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M365 System Administration and Automation Engineer

Ardalyst - Annapolis, MD, United States


We are on a mission to change how organizations defend and security their businesses and missions from cyber threats. Are you up for the challenge?

We are seeking an experienced IT Systems Engineer capable of working in a high-speed managed service focused on meeting the customer where they are and guiding them on their journey to a mature cybersecurity program based on Microsoft M365 services.

In this role, you will be responsible for the design, configuration, and monitoring of hardened baselines and critical IT systems. With the goal of keeping systems functioning in a stable and secure operational mode across multiple customers that can meet and exceed their business needs. You will be working with a world-class team of program advisors and cyber operations experts in ensuring system requirements are established and maintained for operations development, security requirements definition, systems risk assessment, systems analysis, systems design, systems test and evaluation, certification and accreditation, systems hardening, vulnerability testing and scanning, incident response, disaster recovery, and business continuity planning and provides analytical support for policy development and analysis. You will interface with external entities including vendors and other organizations and agencies.

Ideal Candidates

  • Dream in Microsoft PowerShell. 
  • Have an infectious desire to meet customers where they are and integrate them into a scalable solution.

  • Have a career goal of becoming a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP). 

  • Smart enough to listen and be heard, hungry enough to push, and humble enough to learn every day. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5-10 years of relevant experience in systems administration 
  • Expert knowledge in M365 migrations and implementations

  • Completed the following certifications: 1) Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert (MS100 and MS101 exams), 2) Microsoft 365 Certified: Security Administrator Associate (MS500 exam), 3) Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate (AZ500 exam) 

  • Demonstratable proficiency in operating through PowerShell and teaching others in servicing Office 365, DNS, Active Directory, Intune, Teams, SharePoint and how they integrate into the larger Microsoft 365 collaboration platform. 

  • Experience with developing, maintaining, and operating NIST 800-53 and/or NIST 800-171 compliant baselines.

  • Must be able to access all types of Controlled Unclassified Information. 


  • Strong analytical skills, critical thinking skills, and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong documentation and writing skills.
  • Strong customer service skills to resolve issues professionally and support stakeholder needs.
  • Ability to work project tasks to completion with little to no supervision.
  • Ability to translate complex technical terminology and concepts into terms that are easily understood to all stakeholders; both technical and non-technical.
  • Self-motivated, highly organized and detail oriented with the ability to work independently, prioritize, and multi-task.


  • Bonus Plan
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life, as well as
  • Short Term and Long-Term Disability insurance
  • Monetary assistance with training and certifications

What Ardalyst Offers You

  • The chance to work with experienced technology entrepreneurs and world-class cyber operations experts who have successfully grown companies before.

  • Plenty of opportunity to learn as well as apply your talents and previous experience.

  • A fun and laid-back yet highly demanding work environment.

  • Awesome coworkers who care about their work and each other.  

You can find out more about us at

If you are fun loving, a hard worker, have a natural aptitude for technology, and are excited about the opportunity to learn multiple aspects of the consulting business with a proven team, we encourage you to apply and we look forward to meeting you!

 Remote with some occasional travel in the US.

Posted On: Sunday, February 6, 2022

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