Sr. Systems Administrator

    • KBR
  • Chantilly, VA
  • Posted 18 days ago | Updated 13 hours ago


On Site
Full Time


Training and development
IT infrastructure management
System administration
Operating systems
Performance tuning
Capacity management
Storage management
Data integrity
Disaster recovery
Incident management
Knowledge sharing
Technical Support
Emerging technologies
Computer science
Information Technology
Problem solving
Life insurance
Microsoft Windows
Backup administration
Computer networking
Analytical skill
Red Hat Certified Engineer
Microsoft Certified Professional

Job Details


Sr. Systems Administrator

KBR - Delivering Solutions, Changing the World.

KBR brings together the best and brightest to deliver science, technology and engineering solutions that help governments and companies around the world accomplish their most critical missions and objectives.

In everything we do, we are guided by our ONE KBR Values:

  • We Value Our People - We create diverse, inclusive environments in which each person can feel safe, respected and valued, and where everyone has opportunities to grow and reach their full potential.
  • We Deliver - We are uncompromising in our commitment to deliver innovative, high-quality, technology-led solutions for our customers and exceptional, sustainable value for all our stakeholders.
  • We Are People of Integrity - We value honesty, trust, courage, fairness, prudence and tenacity. We believe doing what's right for the planet, the communities where we work, and our people is good for business.
  • We Empower - We empower our people with a shared purpose, the right tools and the supportive culture they need to be proactive decision-makers, to be adaptive to change, and to succeed.
  • We Are a Team of Teams - We have a will to succeed, but we value the achievements of our team of teams over individual accomplishments. Our collective focus makes us a better, stronger, more effective company.

We are seeking a highly skilled Senior System Administrator to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate will possess extensive experience in supporting Linux, Windows, and VMware systems, along with proficiency in managing backup and storage devices.

Job Responsibilities:

System Administration:

  • Administer and maintain Linux, Windows, and VMware systems to ensure optimal performance, availability, and security.
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot operating systems, software applications, and patches across various platforms.
  • Monitor system performance, conduct performance tuning, and implement capacity planning measures.
  • Perform routine system maintenance tasks, such as backups, software updates, and security enhancements.

Backup and Storage Management:

  • Manage and maintain backup solutions, including scheduling backups, monitoring backup jobs, and ensuring data integrity and recoverability.
  • Configure and administer storage devices, such as SAN/NAS systems, to provide scalable and reliable storage solutions.
  • Implement data replication and disaster recovery strategies to minimize downtime and data loss.

Troubleshooting and Incident Response:

  • Diagnose and resolve complex technical issues related to system performance, connectivity, and software functionality.
  • Respond promptly to system alerts, incidents, and service outages, and escalate as necessary to minimize impact on operations.
  • Document troubleshooting procedures, resolutions, and system configurations for future reference and knowledge sharing.

Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing:

  • Collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams, including network engineers, software developers, and IT support staff, to address technical challenges and achieve organizational goals.
  • Mentor junior team members, provide technical guidance and training, and promote a culture of continuous learning and development.
  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies, industry trends, and best practices in system administration and IT infrastructure management.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field; or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in system administration, with a focus on Linux, Windows, and VMware environments.
  • Proficiency in managing backup solutions (e.g., Rubrik, Veeam) and storage devices (e.g., Pure, NetApp).
  • Strong understanding of networking concepts, protocols, and security principles.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.
  • Relevant certifications (e.g., RHCE, MCSE, VCP) are a plus.

KBR Benefits

KBR offers a selection of competitive lifestyle benefits which could include 401K plan with company match, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, AD&D, flexible spending account, disability, paid time off, or flexible work schedule. We support career advancement through professional training and development.

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Inclusion and Diversity at KBR

At KBR, we are passionate about our people, sustainability, and our Zero Harm culture. These inform all that we do and are at the heart of our commitment to, and ongoing journey toward being a more inclusive and diverse company. That commitment is central to our team of team's philosophy and fosters an environment of real collaboration across cultures and locations. Our individual differences and perspectives bring enhanced value to our teams and help us develop solutions for the most challenging problems. We understand that by embracing those differences and working together, we are more innovative, more resilient, and safer. We Deliver - Together.

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KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.