Digital Prospectors System Administrator - Secret Clearance Required in Lexington, Massachusetts

System Administrator - Secret Clearance Required

Lexington, MA

Job Type: Contract

Recruiter: Denise Reha at

Phone: 6173374251

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Job Title: Systems Administrator

Location : Lexington, MA

Duration: 36 months and 40 hours per week

POST-OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED. An essential function of this job is physical attendance. Digital Prospectors is an Equal Opportunity Employer which includes providing equal employment opportunity for all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Applicants must possess an active (TOP) Security Clearance for access to classified information.

Our client, one of the most prestigious Research and Development Labs in the country, is working on solutions to our nation's most complex defense and commercial related challenges. We have placed hundreds of talented engineers with this client over the years - If you are qualified - we can get you in!!!

The mission is critical and the work is as cutting edge as it is rewarding. The teams are superbly managed groups of world class engineers from all types of interesting and diverse backgrounds - AND THEY ARE HIRING!

Make this your next career move as one of our many long term contractors or employees!

Work as our full time employee with full benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, PTO, Retirement, etc.) - OR - work as a W2 hourly contractor at a higher pay rate if you don't need the benefit package.


Our client is seeking an IT Systems Engineer to contribute to a team responsible for execution on compliance of the Laboratory’s Enterprise Information Systems and provide systems administration support services to a dynamic group located at Wood Street and Firepond. The position reports to the Group Leader. Infrequent but occasional off-hour/on-call support is necessary. A certain degree of flexibility of schedule is required as some work (planned/unplanned) may be performed outside of major production hours during pre-scheduled maintenance windows

Position Scope/Job Functions

It is essential that the candidate is team-centered, capable of working with minimal supervision as needed and can complete tasks to ensure the needs of the user community are met. This role requires excellent communication skills, both with team members, vendors and technical/non-technical users at different levels throughout the organization. Possess a sincere desire to work in a highly visible research and development organization. Candidate will be responsible for all aspects of IT functions within the group including hands-on experience with Windows and Linux server systems, developing and maintaining detailed backup and recovery strategies for multiple platforms.

Skills: Required

Experience with IBM Enterprise Manager, Server management, SQL database management, Mac OSX, PKI/SCCM Server Backups, Windows Operating Systems, MS Exchange, Java & Python programing a plus

Expertise in Windows, Mac and/or Linux

•U.S. Citizenship

•SECRET and/or TS clearance

•Ability to obtain a TS security clearance

•Excellent customer service skills

•Excellent communication (both oral and written) and organizational skills

•Experience and knowledge required to manage, monitor, troubleshoot and maintain/design solutions

Skills: Preferred

A working knowledge Windows Server, MAC, VMware ESX, RedHat Enterprise Linux, systems on a variety of hardware platforms

•Develop and maintain detailed backup and recovery strategies for multiple platforms

•Must be able to communicate with users in problem assessment and troubleshooting and apply appropriate technical skills or vendor methodologies to resolve issues successfully

•Interface daily with other IT and professional staff members in an integrated team environment

•Provide technical support, training and technical documentation to staff members as needed

Skills and Experience:

•Possess 1-3 years of demonstrated hands-on Windows, Linux and ESX server systems

•Experience with VMware ESX, vSphere, vCenter, Horizon View is preferred but not required

•General systems administration utilities

•Implement Windows/Linux systems hardening scripts, patching, and updates

•RHCE, VCP-DCV, or MCSE professional certification desirable

•Strong customer service skills, written and communication skills, and a positive attitude

•Interacting with established tools, to become familiar with reporting capabilities

•Utilization of vulnerability reporting tools and assisting Group-based Information Technology (IT) teams in remediation activities

•Scope of responsibilities also includes life-cycle management of information systems as well as general IT support in a multi-platform environment

Education/Professional Certifications

Associate’s degree OR Technical School Certificate OR 1 or more Certifications and at least 3 years of applicable experience.


Founded in 1999, Digital Prospectors is an award winning recruiting and consulting firm that specializes in placing contract, contract to hire and direct hire engineers into rewarding opportunities with our impressive and ever-growing client base.

Come see why Digital Prospectors has been voted " Best of Staffing " for candidate satisfaction by Inavero /, " Top Temporary Placement Firm " by Boston Business Journal, " Best Company To Work For " by Business NH magazine, " Top IT Services Company " by Inc. Magazine, " Most Reliable Staffing Agency " in Forbes Magazine and " Top Ranked Staffing Firm " by Staffing Industry Analysts.

Phone: 603-772-2700