Sep 12, 2023

System Administrator III

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Full-Time Administration

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Abacus Solutions Group:

We're built on our shared core values! We are difference-makers, passionate about serving, we work hard with integrity and do the right thing. Difference makers means that we look at every opportunity as a chance to make a difference. Passionate about serving means that we are always looking for ways to serve our customers and coworkers. Working hard and doing the right thing with integrity means that for every decision we make we first ask, "Is the decision consistent with our moral and ethical principles?" We hire, review, reward and recognize our teammates based on these characteristics, so it is important that you share these values to be part of the team.

Position Description:

We're hiring a System Administrator III with a background in configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting cross-domain systems to work in Colorado Springs, CO in support of the US Air Force Space Mission. The successful candidate will work within a cross-functional team to provide hands-on experience designing, installing, configuring, monitoring and maintaining enterprise systems. The System Administrator must have a team-oriented and customer-focused attitude due to multiple locations and various end users. You'll have an immediate effect on the warfighting efforts of our nation to maintain U.S. space dominance.

Work Location: Schriever SFB, Colorado Springs, CO

Pay and Benefits:

  • Pay range: $43-53/hr.
  • Full benefits package to include medical, dental, employer matching retirement plan, and more!

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the execution of security measures called out in the security plan to include timely scans of network resources and software patches.
  • Provide effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of production Linux Servers in a VMWare Virtualized Environment.
  • Apply DISA STIG compliance controls to secure systems.
  • Responsible for daily system monitoring, security, server health, resources and log management of Linux and Windows systems.
  • Troubleshooting and performing root cause analysis. This includes troubleshooting any and all issues with system configurations, backups, files systems, and user access.
  • Support RHEL platforms hosting applications, operations and sustainment systems, and ACAS and other security tools.
  • Interface with engineers, systems engineers, and subject matter experts in the performance of your duties.
  • Troubleshoot hardware, networking and software problems in multi-node environment.
  • Configure and install operating system and application software on bare-metal computers, virtual machines or containers.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation to provide support for off-hours issues (4-5 weeks/year).
  • Create and maintain software documentation and updates.
  • Be called upon to peer review other software design efforts and concepts within the center.
  • Work with a highly technical team to perform evaluation tests.



  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering and 5+ years of experience; Master's degree and 3+ years of experience. Additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • 3+ years of experience focused on Linux/UNIX system administration
  • Must have a DoD 8570 Level II Certification (such as the CompTIA Security +, CCNA Security, CySA+, GICSP, GSEC, CND, or SSCPy) and able to obtain environment certificate within 6 months of start
  • Working knowledge of virtualization, VMware, remote desktop, remote computer management or equivalent

Desired Experience:

  • Direct experience with network topology, data flows, firewalls, routers and switches
  • Familiarity with Veeam or other backup solutions
  • Ability to problem solve and think critically sometimes independent of significant experience or documentation of the problem area
  • Strong customer communication skills
  • Project management skills

Security Qualifications:

  • Must have fully adjudicated Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility
  • Must be a US Citizen

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

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