||Systems Administrator (Linux)
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position will work as an integral part of the Classified Information Technology
Operations Team providing technical expertise in the support of RAND’s classified
local area network services. This position will operate and maintain various
IT technologies including server operating systems, Cisco switches, VMWare, and
The range of duties and tasks for the Systems Administrator
(Linux focus) position entail:
- Installation and maintenance of
Red Hat Linux and Windows Server Operating Systems;
- Configure and maintain
Active Directory settings including Group Policy Objects, DNS, DHCP, and Sites –
- Assistance with the Installation and maintenance of
Cisco switches with basic network configurations such as VLANs and Access Control
and providing network and system performance monitoring and reporting;
- Diagnosis and troubleshooting
of network, systems of hardware and software problems. Act as an escalation resource
for problem resolution, solving difficult and complicated of technical problems
in the field of expertise;
- Completion of a wide range of systems and network
service requests; ensure the highest levels of customer satisfaction and network
of multiple and simultaneous new technology related initiatives and solutions;
- Collaboration with
other Information Services groups and RAND departments in the evaluations, customization,
adaptation, implementation and security of infrastructure hardware and software
systems, services and networks;
- Adherence to ITIL best practices
including Change Management, Problem Management and Service and Support standards;
- Implementation of
technical controls, regulations and processes required by organizational security
practices and Department of Defense Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs);
- Preparation of network,
servers, and workstations for announced and unannounced audits from regulators agencies;
account for and report on thousands of auditable technical configurations and controls;
- Other duties as assigned.
level skills in supporting Red Hat Linux environment required;
- Minimum moderate level
skills in supporting Windows Servers, SAN & NAS storage, ESX;
- Minimum of 5 years’
experience with Linux and Windows in environments that follow strict security and
- Solid understanding of DNS, TCP/IP, HTTP, DHCP, server
virtualization, and Active Directory;
- Knowledge of resources and practices
in the security community and current on changing requirements a plus;
- Ability to adjust
quickly, adapt to changing priorities and take initiative and own the task;
- Strong attention to
detail with excellent communications skills, both verbal and written;
- Ability to work well
independently and as part of a team and with strong organization skills.
degree preferred. Exceptional related work experience and skills may be considered
in-lieu of a four-year degree.
- This position requires the ability
to obtain and maintain security and technical certifications including Security+
and Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator.
of 5 years’ experience
Citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.
- This position requires
the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
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