SMX is seeking an Application System Administrator. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in documenting, installing and managing innovative application solutions to meet the evolving needs of our organization and its clients. This position requires a blend of technical expertise, creative problem-solving, and effective communication skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Management of a VDI environment utilizing VMware Horizon for both Windows and Linux solutions.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand application requirements and translate them into effective application solutions.
  • Create/edit technical documentation for developed solutions.
  • Contribute to the installation, configuration and management of web-based application solutions on both Linux and Windows servers or workstations.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve installation issues, working closely with support teams and third-party vendors when necessary.
  • Collaborate with software developers, system architects, and other stakeholders to ensure alignment with overall system architecture and strategic goals.
  • Participate in cross-functional team meetings to gather insights, share progress, and contribute to continuous improvement.
  • Conduct thorough testing of application solutions to identify and address any issues before deployment.
  • Effective communication skills, with the ability to convey technical concepts to diverse audiences.

Required Skills: 

  • Available to work onsite at Patuxent River NAS at least two days a week.
  • The selected applicant must have DoD 8570/5239 IAT Level II Certification (Security + CE equivalent, or greater), and the ability to work independently and as part of a team in RDT&E environments.
  • An active DoD Secret clearance is required to start. Applicant selected may be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Ability to be upgraded to Top Secret clearance required.
  • Efficiency with VDI and VMware Horizon.
  • Experience with Citrix ADCs, Citrix Storefront, XLM brokers and Citrix VDAs.

Desired Skills:

  • Familiarity with communicating technical concepts with stakeholders.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Organizational and communication skills.
  • Testing and troubleshooting of application solutions, system architecture.
  • Web application support, hosting and administration.