System Administrator
Dayton, OH 
Posted 16 days ago
Job Description

Applied Research Solutions is seeking a full-time System Administrator to join our dynamic team located at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. The System Administrator's primary function will be to support the cloud-based development environment of a state-of-the-art sensor exploitation solutions for the defense and intelligence community.

Why Work with us?

Applied Research Solutions (ARS) is respected as a world-class provider of technically integrated solutions as we deliver premier talent and technology across our focused markets for unparalleled, continuous mission support.Awarded a Best Places to Work nominee since 2020, ARS recognizes that without our career- driven, loyal professionals, we would not be able to deliver state-of-the-art results for our mission partners. We firmly believe that prioritizing our employees is of the upmost importance. We provide a culture where our employees are challenged to meet their career goals and aspirations, while still obtaining a work/life balance. ARS employees are motivated through our industry competitive benefits package, our awards and recognition program, and personalized attention from ARS Senior Managers.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with platform end users to resolve issues in a virtualized desktop environment
  • Construct, test and install Salt Stack packages, utilize Salt to manage the VDI for both Windows and Linux
  • Manage system remote access utilizing both Citrix and Guacamole
  • Participate in projects that add new features or improve existing capabilities
  • Construct Microsoft Windows and Linux virtual machine images that meet STIG requirements
  • Participate as a key member of the DevSecOps / Cloud Services team; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/ Technical Experience Requirements:

  • Must be a US Citizen* 5+ years of experience in Microsoft Windows and Linux system administration
  • TS/SCI clearance preferred
  • Experience with Citrix
  • Systems Management such as Salt, Ansible, Intune, or other tools
  • Experience with Azure and other cloud platforms
  • Security+ certification or other DODD 8570 IAM Level II Certification required
  • Utilization of critical thinking and innovation skills
  • Must be able to work as part of a small, fast-moving team
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task.

All positions at Applied Research Solutions are subject to background investigations. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history and identity check.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.


Licenses & Certifications
CompTIA Security+ (preferred)

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Applied Research Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
5+ years
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