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

As the 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 Systems Administrator will:

  • Provide solutions for various and unique problem sets and customers in a government software hosting facility
  • Deploy and maintain physical and virtual hardware infrastructure, to include virtual machines and containers
  • Perform routine maintenance and configuration changes to various physical and virtual hosts
  • Installation, configuration and troubleshooting of hardware and software issues on servers, workstations, and IT equipment
  • Maintain system backups and disaster recovery plans
  • Manage user accounts and permissions
  • Deploy and maintain software applications
  • Troubleshoot technical issues
  • Maintain documentation to include knowledge base, incident response actions, system configurations, and other information related to system administration
  • Provide technical support to customers, ranging from resolving technical issues to providing guidance and best-practices
  • Secure information systems and applications to current DoD guidance
  • Maintain configuration and security posture of information systems through continuous monitoring and routine security events/reporting
  • Participate in project planning using Agile methodology
  • Provide networking support to on-premises infrastructure

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
  • 5+ years of experience in system administration, performing the functional duties for this position
  • Strong understanding and familiarity of Linux operating system
  • STIG experience
  • Experience and familiarity with SCAP and ACAS
  • Operating System certificate (i.e. Windows or Linux) and COMPTIA Security+ or other DOD INST 8570 compliant qualification

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Application administration (NoMagic Teamwork Cloud, Atlassian Tool Suite)
  • Familiarization with DoD RMF process and policies
  • Atlassian Tool Suite (Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket)
  • Containerization
  • GitOps tooling – Python, Ansible, Terraform
  • Familiarization with DevSecOps

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