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Junior SharePoint Administrator

Junior SharePoint Administrator

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By Light is seeking a Junior SharePoint Administrator to join our team supporting a Government customer in Washington, DC. This role will require an entry-level professional capable of fulfilling the customer support functions of a large complex IT development and deployment project. The SharePoint Administrator will work closely with project managers, contractors, and customers to resolve or escalate issues with the systems being deployed.


By Light is an IT products and services firm specializing in software development, satellite/terrestrial communications, cyber security, and network engineering/design. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, we provide support worldwide to DOD, Federal Civilian, and Health IT customers.


  • Resolve user tickets and perform ticket management.
  • Install, configure, maintain, upgrade, and manage a SharePoint farm.
  • Train and support users on how to upload a document, start an approval workflow, etc.
  • Install and configure Internet Information Services (IIS)
    • Create/manage application pools.
    • Monitor activity for trouble-shooting and capacity planning.
    • Trouble-shoot and remediate ISS issues.
    • Review and apply as needed IIS patches.
    • Create new websites, virtual directories, and applications.
    • Configure custom HTTP settins including error responses, headers, and directory information displayed.
    • Delegate site and application management.
    • Implement security: configure authentication, SSL, authorization rules, and server certificates.
    • Configure web application settings: connections strings, machine keys, SMTP.
    • Migrate applications from on IIS server to another.

Required Experience/Qualifications

  • Experience with the creation of a Content Database (DB), maintaining of the DB.
  • Experience assigning of proper permission levels for all users of the site as well as configuring anonymous access if required.

Preferred Experience/Qualifications

  • Experience configuring all service applications like Search, Metadata, and User-Profile Synchronization etc.
  • Experience configuring timer jobs based on business requirements.
  • Solid understanding of IIS Manager, IIS architecture, Active Directory and Mail Configuration.
  • Knowledge of configuration Business Connectivity Services for connecting to a SQL database or a Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) service.
  • Strong understanding of what can be done using Out Of Box (OOB) features in SharePoint.
  • Experience configuring SharePoint service applications.
  • Broad knowledge of Windows networking and authentication.
  • Knowledge of monitoring of disk space, backups and other repetitive tasks that is handled by operational staff.
  • Knowledge of Server Manager and its functionality
  • Knowledge of Active Directory
  • Knowledge of DNS
  • Knowledge of SMTP
  • Knowledge of Network Load Balancing (NLB)
  • Knowledge of Windows Firewall
  • Knowledge of Event Viewer and Performance Monitor


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