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Infrastructure Engineer

Apex Systems Washington Contractor
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Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer 

Washington, DC

Candidates must be US citizens and able to obtain and/or maintain a Department of Defense Top Secret security clearance as a condition of employment

Education and Experience 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.

Specific Required Project Skills:

  • Significant Experience with the following IT technologies:
    1. IT security 
    2. DHCP
    3. DNS
    4. Active Directory
    5. Group Policies
    6. Software Patching
    7. Virtualization
    8.  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

General Knowledge and Skills Required

  • Exchange 2013/2016
  • HP Server Blades
  • HP & 3Par Storage Area Networks
  • System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
  • Disaster tolerance strategies
  • Has mastered at least one technical discipline with strong knowledge in at least three major technology areas. Possesses advanced level of business, technical, or functional knowledge.

Other responsibilities/qualities:

  • 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. Demonstrates the use of consulting skills including: questioning, listening, ideas development, permission and rapport, and influencing.
  • 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.

Customer Account Environment

Primary Role

  • Member of a team that that designs, implements and supports Windows Server infrastructures
  • 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.

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178


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Apex Systems is a division of the 2nd largest IT staffing and services firm in North America. From consulting to staff augmentation, we connect top tech talent with great companies in all industries.


Apex earned Inavero’s Best of Staffing™ Client Diamond and Talent Awards for providing superior service to clients and job seekers, putting the company in the top 2 percent of all U.S. staffing agencies.


We take the time to understand a candidate’s talents and needs to ensure a good match with companies for contract, contract-to-hire, and direct hire positions. Each recruiter within Apex is focused on a specific skill area within infrastructure, applications, and project management. This focused discipline enables our local recruiters to work directly with our candidate’s and focus their talent on the right position at the right time.


We serve Fortune 500, mid-market, and emerging companies from a wide variety of industries, including communications, energy, financial services, government services, healthcare, technology, and utilities. 


Apex has branches in over 70 locations across the U.S. and Canada and more than 1,000 employees dedicated to supporting the needs of our clients and contract team members. Visit www.apexsystems.com to find a local branch or connect with an Account Manager or Recruiter.

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