Senior Lead Systems Administrator

Clear Ridge Defense - Fort George G Meade, MD

Clear Ridge Defense is seeking a TS/SCI cleared professional to serve as our Senior Lead Systems Administrator in Fort Meade, Maryland. 

Roles and Responsibilities 

You will be... 

  • Leading and working with a team responsible for implementation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of Information Technology (IT) systems. 

  • Supporting IT systems, including day-to-day operations (Tier 1/3), problem identification, and diagnosis and resolution. 

  • Installing and maintaining operating systems, configuring and installing hardware/software, and troubleshooting. 

  • Sustaining the operational health of IT infrastructure. 


  • Experience installing, configuring, upgrading and migrating Office 365, Microsoft Windows 2012 R2 servers. 

  • Knowledge and experience with AZURE and Active Directory. 

  • Practical application and troubleshooting experience with systems that interface with Active Directory, Exchange and NetApp Tier 2&3 support in an enterprise level, globally distributed environment. 

  • Experience running scripts to manage/automate tasks related to Windows platforms. 

  • Experience with the deployment and maintenance of current and next generation Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) desktops. 

  • Customer support experience to include phone, email and in person contact as well as experience assisting end users with new desktop capabilities and/or software. 

  • Demonstrated aptitude for learning and rapidly mastering new applications and technology. 

  • Excellent organization and communication skills, both written and verbal. 

  • Ability to work well both independently and in teams. 

  • Proven ability to multi-task and to prioritize rapidly-changing task assignments. 

  • Ability to resolve configuration and or logistical issues using technical problem-solving skills. 

  • Leadership skills to guide and mentor the work of less experienced personnel. 

  • Strong communication skills. 

  • Strong personal computer and business solutions software skills Ability to lead and work as part of a team. 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited university and fifteen (15) years of experience. 

Additional Information 

Come learn how we take care of our team, and why we were ranked Inc. 5000 Magazine’s #140 Fastest Growing Company nationwide – ranking #5 in Maryland and #7 in Government Services! And see how we were ranked a 2021 Top Workplace by the Baltimore Sun! 

Clear Ridge Defense is the premier service solutions provider supporting the Service and Joint cyberspace operations and intelligence community in three core areas of expertise: 

  • Cyber Systems & Software Engineering 

  • Cyber Intelligence & Operations Planning 

  • Security Risk Analysis, Mitigation & Training 

All delivered by highly talented and focused team members that are supported by an unmatched professional and family-oriented culture that leverages and builds on sound, proven principles. 

Benefits Snapshot

  • 100% Fully-Covered Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance 

  • 100% Fully-Covered Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance 

  • 100% Fully-Covered Life and AD&D Insurance 

  • Unique Flexible PTO 

  • 11 Paid Federal Holidays 

  • $500 New Uniform Bonus for Transitioning Military 

  • Monthly Tax-Free Cell Phone Stipend 

  • Monthly Tax-Free Gym Wellness / Streaming Subscription Stipend to include Amazon Prime, Netflix, Audible, etc. 

  • Competitive 401k Matching to plan for retirement 

  • Free financial advising from qualified experts 

  • Annual $5,000 Training Allotment 

  • One-of-a-kind Referral Program: $5,000 per referral OR $250/mo indefinitely, with no limit to number of referrals 

  • Business Development and Client Expansion Bonuses 

  • Monthly Company-Paid Socials and Events 

Posted On: Monday, January 3, 2022

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