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Linux / Windows System Administrator and desktop support- Job Order 2973

Linux /Windows System Administrator and desktop support – Job Order 2973

near Seven Corners, VA
US citizen strongly preferred
Compensation: DOE

Job Description

My client is a world leader in the research and development of advanced information processing, computing, and communications technologies. They have three research campuses: one in Marina Del Rey, CA; one in Arlington, VA; and one in Waltham, MA.

*This position is primary located in Arlington, VA. Periodic travel to Waltham MA may be done on a quarterly basis or as needed for emergency on-site work.

My client is seeking a well-rounded System Administrator to support core institute IT infrastructure operations and end user support. You will have the opportunity to work with other highly skilled technology experts on complex systems and interesting technical challenges.

” Manage, support, and upgrade (software and hardware) the infrastructure, desktop operations and general facilities.
” Proactively identify and resolve system reliability and performance concerns including network devices and applications.
” Provide analytical and technical expertise on system integration, installation, replacement and upgrades of servers and operating systems.
” Provide support for corporate and classified network related connectivity for corporate network working in conjunction with network engineering team.
” Develop and maintain appropriate system documentation. Formulate standards for system management.
” Participate in the “on call” rotation acting as the first responder for the team to emergency after hours calls on critical systems.

Education: Bachelor’s degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Minimum Experience: 5 years professional systems administration experience with the understanding and strong technical knowledge of and experience with systems administration, backups, operating systems programming/scripting languages and associated hardware platforms and end user/endpoint support. Possesses the required knowledge to build, configure, load and restore a system from the ground up and network troubleshoot.

” Must be a US citizen but might consider a U.S. permanent resident
” Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as computer science, computer information systems, etc. OR equivalent combined education, training, and experience
” VMware virtualization platform management
” RHEL, CentOS and/or Ubuntu (or similar), Active Directory /Exchange / Windows Server
” Security hardening and patching of information systems including network, servers, desktop/laptop and mobile devices including documentation and creating audit reports
” Network: Intranet, Ethernet and Internet connectivity and topology management and troubleshoot.
” Storage: NAS, DAS, SAN setup and Backup management
” Rack/Stack, configure, maintain physical hardware equipment
” Deploy and maintain end user Linux, Mac and Windows workstations – desktop, laptop, printer and peripherals
” Multi-vendor management, security, and network/Internet protocols
” Strong written and verbal communication skills

” Experience with NIST 800-171, NIST 800-53, and/or the DSS Risk Management Framework
” CISSP or similar security credential
” Implementation of L2 networks, particularly with Cisco, HPE, Aruba, and/or Arista gear
” Automation and Orchestration: e.g. Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Powershell, Vagrant, Ruby, and/or Python
” Deploying and supporting common open source software packages

Strong candidates will be self-motivated and ready to engage in lively technical give-and-take.

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