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Junior System Administrator

Company: Torch Technologies, Inc.
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: November 12, 2020

Job Description:

Torch Technologies, a 100% employee-owned company is seeking a Jr Systems Administrator. The selected applicant will become part of an integrated contractor team as a Junior System Administrator for a network supporting high-fidelity/high resolution modeling of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). The System Administrator will ensure the governments desired technical direction is consistently implemented throughout a geographically distributed data center and extended sites. Some travel may be required.

Roles and Responsibilities:


  • Serves as assistant Project Lead for the Huntsville Element
  • Serves as an IT technical representative to the government
  • Answers, evaluates, and prioritizes incoming telephone, voicemail, e-mail, and in person requests for assistance from users experiencing technical problems
  • Conducts 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 upgrades
  • 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 resolves incidents
  • Responds to technical issues as they arise
  • Ensures consistent technical direction and understanding between government and contractor staff
  • Ensures consistent architectural IT application across the M&S products
  • Ensures consistent IT processes, practices and documentation across the M&S system
  • Reports IT status to government and program managers
  • Performs other IT duties as assigned
  • Ability to present architectural design using Microsoft Tools (Visio, Project, PowerPoint, etc.)


    Job Requirements:


    • Bachelor of Science Degree from an accredited academic institution in a relevant technical discipline and three (3) or more years of relevant technical experience

    • Professional hands-on experience in design and implementation of the following technologies: Windows/Linux virtualization, Windows Server 2016, Microsoft Active Directory and Group Policy, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, VMware, storage technologies, and patch management solutions
    • Candidate must have cyber security qualifications IAW DoD 8570 standards upon employment, Security+ or Security+ CE

      Required Skills

      • 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

        Preferred Capabilities/Experience

        • 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)

        • Experience with Ansible Tower or Ansible Works to include playbook creation and deployment
        • Certifications in any of the following:


          • Linux+
          • Network+
          • A+
          • Security Certified Network Professional (SCNP)

          • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) Windows Server 2016
          • 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 Professional (CISSP)




            Security Clearance Requirements:

            • Position requires that candidate possess, or be able to acquire an active SECRET security clearance in order to access classified information. Inability to maintain a security clearance will result in candidate being ineligible to support this position.

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