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Systems Engineer

Chantilly, VA | Full Time

Job Description

J5 Consulting is a Maryland based company established in 2006 to provide computing and consulting services for government and commercial entities. Our services improve Information System networking performance and compliance and protect electronic assets from loss and compromise. We welcome your application to receive consideration for the following position.

This position is available immediately.

Job Overview:

The Customer’s office is responsible for building and operating a hybrid-cloud mission infrastructure and services, hosting dozens of Commercial off the Shelf (COTS), Government off the Shelf (GOTS), and custom applications, as well as a large data lake. The Customer’s office is responsible for the architecture, engineering, implementation, and operation of the infrastructure components (computer, network, and storage) as well as enterprise services such as VDI, Active Directory, and audit and logging. The Customer requires support specializing in Windows systems engineering.

This position will:

  • Decompose customer requirements into technical solutions.
  • Create system artifacts such as drawings, engineering designs, and technical documentation and briefings.
  • Provide Tier 2 support and higher IT Operations and Maintenance (O&M) focusing on monitoring, upgrading, and maintaining the Customer’s Windows infrastructure services to ensure IT systems are secure and operating effectively and efficiently.
  • Design, implement, and support the Customer’s Windows core services to include Active Directory Domain Services, DFS, Group Policy, DNS, DHCP, and WSUS.
  • Create, test, pilot, and deploy software applications in support of Customer’s worldwide mission LANs.
  • Deploy and maintain configuration standards in accordance with the Customer’s security posture.
  • Design and monitor monthly patching of the Customer’s worldwide mission LANs in accordance with Customer’s security posture.
  • Design, implement, and monitor the Customer’s global security patch management strategy and remediate compliance deviations.
  • Design, monitor, and support account management and identity management best practices to maintain operational readiness and adhere to the Customer’s security posture.
  • Develop and design the systems as well as maintain, manage, and support the systems.
  • Develop automatic system monitoring to enhance the quality of support.
  • Effectively communicate on a regular basis within the team and supporting mission partners both internal and external to the Customer organization.
  • Engineer solutions in the form of tool integration, development, and scripts that assist in managing Customers global networks.
  • Engineer, operate, and maintain all Customer’s managed Windows domains.
  • Engineer, test, and support automated Windows workstation and server builds.
  • Establish, configure, test, and maintain operating systems, application software, and system management tools.
  • Identify, develop, update, and implement standards and procedures.
  • Implement best practices for system security and data backups.
  • Lead engineering efforts in the areas of Windows servers, workstations, storage, and virtualization.
  • Manage all phases of systems administration including definition, design, implementation, testing, and training.
  • Manage and configure Active Directory environment.
  • Manage and configure Windows infrastructure services such as Active Directory, Distributed File System (DFS), Domain Name System (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) for Customer’s worldwide mission LANs.
  • Plan and implement new Windows operating systems.
  • Provide senior level technical guidance, mentor and train coworkers, and server as an escalation point for IT O&M.
  • Provide technical expertise to others, sharing technical knowledge.
  • Select the best possible solutions using knowledge of a wide range of available technologies.
  • Write and maintain custom scripts to reduce the need for human intervention and enhance system’s efficiency.

Required skills and demonstrated experience:

  • Demonstrated experience decomposing functional requirements into technical requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience managing project documentation in Confluence, and ServiceNow.
  • Demonstrated experience leading the integration of multiple software and hardware components into a functional system.
  • Demonstrated experience participating in TEMs and Requirements meetings to elicit business requirements from end users.
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft's Windows core services and operating systems including design, management and O&M (operations and management).
  • Demonstrated experience with evaluating new and current technologies related to optimizing and securing the global IT enterprise to determine advantages and disadvantages of potential solutions to include virtual desktop and virtual clients.
  • Demonstrated experience with cloud computing technologies such as VMware, vCenter and Microsoft Hyper-V.
  • Demonstrated experience building and deploying server and workstation automated builds in support of global IT enterprise.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing infrastructure optimization, technology roadmaps, and implementing solutions for infrastructure performance issues.
  • Demonstrated experience working with developers and engineers across disciplines to define customer and system requirements; designing a solution that meets the current requirements and is scalable to meet future enterprise requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience implementing and configuring Blade Servers, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, WSUS (Windows Server Update Services), VMware VSphere, VMWare ESXi, DNS (Domain Name Server), VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure), DFS (Distributed File System), patch management, performance monitoring, automated server and workstation provisioning and enterprise storage.
  • Demonstrated experience packaging desktop applications in support of customer requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience with all the phases of the software development lifecycle; the System Engineering Life Cycle; and the ability to comprehend user business needs and concerns and integrate that understanding with technical skills.
  • Demonstrated experience resolving complex hardware and software compatibility and interface design considerations.
  • Demonstrated experience with VBScript, Powershell, Microsoft Key Management Server (KMS), and Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT).
  • Demonstrated experience with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePo).
  • Demonstrated experience with disaster recovery plans for Continuity of Operations (COOP).

Highly desired, though not required, include:

  • Demonstrated experience with Centrify.
  • Demonstrated experience with DevOps practices and tools as part of an IT enterprise release process.
  • Certifications
    • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
    • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)


US Citizenship:

  • This position requires US Citizenship. Verification of US Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements will be confirmed.

Security Clearance:

  • The successful candidate must have an active U.S. Government Top Secret Security Clearance with a Full Scope Polygraph.
  • Clearance Verification: This position requires successful verification of the stated security clearance to meet federal government customer requirements. You will be asked to provide clearance verification information prior to an offer of employment.


  • This position is expected to be onsite. The position will be located within the Washington Metropolitan Area (WMA). 


This position is available immediately.

J5 Consulting offers excellent benefits and compensation packages. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing fair and equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

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