Full Job Description
A well-established Herndon Virginia based company is seeking an IT System Administrator cleared at the TS/SCI with poly level to join our IT team. We are looking for someone that has a great attitude, the desire to learn, solid technical skills coupled with outstanding customer focus. Ideally, the candidate will have 7+ years of progressive hands-on Enterprise Linux and Windows SysAdmin experience supporting highly technical engineers in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
In your position as IT System Administrator, you will work with the team to manage and maintain our corporate IT Linux and Windows environments, server farm, storage, back-ups, etc. In addition, you will collaborate with your teammates, peers and leadership to identify opportunities for continual improvement that positively impact the Company, IT, security and the user experience. In short, you are a self-starter that likes challenges, working with a good team and wants to join a forward leaning organization in our pursuit of building a world-class IT enterprise.
The candidate qualifying for this position will meet the following experiential requirements and will be able to demonstrate the depth of that experience during an interview:
SysAdmin of Linux, Windows and Cloud systems – physical and virtual platforms
Experience with physical and virtual networking (routing, switching, and/or firewalls)
Configuration and maintenance of secure communication (VPNs, PKI, etc.)
Excellent troubleshooting skills
Well versed across IT domains; SysAdmin, Cyber Security, Firewalls, data centers, Cloud, PBX, TCP/IP, LAN/WAN, VPN, PKI and DNS
Experienced implementing/maintaining systems governed under ICD, RMF or NIST
Ability to work in a collaborative environment
Ideal candidates will possess the following skills and be able to demonstrate during an interview:
Installation and management of VMware products (ESXi, vCenter, Horizon/View)
Installation and support of Windows (Server, Workstation, Active Directory)
Use of scripting for task automation within Linux and Windows environments
Fluent in system maintenance activities to include patching, refresh, capacity planning, etc.
VoIP technologies and products such as SIP, Asterisk, etc.
Experience with use and configuration of system monitoring tools
Use of automated system provisioning and management tools such as Ansible
Configuring systems for use in secure environments
Experience with specifying and procuring IT equipment and software
Demonstrated success working in highly technical organization with a strong customer focus
Strong working knowledge of Back-up, Disaster Recovery, TCP/IP, LAN/WAN and Telco
Well versed in controlled interfaces, Firewalls, VPN, PKI and Cyber Security
Comfortable working in a fast-paced and constantly growing environment
Able to work independently and as a member of a team
Cleared TS/SCI with Poly
You do not need to be an expert in every aspect of Information Technology, but you must possess a good attitude and desire to learn.
We strongly value hands-on experience over degrees and certifications.
Why you will want to work here
We offer the opportunity to work within a team of high caliber IT engineers and administrators focused on solving business challenges using best-of-breed open-source, commercial and in-house developed solutions. We are a dynamic company, with a flat organization structure and our leadership team is empowering and trusts you to get the job done right.
Why you will stay here
We offer a casual work environment, with flexible working hours and everyone has a single/two-person office (most with a view of the world outside). You will be surrounded with like-minded, highly technical staff (…..dare I say “geeks”?) who are passionate about technology and delivering a high quality product that enable success.
You will enjoy the friendly, employee-first work environment we have built over the years. You will benefit from the collaborative environment which allows us to work as a highly effective team that makes better decisions. You will grow professionally as your team and peers push you achieve great things.
Expect to be stretched. Expect to be pushed. Expect to achieve great things.
Our generous benefits package includes: 6% 401(k) match with immediate vesting, Health, Dental, and Vision insurance, Legal Resources Plan, a gym facility and/or showers in the building, bicycle racks. Vacation, personal/sick leave (not combined as Paid Time Off), holidays. Life insurance, short and long-term disability coverage paid by the company. Free sodas and snacks, weekly breakfast or lunch. We sponsor awesome holiday parties and a fun family picnic, a running team, a cycling team, other charitable events.
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, national origin, color, age, military service eligibility or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected class. We encourage and support workplace diversity.
Qualified candidates should submit their resumes in MS Word or PDF format.
No third parties, no agencies, no subcontractors need apply.
U.S. citizenship is required for this position.