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Systems Administrator (future)

Location, TBD
CLEARANCE:          Varies.  
  • DoD Clearance Job Openings:
    • US Citizenship required.
    • Typically either Secret and higher.
  • Public Trust Job Openings, Applicant must:
    • Pass Public Trust Background Investigation
    • Permanent Residents & Work Visa applicants MUST have resided in the US and/or US Territory continuously during the last 3 consecutive years.
WORKSITE         Remote work / telework

TRAVEL:          None

JOB DESCRIPTION:        Coordinating and conducting the introduction of and integration of multiple IT systems & subsystems - including hardware and software - into a Cloud-based operational environment without loss of any functional or performance capabilities.    Support systems and applications Cloud migration modernization and enhancement efforts necessary to migrate and maintain applications moving to the Cloud and already residing in the Cloud.  Coordinate with development and user teams to assess risks, goals and needs and ensure that all are adequately addressed. 

Must Have Relevant Experience:
  • Four (4) years' experience:
    • ​General system delivery and DevOps and automation frameworks, including one or more of the following: Chef, Docker, Nexus, or Jenkins.
    • Working with UNIX or Linux systems from kernel to shell and beyond, including one or more of the following: system libraries, file systems, and client-server protocols.
  • Working knowledge of/ experience with:
    • Agile methodology and software development.
    • Atlassian Suite, including: Jira, Confluence, and Bitbucket.
    • Scripting, using any of the following languages: PowerShell, Bash, PHP, Python, Java, Node, or Ruby.
    • Cloud service providers (CSPs), including AWS, and Azure.
    • PaaS solutions or technologies, including: Docker Data Center, Docker Swarm, or Kubernetes.
    • Alerts and monitoring tools and system management tools for Linux environments and configuration management and Cloud orchestration tools, including Ansible, Chef, AWS Cloudformation, or Terraform.
    • Containers, including Docker and AWS services and APIs, including EC2, S3, VPC, and VMware or Azure.
  • Proven track record for being reliable, accountable, available, communicative, trustworthy and someone who takes appropriate initiative to get to the bottom of a challenge and gets the job done​.
  • Bachelor's in a related field
  • Education Waiver:
    • 4 additional years experience may be acceptable in lieu of Bachelor's degree. 


  • Possesses a principled work ethic founded in honesty, dependability, punctuality, civility, accountability, integrity, accuracy, diligent performance, customer-satisfaction-focused, and respect.
  • Has the courteous and affable interpersonal skills required for successful workplace communications, comradery, and work completion.
  • Is comfortable, productive, and adds value (1) working as a member of a team and taking direction (leading & managing teams if required), and (2) working independently.
  • Conveys written and verbal communications and information clearly, concisely, and correctly the first time -- in a timely & efficient manner -- using proper grammar and well organized and structured paragraphs and sentences.
  • Seeks opportunities for professional development and accepts well-meaning constructive criticism.
COVID-19 VACCINATION:  Federal Government ComplianceMost SoundWay's job openings support Government clients, and any job opening for Government clients must comply with the Government's COVID-19 Vaccination Guidance. Employment for any such job shall be contingent upon your ability to either (i) provide proof of vaccination, or (ii) receive Reasonable Accommodation Exemption approval from our Government client.
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.
WATCH US:  Check out SoundWay's YouTube site for videos on SoundWay, our capabilities and successes.
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.
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 3.5% Matching 401K Retirement Plan.  Up to 3.5% matching.
  • Professional Development Reimbursement.  $2,500/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.
SoundWay is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

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