System Administrator - Principal I

Cytech Services Dulles , VA 20102

Posted 1 month ago

CyTech Services, Inc. is supporting a U.S. Government customer on a large mission critical development and sustainment program to design, build, deliver, and operate a network operations environment; including introducing new cyber capabilities to address emerging threats. CyTech is seeking a Systems Administrator to support the design, development, and deployment of advanced cybersecurity capabilities.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Working alone on individual projects while being involved in larger projects as a team effort with minimal supervision of the lead systems engineer

  • Leading a team in design and implementation of COTS-based solutions on single instances or across clustered devices

  • Supporting the development of system security documentation on both new and deployed solutions

  • Supporting the development of new capabilities

  • Supporting the operations and maintenance aspects of deployed capabilities

Required Skills:

  • Must be a US Citizen

  • Active Top Secret (TS) clearance. Must be able to obtain a TS/SCI clearance

  • Must be able to obtain DHS Suitability

  • 8+ years of directly relevant systems administration experience including hands-on experience with one or more of the following: Linux preferably Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 or 7, Windows, VMware

  • Must have in-depth knowledge of OS installations, security hardening and maintenance

  • Comfortable with building physical and virtual servers from scratch

  • Ability to deploy and integrate new applications that may be requested

  • Capable of quickly learning new applications that run on various operating systems for testing and deployment.

  • Experience with administration and management of servers to include installation, configuration, optimization, backup & recovery

  • Experience with performance tuning & troubleshooting, identifying and resolving contention in CPU, memory, networking, disk I/O, etc.

  • Familiar with fundamentals of scripting languages for automation tasks and deployments (e.g. Bash Shell, Python & Kickstart technologies)

  • Integration & implementation experience with various services, LDAP, Samba, NFS, Bind, Apache, and other core technologies

  • Familiarity of configuration management

  • Experience with Puppet, Chef or Ansible

Desired Skills:

  • Experience working in an agile development environment

  • Experience with software development using JAVA, RESTful services is a plus

  • Comfortable with multilevel security systems, SELinux, and/or Cross Domain Solutions is a plus

  • Experience with physical and virtual (VMware) RHEL servers including Red Hat Satellite Servers

  • Experience with data orchestration software such as Apache NiFi or StreamSets is a plus

  • Experience with distributed compute environments such as Hadoop is a plus

  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform capabilities, including good understanding of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Well-Architected Framework, AWS certification is a plus

  • Experience working in AWS via the CLI and management console. Knowledge and experience configuring Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs)

  • Experience working in DevOps and/or DevSecOps environments

  • Experience with technical implementation projects

Required Education:

Bachelor's degree in Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems or related technical field. Two years of related work experience may be substituted for each year of degree level education.

Desired Certifications:

  • DoD 8570.1 IAT Level II

Company Information:

CyTech Services, Inc. is a Service Disabled, Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) located in Northern Virginia, with personnel located all over the US and throughout the world. CyTech has established itself as a leader in providing unique and innovative solutions and highly skilled personnel that meet and exceed our client's requirements and expectations. As employee satisfaction is as important to us as client satisfaction, CyTech offers their employees an outstanding benefit package which includes: Highly competitive salaries, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Short & Long Term Disability, and a retirement plan with employer matching. CyTech also offers an environment that is built for employee retention, with diverse programs and measures in place to ensure employees and their families are well taken care of.


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