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System Administrator III

Laurel, MD · Information Technology
System Admin with VM Background needed!

The position requires an active TS/SCI with Poly.

Provide support for implementation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of IT systems, working closely with team engineers.  Experience building, patching and maintaining servers both physical and virtual. 
An understanding of Cloud Infrastructure Services or Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is necessary.

-Utilizing System Administrator experience & skills, provide system support services for Virtual Machines (VM's) and images (scripting, image maintenance, system configuration and automation)
-Establish automated workflows through PowerShell scripting and Task Sequence for creating and deploying cloud images.
-Ensure VMs and images are reporting to corporate tools (SCCM, ePO, etc)
-Ensure systems are kept in required configuration profile, including: patch maintenance, changes as required by evolvement of production environments, updating software and software configurations
-Maintain up to date system documentation for all responsible systems
-Troubleshoot systems identifying hardware, software and procedural issues.
-Respond to internal trouble ticket system requests:
       -Respond promptly and courteously to engineering requests for assistance, take ownership and ensure resolution of tickets in a timely manner.
       -Determine the nature of the problem being reported
       -Initiate the action necessary to resolve the problem
       -Document all communication to and from customers
       -Ensure follow-up on outstanding service issues
-Implement plans for deploying new services in a highly available and automated environment
-Be a proactive member of team looking for improvements in technologies and efficiencies
-Assume other duties/projects as they arise and be responsive to the needs of the department
-Provide weekly status report on activities completed in the last week and current projects.

Top Skills Required:  
-Experience with Linux systems in the areas of system administration troubleshooting, integration, shell scripting, and development. This includes Task Sequence, SCCM, ePO, PowerShell scripting and configuring/maintaining DNS
-Experience with VMWare and supporting a virtual infrastructure; and OpenStack
-Experience with Cloud infrastructure Services or Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

To qualify, candidate must also meet these basic qualifications:
-Must currently have and be able to maintain a TS/SCI Clearance with Poly
-One of the following DoD approved certifications is necessary to meet the category/level IAT-2 (DoD 8570) requirement for this position:  Security+ CE, GSEC, SSCP, GICSP, CSA+, CCNA-Security, CCNP Security, CISA, CISSP (or Associate), CASP, GCIH, or GCED.
-Must be available for on-call support.
-Must be open to the possibility of travel (CONUS & OCONUS), anticipate less than 5%.

Required Education & Related Experience:  
Either a Doctorate plus 1 year ,OR Master’s plus 3 years, OR Bachelor’s plus 5 years,  Associate’s plus 7 years, OR H.S./GED plus 9 years

Nice-to-Have Skills:
-Experience with configuration management and development environments such as: git, subversion, or Jenkins
-Experience with any of the following: JIRA, Nagios, Python, Puppet, YUMRpo, Ansible Tower, and/or ILOM
-Experience with Red Hat OpenStack Platform (OSP)
-Experience with Windows System Administration

Can also apply through our website at or send resume directly to

Generous Referral Bonus Program!
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