Linux System Administrator

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics, a Leidos company, is seeking a talented System Administrator to join a diverse team to create unique solutions for complex problems. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Dynetics provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

The successful candidate will perform systems administration and management duties with all components of classified information systems on physical and virtual platforms. These systems will contain Microsoft Windows and Linux components such as data processing clusters, network storage devices, authentication servers, and workstations. This position requires attention to detail, critical thinking, solid organizational skills, and great customer service skills. The position also requires strong written and oral communication skills.

The candidate will be expected to document existing process and procedures, to make improvements on and suggestions concerning our current operations. The candidate will need to research new technologies, their best practices and present how to implement new technologies into our environments with a focus on secure implementations.

The candidate will be expected to work with fellow team members, our security staff as well as their user base in a constructive manner to present cost-effective, relevant, and responsive IT solutions.

The candidate must be able to adapt to and respond quickly to challenging problems. The candidate should be prepared to assist customers to meet their goals while working within various US Government policy frameworks.

Basic Qualifications

This position requires the candidate be compliant with DOD 8570 baseline certification requirements for IAT II with a current Security + CE or equivalent. An acceptable computing environment certification will be obtained within 6 months of hire. (Windows, Linux+, VMWare, Server+, and Storage computing environment certifications are a few acceptable examples.)
A minimum of Two (2) years professional IT experience with administration of  networks and information systems.
1.    The candidate should be capable and prepared to provide Tier I/II support to include hardware and software configuration deployment with specific focus Linux systems.
2.    The candidate will remediate system vulnerabilities identified from automated scanners.
3.    The candidate should be familiar with Bash scripting and Ansible.
4.    The candidate should have a demonstrated knowledge of current backup hardware and software mechanisms for disaster recovery and continuity of operations.
5.    The candidate should have a strong understanding of DNS,DHCP, and knowledge of Active directory. 
6.    The candidate will assist Information System Security personnel with documentation required for RMF compliance.
Candidate must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of the Huntsville, Alabama, area or willing to relocate.

Other Qualifications

Linux or other open-source operating systems certifications are favorable. Demonstrated knowledge of data redundancy architectures and virtualization is a plus.
Knowledge of PowerShell/batch scripting is a plus.
It is desired that the candidate be familiar with US Government policies and directives (e.g., NIST 800-53, NISPOM, JSIG/JFAN, and/or DCID Memorandums) Experience with relevant JSIG/JAFAN or ICD RMF accreditation process is a plus, but not required.
Familiarity with SCC scanner and DISA Stigs would be beneficial to the successful candidate.

Security Requirements

Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (as well as maintain) a Final Secret Clearance.

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COVID Response

Effective January 4, 2022, in order to enter Leidos/Dynetics facilities in the US and to attend Leidos/Dynetics business events outside our facilities, employees will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. All Leidos/Dynetics employees must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose) unless they are entitled to a legal accommodation. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC.

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