System Administrator- Mid to Senior

  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Full-time
  • Clearance Level: US Citizen

Company Description

MindPoint Group delivers industry-leading cybersecurity solutions, services, and products. We are the trusted cybersecurity advisors to key government and commercial decision-makers and support security operations for some of the most security-conscious organizations globally. We design and implement innovative security solutions to identify and defend against today’s risks and tomorrow’s attacks.  

We believe that helping organizations operate from the best security posture possible requires automation.  Empowering our employees to excel and providing them with the means to do so enables us to consistently exceed our clients’ expectations. 

Unlike many IT consultancies, we’re not a body shop. Our client engagements are challenging and growth-oriented. Our relationship with you is for the long run because, in this business, your success is our success. That’s why we treat investments in employees as investments in the company itself, which is why we offer fantastic benefits (healthcare, generous PTO, paid maternity and paternity leave, and tuition reimbursement, to name a few). 

But you’ll want to work here for reasons that can’t be written into an offer letter—the challenge, growth opportunities, and most important: the culture of a company that cares about you. 

We are an established, profitable, and growing company that promises you the following: 

  • A diverse organization. 
  • A safe workplace with zero tolerance for discrimination and harassment of any kind. 
  • A balanced work life. Seriously. 
  • Potential of a flexible schedule, depending on the specific customer. 
  • A leadership team focused on your professional growth and development. 

Job Description

This position is contingent upon contract award. MindPoint Group is seeking a Senior-level System Administrator. This Administrator should: 

  • Have at least 5 years of general Tier-2 or higher Technical Support and User Support experience, with previous experience working in a Tier-3 or higher technical specialist capacity providing enterprise level system administrator support.
  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills to bridge business and technical communities.
  • Work as an administrator of Windows Server Architecture with knowledge of VMWare, relational databases, MySQL and/or SQL Server 2012 or higher.
  • Have comprehensive knowledge of NAS/ SAN storage, networking and email protocols, web applications (web server administration, html, etc.) and related infrastructure. 
  • Help and train customers to understand the features and benefits the products and work systematically through hardware and software problems. 
  • Create and maintain the Knowledge Management database, SharePoint, MS Project and Visio.
  • Perform software upgrades, patch installs, firmware upgrades and testing of functionality on a periodic basis.
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot problems related to the OS, hardware, network, and related software.
  • Manage periodic SCAP and STIG requirements needed to harden servers.
  • Configure and troubleshoot servers and applications in a virtual environment.
  • Create scripts in various shells; automate daily periodic tasks.
  • Document work for leadership, update/create Standard Operating Procedures, brief staff and customers.
  • Work collaboratively and flexibly across teams, embracing and executing Agile and/or DevSecOps best practices.
  • Have a desire to and capability of leading small teams.

Qualifications

  • US Citizenship with the ability to get a Public Trust is required 
  • Security + certification
  • At least 4+ years (Mid-level) or 6 years+ years (Senior-level) of experience managing large or complex enterprise systems
  • Bachelor’s degree in the field(s) of STEM or other relevant field
  • 5-10 years of experience in systems administration / engineering related roles
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience with Linux and network/systems administration
  • Experience administering, optimizing, and configuring Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat SSO (SAML)
  • Experience maintaining firewalls (Palo Alto and F5 preferred)
  • Experience with Splunk and LDAP and Ansible
  • Working knowledge of Oracle databases
  • Cybersecurity-related certifications at DoDI 8140 IAT Level II or higher
    • Examples include but not limited to:
      • CompTIA Security+
      • CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)
      • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
      • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
    • Operating System-relevant certification, specifically relevant to Linux or AWS:
      • Examples include but not limited to:
        • CompTIA Linux+
        • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
        • Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator (RHCSA)
        • LPIC-2 (Advanced Level Linux Professional)
        • LPIC-3 (Senior Level Linux Professional)
        • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
        • AWS Solutions Architect – Associate
        • AWS SysOps Administrator - Associate

Additional Information

  • All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines
  • Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled