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Linux Systems Administrator with Active Secret Clearance

Silver Spring, MD · Information Technology
  • Attractive salary range to $120-160,000
  • Comprehensive Benefit and Retirement Programs. 
  • Very interesting work, everything to do with wireless communications and more. Job security in that they have a steady stream of government contracts that will last for years. Very innovative organization. Not too large (300 people roughly)
  • Active Secret Clearance required
 
Our client is more than a research lab; they are an innovation hub. They have an entreprenurial spirit molding technology of the future. They are involved in cybersecurity, data analytics, advanced networking, wireless and mobility, display technologies, optical and quantum, power grid and IoT security, and electronic warfare. The industries they work in include smart cities and smart phones, intelligent battlefields and autonomous systems, telecommunications, energy, finance, government, life sciences and defense. They have 225 scientists, engineers and analysts on staff, 260+ issued, licensed and pending patents. They have more than 125 PhD's on staff, 40+ collaborations with universities, research organizations and vendors. Additionally they have 100+ on-going customer-funded research and technology programs.
 
Responsibilities
This full time position is to support the day-to-day operation of information technology (IT) infrastructure .. The candidate will be part of a small team of system and network engineers performing administrative functions for the maintenance, upgrade, and troubleshooting this IT, network and cybersecurity infrastructure. The position requires on-site work in the Silver Spring, Maryland location. 

 
Who Will Be a Great Fit?  
  • At least 2 years working and extensive experience administering Linux/Unix (desktop and server) – Prefer experiences in CentOS and Ubuntu
  • At least 1 year experience with Linux scripting – Python is preferred, Unix shell script is required
  • Solid understanding of networking protocols and concepts, such as DNS, DHCP, SSL, VPN, and TCP/IP
  • Basic network administration expertise for maintaining - wiring, changing configurations, adding/changing wiring and connections to ports on switches, debugging, enable or disable switch ports, configure VLAN/VXLAN ports and IP routes
  • At least 1 year experience with Linux scripting – Python is preferred, Unix shell script is required
  • Experience in computer hardware maintenance, troubleshooting and repair (desktop and server) – examples include replace hard disk or solid state disk, upgrade memory, correctly identifying compatible hardware parts
  • Experience in basic network device configuration and troubleshooting such as active or disable a switch port, trace routing paths
  • Experience in installing and troubleshooting Linux device drivers

Highly Desirable skills: 
  • Firewall administration experience
  • Working knowledge of Citrix Xen, VMware, and or Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization
  • Working experience in configuring iSCSI or other network attached storage devices
  • Fundamental understanding of Cyber Security or information system security domain of knowledge
 
Please apply to this opening if it sounds like you are a close fit and would make you excited to come to work every day.
 
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