Senior Systems Administrator

IPS Position Description: Senior System Administrator

The selected applicant will become part of an integrated contractor team as a Senior System Administrator supporting high-fidelity/high resolution modeling of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS).  The System Administrator will ensure the government’s desired technical direction is consistently implemented throughout a geographically distributed data center and extended sites.  Some travel is required.  This position is based in Colorado Springs, CO.


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as assistant to the Chief Systems Architect
  • Serve as an IT technical representative to the government
  • Conduct day-to-day system administration of the hardware and software for a modeling and simulation (M&S) system
  • Diagnoses and corrects computer and network system issues
  • Configure and troubleshoot software and hardware enhancements, application deployments and infrastructure up-grades
  • Leads and/or interfaces with a geographically disperse team of systems administrators to manage servers and other computer system aspects of the MWS system
  • Ensure consistent technical direction and understanding between government and contractor staff
  • Assist in conducting of top level IT architecture trades and development
  • Ensure consistent architectural IT application across the M&S products
  • Ensure consistent IT processes, practices and documentation across the M&S system
  • Report IT status to government and program managers
  • Perform other IT duties as assigned
  • Ability to present architectural design using Microsoft Tools (Visio, Project, PowerPoint, etc.)

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree from an accredited academic institution in a relevant technical discipline & three years of relevant technical experience or ten (10) or more years of experience
  • Professional hands-on experience in design and implementation of the following technologies: Windows/Linux virtualization, Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft Active Directory and Group Policy, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, VMware, storage technologies, Host-Base Security System, Assured Compliance Assessment Solution and other patch management solutions
  • Candidate must have cyber security qualifications IAW DoD 8570 standards upon employment.
    • Certifications:
      • Security+ CE to
      • Linux+ within 6 months or starting
      • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) within 1 year of starting
  • Demonstrated experience with configuration management using Subversion, Concurrent Version System (CVS) or similar tools
  • Demonstrated experience in cloud based computing
  • Demonstrated experience with machine virtualization including transitioning legacy products to virtualized products
  • Assist in evaluation, development, and deployment of large IT system of systems architectures involving both hardware and software components
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Customer focused with a desire to ensure success
  • Desire to continue to learn and grow
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance

Additional Desired Skill Sets:

  • Demonstrated self-starter, takes initiative, can work independently with reduced supervision
  • DoD or MDA Modelling & Simulation experience
  • Familiarity with Missile Defense Agency (MDA) BMDS, MDA Objective Simulation Framework and/or Single Stimulation Framework, Flight Test, and Wargames & Exercise lab assets
  • Experience with the DoD Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Certifications:
    • Network+
    • A+
    • Security Certified Network Professional (SCNP)
    • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) Windows Server 2008 R2
    • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
    • Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)
    • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
    • VMware Certified Professional
    • Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
    • Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) Security Essentials (GSEC)
  • Advanced degree from an accredited academic institution in a relevant technical field
  • Ability to obtain an DoD Top Secret Clearance

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