Microsoft Windows Systems Administrator

Full-time, rewarding permanent position with ASANI Solutions, LLC at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California supporting 250+ IT Professionals in a R&D environment.

Work in an environment that provides the opportunity to collaborate on various challenging space-related information technology (IT) research problems with top researchers from around the world.


We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team of System Administrators who are responsible for a heterogeneous computing environment comprising of Linux, Windows, and Macintosh systems and peripherals. The ideal candidate will be well-versed in a mix of technologies with the motivation to take charge in supporting and maintaining Windows workstations and servers. Candidate must be able to go beyond installation of software and standard configuration.

Job duties will include: help in developing tools to monitor and maintain systems; troubleshooting hardware, software, and network problems on behalf of end users; developing baseline OS installs across a variety of hardware; working with vendor support staff to track and install new OS releases and patches; assisting product development teams to deploy custom and third-party applications; providing day-to-day customer support.


The ideal candidate should be a collaborative team player with excellent verbal and written communication skills. Candidate must be capable to work as part of a team and also manage projects independently with minimal supervision. Candidate should be customer service oriented and be able to balance between project requirements and NASA's strict security policies. Candidate is expected to attend in-person meetings and provide on-site customer support.

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Windows 10 and Server 2016 operating systems
  • Fluency in at least one scripting/coding language
  • Manage Microsoft Active Directory /GPO Management
  • MS SQL and IIS Server configurations and security
  • Developing baseline OS installs across variety of hardware
  • Advance knowledge of Backup/Recovery Applications
  • Familiarity with Engineering Tools: AutoCAD, PTC ProE & Windchill, Solidworks, STK
  • Virtualization - VMware, KVM
  • Storage - SAN, NAS, NFS, iSCSI, Fiber Channel
  • Understanding of system and network security principles and practices
  • Ability to work both as part of a team and independently with minimal supervision, managing several short and long-term tasks

Linux/MacOS experience is a plus, but not required


Candidate must have at least 10+ years of professional experience in Windows systems administration, or a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field with 5+ years of professional experience. Strong writing and communication skills with a hard-working mindset and interpersonal skills are essential in this team-oriented environment.

Compensation for this position is competitive and based on the candidate's experience.

On-site Presence and US Citizenship are Required.

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