Radiant Solutions

Windows System Administrator

Job Location US-MD-Gaithersburg
Posted Date 6 months ago(9/26/2017 3:12 PM)
# of Openings


Join our company whose purpose is to help national security and commercial organizations understand and navigate our changing planet.  Radiant Solutions provides multi-source data collection, enrichment, and analytic capabilities that reveal unique geospatial information and insights where and when it matters most.


We are a new organization but no company has such strong roots in geospatial with our level of scale and a strong commercial mindset.  Our heritage companies, MDA Information Systems, RadiantBlue, DigitalGlobe Intelligence Solutions, HumanGeo and RAI are well known for delivering innovative capabilities across the entire geospatial intelligence value chain. Our combined team of over 1,000 aerospace engineers, geospatial analysts, weather and ocean experts, software developers, data scientists, and DevOps engineers apply disruptive technology and our unique intellectual property to both national security and commercial problems.


We offer an excellent comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life, and short/long-term disability insurance, vacation and sick leave, 401(k) retirement plan, flexible spending account and tuition assistance.  Radiant Solutions values diversity in the work place and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


To be qualified, you MUST be a US Citizen and have the ability to obtain a TS/SCI clearance.




Radiant Solutions has an immediate and urgent opening for a Mid-Level Windows Systems Administrator to join our team at our Gaithersburg, MD location.


The Mid-Level Windows Systems Administrator is responsible for Windows AD architecture, implementation, security, interoperability, and all other activities that are necessary for the operation, including the daily monitoring and enhancements of Radiant Solutions and client systems. This position is essential to supporting the infrastructure throughout the Gaithersburg, MD office as well as working collaboratively with IT teams across multiple sites. This position will provide leadership to a small team of IT professionals, implement evolving security requirements, architect Windows solutions on multiple networks, and work closely with teams to deliver critical infrastructure to meet staff and gov’t customer needs.  This position requires a highly motivated individual who can work independently in a fast-paced environment, implement new technologies, and provide senior-level expertise. 

  • Design, install, and support Windows AD domains and infrastructure
  • Design, install and administer security controls via OS/application hardening and Group Policy
  • Manage security-related solutions such as AV, Malware, and Endpoint protection
  • Monitor and manage system resource utilization and planning
  • Monitor local system operations and investigation of system problems
  • Support configuration management processes and procedures (DR reporting, audits)
  • Perform OS and network performance tuning
  • Support approved OS and software upgrades
  • Troubleshoot and resolve application and OS issues
  • Attend and support planning meetings
  • Maintain user accounts and group assignments
  • Perform and coordinate preventive maintenance
  • Perform backup operations and archive management
  • Support statistics report generation
  • Conduct operational and integration problem investigation and resolution
  • Provide system administration and hardware support
  • Provide customer support including, but not limited to, systems administration for assigned servers, application support and hardware configuration
  • Identify, define, and document process improvements and methods
  • Consult/coach other team members


  • At least 5 years’ experience
  • Expertise with Windows Active Directory
  • Expertise in using GPOs to manage and secure all servers, desktops
  • Expertise in deploying and managing network anti-virus and endpoint protection solutions
  • Experience with Microsoft Exchange environment
  • Experience with server hardware and Data Center operations
  • Experience with Hyper-V/VMware
  • Experience with patching with SCCM
  • Experience in mixed Windows/Linux environment
  • Working knowledge of PowerShell, batch scripts
  • Proficiency with IP networking, DNS, DHCP
  • Some familiarity with RHEL/Unix, SQL, other RDMS.
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to work independently and effectively in a small team environment
  • Lead and coach other team members as needed
  • Strong customer service skills and ability to interact in a professional manner with customers
  • Experience with Cloud solutions such as Office365, Azure, AWS, Google Cloud a plus
  • Familiarity with GIS software (ArcGIS, Imagine) a bonus
  • MCSE, MCSA, Security+ certifications a plus
  • Ability to obtain Security Clearance





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