About the Position

Cobalt seeks a highly skilled and motivated IT Systems Specialist (Level II) to join our team. In this role, you will be responsible for managing the IT infrastructure, creating and maintaining virtual machines, and ensuring the smooth operation of our network. You will also be accountable for on-premises hosting, security, identity and access management, disaster recovery, and vendor relationship management. We seek a dedicated, dependable candidate with a strong understanding of Windows systems and Azure technologies. You will have the opportunity to specialize in DevOps, orchestration, and systems architecture, and will receive the tools, training, and support needed to succeed. As a member of a highly collaborative and dynamic team, you will be expected to work directly with vendors and other team members. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, a drive to learn, and the ability to troubleshoot complex issues with ease. If you have the experience, skills, and passion we are looking for, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity. At Cobalt, we are committed to providing our employees with a career plan and opportunities for growth and development.

Primary Duties

  • Virtual and Physical Server Management using Hyper-V and Windows Server
  • Windows Server Configuration and Maintenance (including updates, firewall management, IIS configuration, and IP assignment)
  • Identity and Access Management using Active Directory, ADFS, and SSL
  • Application Hosting Configuration and Monitoring (load balancing, DNS management, network switch configuration, and uptime monitoring)
  • Dynamics 365 On-Premises and Online Installation, Configuration, and Deployment
  • Cybersecurity Management (including firewall configuration, security event monitoring, and coordination with vendors for penetration testing)
  • Documentation Management (maintaining updated and accurate records of the infrastructure setup)
  • Supporting non-position-specific tasks and promoting Cobalt at industry events as needed



  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2-4 years of Windows management experience
  • At least three years of experience with:
    • Virtual Windows Server management / Hyper-V
    • PowerShell use
    • Infrastructure documentation (network diagrams, checklists, how-to documents, incident reports, etc.)
    • Active Directory management
    • DNS management
    • Server uptime monitoring and patching
    • Disaster recovery
  • A desire to learn new technologies, with an opportunity to learn Azure
  • Fluency in English (written and oral)
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Organizational and task management skills
  • Great personality (patient, upbeat, friendly, and professional)


  • MCSA or equivalent certification in server administration
  • Experience with installing and configuring Microsoft Dynamics 365 (on-premises)
  • Experience with installing and configuring Microsoft SQL Server
  • Experience with configuring network firewalls
  • Experience presenting technical content in-person

Compensation &  Benefits

Cobalt offers all of its employees medical, vision, dental, life, and disability insurance, a 401K plan with employer matching, professional development opportunities, commuter benefits, hybrid remote work with a relaxed work environment in Crystal City, a tuition reimbursement program, and other great benefits. We host multiple events for our employees each year including quarterly events, a holiday party, a company retreat, and multiple ways to give back to the community through a variety of volunteering opportunities.

The IT Systems Specialist (Level II) position pays an annual salary of $80,000 – $90,000, based on experience with the opportunity to make up to 10% more in annual performance-based bonuses.

Hybrid Work Policy

Cobalt has adopted a hybrid remote work policy for 2023 in order to continue fostering our company culture of teamwork and collaboration. All employees are expected to work a minimum of 25 days per quarter at Cobalt’s office in Arlington, VA.

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Cobalt wants to ensure the health and safety of all its employees, which is why all employees are required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, including at least one booster shot.

Professional Development

  • Individual training budget
  • Paid time for individual training and/or projects throughout the year
  • Other professional development opportunities (such as conferences)
  • Multiple career growth opportunities

Cobalt’s Work Environment

  • Quiet, relaxed & collaborative workspaces
  • Comprehensive training and coaching opportunities
  • Weekly company-wide lunch-n-learn sessions
  • Transparent company-wide communication


Please apply via the link below and include a copy of your current resume and cover letter:

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