We are supporting a US Government customer to provide support for onsite incident response to civilian Government agencies and critical asset owners who experience cyber-attacks, providing immediate investigation and resolution. Contract personnel perform investigations to characterize of the severity of breaches, develop mitigation plans, and assist with the restoration of services. We are seeking an experienced systems administrator to support this critical customer mission. Required Skills : - US Citizenship - Must have an active DoD Secret clearance, TS/SCI clearance is preferred - Must be able to obtain DHS Suitability - 5+ years of directly relevant experience in lab management or system administration - Must be able to travel domestically for up to 6 weeks at a time - Experience with multiple operating systems, specifically Linux/CentOS - Must be able to work collaboratively across physical locations Desired Skills : - Experience with writing technical procedures and standard operating procedures - Virtualization automation and optimization - Experience with Virtual Private Networks (VPN) - Experience with virtual desktops (Citrix, VMWare) - Experience with Splunk, Firepower appliances, Corelight (Bro/Zeek) and/or Moloch - Proficiency and proven capability in the following areas: - Computer Network Defense (CND) policies, procedures, and regulations - Defense-in-depth principles and network security architecture - Database management and implementation - Asset management practices and principles - Hardware and software provisioning practices - Boundary protection and enclaving - Authentication and access management technologies Required Education : BS Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Computer Systems Engineering or related degree. High School Diploma and 7+ years of lab management or systems admin experience may be substituted for the BS and 5+ years of experience. Desired Certifications : - Security+ Job Requirements: Responsibilities : - Provides insight and expertise to a Federal Lab Manager as Subject Matter Expert (SME) in regards to network architecture, hardware and software implementation, and development and implementation of new technologies in a lab environment - Building, testing and deploying advanced cyber security kits - Applying advanced analytical skills and technical resources at the tactical levels and implementing infrastructure solutions supporting command decision making and execution of mission requirements - Support the implementation of new technologies and equipment in the lab environment - Assists with overseeing technical analysis by mentoring/providing guidance to others on data collection, analysis and reporting in support of engagements - Employ security concepts, theories, insights, tools and methodologies to mitigate system weaknesses and vulnerabilities - Determines appropriate courses of actions in response to identified and analyzed anomalous network activity - Provide support as needed to lab staff in the tasks of provisioning and issuing equipment to end users, as well as maintaining inventory database. - Provide support for systems administration tasks such as patching, updating, and maintaining network infrastructure, - Advises and provides insight on development of lab standard operating procedures (SOPs) and policies - Provision and provide support for Virtual Private Network (VPN) or Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (eg, Citrix) to users. - Performing large scale configuration management and deployment across Windows, MacOS, Linux/Unix, and other operating systems and virtual environments, - Performing implementation of granular access control, and monitor systems for acceptable performance and user accessibility, establish back-ups, and monitor systems security.