Applied Insight

  • Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer with Security Focus

    Job Locations US-DC
    Posted Date 3 months ago(8/30/2018 10:00 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-1091
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    At AI, we do privileged work that is critical to enabling and sustaining the mission of our customers. We enhance their ability to preserve national security, deliver justice and serve the public through failsafe technologies and systems. We take that responsibility very seriously. We make it our job to understand our customer’s mission and the user’s reality, right from the start. We account for potential points of failure up front – from improper scoping to user distrust – enabling us to manage risk effectively from day one. This proven approach sheds light on what customers really need to succeed – from adaptation to innovation. For us, there’s no problem too complex and no fix too small. Our work leaves no stone unturned in leading our customers where they need to be, efficiently and effectively 

    Applied Insight (AI) is seeking a talented Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer with Security Focus in Washington DC. Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer will designs, implements and supports Windows Server infrastructures at the NSS. Provides technical thought leadership for implementation of security related guidelines/requirements as established by government policies. Provides technical thought leadership for Windows systems and is accountable to define, maintain, communicate, and implement standards consistent with established infrastructure architectures and strategies. Ability to understand and analyze technical problems and develop workable solutions in a high pressure environment.

    Responsibilities


    • Project planning, system design, business analysis, testing and vendor management. 

    • Experience with highly complex systems

    • Skilled at performing multiple tasks simultaneously

    • Good communications skills, both verbal and written

    • Able to communicate and present complex issues with assurance and confidence.

     • Ability to conduct/lead oral status/technical interchanges meetings with clients on small to medium sized engagements.

    • Must be comfortable working with a wide variety of individuals and personalities, communicating confidently with customers, and describing complex systems in effective, articulate terms to others with a wide range of technical proficiency

    • Has ability to perform/drive resolution of problems on combinations and interactions of products.

    • Ability to apply technology and consulting to solve a client business problem.

    • Owns and produces customer documentation.

    Ability to translate technical details into concise and easy to understand written form. Ability to write relevant components of a proposal document (e.g. answer specific RFP questions). Ability to translate verbal requirements from face to face client meetings into requirements documents, statements of work, and proposals.

    • Ability to discuss (within own area of expertise) requirements with a customer, and to challenge and clarify when appropriate. From the requirements, able to develop a high level design or plan, and then estimate the amount of effort required to deliver. Able to advise the engagement owner about the risks associated with this work package.

    • Ability to work with a team to provide written responses to technical proposals and /or reports/documentation for delivery.

    • Saturday 8:30am – 05:00pm every 5-6 weeks. On call duty for a week every 4 months

    Qualifications

    • TS/SCI clearance is required.

    • 4+ years of professional experience and a Bachelor of Arts/Science or equivalent degree in computer science or related area of study; without a degree, two additional years of relevant professional experience. Government preferred.

    •Significant Experience with the following IT technologies: -IT security  -DHCP -DNS -Active Directory -Group Policies -Software Patching -Virtualization -MS System Center

    • Must have a thorough (advanced to expert) understanding of IT security and implementation of established government security related guidelines and impact on IT infrastructure.

    • Must have a thorough (advanced to expert) understanding of core infrastructure disciples commons to Windows such as DNS, DHCP, Active Directory, Group Policies,clustering technologies, MS System Center technologies, (etc…). 

    • Firm understanding of virtualization technology (Microsoft based preferred), and SAN technology.

    • Firm understanding of technologies/methodologies related to disaster recovery, backup strategies, (etc…).

    • Must be proficient in server hardware technology and provisioning of servers.

    • Must demonstrate problem solving ability across an integrated, multi-server environment

    • Ability to work independently and research/resolve technical issues and solutions

    • Prior hands-on experience implementing technical solutions to include: Identifying the problem, Research/investigating potential solutions, Testing potential solutions, Providing recommended solution, Implementing solution (including documentation)

    • Experience with highly complex system implementations and processes

    • Skilled at performing multiple tasks simultaneously

    • Ability to understand and analyze technical problems and develop workable solutions

    • Good communications skills, both verbal and written

    • Must be comfortable working with a wide variety of individuals and personalities, communicating confidently with customers, and describing complex systems in effective, articulate terms to others with a wide range of technical proficiency In-Depth Knowledge of the following Microsoft Products:

    • Windows Server 2008/2008 R2/2012 R2/2016
    •  Clusters and Network Load balanced Clusters
    • MS Hyper-V technology 
    • Exchange 2013/2016 
    • HP Server Blades
    • HP & 3Par Storage Area Networks
    • System Center Configuration Manager 
    • Disaster tolerance strategies 

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