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Systems Engineer I


Systems Engineer


Herndon, Virginia, United States


Work Where it Matters

Akima is not just another global enterprise and federal contractor. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), our mission and purpose extend beyond our exciting federal projects as we support our shareholder communities in Alaska.

At Akima, the work you do every day makes a difference in the lives of our 15,000 Iñupiat shareholders, a group of Alaska natives from one of the most remote and harshest environments in the United States.

For our shareholders , Akima provides support and employment opportunities and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years.

For our government customers , Akima delivers agile solutions in the core areas of facilities, maintenance, and repair; information technology; logistics; protective services; systems engineering; mission support; furniture, fixtures & equipment (FF&E); and construction.

As an Akima employee , you will be surrounded by a challenging, yet supportive work environment that is committed to innovation and diversity, two of our most important values. You will also have access to our comprehensive benefits and competitive pay in addition to growth opportunities and excellent retirement options.

Job Summary:

This position will function as part of a team that provides server administration, performs upgrade and system testing, server hardware/software maintenance, patching, and troubleshooting, server/application backups, and compliance documentation. In addition, this role provides dedicated support to enterprise end-users in a timely and professional manner. This person will work directly with management and engineering team peers, ensuring compliance with IT security policies and best practices. An ideal candidate will have a solid work ethic and the communication skills necessary to convey technology guidance.

Must be eligible for a Secret security clearance and pass criminal, background, and credit checks.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Designs, builds, and manages enterprise baselines in a multi-tiered and highly available framework.
  • Troubleshoots complex network problems associated with hybrid applications and databases.
  • Works with security response teams during security incidents and participates in site security audits.
  • Works with the telephony team and VoIP technologies.
  • Performs on call duties on evenings, weekends, and holidays, as needed.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills while interacting with end users.
  • Good writing skills capable of creating process and procedure documentation. Contributes to continuous improvement recommendations.
  • Ability to work as a team member on solutions to a variety of complex technical problems.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science/information technology or equivalent education and experience
  • Five years’ experience in Windows Server administration.
  • Knowledge of server hardware, systems components, capacity, and systems performance management.
  • Proficient with Windows Server 2016 and later.
  • Hypervisor knowledge including VMware and Hyper-V.
  • Experience administering Microsoft SCCM/Intune and Hybrid endpoint management.
  • Proficient with Windows 10 and later Windows operating systems.
  • Basic knowledge of Linux.
  • Excellent interpersonal and time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Be physically capable of lifting 50 Lbs.
  • Some travel to other offices may be required (less than 25%).

Desired Qualifications:

  • Firewall Management, Policy, and Troubleshooting experience is a plus.
  • ITIL/Microsoft certifications are a plus.
  • Experience with provisioning, monitoring, and maintaining enterprise cloud and hybrid environments. (Office365, Azure, VMware on AWS).
  • Experience with implementation of NIST 800-171 security controls.
  • Azure/AWS Certifications are a plus.

We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability, or have known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us at or [Register to View] (information about job applications status is not available at this contact information).

Job: Information Technology

Travel: Yes, 25% of the time

Organization: Akima

Clearance: Not Applicable

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-8906