Senior Advanced (Linux/Red Hat preferred) Systems Administration Specialist

Dedham, MA

Posted: 08/10/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Industry: Defense/Government Job Number: 23-00718

Job Description

Senior Advanced (Linux/Red Hat preferred) Systems Administration Specialist
Top Secret Clearance-Must be a U.S. Citizen due to the nature of the work-DOD

We apply advanced technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, AR/VR, Cloud Native and Quantum Physics to solve our customers' missions in cyber, RF, undersea, interstellar and everything in between.
  • Providing Sr. Level technical problem solving and in-depth consulting for systems operations
  • Will work as part of a team responsible for administration and management of servers, end-user workstations, and potentially clustered systems operating in both unclassified and classified network environments
  • Analysis, design, and implementation of modifications to the systems software in order to improve systems performance, correct errors, or fulfill specific needs
  • Participate in planning new hardware acquisitions, developing operating policy, interacting with vendors, educating customers, and communicating and collaborating with other projects within the organization
  • Work closely with scientists and engineers to help them use workstations and servers to solve their computationally intensive problems
  • Support of individual user workstations and associated software will be required
  • Systems Administrators will provide support for application installation, licenses management, software tracking/distribution and backup/recovery of system configurations and user data files
  • Assist users in applying for accounts and approving user access.
  • You will also be responsible for all ConMon and compliance activities for servers & workstations. You' ll perform OS and vendor software patching on servers and monitor physical and virtual servers' performance using monitoring tools. You will be expected apply STIG' s, run SCAP and/or Nessus scans.

What you' ll experience:
  • Technologies that aren' t just top-notch, they' re often top-secret
  • A team of bold thinkers committed to exploring what' s next
  • Opportunities to gain new knowledge - as it' s discovered


What you bring to the table:
  • A Bachelor' s degree in Computer Science, a related field or equivalent experience plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master' s degree plus 6 years of relevant experience
  • Subject matter expert (SME) with the ability to mentor others on administrating the server environment
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL 7.X RHEL 8.X)
  • VMWare
  • Hyper-V
  • ESXi
  • STIG Checklists
  • STIG Compliance Checker Tool
  • Linux including RHEL/CentOS, specifically secure environments. Virtualized and bare metal
  • Infrastructure aspects of Linux related to authentication, policy, scanning, logging, storage
  • Advanced understanding of server based operating systems
  • Enhanced troubleshooting skills within the server OS as well as both networking and storage technologies
  • Hands-on experience developing, deploying and supporting large-scale enterprise server solutions
  • Design, planning, implementation, monitoring, administering and maintaining computer networks
  • Solid understanding of server based operating systems
  • Enhanced troubleshooting skills within the server OS as well as both networking and storage technologies
  • Working knowledge to create and run scripts to automate repetitive processes
  • Experience with ConMon and compliance activities for servers & workstations

Department of Defense Top Secret security clearance is required within a reasonable period of time. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. Citizenship is required.

No third-party applicants will be considered. If you are a third party contracting company, please do not respond to this position.

Meet Your Recruiter

Crisi Mintz

Crisi Mintz joined the Contract Professionals, Inc. team as a Technical Recruiter in January 2023, in order to support efforts to bring the Arizona recruitment team to scale.

A Zillow 5-Star Premier Agent, Crisi has been a licensed realtor for more than 15 years. During her career in real estate, her fiduciary responsibilities included residential, commercial, and investor clients for complex real estate transitions. She also facilitated timely closings, conducted complex negotiations, developed and executed marketing strategies, and managed budgets. Throughout her career, Crisi developed a reputation as an expert salesperson and master problem solver.

This is not Crisi’s first time at Contract Professionals, Inc. Crisi first joined the Contract Professionals, Inc. team in 1993. She was recruited by the management team to sit on the “Operations Action Team” in pursuit of ISO-9000. 

Crisi holds BA in Business Administration from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.

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