Systems Administrator


Reston, VA

Industry: Business Services


Less than 5 years

Posted 32 days ago

WANTED: A Systems Administrator to support a laboratory infrastructure on our DIA contract in Reston, VA.�
As a Systems Administrator you will:
  • Provide critical support to an expanding technical mission.
  • Continue growing your hands-on skills in Systems Administration.
  • Receive robust benefits package that includes Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
  • Be a part of an empowered accountability culture where each employee-owner has a meaningful stake in the future success and growth of the company.

A week in the life of a Systems Administrator:
  • Support a laboratory infrastructure in such areas as building and maintaining servers, racks, and other hardware.�
  • Work with 2 other system administrators in the day-to-day management of a hybrid (currently AWS and Azure) cloud environment.�
  • Will be the resource for our client in for server-less architectures and perform a variety of systems administration functions including: �using existing designs and technical requirements, building computer equipment, processes and systems that involve data networks, storage, processing, and data communications.�
  • Image systems and build and maintain images, troubleshoot hardware, computer/server configuration skills, repair and test workstations, servers, and networks.�
  • Analyze equipment specifications and process requirements to conceive a practical design, create and maintain technical procedures, documentation, and manuals.�
  • Compile and analyze operational data and direct testing to establish standard for new designs or modifications to existing equipment, systems, or processes.� Your understanding of how the networks operate will be used to provide forensic infrastructure engineering in support of lab operations.
  • Required to, at times. work independently in a fast-paced environment and convey technical information effectively and concisely to a wide range of audiences.

Founded in 1975, AMERICAN SYSTEMS is one of the largest employee-owned companies in the United States. We are a government services contractor focused on delivering Strategic Solutions to complex national priority programs with 100+ locations worldwide. Our employee-owners are encouraged to make a difference, implement new ideas in a collaborative environment, and focus on mission critical success. Through our focus on quality, strong cultural beliefs and innovation we deliver excellence every day.

Job Requirements
  • Work independently and under tight timelines and convey technical information effectively and concisely to a wide range of audiences.�
  • Experience working with storage systems, analyzing and installing of computer-based systems, local area networks, fiber optic cable installation, and wireless networks.
  • A current DOD IAT 8570 Certification Level II (CCNA Security, CySA+, GICSP, GSEC, Security+ CE, SSCP) or higher is required.� Candidates who ae also willing to agree to completing one of these certifications within 6-months of their start date will also be considered.
  • The ideal candidate will also be an AWS Certified SysOps Administrator.� If you do not have this credential, you will be required to obtain this certification within 6-months of your start date.
  • Candidates will be required to have or obtain a Secret security clearance.� You will be required to obtain a security clearance.� Therefore, you must be a U.S. citizens possessing, or eligible to possess, a valid clearance.
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology (IT) or a related discipline and at least three (3) years of related experience.
  • Eight (8) years direct IT experience may be substituted for education.
  • Minimum of three (3) years specialized hardware/system engineering, and systems admin experience, and a computer technology-related degree.
  • Working experience of analysis and installation of communications systems, system administration functions to include support of network systems, network servers, and desktop computers. �

EOE M/F/Disability/Veterans