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System Administrator

System Administrator

Req # 
Position Type 
Full Time
FLSA Status 
Information Technology - Systems Administration
Security Clearance 
Required Top Secret/SCI
Schriever AFB, CO

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In addition to a competitive salary, Polaris Alpha offers excellent benefits to full-time employees:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • Life and AD&D coverage at 3x annual salary
  • 401k plan, 4% non-elective contributions for all eligible employees and participants are 100% vested in plan from date of enrollment
  • 4+ weeks of PTO and 10 Paid Holidays observed
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Relocation may be considered

Benefits are subject to change

Job Description

Polaris Alpha develops innovative solutions to the most significant challenges affecting our Nation's ability to collect, utilize, and defend digital information. We’re passionate about developing cutting-edge, creative solutions, and fostering a highly sought-out place of employment for many of the brightest minds in the industry. We are the best because we hire the best. At Polaris Alpha, we have developed a culture of going above and beyond the normal expectations in the delivery of our work. Our clients and employees are the number one reason why we’re successful, and that formula won’t be changing!

Polaris Alpha has an immediate opening for a Systems Administrator based on-site at Schriever AFB, CO. Join our team and leave work every day with the satisfaction that comes with knowing you're making a difference!

Required Skills

• Bachelor's Degree in a technical discipline and 6-12 years of experience in system administration. Eight (8) years of additional experience, applicable training and/or certifications may be substituted for the Bachelor's Degree
• 5 years’ hands-on experience administering Linux operating systems
• Experience with administration of Hadoop ecosystem software (Hadoop, Accumulo, Cloudera, HortonWorks, etc.)
• Experience configuring and maintaining virtualized environments
• Experience configuring and maintaining server hardware (blade and rackmount)
• Experience configuring and maintaining routers and network switch hardware
• DoD 8570 Certification (Security+ ce, CISSP, CCNA, etc.)
• Experience with security tools
• Knowledgeable in system configuration and modifications, and software installation
• This position requires the selected candidate to hold an active Department of Defense TS/SCI level security clearance which requires US citizenship while working in support of a government contract.

Desired Skills

• Experience with Puppet configuration management software
• Experience with Kafka, GeoMesa Storm, Elastic Search, Logstash, Kibana and Zookeeper
• Knowledgeable in license management and maintenance
• Experience with interpretation and application of Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs)
• Knowledge of shell scripting for troubleshooting and automation of routine tasks.

Polaris Alpha is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, genetic information or disability status. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions

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