Principal Windows Systems Administrator

Principal Windows Systems Administrator Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Principal Windows Systems Administrator to join our team.


  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, with internal or external customers, in written and oral format;
  • Test new releases of products to ensure compatibility and minimize user impact;
  • Adhere to strict Information Systems security guidelines in all cases;
  • Works under minimal direction and independently determines and develops approach to solutions;
  • Prepare security documentation for input to Computer Security;
  • Able to support multiple networks. Ensure necessary administration tasks are completed; direct others as necessary;
  • Create and maintain user and computer accounts and modify file permissions and security access lists;
  • Provide backup and recovery services; manage file systems and disk space; manage virus protection on a routine basis;
  • Develop and document technical processes and procedures as needed;
  • Interact, meet, discuss, and troubleshoot issues with vendors; evaluate vendor products, services, and suggestions;
  • Make recommendations to purchase hardware, software, system components;
  • Report project status as required for all recurring and non-recurring efforts;
  • Perform as a Windows System Administrator for a classified government contract.


  • Knowledge of environmental monitoring tools (HBSS/Solar Winds/Splunk);
  • Currently Active Top Secret clearance or SCI access;
  • Rudimentary Scripting;
  • Experience with Certification & Accreditation process;
  • VMWare experience with current version;
  • Server management;
  • Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining computer hardware in a networked environment;
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a STEM related field;
  • Windows AD, LDAP, VMWare, and knowledge of SAN storage systems;
  • Linux Operating System experience and/or certification for current versions;
  • Currently valid Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP or similar security certification;
  • Windows domain architecture experience;
  • Understanding basic networking, including subnets, routing, and VLANs; Cisco experience and/or certification;
  • DoD 8570 Certification in a primary OS (Windows, Linux, Cisco);
  • Creation and deployment of system images in an enterprise environment.