System Administrator

Columbia, Maryland
02 Sep 2016
14 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
The Jacobs Cyber Security Group is a leading Information Engineering firm providing Information Assurance and Cyber Security solutions to the Federal Government. As an industry leader, Jacobs CSG provides Identity and Privilege Management, Information Assurance and Secure Systems Engineering solutions that exceed customer expectations for high assurance, high performance networks and systems.

  • Provides support for implementation, troubleshooting and maintenance of Unix/Linux and Windows systems.
  • Manages day-to-day operations, monitoring and problem resolution of IT systems. Daily activities include account management, installation and maintenance of operating systems and application patches.
  • Installs, configures, and maintains required applications such as McAfee virus scanning tools, system event logging and auditing, configuration management tools, system health and monitoring tools, and IAVA compliance patching.
  • Optimizes system operations and resource utilization, and performs system capacity analysis and planning along with implementing operating systems enhancements to improve reliability and performance.
  • Configures and manages Unix/Linux and Windows operating systems and installs/loads operating system software, troubleshoots, maintains integrity and configures network components.
  • Supports the design of systems, mission architecture and associated hardware.
  • Provides recommendations on required hardware and system configurations to improve overall system performance and security.
  • Analyzes and resolves complex problems associated with server hardware, applications and software integration.
  • Maintain up-to-date documentation of system configuration and operating procedures.

Required Experience:
  • At least 7 years of hands-on System Administration experience.
  • Strong experience with supporting Unix systems.
  • Experience with administering Linux systems.
  • Experience with administering Windows ssytems.
  • Experience writing and maintaining Unix shell scripts and Windows batch jobs.
  • Experience with installing and configuring virtualization technology such as VMware and/or OpenStack
  • Installing and configure JEE/web applications such as WebLogic, JBoss, Tomcat, Apache, and IIS
  • Working knowledge of using openssl and Java keytool to generate key pairs is desired
  • Able to install and configure yum repositories
  • Working knowledge of installing and configuring vCenter Server, and using vSphere client

Essential Functions

Physical Requirements:
  • Sitting at a desk.
  • May require lifting and carrying supplies.
  • Extended periods of sitting while on PC/laptop or phone.

Work Environment:
  • An inside office environment (Considerations: Closed quarters, lighting, and temperature fluctuations)
  • Needs to be able to work well with and support co-workers and clients
  • Needs to have clear, concise and accurate communication skills

Equipment and Machines:
  • Standard office equipment and machines, computer workstation

  • Work assignments dependent on requirements by the client. If hired for a full-time position, it is important to be able to work at least 8 hours a day for 5 days per week (Monday through Friday).

Other Essential Functions:
  • Must be able to communicate effectively
  • Must demonstrate professional behavior at all times when dealing with clients, management and employees
  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk to the employee or others
  • Must be able to support and work in a proactive team environment
  • Must hold the safety of yourself and those around you as the number one priority in the workplace
  • Completion of required certifications within six (6) months of hire date
  • U.S. Citizenship and ability to obtain an interim and a permanent U.S. DoD Secret Security Clearance required