Mid-System Administrator (IB-18-SA2 Cleared)

Mid-System Administrator (IB-18-SA2 Cleared)

Req #: IB-18-SA2

About the job:

Provide administration of bare-metal and virtual servers, operating system configuration, and other related support to the program. Interface with the client network, storage, and security teams. Provide support for development, testing, system integration, installation scripts, and other duties to support the program.

As part of the Operations Support Team, the SA is required to work core hours, Mon – Fri 40 hrs per week and support on-call rotation and occasional weekend and after hours software deployments, upgrades, and repairs as needed.


  • Minimum 10 years of experience as a Systems Administrator in a technical role
  • At least three years of direct experience in the intelligence community or a Government agency
  • Experience with equipment specification, setup, problem resolution, and network support related to computer hardware and software
  • Experience configuring, tuning, and maintaining servers Dell servers HP blade servers, HP SAN, KVM switches
  • Experience working with, implementing and maintaining GIT or similar version control systems
  • Experience working with client mandated security, lab and production environment management, receipt of property, and ordering processes
  • 7 yrs RedHat/CentOS environment
  • Experience with Storage Area Network (SAN)
  • Experience with system capacity planning and future hardware and architecture requirements documentation
  • Experience with some of the network security skills: Multiple Domain, PKI Implementation, SSP Development, Vulnerability Assessment
  • Experience with some of the web implementation: Apache Webserver/Tomcat, Firefox and IE, GWT, JBOSS. Servlets, WebLogic
  • Experience in working within agile software development teams
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline from an accredited college or university is required. Five (5) years of additional system administration experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.
  • Clearance:  Applicants must be U.S. Citizens possessing an active TS/SCI security clearance with a Full Scope Polygraph.

Additional Desired Experience:

  • Proficiency in Linux systems administration, maintenance, and security (including scripting and automation tools like Python/Shell/Perl/Puppet/Cobbler, PXE Boot and Ansible).
  • Full understanding of the Linux security model including file and directory permissions, user group management, ACL management and network access control
  • A demonstrated ability and willingness to document procedures is a must
  • Experience setting up and maintaining hardware and OS monitoring systems including using the findings to implement tuning improvements
  • Experience working with Nagios, SPLUNK and Oracle 12C
  • Experience with administration of systems running a non-SQL database such as Mongo or Hadoop

Location: Annapolis Junction, MD area.


About us:

Collaboration is the fusion of people and ideas toward a common goal; and at CollabraSpace it’s part of everything we do.  It’s the foundation upon which Collabraspace was created, at the core of our corporate philosophy, and even represented in our logo where different pieces of one circle work together.  As a technical services and product company, Collabraspace supports the critical mission of our nation’s security through ongoing collaboration with our team members, customers, and partners.

Across our 20+ programs we provide enterprise software development solutions and real-time collaboration to both government and private industry.  CollabraSpace is headquartered in Annapolis Junction, MD, close to the majority of our work and therefore, close to you.

CollabraSpace Facts:

  • Team.  At CollabraSpace, we truly believe in the team.  We’ll always do our best to find a position that makes you happy to go to work every day, support the charitable causes that are important to you, and encourage your involvement with the company by providing events for the whole family.
  • Security.  We offer competitive salaries but more than that, we make sure the salary we are offering you can be supported by multiple programs.  Why is that important?  See bullet #1; if you’re not happy we will do our best to find something that does make you happy.
  • Benefits.  Our comprehensive benefits package means you pay very little for a full suite of coverage.
    • 100% company paid premiums for Health and Dental plans for employees and eligible dependents.
    • 100% company paid Life & Disability plans.
    • 401(k) & Roth plan with company contribution immediately vested.
    • Annual bonus plan, spot bonuses for a job well done, and referral bonuses.
    • Paid Time Off (PTO) allowing you to use your time off as you see fit.
    • Formal education and training benefits.
  • Transparency.  You have heard it before but here you’ll truly experience it.  The management team “puts it all on the table” and always has an open door.
  • Training and Education.  It’s part of our collaborative environment.  Besides the traditional off-site training which we pay for upfront, CollabraSpace offers in-house Technical Exchanges on a range of topics presented by our own technical staff or industry partners.
  • Honors.  We earned the Alliance for Workplace Excellence Award for 4 years running and have been named to the Baltimore Sun’s Top 100 Workplaces 2013,  2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017; an award given based on survey responses from our team members.  We are consistently ranked as one of the Top IT Firms in Baltimore by the Baltimore Business Journal.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

CollabraSpace is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state, or local statutes. 

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