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The MITRE Corporation Systems Administrator, Senior in Bedford, Massachusetts

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Roles and Responsibilities:

The team seeks a full-time Systems Administrator to support the deployment, operation, and maintenance of IT systems in Classified lab environment. This is a role best suited for someone who has prior experience working as a classified IT Systems Administrator. This is an on-premises position on our Bedford, MA campus. The successful candidate will have experience in:

  • Patching and updating Windows and Linux (RHEL, Ubuntu) server and desktop operating systems

  • Updating anti-virus software definitions for Windows server and workstation

  • User maintenance activities on both Windows and Linux operating systems

  • Perform general systems administration and maintenance of:

  • Windows & Linux desktops and servers

  • Network switches (preferred)

  • VMware ESXi, vCenter platforms

  • Building and hardening Windows, Linux, VMware systems

Minimum Qualifications:

  • SECRET-level clearance

  • Working knowledge of server and client operating systems. (Win10, Srv2016+, RHEL, Ubuntu Linux)

  • Fundamental understanding of lab IT architecture

  • Fundamental understanding of system administration, network, and operating system hardening techniques.

  • Fundamental understanding of operating system command-line tools.

  • Ability to interfacing with customers and provide a high level of customer service

  • Ability to function effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to collaborate effectively with others

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum BS in related course of study

  • Security+ Certification / 8570 Certification – IAT Level II

  • Must earn certification within 6-months of hire date

  • Five years of experience

  • DoD Top Secret Clearance (will accept Secret)

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This requisition requires the hired candidate to have or obtain, within one year from the date of hire, the following clearance(s):


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