Network/Windows Systems Administrator

Clear Ridge Defense - Fort George G Meade, MD

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

Roles and Responsibilities 

You will... 

  • Perform as the lead administrator, guiding junior team members to complete tasks.

  • Manage IT system infrastructure and any processes related to these systems. 

  • Provide support to IT systems including: day-to-day operations, monitoring and problem resolution for all the client problems. 

  • Install network applications on Cisco network server's equipment.

  • Prepare data network diagrams to assist in communicating current operational status of networks.

  • Provide support for the dispatch system and hardware problems and remain involved in the resolution process. 


  • Experience with configuring and deploying various virtualization technologies.  

  • Must be well versed in Windows system administration and experience providing Tiers 1-3 help desk support. 

  • Networking (Cisco/Brocade) experience.  

  • VMWare (vSphere 6.x., ESXi, or vCenter).  

  • Cisco ASA Firewall upgrade and management experience including IPSec VPNs.

  • Cisco UCS, Hyperflex management experience.

  • CCNP certification.

  • Master's degree in a related field from an accredited and five (5) years of systems administration experience. Education may substituted with significant systems administration experience. 

  • One of the following DoD approved certifications is required to meet the category/level IAT-2 (DoD 8570) requirement for this position. Security+, GSEC, SSCP, CCNA-Security, CISA, CISSP (or Associate), CASP, GSIH, or GCED. 


  • Strong interpersonal communication skills. 

  • Linux and Storage experience strongly desired. 

  • Experience with Solarwinds.

  • MS Powershell scripting, VMWare PowerCLI 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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