  • Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair various computer equipment, peripherals, and data communications and network systems.
  • Assemble, install, configure and test computer equipment.
  • Maintain software and hardware inventory and tracking systems
  • Perform preventive maintenance and update maintenance records.
  • Address user problems as they are reported through the trouble ticket system.
  • Track progress on resolving tasks and follow-up as needed.
  • Assist with the analysis and resolution of end user requirements.
  • Maintain user accounts and databases.
  • Research pricing for equipment and supplies in consultation with Senior System Administrator and prepare purchase orders.
  • Communicate effectively with a wide range of people, including fellow employees, external customers, suppliers and perform other office related duties as required.



  • Minimum 2 years of Systems Administration experience
  • IAT Level II certification (e.g. GSEC, Security+, SSCP, etc.)
  • Associates degree, technical education or 2 years of related work experience or equivalent combination bachelor’s degree and related work experience are preferred.
  • Familiarity with helpdesk support and troubleshooting
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows support.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours when required.
  • MS Windows Network Administration experience
  • Demonstrated experience with MS Office suite.
  • Ability to work independently and also as part of a team on projects.
  • Proven organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Comfortable supporting users in a Customer service-oriented environment.
  • Candidate must have the ability to manage his/her time and be flexible with changing priorities.
  • Moderate lifting is required


Desired Skills:

  • Web page maintenance and development.
  • Microsoft Windows and Linux administration.
  • Digital PBX phone switch operation.
  • MAC OSX familiarity or administration.
  • Cell phone management and support.
  • Basic scripting (PowerShell).
  • Experience with various Linux operating systems.
  • Experience working as an ISSM or ISSO in a secure work environment.
  • Familiarity with security requirements for DSS, NRO and NGA.
  • Willingness to learn new skills and take on new job responsibilities.

Centauri is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by law.

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