KL: Herndon, VA

Senior Systems Administrator (TS/SCI with Polygraph REQUIRED)

Security Clearance
TS/SCI with Polygraph
Regular Full-Time

A Day in the Life

Manages the functionality and efficiency of a group of computers running on one or more operating systems.
Roles and Responsibilities:
1. Manages the functionality and efficiency of a group of computers running on one or more operating systems.
2. Maintains the integrity and security of servers and systems.
3. Sets up administrator and service accounts.
4. Maintains system documentation
5. Interacts with users and evaluates vendor products.
6. Makes recommendations to purchase hardware and software, coordinates installation and provides backup recovery.
7. Develops and monitors policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources.
8. May program in an administrative language.
9. Develops and implements testing strategies and document results.
10. Provides advice and training to end-users.
11. Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced staff members.
12. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned.  
13. Participates in special projects as required.

Time Well Spent

Welcome to an employee focused approach where every decision is made with the employee in mind. Every individual is valued and offered a chance to excel in our pay for performance culture. Comprehensive benefits are offered which compliment personal lifestyles and promote a positive work life balance. We energize our team with happy hours and holiday parties along with technology seminars and all hands meetings to keep everyone engaged. Growth is paramount at Knowledge Link and we encourage our team to grow with us! We offer an exciting referral program where our employees can win rewards and directly impact the company. We invite you to apply and join our highly talented team of professionals.

Qualified Candidate

Education and Experience:
1. Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.

2. 5-8 years of directly related experience in systems administration and analysis.

TS/SCI with Polygraph REQUIRED

Skills and Responsibilities:
1. Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques used in network administration and support.
2. Comprehensive knowledge of related hardware and software.

3. May require professional certification in one or more specific technologies, depending on job assignment.


UNIX shell command competency – beyond basic user level
·         Interpret scripts as to their general function
·         Manipulate and edit fiels using copy, scp, diff and vi
·         Control and determine the state of services
·         Manage process control
·         Perform filesystem management (mount, umount, fsck, swap, mkfs…)
·         Review and extract relevant information from logs
Work independently without assistance and supervision
Perform necessary research to resolve issues to a conclusion
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to document actions
Be available for afterhours work; put in effort necessary to see things through
Be a member of an on-call rotation
Manage time; complete actions in a timely manner and document your effort


Exceptional Candidate

Familiarity and knowledge of the following:
·         Automountd
·         NFS
·         DNS
·         Ethernet networking and TCP/IP
·         Syslog
·         Cron


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