System Administrator

McLean, VA

Job ID: 127611 Industry: Government



Candidate must have an active TS/SCI FSP  security clearance in order to be considered


Program and Job Description:

This program supports a highly dynamic environment that offers rewarding opportunities to think outside the box in order to deliver innovative and sustainable network environments to its customers. In accordance with this effort, they are looking to add to their team with a System Administrator with Linux, Windows, and basic networking experience.  This position will work both independently and as a member of an integrated product team supporting a wide variety activity.

Day to Day:

·  Creating and managing user/group accounts in both Active Directory (AD) and Network Information Service (NIS)

·  Installing, configuring, updating and troubleshooting Linux and Windows desktop and server (physical and virtual) instances

·  Installing, configuring, updating and removing system and application software

·  Installing, configuring, updating and removing system hardware (servers, workstations, monitors, printers, plotters, scanners, transceivers, network interface cards, network physical links)

·  Configuring NFS, NIS, SAMBA, etc. remote hosting/sharing protocols

·  Creating shell scripts to automate system administration functions

·  Documenting standard operating procedures and how-to articles related to sustainment and maintenance activities, lessons learned and best practices

·  Diagnosing and troubleshooting hardware and software problems; and documenting fault resolution steps

·  Documenting hardware and software configurations, change and maintenance logs, as well as backup history details

·  Configuring ad-hoc subnets, virtual local area networks (VLANs) and virtual private networks (VPNs)

Required Skills:

·  Bachelor’ s Degree in computer science, information systems, engineering, mathematics, or equivalent experience, and ten (10) years of relevant experience (see below bullets).  Equivalent military training and experience in an information technology field is considered in lieu of a degree.

·  Seven (7) years or more demonstrated experience with Linux operating systems (Red Hat & CentOS)

·  Two (2) or more years of demonstrated experience with Windows operating systems (Windows 7, 8, 10 for desktops and Server 2008, 2012 and newer server platforms preferred)

·  Demonstrated experience working with Linux archives (e.g. tar, gz, gzip)

·  Demonstrated experience with Linux update repositories (e.g. yum, apt-get)

·  Five (5) years of intelligence community relevant work experience, including three (3) or more years of specialized, relevant technical experience in the general areas of systems/network operation center support

Desired Skills:


·  Shell scripting in Linux environments

·  Intermediate network experience (such as subnet, VLAN and VPN configuration)

·  Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Visio)

·  Experience working in an ad-hoc environment in which requirements vary from day-to-day

·  Demonstrated experience authoring standard operating procedures

·  Demonstrated experience working in a complex sustainment and maintenance environment comprised of heterogeneous information systems and technologies

·  Knowledge of ICD-503 standards and requirements for system accreditation

·  Knowledge of network addressable storage (NAS) and direct attached storage (DAS) configuration and provisioning

Job Type: Full Time

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