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IT Systems Administrator

Company: L2 Cyber Solutions
Location: Boulder
Posted on: May 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionSalary: 45k-65kL2 Cyber Solutions is seeking a junior system administrator for one of our clients at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This position will directly support the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), located in Boulder, CO. NCEI is the Nation's leading authority for environmental data, and manages one of the largest archives of atmospheric, coastal, geophysical, and oceanic research in the world. NCEI contributes to the broader NOAA mission by developing new products and services that span the science disciplines, while enabling better data discovery. Since this is an entry-level position, candidates are not expected to fully meet all of the following criteria, but must be willing to learn new skills and grow into the position.Responsibilities include, but are not limited to

  • Act as a technical liaison representing the IT division to other divisions within NCEI, as well as to external groups, provide system status briefings, and documenting meeting outcomes
  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups
  • Linux and Windows admin responsibilities for client endpoints and servers (scanning, patching, backups, troubleshooting, scripting automation, etc.)
  • Maintain system software (Windows Server 2016/2019/2022 and Windows 10), including patching and upgrading
  • Creating volumes, assigning to servers, and remote replication
  • Deploy, configure, secure, manage, and monitor devices and client applications in an enterprise environment, including managing identity, access, policies, updates, and applications
  • Investigate and analyze feasibility of system requirements and develop system architectures and specifications to meet those requirements
  • Evaluate and specify equipment for purchase, write up justifications and provide supporting documentation for the procurement process
  • Install new / rebuild existing servers and configure hardware (including virtual systems), peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements
  • Manage network infrastructure, including configuring switches and firewalls
  • Tune system performance and ensure high availability of infrastructure via replication, clustering, and failover strategies
  • Manage equipment inventory, including tracking current system inventory and retiring obsolete equipment
  • Maintain system hardware, including swapping parts, managing returns, rebuilding filesystems, escorting third-party maintenance personnel, and coordinating and communicating with impacted constituencies
  • Ensure information technology compliance with national and agency IT standards, especially the NIST Risk Management Framework - assist cybersecurity personnel with technical artifact collection and system explanations
  • Install STIG benchmarks and conduct Nessus security scans
  • Respond to user problems via a Jira Service Desk ticketing system
  • Respond to IT related agency requests and mandates
  • Update system documentation and SOPs
  • Responsibilities may occasionally require working evenings and weekends, sometimes with little advance notice for any required physical troubleshootingRequired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    • Bachelor's degree in a related technology field - preferably computer science
    • A+ certification
    • At least one system admin certification (RHCSA, MS Windows admin cert, etc)
    • Experience with or knowledge of programming languages and operating systems; current equipment and technologies, enterprise backup and recovery procedures, system performance-monitoring tools, active directories, virtualization, HTTP traffic, content delivery, and caching
    • Install and maintain server application software, including Apache and Tomcat, relational database systems including PostGreSQL, and data delivery services including THREDDS and ESRI Geoportals
    • Expertise in creating, analyzing, and repairing large-scale distributed systems
    • Monitor systems to ensure that they are operating within expected parameters, using tools such as Cacti, DiskCheck, Nagios, Icinga and ability to develop custom scripts
    • Download, review, build (as RPMs), install, and configure open source scientific and user productivity software
    • Develop software to support system operations, using scripting languages such as Powershell, Bash, Perl, Python, etc.
    • Implement backup, media management, and recovery procedures
    • Ability to lift at least 50 lbsPreferred Qualifications
      • Proven work experience in IT, including internships
      • Knowledge of Unix system administration (CentOS and Red Hat) - hybrid OS admin skills are highly preferred
      • Cloud computing knowledge and skills - preferably in AWS and Azure
      • Networking knowledge and skills
      • Demonstrated interest in IT and desire to grow - home lab is highly preferred
      • Ability to travel (less than 5%, if any) Additional Information
        • Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S., and pass a public trust background investigation
        • Applicants must be able to physically work at the client location in Boulder, CO 5 days a weekAbout L2 Cyber Solutions (L2)L2 is a Woman-Veteran owned small business (WVSOB) that provides Cybersecurity, Program/Project Management, Information Assurance, Risk Management, Technology Engineering, and Management Consulting services. L2 specializes in strategic long-term partnerships, primarily in the government sector. Our team emphasizes a client-oriented culture, while fostering a workplace of inclusion, teamwork, and excellence - with a family-like atmosphere. L2 is interested in mature and long-term relationships with our employees and clients. Located in the Denver Tech Center, we have been named a Top 100 Woman-Owned Company, Top 250 Private Company, and a Top Women in Business organization in Colorado. L2 offers competitive pay with bonus opportunities, company-paid employee health benefits, 401(k) with employer contribution, professional training and tuition reimbursement, and paid time off that supports work/life balance. At L2 Cyber Solutions, we make our employment decisions based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Keywords: L2 Cyber Solutions, Boulder , IT Systems Administrator, IT / Software / Systems , Boulder, Colorado

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