• System Administrator

    Job Locations US-MD-Beltsville
    Posted Date 2 months ago(12/6/2018 10:08 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    *Technical Consulting
  • Overview

    Acuity is looking to hire the best and brightest System Administrator.  This project supports the IT system administration team of a major federal customer providing security services including cyber incident response, threat analysis and security operations support  


    Acuity is a leading management and technology consulting firm that specializes in serving the federal government. Our innovative, collaborative and rewarding work environment has earned repeat honors from the Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work and SmartCEO Corporate Culture awards.


    The System Administrator will provide technical expertise working independently and/or with other engineers. The primary area of responsibility will include the administration and support of existing and new infrastructure to include customer network and system administration across multiple domains/networks.


    Daily Responsibilities:


    • Demonstrated scripting experience preferably with PowerShell.
    • Applied systems engineering experience working with Windows server applications
    • Installing, configuring, and hardening Windows systems (Windows 2012, 2016)
    • Knowledge and implementation of Federal security baselines.
    • Familiarity with Virtualization and Containers
    • Ability to document in depth information regarding system security baselines, configurations, deviations, and justifications for security recommendations.
    • Administering operation of services according to Government policies and procedures
    • Coordinating and implementing software and hardware upgrades
    • Provide system administration support to existing and new infrastructure, including ongoing network support, network availability and addressing performance problems that may be present.
    • Troubleshoot network connectivity issues, plan and execute switch configurations.
    • Provide quality assurance review for new and existing applications configurations.
    • Provide Tier 2 support troubleshooting network systems when necessary. Provide recommendations for improvements to those systems/devices.
    • Work hours are 2:00 – 10:30 pm, Days Sunday -Thurs




    Basic Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s Degree Required
    • 15+ years System Administration skills
    • Understanding of system monitoring, design, maintenance and general administration duties.
    • Experience with the server and network configuration settings and implementation of security best practices.
    • Understanding of TCP/IP fundamentals, sub-netting and other networking fundamentals.
    • The ability to monitor and diagnose issues within the network.
    • Ability to update documentation as needed.
    • Technical troubleshooting skills, analytical problem solving ability, and organizational skills
    • Excellent communication skills in technical, business, and client interactions

    Nice to have:

    • Experience working with Firewalls (ASA, PaloAlto)
    • Experience with VPN implementation
    • Experience with boundary protections solutions



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