System Administrator Engineer - 30930 in Roanoke, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 9/4/2019

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Job Description



MacB's Secure Computing and Communications (SCC) Division is seeking a full-time System Admin Engineer in Roanoke, VA. This position is responsible for defining, configuring, deploying, and maintaining critical systems in SCC's labs. This includes developing and following technical processes, performing system capacity analysis and planning, and creating an annual IT budget. Applicants will need to work closely with Software Engineers to both integrate new technologies into system configuration, as well as develop capabilities to package dependencies into new software releases. Desired background includes strong skills in both Linux and Windows, and experience with most of the following technologies:

  • Identity and access management: LDAP, Kerberos, Samba v4
  • File sharing:  NFS, Samba
  • Version control:  Perforce, Git
  • Configuration management: Ansible
  • Scripting:  Bash, Python
  • Virtualization: Docker, VMWare, VirtualBox, Xen, KVM, Hyper-V, OpenStack
  • Security: DISA STIGs, SELinux, Nessus, Splunk

Candidates with a BS in a relevant field with the requisite knowledge are preferred. Self-motivation, good communications, and teamwork skills are a must. Experience with accredited environments is a plus. The ideal candidate will be a fast-learning, motivated individual with a passion to positively impact our nation's defense against digital threats. All applicants must be willing and able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance. 


BS in relevant field required.  Minimum 2 years of relevant experience required.

Security Clearance


Top Secret

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