Senior Systems Administrator

Systems, System, Linux, Windows, Bash, Perl, DOS, Python, Computer, IT, Network, LAN, WAN, Cisco, Security, CISCO, MCSE, CCNA
Full Time

Job Description

Zachary Piper Solutions is looking for a Sr. Systems Administrator to join the team in Herndon, VA. The position is currently remote.

Job Description:

Senior System Administrator's responsibilities include:

  • Experience with installing, configuring, patching, maintaining, troubleshooting, and upgrading Red Hat Linux /Centos servers and Windows servers and workstations.
  • Linux platform maintenance, patch review, systems checking, new system acquisition and deployment, and implementation of hardened Linux platforms.
  • Experience with managing virtual machines through VMware's vCenter/ESXi or similar platforms.
  • Fairly extensive experience in any two of the following scripting languages: Bash, Perl, DOS/Powershell, Ruby, and Python.
  • Experience with analyzing scans, and then implementing security hardening, using standards such as the DISA STIG.
  • Experience with managing and configuring Active Directory (especially Computers, Users, and DNS)
  • Configuration management which includes thorough documentation of all network/hardware changes.
  • Perform/monitor daily backup of systems/critical data.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Any other duties as requested by the Contracting Officer Representative and SOC management.
  • (Most important!!) A willingness to learn new software, technologies, and platforms.

Qualities/Additional info: Senior System Administrator should be a proven team player with excellent oral and written communications skills. System Administrator should also be a self-starter, capable of working projects, independently if necessary.

Frequent interaction with government client is required.

Job Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Information systems.

  • Minimum six (6) years of relevant professional experience.


  • In addition to required education or equivalent experience;
  • Minimum five (5) years IT experience with at least three (3) years experience administering Red Hat Linux and Microsoft Windows Server 2008/2012, 2016.
  • Must have five (5) years experience as a Network Administrator in LAN/WAN environment, knowledge with Cisco Switching/Routing/Security administration and maintenance. Server Configuration, Setups and Installations.
  • Excellent analytical and communicative skills along with collaborative, teaming and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience with Redhat Linux platform is highly preferred.
  • Experience with (Virtualization) VMWare ESXi is highly preferred.
  • Experience with Windows 2008/2012,2016.
  • Experience with Dell servers/workstations and CISCO routers/switches.
  • Experience working in a network security environment, such as a Security Operations Center (SOC),
  • RHCE Certification and/or MCSE, CCNA.

Level of Clearance Required: Department of Defense Secret

  • $100,000-$115,000 with full benefits (Health, Dental, Vision, 401k, etc.)
Dice Id : 10430981
Position Id : 38493
Originally Posted : 3 months ago
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