System Administrator

Colorado Springs, CO 80916

Posted: 05/07/2019 Employment Type: Temporary Job Category: IT/Ops Job Number: 12141

Blackstone Technology Group, an award winning technology consulting and staffing firm, is seeking three System Administrator/Engineers to join our client' s team in Boulder, CO and Colorado Springs, CO.


The SA/SE subcontractor may be tasked to maintain operations of multi-user computer systems, virtual computer systems, COTS software products; Perform system administration within the scope of the contract; Monitor and correct system performance issues; Back-up and restore files, patch system and operating system software and maintain software licenses; Assist the Information Assurance (IA) team with account management and system vulnerability and manage closely with the customer and peer personnel to accomplish these responsibilities; Provide “ on the job training” on system configuration, assist in deploying software/hardware deliveries and support special projects; Assist operational crews and contractor teams to resolve system and network issues; Assist the Information Assurance team by providing access to system logs, instruction for monitoring user accounts and identifying/responding to security issues/incidents.


Candidate must possess an active DoD Secret clearance; must possess Sec + certification; able to successfully perform in a production/operational environment; must have experience building windows/Linux systems, understand directory structure, experience with virtualizations, able to troubleshoot operating system issues, understand basic network administration, have experience installing COTS products, have built and maintained storage systems, experience with writing scripts and automation, understand basic system level drawings, have experience rack mounting equipment and running cables, and must be able to travel to Boulder, CO., Greeley CO., Aurora, CO., and Colorado Springs, CO. up to 25% of the time.

Preferred candidate has troubleshooting skills; familiarity with IBM AIX; experience with Unix and Microsoft Windows Operation Systems; experience with System Administration, DevOps Support, and Storage, and experience with Redhat Enterprise Linux installation, configuration, and administration; experience with system provisioning tool (Chef or Puppet experience a plus) including scripting for automation, configuration control or provisioning; experience with information assurance hardening and compliance, (i.e. STIG & DSS compliance, documentation, etc).  Preferred candidate has SBIRS, Mobile Ground, and/or Satellite domain experience; and an active TS/SCI.  Preferred candidate must have interpersonal skills, ability to adapt, excellent communication and written skills, and be a team player.

Blackstone Staffing Services is a division of Blackstone Technology Group, a global IT services and solutions firm that implements digital transformation solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone’ s global staff augmentation practice was founded in 1998. Blackstone Staffing Services 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.

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