SMX is looking for a highly motivated Junior Systems Administrator with demonstrated experience to maintain the various systems used in a Software Development program. This position will provide support at Patuxent River NAS in southern Maryland. 

As the Junior Systems Administrator, you will join a team of highly-driven, supportive, and skilled professionals engaged in supporting program management, technical, or business case analysis across the NAVAIR community. 

The Junior Systems Administrator will:

  • Install, configure, and support an organization’s development environment to include Linux and Windows workstations and servers.
  • Monitor environment to ensure availability to all system users
  • Diagnose software and hardware failures to resolution
  • Perform maintenance to ensure systems operate correctly with minimal interruption
  • Optimize the functionality and performance of hardware and software systems
  • Ensure the security of the systems by applying patches, configuring STIG settings, and running ACAS Scans.
  • Test operating system and software upgrades, patches, and hot fixes
  • Implement and maintain backup and disaster recovery plans and capabilities
  • Plan for authorized service interruptions and outages
  • Respond to unexpected or unauthorized service interruptions and outages

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Clearance Required: Secret SSBI
    • Candidates MUST have an active Secret SSBI clearance, Interim TS, or higher
  • BS or BA degree in a Technical Discipline
    • High school diploma and 6 years’ additional experience within these functional duties; or an associate’s degree and 4 additional years may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree
  • At least one year of experience in system administration, performing the functional duties for this position
  • Experience with Linux OS
  • Experience with STIGs
  • Familiarity with SCAP and ACAS
  • Knowledge of system administration principles, theories, and concepts
  • Operating System certificate (Linux) and COMPTIA Security + or other DOD INST 8570 compliant qualification

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