System Administrator / Network Manager

White Oak, MD

Post Date: 07/25/2018 Job ID: JN -072018-10023
System Administrator / Network Manager

Job Summary:
  • Candidate will work as part of a small team who operate and maintain the networks and computer systems supporting the Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel No. 9.
  • Support, maintain, repair, and install Linux-based workstations and servers, peripheral equipment, and software applications related to the operation of the wind tunnel.
  • Performs computer and network trouble-shooting to diagnose basic system and desktop problems. Performs configuration, installation, and troubleshooting of networking hardware and services.
  • Supports virtualized environments. Analyzes hardware and software functionality; identifies, locates, resolves and repairs problems according to IT standards, guidelines and procedures; documents call records and results. Manages hardware and software maintenance and licensing contracts, and local licensing services.
  • Based upon experience, incumbent will act as primary System Administrator for all Linux-based servers and workstations with responsibility for server, workstation and storage upgrades and enhancements to meet current and future end-user and facility requirements, System backups and processes.

Education: IT-related Associates Degree
Hours: 7:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
Location: White Oak. MD

Must Haves:
  • Five (5) years relevant experience in IT field. Specific experience working as a Linux System Administrator.
  • Experience with installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of Linux-based operating systems.
  • Configuration and Application of security policies and templates for system hardening. Configuration, Monitoring, and Tuning of server applications and performance. Storage Management and Services, including RAID, LVM, NFS
  • Scripting environments and shell scripts. Specific experience with computer hardware, including Troubleshooting and Replacing or Repairing internal components and Upgrading internal or external components to meet user or system requirements. Specific experience with networking topologies, hardware, and cabling.
  • Security+ or equivalent certification. Ability to work with others and on multi-disciplined teams.
  • Installation, Configuration, and Troubleshooting experience with the following operating systems: Sun Solaris, Windows XP, Windows 7, and Windows 10. Experience in programming languages (e.g. perl, php, java, javascript, etc.). Installation, Configuration, and Troubleshooting of HP server, storage, and desktop hardware.
  • Experience with firewall hardware and software, including generating and implementing rules for network security and hardware requirements definition and configuration.
  • Experience with Apache and Tomcat servers.
  • Experience with NIS and LDAP. Experience with virtualized environments.
  • Project Management experience including management of multi-faceted projects and requirements definition based on end-user inputs


Candidate will need to be able to pass a background check that will result in the issuance of a Common Access Card (CAC).
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