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Senior Systems Administrator Job in Dayton, Ohio US

Senior Systems Administrator

Riverside Research Institute - Dayton, OH

Posted: 2/9/2024 - Expires: 5/9/2024

Job ID: 269626872


Job Description

Senior Systems Administrator






Information Technology

Position Type

Full Time Salary

Riverside Overview

Riverside Research is an independent National Security Nonprofit dedicated to research and development in the national interest. We provide high-end technical services, research and development, and prototype solutions to some of the country's most challenging technical problems.

All Riverside Research opportunities require U.S. Citizenship.

Position Overview

Riverside Research is seeking a Senior Systems Administrator to perform installation, configuration, and maintenance of the hardware and software infrastructure at the customers' location. In this role, you will be a Information Technology (IT) Subject Matter Expert (SME) responsible for a diverse scope of Information Technology (IT) networks and systems. Your advanced knowledge of IT networks and systems will be used to devise technical solutions to a wide range of IT challenges in the customer environment. Experience in networking, cluster computing, and Linux & Windows system management is critical to success. You will work with government, IA contract team members, and researchers to determine appropriate methods and procedures for operations and protection of the IT network and systems. A Top Secret is required for this position.

This position is located on WPAFB, Ohio.

All Riverside Research opportunities require U.S. Citizenship.


Job Responsibilities:

Troubleshoot and resolve complex information technology problems using all available resources in a research environment.
Configure and administer virtual network system environments
Provide Tier I to Tier III support for all customer systems including, but not limited to, account/system maintenance, investigating user problems, troubleshooting network complications, and resolving complex IT issues.
Author new Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as required.
Maintain existing SOPs for system and network administration activities
Apply operating system updates and patches on a minimum monthly basis
Assess all software solution requests. Manage risk assessments and approvals prior to installation
Upgrade and configure software for each project or operational solution request
Maintain and administer data retention and recovery solutions
Install, configure, and maintain hardware in accordance with Department of Defense compliance standards and project requirements
Install, configure, secure, and maintain network equipment
Experience managing Windows server utilizing PowerShell;
Create, change, and delete user accounts per request
Manage and create objects in Access Directory
Repair and recover data from hardware or software failures
Maintain hardware and software inventory including all licensing
Ensure information system security configuration guidelines are followed
Recognize security risks and report violations appropriately.
Deploy and maintain Security Technical Implementation (STIG) and SCCM to include Group Policy
Coordinate all significant information technology changes with ISSM/ISSO
Create, update, and manage networked and stand-alone machine images
Experience with NAS/SAN systems to include configuration
Manage and implement backup solution for LAN network
Implementation of Virtual Machine (VMware or hypervisor)
Manage and update Linux system RedHat and Ubuntu distros
Other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications:

Active Top Secret Security Clearance (Must be able to obtain SAP customer access)
A minimum of 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree, 3 years with a Master's degree, a PhD without experience, or High School Diploma with equivalent work experience is typically required for an employee at this level.
COMPTIA Security+ certification or DoD 8570 IAT Level II equivalent certification
5+ years of experience in Network/System Administration
3+ years Linux administration experience
Windows administration experience
Python or similar scripting experience
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong organizational skills
Familiarity/understanding of the Joint SAP Implementation Guide (JSIG)
Ability to lift up to 50lbs

Desired Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in relevant technical discipline
Relevant administrator certifications (MCSA, RHCSA,CCNA, VMware, Net5, etc)
Relevant advanced security certifications (CISSP, CISM, etc,)
RedHat Linux administration experience
Working knowledge of SCCM and WSUS
VMware experience
Special Access Program (SAP) experience
Direct experience working with Joint SAP Implementation Guide (JSIG) requirements

Global Comp

$115,000 - $140,000 This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience, location and other factors.

Closing Statement

Riverside Research Institute is a not-for-profit, technology-oriented defense company, where service to our customers and support of our staff is our overall mission. Riverside is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. Riverside offers comprehensive compensation and benefit packages to our employees.
Riverside bases its employment decisions solely on technical experience, qualifications and other job-related criteria related to our organizational purpose as a not-for-profit company, and without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran's status or any other status legally protected by applicable federal, state, and local law.

Riverside Research is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local law.

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
Skill Based Partner:
Education Level:
High school graduate
Work Days:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
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