Windows System Administrator
Telecommunication Systems - Fort Meade, MD

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ABOUT THE COMPANY:
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) is a leading provider of mission-critical wireless data solutions to government customers, public safety, and carriers.

TCS produces wireless data communications technology solutions that require proven high levels of reliability. TCS' wireless data offerings include secure deployable communication systems and engineered satellite-based services; location-based wireless and VoIP Enhanced 9-1-1 services; messaging and location service infrastructure for wireless operators; and commercial location applications, like traffic and navigation, using the precise location of a wireless device.

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY:
Challenging opportunity for a Windows System Administrator level III who wants to work in the Global Enterprise Command Center (GECC). Must have a TS/SCI with Polygraph.

  • The successful candidate will work 12 hour rotating shifts and should have a strong background in Windows and Active Directory and routine system administration duties (creating accounts, resetting passwords, etc.) in providing telephone support of forward deployed customers.
  • Experience with VNC, RDP, and FILEZILLA and FTP are a plus.
  • Certifications in A+, Network +, and/or Security + will be required in the future, so having any of these certificates will be a definite advantage. Must be a team player.
Essential Job Functions

  • Performs moderately complex systems and database administration. Monitors and tunes appropriate systems to ensure optimum level of performance.
  • Oversees appropriate level software installations and upgrades and related software packages.
  • Collects and reviews system data for capacity and planning purposes. Analyzes capacity data and develops capacity plans for appropriate level enterprise-wide systems. Coordinates with appropriate management personnel in implementing changes.
  • Supports the design and configuration of complex system landscapes.
  • Supports complex data/media recoverability through system backups and database archive operations. Plans, coordinates and directs appropriate level data refresh strategies.
  • Oversees, recommends and implements appropriate level database solutions and enhancements to ensure an improvement in system reliability and performance.
  • Oversees and applies appropriate support packages/patches to maintain system integrity.
  • Develops and maintains appropriate system documentation to ensure that documentation is current. Oversees the maintenance of a library of system-supporting process and procedure documentation.
  • Interacts with client management to answer questions, problems and requests regarding complex system issues.
  • Provides leadership and work guidance to less experienced personnel.
Required Skills:
Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, management information systems, or related field preferred
  • Six or more years of experience in a client-server environment
  • Experience working with appropriate complex systems administration, database administration, and landscape maintenance
  • Experience working with company products and services
  • Experience working with company and client documentation and storage procedures
  • Experience working with complex system implementations and organizational processes
Other Qualifications

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good personal computer and business solutions software skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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