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Network Administrator Sr - 28596 in Fort Meade, MD at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 6/12/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description




If you’re a passionate IT professional looking to join a company with purpose and deep-seated core values, Alion is the right place for you! Join our team of engineers who design and manage complex networks to maintain security, communication, and mission readiness.

Position Summary

Sets up, configures, and supports complex internal and/or external networks.  Develops and maintains all systems, applications, security, and network configurations.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for the acquisition, installation, maintenance, and usage of complex networks that typically link numerous computing platforms, operating systems, and network topologies across widely dispersed geographic areas.

Provides support for implementation, troubleshooting and maintenance of Information Technology (IT) systems.

Manages IT systems including day-to-day operations, monitoring and problem resolution for all of the client, server, storage, network devices, and mobile devices, etc.

Provides Tier 1 (Help Desk) and Tier 2 (Escalation) problem identification, diagnosis and resolution of problems. Troubleshoots and resolves complex problems to ensure minimal disruption of mission-critical applications.

Configures and manages UNIX and Windows operating systems and installs/loads operating system software, troubleshoots, maintains integrity and configures network components along with implementing operating systems enhancements to improve reliability and performance.

Directs and possess a working knowledge and understanding of system administration interdependencies as part of the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).

Analyzes and resolves complex problems associated with server hardware, applications and software integration.

Establishes network policies and procedures regarding access methods and time, and security validation checks.

Maintains network security; ensures that security procedures are implemented and enforced.

Installs and maintains network monitoring systems; performs intrusion detection as needed.

Manages network performance, maintains fault-tolerant systems and manages system backups.

Provides technical support and training to end-users.

Maintains current knowledge of relevant hardware and software applications.

Evaluates new hardware and software for large, complex networks to determine which products best meet organization/customer needs.

Participates in special projects as required.

Provides guidance to less experienced Network Administrators.

Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in related discipline plus 15 years of experience in system/network administration within the Federal Government is required. In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 10 years applicable work experience.  Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data.

Clearance Requirement: TS/SCI with Full-Scope Polygraph.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Strong knowledge and extensive experience in Linux operating system configuration specifically Centos 6, Ubuntu and Fedora

Working knowledge of Kibana, Elastic Search, and REDIS

Working in a development and production environment

Knowledge of virtualization technologies, specific understanding of VirtualBox and Windows Hyper-V

Knowledge of agency security and identity architecture, AD and Centrify

Experience in configuring backup solutions for Linux file systems

Knowledge of implementing STE/STN requirements to Linux systems

Troubleshooting of Linux systems. Knowledge of log checking and causes of issues

May require certification in one or more specific applications (such as MCSE, MCSA, CNE, CNA), depending on job assignment.

Diversity Statement


Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.

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Next Steps


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