System Administrator Trainer

Fairfax, VA /
Smoothstack /
Smoothstack—an IT Apprenticeship program—is one of the most rapidly growing and disruptive enterprises in the technology industry.

At Smoothstack, our mission is to level the playing field in the tech. The future of technology innovation is built on a talent ecosystem driven by meritocracy, equity, and cutting-edge technological skill development.
We pride ourselves on the high level of expertise and real world experience our trainers bring to our program. This is an opportunity for someone who has the passion and desire to foster the next generation of technical talent. At Smoothstack, you can truly make an impact, changing the future career trajectory for young, ambitious professionals who are ready to learn!

We are looking for an experienced System Administrator to join our team. Our passionate trainers create a collaborative and innovative on-the-job learning environment for our apprentices.


    • The primary responsibilities for this role are to create custom curriculum and an executable training plan, as well as hands on classroom training of Smoothstack apprenticeship students. As Students progress, ongoing mentorship and support from our trainers is also required.
    • Monitor apprentice attendance, performance, and communicate any discrepancies or concerns to the People Department
    • Track and report attendance and grades
    • Assign projects to groups and evaluate on a weekly basis
    • Attend evaluation meetings and provide feedback on apprentices’ development and performance
    • Provide evaluation feedback to apprentices and recommendations for improvement
    • Provide mentorship and continued support to the apprentices throughout the program and post-placement
    • Consult with the Director of Training and CTO on candidates that are to be accepted in the Smoothstack Apprenticeship Program.

Technology stack required

    • Introduction and basic familiarity with the different types of Server 2016 and its features
    • Understand and implement Domain Name System (DNS)
    • Have a detailed concept of implementing DHCP and IPAM
    • Establish network connectivity and remote access solutions for any enterprise
    • Deploy core and distributed network solutions
    • Design an advanced network infrastructure with reliable security
    • Install and configure domain controllers
    • Create and manage Active Directory users and computers
    • Create and manage Active Directory groups and organizational units (OUs)
    • Configure service authentication and account policies
    • Maintain Active Directory
    • Configure Active Directory in a complex enterprise environment
    • Create and manage Group Policy Objects (GPOs)
    • Configure Group Policy processing
    • Configure Group Policy settings
    • Configure Group Policy preferences
    • Install and configure AD CS
    • Install and configure Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)
    • Implement Web Application
    • Proxy (WAP)
    • Install and configure Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS)
    • Networking Basics
    • Ethernet Basics
    • MTU
    • Layer 2 Broadcast Traffic
    • Spanning Tree Protocol
    • ARP
    • Virtualization Fundamentals
    • vSphere Standard Switches
    • Virtual Switch Features
    • Introduction to NSX
    • VTEPs and NIC Teaming
    • NSX Logical Switch Fundamentals
    • Transport Zones
    • NSX Controller Cluster
    • The impact of VXLAN on network scalability
    • Distributed Logical Router
    • Quality of Service
    • Dynamic Routing with NSX
    • NSX Firewall
    • Services and VPN
    • Windows Server Troubleshooting
    • Introduction to Azure Cloud
    • Storage Services
    • Host a website on the cloud
    • Azure CLI Deep dive
    • Container and Orchestration
    • Networking on the cloud
    • Log Analytics on the cloud
    • Cloud Security concepts
    • Learn Office 365 Administration
    • Learn configuring Microsoft 365 for your company
    • Understand basic cloud components
    • Understand core Microsoft 365 components
    • Understand basics of Exchange Online
    • Understand collaboration and mobility in Microsoft 365
    • Understand identity protection and management
    • Understand security, compliance, privacy, and trust in Microsoft 365
    • Understand basics of SharePoint Online
    • Understand licensing options available in Microsoft 365 and Office 365
    • Understand fundamentals of Microsoft Intune
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