Linux System Administrator AER0002Q3

Colorado Springs, CO 80912

Posted: 08/07/2019 Employment Type: Contract to Perm Job Category: Information Technology Job Number: 13903
Blackstone Technology Group, an award-winning technology consulting and talent agency is seeking a Linux System Administrator AER0002Q3 to join our team at our client s site in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Job Description: We are looking for a talented Linux Systems Administrator to join our client s team supporting the MDA.

Position Responsibilities:

Be responsible for the design, implementation, and sustainment of Linux based physical and virtual machines for the Missile Defense Space Center

Work closely with a team of engineers, including additional system administrators, network engineers, system engineers, and cybersecurity engineers, to provide high quality, innovative engineering services to the MDA/SS Government customer

Be responsible for Development such as working with MDA/SS system engineers to identify and define requirements for new systems and system modifications, developing designs, and implementing and testing solutions

Be responsible for Sustainment to include on-going vulnerability scanning and system patching as necessary to reduce cybersecurity risks

Also be responsible for daily system monitoring, system backup and restoral, and application upgrades to ensure optimal and continuous system operations

Ancillary duties include developing and maintaining system administration procedures and baseline configuration documentation

Be responsible for ensuring system software installs, maintenance, break fix activities, and cyber security mitigations are performed in accordance with established policies, procedures and service level agreements

Basic Qualifications:

Must have one of the following combinations of education and experience: HS Diploma (or GED) and 12 years of general experience; or an Associate s degree and 10 years of general experience; or a Bachelor s degree and 8 years of general experience; or a Master s degree and 6 years of general experience.

Must have 6 years of directly related experience and 3 years in management or leadership roles.

Must have at least 8570 IAT Level II certification or higher

Candidate must possess an understanding of the system engineering processes

Candidate must have a DoD Secret Security Clearance or higher

Candidate must be willing to travel CONUS approx. 10% of the time

Preferred Qualifications:

Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) or Linux + certification is highly desired for this position.

Experience administering a Red Hat Linux environment using Red Hat Identity Management (IdM) Servers.

Familiar with architecture supporting Space Systems environments.

Experience installing, patching, configuring and troubleshooting Linux servers and workstations including associated peripherals.

Experience with DISA tool used in scanning and remediating computer system vulnerabilities.

Experience resolving hardware & software conflicts and perform server maintenance and break/fix activities.

Familiarity with operating within a virtualized environment such as VMWare.

DoD networking experience with classified data networks and strong grasp of red/black concepts and IA compliance.


Blackstone Talent Group is a division of Blackstone Technology Group, a global IT services and solutions firm that implements technological solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone s global staff augmentation practice was founded in 1998. Blackstone Talent Group has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in providing clients the best talent across a variety of industries and sectors.

EOE of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabilities



Blackstone is a global IT services and solutions firm that implements digital transformation solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone was founded in 1998, and has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in IT staffing and place both technical and creative talent across a variety of industries and sectors.

EOE of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabilities
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