• Principal Systems Engineer (Windows)

    Job Locations US-ID-Pocatello
    Job ID
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    The Principal Systems Engineer (Windows) is responsible for base operating system engineering, design, integration, deployment, testing, certification, patching, installing support libraries, components and addressing application dependencies and interoperability issues.


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    • Serves as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) with advanced knowledge for all Windows systems.
    • Design, engineer, integrate, implement, integrate, and support the Windows Infrastructure, components.
    • Expert in Active Directory, Group Policy, digital certificates, multi factor authentication, and DNS.
    • Create and maintain physical and virtual Windows machines using Windows Deployment Services, System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), Systems Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM), Hyper-V, and SQL Server.
    • Provision and configure web and SQL database servers, and storage.
    • Evaluate, improve, and maintain Windows environment security.
    • Monitor and correct critical server issues using native, add on, and third party tools including Resource and Development Kits.
    • Proactively ensure the highest system availability.
    • Monitor and test application performance, address bottlenecks, identify and implement solutions.
    • Maintain backups and environment redundancy.
    • Write and maintain custom scripts to increase efficiency and lower human intervention.
    • Provide 3rd level support.
    • Liaise with vendors and other IT personnel for problem resolution.
    • Create and update system technical documentation including inventory, patch levels, hostnames, property numbers, IP addresses, enclave, cores, processors, admin passwords, certificates, and service accounts monthly.
    • Engineer and implement Windows single sign-on and multi factor authentication with FBI standardized software and hardware.
    • Continually transition knowledge and train government staff.


     Desired Qualifications

    • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)
    • 8 years’ experience 
    • Bachelor's Degree


    Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. (BE) is an Information Technology and Professional Services consulting firm located in Arlington, VA. BE is a diversified high-technology services company, providing government, commercial and nonprofit agencies technology solutions and organizational management services to ensure mission success. Serving the federal sector since 1998, we base our solutions on an in-depth understanding of our clients, their mission and the unique challenges they face. BE is the winner of the 2015 Microsoft U.S. Federal Solution Partner of the Year award, a 2015 and 2016 Washington Post Top Workplace and has been an Inc. 500/5000 awardee for six consecutive years.


    Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is dedicated to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We are committed to crafting a workplace that endorses creativity and innovation, and promotes engagement through open communication, acceptance of new people and ideas, and a supportive team dynamic. Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EOE Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled. Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is an E-Verify employer.


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