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System Administrator

ALEX – Alternative Experts, LLC (ALEX) was founded in 2007, and headquartered in Dumfries, Virginia.  ALEX is a woman-owned, award-winning and trusted solutions provider and partner. We provide scientific, technical and professional services, specializing in rapidly staffing and managing mission critical programs for both government and commercial organizations. We are the perfect fit for the future.

Position title – Windows/UNIX Systems Administrator

Position location – Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

ALEX is seeking a Windows/UNIX Systems Administrator to support a DoD contract at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. The Systems Administrator is an integral part of the client's technology platform (Defense Research Engineering Network (DREN) and Secret Defense Research Engineering Network (SDREN)), owning the day-to-day operations and management for their production environment comprised of various components, including the hardware, networking, and OS layers.


·    General Microsoft & Linux systems administration, security patching, OS upgrades, troubleshooting problems, and ensuring maximum availability.

·    Schedule and perform regular systems maintenance.

·    Write system scripts for daily administration, and has ability to document system infrastructure.

·    Install new software releases, system upgrades, evaluate and install patches and resolve software and hardware related problems.

·    Ancillary duties may include setting up administrator and service accounts, maintaining system documentation, tuning system performance, installing system wide software and allocating mass storage space.

·    Troubleshooting and debugging issues that rise in production and during solution development.

·    Developing solutions using tool for additional capabilities.

·    Working with team members to integrate tool with other IT systems and attending meetings with the client to understand requirements, change requests and defect reports.

·    Should be able to provide guidelines, do or don't do recommendations and resolutions.

Requirements: In-depth knowledge in any of the following:

·    Linux, MS Windows, Macintosh, Apache, Bind, Sendmail and SQL, DNS, Active directory, and Group Policies.

·    Strong experience with Virtualization, preferably VMWare products.

·    Experience with Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions, preferably DELL SAN's.

·    Strong experience with system management tools, logical file systems, and client/server environments. - Knowledge of DoD Security Policies.

·    Demonstrated initiative, customer orientation and team work competencies.

·    Ability to communicate technical issues with non-technical people.

·    Demonstrate knowledge of various ports and protocols.

·    Must possess a Secret clearance with the ability to get a Top Secret or TS/SCI or higher clearance.


·    Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems or other technical discipline required or equivalent experience and 5-7 years work experience.

·    Professional systems configuration and maintenance experience in a Unix / Linux, Windows data center environment.

·    Experience supporting a 24/7 mission critical IT infrastructure.

·    Must have a current, valid Security+ certification

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability. Applicants must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to allow employees to meet the essential functions of the job, unless those accommodations cause undue hardships on the employer. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact the Human Resources Department at [email protected]

·         Woman-Owned Small Business

·         VEVRAA Federal Contractor

·         Affirmative Action Employer

·         Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities are highly encouraged to apply

Company Name:
Security Clearance:
Top Secret / SCI
Aberdeen Providing Grounds, Maryland
United States
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