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System Administrator

System Administrator

Job ID 
Work Location 
US-MD-Annapolis Junction
Regular Full-Time
Clearance Level 
TS/SCI with Polygraph

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Company Overview

Come join the company voted Top Ranked Benefits by The Baltimore Sun in 2014, One of the Best Places to Work 2015-2016, and newly awarded Best Government Contractor Overall in Howard County Maryland for 2016 by the HoCo Chamber of Commerce!


We are located in Columbia Maryland and have over 85 employees. We have a rich military service history with focused subject matter expertise supporting RF SIGINT Collection projects, Hardware / Software Systems Engineering Integration and Testing, and Wireless Network Information Assurance Products and Services.


INNOPLEX, LLC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



Monitor, maintain, performance-tune and upgrade system underlying COTs and GOTS products and infrastructure. Identify and diagnose system issues. Triage all user requests for production system component problems, respond to and take action to resolve requests caused by production system components. Deploy tested components to the operational infrastructure. Maintain a pulse on industry trends and apply to product as necessary. Participate in a team-based, agile software development cycle.


Perform Linux system setup and management for both physical and virtual Operating Systems (OS), to include provisioning, configuration, patching, update management, and platform securing/hardening. Provide manual and automated system management across widely dispersed Linux systems. Administer and configure virtual machines and VM clusters. Communicate with software developers, system administrators and other team members to gather requirements and implement solutions. Develop technical documentation to include system administration architecture documentation and diagrams, configurations, baselines, administrative procedures and instructions. Coordinate with developers to define operational system security requirements, develop System Security Plans and related security documentation and coordinate system security accreditation and authorizations.


The following special technical skills are also required:


  • 10+ years of experience with systems administration
  • 5+ years of experience with administering Linux or UNIX systems (RedHat; Centos; etc)
  • Experience installing/building/loading/configuring/maintaining hardware components of laboratory or operational system, including operating system software
  • Experience with developing and implementing system configuration scripts in Python, Perl, Java, Perl, Bourne, Bash, or C-Shell
  • Knowledge and experience of VMWare (6.0+) and virtual environments; Proven ability to install and configure virtual servers and clients, using various operating systems, as mission needs dictate.
  • Experience providing support to IT systems, including day-to day operations, monitoring, and problem resolution of all of client/server/storage/network devices, etc
  • Knowledge of systems and network security, auditing, and user authentication.
  • Experience applying Operating System patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities. Configuring and adding new services as necessary.
  • Experience creating administrate users and manage service accounts.
  • Develop and maintain configuration management solutions.
  • Perform on-call duties as needed.


The following special technical skills are also desired:


  • Knowledge of computer or system architectures, software development life cycle, configuration management methods, and software testing principles
  • Experience providing system administration service for Linux infrastructure and development systems
  • Fundamental understanding of server related networking knowledge.
  • Experience designing and documenting system processes, build procedures and system infrastructure.
  • Experience with Linux firewall configuration (ip tables), Kickstart, NAT and gateway setup, Remove server management, Puppet, Yum
  • Knowledge of firewalls, routers and switches (i.e CISCO IOS; Borcade VDX Ethernet Fabric, CISCO ASA, CISCO Firepower NGIPS, VLANS, etc)
  • Knowledge of Vsphere 6.0 installation and cluster configuration
  • Troubleshooting standard daemons and tools (NFS, NTP, BIND, APACHE, SYSLOG, logrotate, chkconfig, init scripts, curl general networking, etc.)
  • DoD 8570 compliance with IASAE Level I or greater
  • RedHat Certification


Additional Requirements / Qualifications

  • Ten (10) years experience in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity within the Federal Government is required
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline from an accredited college or university is required. Five (5) years of additional system administration experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree
  • Must currently hold a TS\SCI with Polygraph Clearance