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Systems Administrator/Information Systems Security Officer

Company: Perspecta
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Job Description:

Business Group HighlightsPerspecta Labs

Perspecta Labs generates transformative applied research to fuel solutions for our customers unique challenges. We are a self-sustaining research center within Perspecta that provides applied research and engineering to enable government agencies, utilities and commercial enterprises to fully exploit the future of communications, analytics and cyber security.ResponsibilitiesPerspecta Labs has an immediate full time position for information technology professional to assume a combination of system administrator and Information System Security Officer (ISSO) duties. We are looking for a motivated, independent, self-starter to join a team of system and network administrators supporting this dynamic organization that delivers world class applied research and engineering solutions to government agencies, telecom carriers, utilities and commercial enterprises. The candidate is responsible for administering classified and unclassified information technology infrastructure running a mix of Linux and Microsoft Windows operation systems. This position requires U.S. citizenship, active Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance and on-site work in the Silver Spring, Maryland office.QualificationsRequires 5 to 8 years with BS/BA or 3 to 5 years with MS/MA or 0 to 2 years with PhD.

The candidate must have these qualifications:


  • B.S. degree in a technical discipline such as Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Security, or Information Technology or equivalent applied experience
  • Must have 3+ years of hands-on experience provisioning new systems and conducting vulnerability assessment and analysis using STIG, SCAP, ACAS/NESSUS
  • Have 2+ years of working experience developing, documenting and implementing system security configurations per DoD Risk Management Framework (RMF) process
  • At least 2 years working and extensive experience administering Linux/Unix desktops and servers; prefer experiences in CentOS and Ubuntu
  • Experience in installing and troubleshooting Linux device drivers
  • At least 1 year experience with Linux scripting Python is preferred, Unix shell script is required
  • Solid understanding of networking protocols and concepts, such as DNS, DHCP, SSL, VPN, and TCP/IP
  • Basic network administration expertise for maintaining - wiring, changing configurations, adding/changing wiring and connections to ports on switches, debugging, enable or disable switch ports, configure VLAN/VXLAN ports and IP routes
  • Experience in computer hardware maintenance, troubleshooting and repair (desktop and server) examples include replace hard disk or solid state disk, upgrade memory, correctly identifying compatible hardware parts
  • Possess a current DoD 8570.01 compliant certification for IAT Level II, e.g. Security+ with Continuing Education or the ability to obtain either within 6 months of employment
  • U. S. Citizenship with an active secret clearance and the ability to obtain and maintain TS security clearance

    Highly Desirable skills:

    • DoD Top Secret clearance
    • Substantial experience conducting security audits of information systems and specifically assuming ISSO duties
    • Working experience in virtualization technology and networked storage devices
    • Current Certified Information System security Professional (CISSP) certification


      About PerspectaWhat matters to our nation, is what matters to us. At Perspecta, everything we do, from conducting innovative research to cultivating strong relationships, supports one imperative: ensuring that your work succeeds. Our company was formed to bring a broad array of capabilities to all parts of the public sectorfrom investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering.

      Our promise is simple: never stop solving our nations most complex challenges. And with a workforce of approximately 14,000, more than 48 percent of which is cleared, we have been trusted to do just that, as a partner of choice across the entire sector.

      Perspecta is an AA/EEO Employer - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

      As a government contractor, Perspecta abides by the following provision

      Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

      The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of the other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).

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