Jun 20, 2019

Systems Administrator Pensacola, FL, US

  • Criterion Systems
  • Pensacola, FL, US
Full-Time Defense Government Information Technology (IT) Other

Job Description

Systems Administrator

Full-time Regular Pensacola, FL, US

16 days agoRequisition ID : 1735

At Criterion Systems, we developed a different kind of business—a company whose real value is a reputation for excellence built upon the collective skills, talents, perspectives, and backgrounds of its people. We are seeking a Principal Systems Administrator to support a position in Sterling, VA. The chosen candidate will support a large mission critical development and sustainment program to design, build, deliver, and operate a network operations environment with new cyber capabilities to address emerging threats.


Criterion is seeking System Administrators to support the design, development, and deployment of a new DevOps infrastructure and advanced cybersecurity capabilities. We are also looking for AWS/TAXII experience with DHS, although not required. By accepting a position with Criterion Systems, you will join a group of professionals with a collaborative mindset where we share ideas and foster professional development in order to accomplish our goals. In addition to our great culture we also offer competitive compensation and benefit packages, company-sponsored team building events, and advancement opportunities. To find out more about how Criterion can help you take your career to the next level please visit our website: www.criterion-sys.com.


 Primary Accountabilities

  • Collaborating within Agile Scrum teams as a key contributor responsible for the design and implementation of advanced cybersecurity capabilities, including the selection of hardware and software required to enable the cybersecurity capabilities.
  • Deploying, managing and troubleshooting physical, virtual, and cloud-based Information Technology (IT) environments consisting of Windows/Unix/Linux servers, workstations, storage, Active Directory, DNS, user identity and access controls, host-based security software and network configurations, and installed applications.
  • Assessing present and future capacity requirements, conducting trade studies, providing specific detailed information for hardware and software selection, developing Bill of Materials
  • Conducting automated installation and testing
  • Developing high quality technical documentation, including user guides, test plans, and contract deliverable items and supporting product line training.
  • Supporting risk assessments and the implementation of risk mitigation countermeasures


 Minimum Qualifications

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Must have a Top Secret Clearance with a SSBI within the last 5 years, TS/SCI Preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, or a related discipline or equivalent experience.
  • Must have 8 years of professional experience or 6 years of experience with a Master’s degree for an G10.
  • Practical experience with Linux operating systems, VMware, TCP/IP networking, encryption, host-based security, DNS, Directory Services, Storage, cloud-based environments (AWS, OpenStack). (Windows and UNIX is a bonus)

Preferred Qualifications

  • DoD 8570.1 IAT Level 2 certification or the ability to obtain certification within three months of employment.Systems Administration certifications preferred such as Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE), Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE), and VMware Certified Associate or Professional (VCA or VCP).
  • Kafja, Spark, RHEL and or ELK.
  • Ability to develop automation scripts using one of more of the following shell and scripting languages: Bourne, C, Korn, Bash, Perl, Python, VBScript, and PowerShell.
  • Experience or familiarity with Agile development methodology and Cybersecurity.
  • Experience working in a DevOps environment or a Network/Security Operations Center
  • Experience and/or familiarity with trouble-ticket or other tracking system.
  • Experience with capacity planning, conducting trade studies, identifying detailed information for hardware and software selection, and developing Bill of Materials




Criterion Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.


Systems-Process Engineering,   IT Project Management  



Security Clearance

Top Secret/Single Scope Background Investigation (TS/SS B I)

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