Position Title: Sr. Systems Administrator
Industry: Law Firm / Legal Services
Department: Information Technology – IT
Location: Alexandria, VA
Status: Full Time, Direct Hire

Large law firm in Old Town is seeking a Systems Administrator that is looking to grow into a Senior Systems Admin role. This role will lead you to the path to IT Management! Our client offers excellent benefits including medical, dental and vision, as well as a very generous PTO plan, free parking in Old Town Alexandria, profit sharing, 401(k) and competitive salary commensurate with years of experience, education and training.

Senior Systems Administrator Position Summary:

  • Provide Hands-on Systems / Network Administration support for a law firm with a local office, as well as three additional branch offices out of state
  • Assist with managing a 24/7 network and disaster recovery operation
  • Manage 30 MS Windows 2008 (R2) servers, Barracuda web filter, Fortinet firewalls, routers, Aruba wifi devices, and switches across three offices with 200 nodes in a 24/7 operation
  • Load new operating systems, drivers, raid controller configurations, etc. for new MS 2016 servers and NAS devices to allow network interconnectivity with other servers while maintaining security of the infrastructure
  • Manage and maintain network security including updating Fortinet firewalls, GFI spam filters, Norton and Sophos security patches, hot fixes, virus definitions, and upgrades of firmware
  • Troubleshoot network issues relating to connectivity with servers, web filters, firewalls, routers, and switches, connectivity with branch offices, and interaction between servers
  • Provide support for software application functionality and interoperability with other software applications (Elite Accounting, iManage, Citrix, MS Office 2010, MS SQL Server 2008)
  • Research application issues and provide recommendations to correct issues
  • Responsible for creation of instructions and of related documentation


Senior Systems Administrator Qualifications Summary:

  • Minimum two years relative Systems Administration experience required
  • Hands-on experience with MS Server 2008 (R2) and MS Server 2016 (R2), MS Active Directory, Group Policy, WSUS, Registry based policy, MS Exchange 2010 and MS Exchange 2016, MS SQL 2008 and MS SQL 2016, LDAP, and security policy configurations
  • Working knowledge of VBScript, PowerShell, Perl Script, PHP, and SQL queries
  • Citrix XenApp highly desired
  • Strong firewall knowledge
  • Document Studio experience is a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to effectively detail problems, solutions, and overall objectives
  • Availability to provide “on call” support required
  • Ability to lift up to fifty pounds
  • Flexibility to occasionally travel to other branch offices; approximately 3 times annually