System Administrator III

Clear Ridge Defense - Fort Meade, MD

Job Description

*********Only Applicants with the required clearance level will be reviewed for these openings************

Location: Ft. Meade, MD

Clearance: TS/SCI, FSP


Clear Ridge is looking for a System Administrator III. Provide support for implementation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of IT systems, working closely with team engineers. Experience building, patching and maintaining servers both physical and virtual. An understanding of Cloud Infrastructure Services or Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is necessary.


Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Utilizing System Administrator experience & skills, provide system support services for Virtual Machines (VM's) and images (scripting, image maintenance, system configuration and automation)
  • Establish automated workflows through PowerShell scripting and Task Sequence for creating and deploying cloud images.
  • Ensure VMs and images are reporting to corporate tools (SCCM, ePO, etc)
  • Ensure systems are kept in required configuration profile, including: patch maintenance, changes as required by evolvement of production environments, updating software and software configurations
  • Maintain up to date system documentation for all responsible systems
  • Troubleshoot systems identifying hardware, software and procedural issues.
  • Respond to internal trouble ticket system requests:
    • Respond promptly and courteously to engineering requests for assistance, take ownership and ensure resolution of tickets in a timely manner.
    • Determine the nature of the problem being reported
    • Initiate the action necessary to resolve the problem
    • Document all communication to and from customers
    • Ensure follow-up on outstanding service issues
  • Implement plans for deploying new services in a highly available and automated environment
  • Be a proactive member of team looking for improvements in technologies and efficiencies
  • Assume other duties/projects as they arise and be responsive to the needs of the department
  • Provide weekly status report on activities completed in the last week and current projects.


Required Skills:

  • Experience with Linux systems in the areas of system administration troubleshooting, integration, shell scripting, and development. This includes Task Sequence, SCCM, ePO, PowerShell scripting and configuring/maintaining DNS
  • Experience with VMWare and supporting a virtual infrastructure; and OpenStack
  • Experience with Cloud infrastructure Services or Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)


Desired Skills:

  • Experience with configuration management and development environments such as: git, subversion, or Jenkins
  • Experience with any of the following: JIRA, Nagios, Python, Puppet, YUMRpo, Ansible Tower, and/or ILOM
  • Experience with Red Hat OpenStack Platform (OSP)
  • Experience with Windows System Administration


Required Education and Experience:

  • Either a Doctorate plus 1 year ,OR Master’s plus 3 years, OR Bachelor’s plus 5 years,Associate’s plus 7 years, OR H.S./GED plus 9 years.
  • One of the following DoD approved certifications is necessary to meet the category/level IAT-2 (DoD 8570) requirement for this position:Security+ CE, GSEC, SSCP, GICSP, CSA+, CCNA-Security, CCNP Security, CISA, CISSP (or Associate), CASP, GCIH, or GCED.
  • Must be available for on-call support.
  • Must be open to the possibility of travel (CONUS & OCONUS), anticipate less than 5%.


Additional Information

We have a unique approach to compensation and benefits.

Benefits Snapshot:

  • 100% Fully-Covered Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 100% Fully-Covered Life Insurance
  • 100% Fully-Covered Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Competitive Paid Time Off
  • 10 Paid Federal Holidays
  • $500 New Uniform Bonus for Transitioning Military
  • Monthly Cell Phone Stipend
  • Monthly Gym Wellness / Streaming Subscription Stipend
  • Competitive 401k Matching
  • Annual Training Allotment
  • $5,000 Employee Referral Bonuses
  • Business Development and Client Expansion Bonuses


*100% Fully-Covered means the employee does not pay a dime from their paycheck for these benefits.

Posted On: Sunday, November 25, 2018

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