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Systems Administrator

Herndon, VA
CLEARANCE:                    TS/SCI w/CI Poly
LOCATION:                       Herndon, VA
TRAVEL:                            None
JOB DESCRIPTION:         Working as a member of a sizeable operations team, you shall lead, coordinate, manage and support the operations and maintenance of multi-user computer systems to achieve and maintain optimal performance and efficiencies, and you’ll be relied upon to anticipate problems & take decisive action.  Job duties include: (i) carrying out systems administration and security functions, such as implementing STIGs, creating user accounts, creating administrator accounts, installing/deploying system-wide software, harden applications and operating systems, conducting backup and recovery, and install, configure, and maintain operating systems; (ii) monitoring, managing, and optimizing systems resource, such as CPU usage, disk usage, response times, and allocating and managing mass storage space; (iii) Identify [and respond to] Tier-3 problems and conduct diagnostics to analyze and resolve the problem; (iv) creates and maintains system specifications, policy, procedure, and other job-related documentation to meet standards, mandates, and requirements, and properly document trouble tickets and problem resolution; (v) interacting with end users, development teams, and others; (vi) evaluate vendors’ hardware and software, provide synopsis of findings – pros and cons – and provide purchasing recommendations.

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of Linux or CentOS experience within the last 4 years.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and successful experience:
    • Maintaining applications built on a PostgreSQL or Oracle database.
    • Writing scripts to automate activities and alerts, including: monitor system services, resources, data mine logs, etc.
    • Writing SQL and PL/SQL to generate system data reports, modify data, etc.
    • Building and managing SQL servers.
    • Troubleshooting systems and applications issues, including Java, Oracle, PostgreSQL, etc.
    • Maintaining systems in AWS cloud environments (Azure experience is helpful)
    • Working with Firewalls and AWS Security Groups
    • Administering key and certificate management utilities and cryptography libraries, such as Keytool and OpenSSL.
    • Coding and applying XML to store and transport information
  • Bachelors
– OR –
    • Associates with a total of 8 years of relevant experience
    • HS/GED with a total of 10 years of relevant experience
  • DoD 8570 Compliant holding current IAT level II baseline certification (Security+ CE, GICSP, SSCP, etc.)
  • Desired Certifications (some or all)
    • Linux+
    • Current RHCSA/RHCE
    • MCSA
    • VMware Certified Professional

COVID-19 Vaccination - Federal Government Compliance:  NOTE - Most, but not all, of SoundWay's job openings support federal Government clients. If SoundWay's job offer is for a job supporting a federal Government client, your employment shall be contingent upon your ability to either (i) provide proof of vaccination, or (ii) submit and have approved by the client a Reasonable Accommodation Exemption. 
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MISSION: To help our clients succeed, our employees excel, and to have a positive impact in all we do.
MOTTO:  Continued Service to Country through Contracting.
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BENEFITS & PERKS:  SoundWay values its employees, respecting the whole person, and recognizing their efforts & accomplishments.  True to our Mission Statement we offer competitive salaries, generous benefits, and an ethical & respectful company culture, including the following Benefits & Perks:
  • Healthcare Benefits.  
    • SoundWay pays 100% of an employee's premium (cost) for Medical, Dental, Vision, Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance, & $50K Life Insurance, and approximately 25% of the additional cost to add spouse/partner/child(ren)/family coverage. 
    • Bonus in Lieu of Benefits.  $3000/year bonus in lieu of benefits if you don't need/want medical benefits through SoundWay.
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 3.5% Matching 401K Retirement Plan.  Up to 3.5% matching.
  • Professional Development Reimbursement.  $2500/year for qualified college courses, certification classes & testing, & professional association membership fees.
CAPABILITIES:  SoundWay's provides state-of-the-industry Information Technology (IT), Mission Support (MS), and Cybersecurity Compliance & Certification (NIST, CMMC, etc.) solutions and services to support and advance National Security and Government programs & operations for the Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community (IC), Veterans Administration (VA) and other non-DoD Government  organizations & agencies. And, as a Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification - Accreditation Board (CMMC-AB) Registered Provider Organization (RPO) and candidate CMMC 3rd Party Assessor Organization (C3PAO)SoundWay provides Cybersecurity compliance and certification solutions & services to businesses, organizations, & individuals doing business with the federal Government & DoD. 
GIVING BACK:  Giving back is a great way to have a positive impact in our communities & industry, and with our colleagues & clients.  We encourage staff to recommend opportunities to give back via donations, sponsoring, mentoring, membership, participation, etc..  Our commitment to giving back & positive impact includes sponsoring a local youth softball team and the Bea Gaddy Family Centers for several years.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disable


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