Desktop Support Administrator at Applied Research Associates (ARA) (Huntsville, AL)

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  • Introduction
    • This is a junior-level position at the Analytical Solutions Division located in Huntsville, AL. The individual selected for this position will work alongside remote technical support staff. Under limited supervision, the successful candidate will administer all aspects of the LAN operating environment.
  • What you'll do as a Systems Administrator
    • Provide desktop support and technical assistance to end users on a variety of issues.
    • Manage and support a small Windows server environment.
    • Identify, research, and resolve technical problems.
    • Troubleshoot PC hardware and software issues.
    • Set up and maintain user accounts.
    • Manage file, print, and license servers.
    • Administer data backups.
    • Apply security patches and updates in a timely manner.
    • Document and maintain IT related procedures.
    • Maintain inventory and licensing records for hardware and software acquisitions.
  • Systems Administrator Requirements

    • Requires High School Diploma or equivalent

  • 1-3 years of experience supporting desktops/laptops and servers; specifically, with systems running Windows 10, Server 2012+ on a Windows network, including printers and other peripherals. (Education may be counted in lieu of experience, one year of college is equivalent to two years of experience).
  • Experience supporting an array of applications on Windows operating systems including, Microsoft Office, SharePoint, email, VPN clients, firewalls, disk encryption, and antivirus software.
  • Experience troubleshooting and repairing hardware and network problems in virtual and physical environments.
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance, which includes US citizenship.

  • Systems Administrator Preferences
    • Experience with Windows Server 2012 and above
    • Experience with Microsoft 365 office applications
    • Experience with Commvault backup software
    • Knowledge of Cisco VoIP phone administration
    • MCSE, A+, Net+, Security+ certifications
    • Antivirus and WSUS
    • Bachelor's degree in MIS, CS, or other IT-related field
    • DoD experience
    • IT security risk and vulnerability understand
    • Secret Security Clearance - Active or Inactive


Applied Research Associate's (ARA) Corporate IT department is seeking a dedicated and driven Systems Administrator who is committed to excellence and continuous improvement for our Analytical Solutions Division in Huntsville, AL. THE ABILITY TO OBTAIN A SECRET SECURITY CLEARANCE IS REQUIRED AND A CURRENT CLEARANCE IS HIGHLY DESIRABLE.

ARA is an employee-owned company whose mission is to solve problems of global importance. Our motto is "Engineering and Science That Matters for Fun & Profit" and we live our core values of Passion, Freedom, Service and Growth every day. ARA's IT Team is committed to providing innovative technical solutions that provide a robust environment for our employees.

The company, founded in Albuquerque, NM, in 1979, currently employs over 1,500 professionals and continues to grow. ARA offices throughout the United States and Canada provide a broad range of technical expertise in defense technologies, civil technologies, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, environmental technologies, and testing and measurement. The corporation also provides sophisticated technical products for environmental site characterization, pavement analysis, and robotics.

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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)
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Applied Research Associates (ARA) operates in the Aerospace industry. The company is located in A;buquerque, NM and Vicksburg, MS. Applied Research Associates (ARA) was founded in 2022. It has 2729 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 106 open jobs at Applied Research Associates (ARA), click here.
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