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Junior Windows Systems Administrator

Our client is seeking an experienced Junior Windows Systems Administrator

Job Key Responsibilities

  • Maintains operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination of infrastructure and cloud responsibilities.
  • Develops and designs core operating system builds.
  • Responsible for coding, virtualization, and automation of systems.
  • Sets up administrator and service accounts, maintains an active directory of users and system documentation,
  • tunes system performance,
  • installs system-wide software and allocates mass storage space.
  • Assesses and resolves user access problems related to security controls to minimize business impact and risk exposure.
  • Identifies and evaluates vendor products and establishes vendor monitoring and tracking processes. Performs capacity planning and monitors/tunes systems.
  • Recommends appropriate platforms for purchase, coordinates installation, and provides backup recovery.
  • Serves as a point of escalation for major incidents that are unresolved at the helpdesk level. Develops and monitors policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources.
  • May draft general IT communications to end-users including notifications of outages/downtimes.
  • May serve as the primary liaison for mergers, acquisitions, and divesture activities as it relates to user access, network, security, and support.

Job Must Haves

  • 1-3 years of Windows Systems Administration experience
  • Experience with Windows 10
  • Adept at scripting using languages like Python, Bash or Ansible.
  • Network administration experience including managing data center and small network configurations, switches, routers, firewalls.
  •  Modern software management and monitoring tools
  • Some knowledge of automation tools.

Nice to Haves

  • BS in a related field or equivalent
  • Experience managing classified IT systems, STIGs, SCAPs, RMF is HIGHLY PREFERRED.
  • Experience with Linux OS or Ubuntu
  • Experience maintaining directory services (e.g., Microsoft, Red Hat, IDM, LDAP etc.).
  • Experience with Virtual Machines (e.g., VMWare, vSphere, Desktop/Server, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud)
  • Experience managing system/server resources including performance, capacity, availability, serviceability and recoverability.
  • Able to diagnose and perform repairs on faulty system/server hardware.
    • Install, update, and troubleshoot systems/servers.
  • Develop and document systems administration standard operating procedures.
  • Plan, execute, and verify data redundancy and system recovery procedures.
  • Conduct system maintenance including cleaning (both physically and electronically), disk checks, routine reboots, data dumps, and testing.
  • Provide ongoing optimization and problem-solving support.
  • Scripting languages like, Python, Bash, or Ansible a plus
  • CompTIA Security+ certification. Candidate will be required to obtain a CompTIA Security+ certification within 6 months of starting if they do not have one when assignment begins.


For more information you can contact Gina Dilusant at (732) 607- 8740 or at gina.dilusant@encodeinc.com quoting Job Reference 3290 or alternatively, apply here to register your interest.

About Encode
We embrace the philosophy that we have (2) clients.  You are one…the uniquely skilled resource and the end-client is our second client.  We collaborate with both you and the end-client to ensure we have a career enhancing, financially attractive assignment for you and an innovative, problem solving skilled technical resource for the end client.  Things we excel at:

  • Direct client relationships
  • Client feedback on resume submissions (3-5 days)
  • Client feedback on interviews (2-4 days)
  • Regular updates from dedicated Encode coverage team
  • Let a career minded, dedicated professional work for you.  Call me.


  • Information Technology & Services

Employment Type

Job Functions

  • Engineering
  • Information Technology

Encode, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment regardless of their race, color, country of origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, disability, genetic information, or military service. Encode, Inc. is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.