Darkblade Systems


Job Locations US-MD-Annapolis Junction
Information Technology
Full Time
Clearance Level Required
TS/SCI with a Full Scope or Lifestyle Polygraph


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Darkblade Systems, an Intrepid Solutions and Services Company, is a trusted provider of specialized capabilities to priority programs within the defense and intelligence communities, delivering scientific, engineering, technical, operational support and training services. Formed in 2010, Darkblade Systems strives to be a business that puts people first: clients, colleagues, employees, and teammates. Our cleared personnel are experts in the operationalization and deployment of new and emerging technologies.


We're seeking a skilled Systems Administrator with database administration and scripting experience to perform analysis and data processing infrastructure, providing tailored support to technical missions. 


  • Provide implementation, troubleshooting and maintenance support of IT systems; Provide Tier 1 (Help Desk) problem identification, diagnosis and resolution of problems.
  • Manage daily IT system configuration and operation activities, provide assistance to users in accessing and using IT systems.
  • Provide Tier 1 (Help Desk) and Tier 2 (Escalation) problem identification, diagnosis and resolution of problems.
  • Support tday-to-day operations of IT systems, monitor all of the client/server/storage/network devices, mobile devices, etc., and resolve emerging issues.
  • Provide support for the escalation and communication of status to agency management and internal customers, optimize system operations and resource utilization, perform system capacity analysis and planning, provide in-depth experience in troubleshooting IT systems, provide detailed analysis and feedback to agency management and internal customers for escalated tickets, provide support for the dispatch system and hardware problems and remain involved in the resolution process.
  • Configure and manage UNIX and Windows (or other applicable) operating systems and install/load operating system software, troubleshoot and maintains integrity of and configure network components, along with implementing operating systems enhancements to improve reliability and performance. 



  • This position operates on a standard 8 hour schedule Monday - Friday.    


  • Position does not anticipate any required travel.



  • Active Top Secret / SCI with polygraph is required upon application for initial consideration.  



  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline from an accredited college or university is required. Five (5) years of additional SA experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree. 



  • Ten (10) years of experience as a SA in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity is required. 
  • Database experience required: 10 years of DBA experience and Bachelor's degree, or 14 years with no degree. 



  • Database administration and scripting experience. 
  • Background in applied System Engineering, System Design and Information Technology. 
  • MA/MS in System Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering Science, Engineering Management, or related disciplines. 
  • Works well in a small team environment. Capable of handling multiple tasks simultaneously. 


Darkblade Systems does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, Darkblade Systems may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

Darkblade Systems is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.


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