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Systems Administrator in Colorado Springs, CO at SNI Technology

Date Posted: 7/11/2019

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Job Description

Our client is seeking a Systems Administrator for an exciting direct hire opportunity. The Systems Administrator will become part of our client's integrated team as a System Administrator, supporting high-fidelity/high resolution modeling of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). The Systems Administrator will ensure the government's desired technical direction is consistently implemented throughout a geographically distributed data center and extended sites. Some travel may be required.


  • Serve as assistant to the Senior System Administrator
  • Serve as an IT technical representative to the government
  • Conduct day-to-day system administration of the hardware and software for a modeling and simulation (M&S) system
  • Provides hands-on system administration support, system maintenance and operations support
  • Builds, configures, and troubleshoots software and hardware enhancements, application deployments and infrastructure up-grades
  • Diagnoses and corrects computer, server and network system issues
  • Provides continuous status information to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Initiates customer contact, escalates to appropriate parties and resolve incidents
  • Answers, evaluates, and prioritize incoming telephone, voicemail, e-mail, and in person requests for assistance from users experiencing technical problems
  • Responds to technical issues as they arise
  • Ensure consistent technical direction and understanding between government and contractor staff
  • Ensure consistent architectural IT application across the M&S products
  • Ensure consistent IT processes, practices and documentation across the M&S system
  • Report IT status to government and program managers
  • Perform other IT duties as assigned
  • Ability to present architectural design using Microsoft Tools (Visio, Project, PowerPoint, etc.)


  • Bachelor of Science Degree from an accredited academic institution in a relevant technical discipline
  • 3+ years of relevant technical experience
  • 3+ years of professional hands-on experience in design and implementation of the following technologies: Windows/Linux virtualization, Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft Active Directory and Group Policy, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, VMware, storage technologies, Host-Base Security System, Assured Compliance Assessment Solution and other patch management solutions
  • Certifications: Security+ or Security+ CE
  • Demonstrated experience in configuration management using Subversion, Concurrent Version System (CVS) or similar tools
  • Experienced providing Help Desk Support/IT Support
  • Experience with or a desire to learn cloud based computing
  • Experience with or a desire to learn machine virtualization including transitioning legacy products to virtualized products
  • Assist in evaluation, development, and deployment of large IT system of systems architectures involving both hardware and software components
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Customer focused with a desire to ensure success
  • Desire to continue to learn and grow
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance


  • Demonstrated self-starter, takes initiative, can work independently with reduced supervision
  • DoD or MDA Modelling & Simulation experience
  • Familiarity with Missile Defense Agency (MDA) BMDS, MDA Objective Simulation Framework and/or Single Stimulation Framework, Flight Test, and Wargames & Exercise lab assets
  • Experience with the DoD Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Certifications:
    • Linux+
    • Network+
    • A+
    • Security Certified Network Professional (SCNP)
    • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) Windows Server 2008 R2
    • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
    • Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)
    • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
    • VMware Certified Professional
    • Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
    • Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) Security Essentials (GSEC)
    • Certified Information Systems Security Prof