System Administrator in Colorado Springs, CO

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

Linquest Corporation   •  

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


Less than 5 years

Posted 37 days ago

Brief Description

You will support an agile team focused on the engineering, development, integration, and sustainment of evolving ground system architectures for the command and control of Air Force space systems. This candidate should be a self-starter with a strong track record of success in a collaborative and high operations tempo environment. This position will be part of a multi-disciplinary team and require a diverse skill set and ability to work across multiple projects and several geographic regions.


Performs high-level, day-to-day operational maintenance, support, and upgrades for complex operating systems, workstations and servers

Coordinates, directs and performs complex software installations and upgrades to operating systems and layered software packages

Schedules installations and upgrades and maintains them in accordance with established IT policies and procedures

Continually monitors and tunes multiple systems to achieve optimum performance levels

Ensures workstation/server data integrity by evaluating, implementing, and managing appropriate software and hardware solutions of varying complexities

Ensures data/media recoverability by developing and implementing a schedule of system backups and database archive operations

Plans and implements the modernization of servers

Develops, implements and promotes standard operating procedures and schedules

Conducts hardware and software audits of workstations and servers to ensure compliance with established standards, policies, and configuration guidelines

Develops and implements new standards, policies and procedures

Works closely with Network and Systems Analysts to help determine and develop the systems that will be implemented


Required Skills:

DoD 8570 IAM 2 compliance: Security + or equivalent

Ability to lead technical teams

Effective interpersonal and team-building skills, to engage at both the team and management levels to build confidence and collaboration

Clear and concise written and verbal communications skills – the ability to convey concepts in white papers, MS PowerPoint presentations and participate in open forum discussions

Excellent organization skills

Ability to participate and present at meetings for prime and customer leadership

Required Experience:

5 - 10 years' information systems administration knowledge and experience, preferably space and/or ground (satellite C2) systems

Bachelors in Engineering, Information Technology, or other Technical field

Experience with NIST and DoD Cybersecurity and Information Assurance programs, including RMF

Preferred Experience:

3+ years' experience with VMware

Active Top Secret with ability to obtain SCI desired.

Valid Through: 2019-11-7