Mid - Sr System Administrator - Clearance Required

Praxis Engineering
Annapolis, MD
Jan 20, 2022
Jan 22, 2022
Full Time
Praxis Engineering has an IMMEDIATE need for a Mid-Sr. System Administrator supporting our local customer at NBP (Great parking access)!What you will be doing:Provide support for the design, planning, implementation, troubleshooting and maintenance of Information Technology (IT) systems. Manage IT infrastructure and any processes related to these systems. Provide support to IT systems including day-to-day operations, monitoring and problem resolution for all client/server/storage/network device, etc. Provide Tier 1 (Help Desk) and Tier 2 (Escalation) problem identification, diagnosis and resolution of problems. Provide support for the escalation and communication of status to Agency management and internal customers. Provides support for the dispatch system and hardware problems and remains involved in the resolution process. Configures and manages Windows and Linux operating systems and installs/loads; loads, maintains and troubleshoots system software; maintains integrity of systems and configures network components. Implements operating system enhancements to improve reliability and performance. Configures, manages, maintains and troubleshoots virtualization infrastructure. Work with Agency organizational management to make recommendations for new equipment and software to meet operational needs. Work with customer to identify new and upcoming techniques and capabilities that should be incorporated into IT systems. Create programs and scripts for the management of user's files, systems processes and hardware. Work with relevant offices on network modifications, Work with appropriate entities on the creation and sustainment of data-flows to internal and external customers using COTS and GOTS solutions. Work with analysts to identify and solve bottlenecks. Work with the System Owner, ISSO and DAO on the creation, modification and reaccreditation of applicable System Security Plans. Work with facilities management on potential environmental impacts to minimize data loss and processing degradation.What you will need (minimum requirements):Ten (10) years' experience in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity within the Federal Government is required. Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline from an accredited college or university is required. Five (5) years of additional system administration experience may be substituted for a bachelor's degree.Must have or willing to obtain a CWIP Certification.Must have an active TS/SCI with PolygraphAdditional Experience Required in MOST of the following areas:Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)NiFiGPUsDockerJupyterData StructuresSSP AccreditationCISCO Networking Nutanix/VMWare ESXi/VirtualizationNetApp, CPU, RAM, Storage technologiesMinimal programming needed in Java/Python/Perl Provides Tier 1 (Help Desk) and Tier 2 (Escalation) problem identification, diagnosis and resolution of problemsAgency Purchase or similar experience in getting quotes, putting together paperwork for purchase, & working w/other departments for final purchaseKnowledge in:Computer HardwareOperating SystemsComputer programming languages/theories/coding Basic understanding of setup/securing/basic flows Setup and configuration of Cisco equipment to manage the network infrastructureThreads, Multi-Processing, File Pointers, Memory ManagementWhat you will learn if you don't already know:Installing a virtualization environment in a lab**COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, Praxis may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.**Who are we? Praxis Engineering* was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Annapolis Junction MD - with growing offices in Chantilly VA and Aberdeen MD.Praxis Engineering is a consulting, product, and solutions firm dedicated to the practical application of software and system engineering technologies to solve complex problems. With over 350 employees supporting more than 50 contracts, Praxis brings together world class engineers with proven engineering best practices, domain expertise, commercial technologies and proven agile management approaches to create high value solutions aimed at helping our customers meet their most critical business and mission objectives. *Praxis Engineering is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics IT.Why Praxis? We are focused on continual learning and evolution. We don't do things because "that's the way we've always done things"; we listen to our employees and adapt to the changing marketplace. We look at the big picture and encourage our engineers to get training and certifications in emerging technologies that will help shape our customer's mission. We've been profitable year after year. We're always on the lookout for great engineers to join the team and we recognize that our employees are the heart and soul of what we do. We focus on recruiting talented people, treating them right, and then allowing them to do what they do best. No red tape. No micromanagement. Smart people want to work with smart people, and we love people who are passionate about what they do, and finding ways to do it better.And then there is the BenefitsCompetitive salaryOffice perks such as free soft drinks and snacks (both healthy and not-so-healthy)Praxis swag (annual gift certificate to purchase top brand Praxis apparel)Comprehensive health insurance plansParental leave401k contribution/match: combination of profit share/contribution (4%) and employer match (up to 4%) for a total of 8%.Annual bonus planFour weeks Paid Time Off + 10 holidays + comp time eligibilityTraining is a priority! Take advantage of our endless in-house training opportunities - or seek out vendor offered (paid) training opportunities like conferences, certification courses and seminars. Conferences (recently attended by Praxis employees): AWS Summit, IoT World, Black Hat and DefCon.Training & Certifications: Splunk, AWS, Big Data/Cloudera, VMWare, Scrum Master the list of certifications goes on and on!Praxis University: Cyber Research, Data Analytics, IoT, AWS and RedHat course offerings and hands-on training.We truly believe the right work-life balance can exist, and it's here at Praxis. Our work is extremely important, but your job is just a part of who you are. When you enjoy your life outside of our walls, you're at your best the next time you walk through our doors. We do all we can to assure that happens every day.Praxis Engineering provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, or any other protected class.