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Senior Applications Engineer

Senior Applications Engineer

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Trace Systems, headquartered in Tysons Corner, Virginia, was founded in 1999 to support and defend our nation's security interests at home and abroad whenever and wherever. We provide cybersecurity, intelligence, communications, networking and information technology services, systems, and solutions to the United States Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and Department of Homeland Security.


Job Title:  Sr. Application Engineer


Job Location:  Tampa, Florida


Security Clearance:  Secret (TS/SCI Eligible)


Job Responsibilities

Trace Systems is seeking an experienced Sr. Applications/Systems Engineer for its IT Engineering team who will contribute to the overall engineering, design, build, implementation/integration and operations support of all existing and new Infrastructure. 


  • Manage all messaging systems, Windows Server Enterprise supported by the Infrastructure team by performing server builds, virtual machine management, server maintenance, etc.
  • Install, maintain and monitor equipment, which may include network and server infrastructure,  application systems and database systems
  • Recommend and implement changes to the overall system and messaging environments through following an institutionalized change management process
  • Act as an escalation point on critical issues for various internal technology groups
  • At least 5 years of experience designing, supporting, maintaining, troubleshooting, and administering Windows Enterprise Serves (Servers, mail (Exchange), instant messaging (Lync) and other communication tools.
  • Solid experience with Microsoft applications in a VMware virtual environment
  • Solid experience with anti-spam, encryption and email tracking, TLS configurations, transport rules, and e-discovery.
  • Strong Experience managing a Windows environment, including but not limited to Active Directory, DNS, DHCP.
  • Strong experience with Microsoft Certificate services (Design and Implementation)
  • Experience developing Powershell scripts for administration/automation.  Specifically for the automation of Day 1 – Day 3Operations automation.
  • Experience with Microsoft System Operations Center
  • Experience with Microsoft Configuration Center 2007 and 2012
  • Experience with VMware Operations Manager Subject Matter Expert with either Active Directory, Exchange, VMWare, System Center, Citrix, SharePoint, or other complex Windows applications
  • Experience with one or more programming/scripting languages such as PowerShell, VBScript, Python, etc.
  • Technical lead for large scale projects involving Windows technologies
  • Cloud and hybrid cloud deployments

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience with Microsoft application deployment automation (i.e. Active Directory, Exchange, Lync
  • Experience with Risk Management Framework
  • Familiar with Network Monitoring tools (i.e. System Center 2012, SolarWinds, etc.)
  • Experience with Change Management (CM), Quality Assurance (QA), Risk Management, and Project Control
  • Familiarity/Understanding of the Combined Enterprise Regional Information Exchange System (CENTRIXS)

Desired Qualifications

  • MCITP preferably MCPITPEA for both Windows 2008 and 2012 enterprise environments
  • MCITP: Messaging
  • MCSE
  • MCSA
  • Network +
  • Security +
  • CNSA
  • CCNA


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or other relevant field


Security Clearance

  • Secret (TS/SCI eligible)


To Apply: We invite you to put your talents to work by joining a growing team of dynamic professionals here at Trace Systems! Be part of a culture at our leading edge company where you can achieve great things while fostering a satisfying and rewarding career progression. Please apply directly through the website at:      #jointracesystems


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Trace Systems is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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