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System Administrator

Lowell, Massachusetts
Job Type
13 Sep 2020

System Administrators collaborate with a diverse team to support fast-paced, critical programs with classified information system capabilities. Success in this role means you are able to develop, implement and maintain secure, cost-efficient environments across various classified programs. Program teams rely on your collaboration and guidance to define computing requirements and create end-to-end solutions to solve complex DT infrastructure problems.

This role will include, but is not limited to tasks like the following:

Collaborate with partners to define computing requirements and create end-to-end solutions consisting of hardware and operating system technologies
Integrate and partner with programs to solve complex infrastructure problems
Assure a high level of reliability and performance through systems monitoring and infrastructure management
Respond to online service requests from users
Ensure server and application compliance with security and performance requirements (DFARS, RMF, NIST Cybersecurity Framework)
Install, Convert, and upgrade systems
Develop, revise, and maintain technical and operational documentation (including procedures) to continually improve our computing environments
Maintain and grow your technical competence in multiple areas (such as Windows, Linux, virtualization, User Authentication, DNS, NFS, system imaging/build automation)
Assist in developing the overall performance and capability of your technical team through mentoring and knowledge sharing

Please note that an active U.S. Dept. of Defense (DoD) Secret Security Clearance is required as of day one of employment, except in rare cases, only US Citizens are eligible to obtain Security Clearances.
Capped Budget relocation is available to the selected applicant if they are eligible per company policy & the amount will be discussed at the appropriate stage of the hiring process.

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled

Job Requirements:

Required Skills & Experience:
2 years minimum total professional experience as an IT/DT professional.
2 years of experience with Linux/Windows operating systems
Experience with Active Directory and group policy management.
Experience with data storage (NetApp preferred) and data backup technologies
Good Documentation practices
Experience operating and leading in an Agile Scrum environment
Must possess US DoD Secret Security Clearance, except in rare cases, only US Citizens are eligible to obtain US Security clearances from the DoD.

HIGHLY Desired skills and attributes:
Strong leadership skills. Ability to work with and drive team results
Strong troubleshooting skills
Strong teamwork and collaboration skills

Desired Skills & Experience:

Working knowledge of other Unix-based operating systems (e.g. Solaris, Irix) Working knowledge of virtual computing technologies Working knowledge of thin client technologies Strong communication skills (both oral and written) Strong organizational skills Working knowledge of operating system provisioning Cobbler, Ghost, MS MDT Working knowledge of system update management WSUS, SCCM, Chef, Puppet Working knowledge of computer system monitoring Nagios, Retina, etc. Working knowledge of compliance assessment tools ACAS, Nessus Working knowledge of unified OS account management technologies Centrify Working knowledge of Host-Based Security System (HBSS) Good understanding of fundamental TCP/IP concepts Scripting / programming experience Strong understanding of fundamental networking/distributed computing environment concepts. CISSP Certification US DoD Top Secret Clearance

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  • Job Reference: 173889248-2
  • Date Posted: 13 September 2020
  • Recruiter: The Computer Merchant, Ltd
  • Location: Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent