Craig Technologies

Systems Administrator

Systems Administrator in Las Cruces, NM

Posted 2019-06-28

Title: Systems Administrator
Location: Las Cruces NM
Clearance: Ability to Obtain SECRET
Citizenship Requirement: US
Req #: 2112
Salary: Competitive

Craig Technologies is looking for a System Administrator II who will be responsible for maintaining MS Windows and Red Hat servers and workstations for a specific project. The position is located at the NASA White Sands Complex in Las Cruces, NM.
Operating here are two functionally identical satellite ground terminals: The White Sands Ground Terminal, and the Second TDRSS Ground Terminal. These ground terminals ensure uninterrupted communications between various ground stations, NASA’s orbiting fleet of Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS), customer spacecraft (satellites), and the computer systems that support such spacecraft. WSC serves as an interface for distributing satellite data to control centers and scientists who then use the daily influx of data to expand our ever-growing knowledge of the Earth and the universe.

Designs, develops, programs, installs, tests, documents, implements, conducts research for and maintains computer systems and utilities. Analyzes internal or external customer’s needs and determines equipment and software requirements for solutions to problems by means of automated systems.

Develops customized solutions to customer/user problems. Establishes system parameters and formats, ensures hardware and software compatibility, and coordinates and/or modifies user requirements in terms of existing and projected computer capacity and capabilities. Revises existing systems and procedures to correct deficiencies and maintain more effective data handling, conversion, input/output requirements, and storage. Maintains smooth operation of a multi-user computer system, including local area networks. May include setting up user accounts,
maintaining documentation and installing system-wide software and allocation of mass storage space. Coordinates electronic office systems activities. Recommends HW/SW purchases and coordinates installation. Trains users. Contributes to the development of policies and monitors policies and standards for allocation and use. Develop and maintain disaster recovery plan for area of responsibility. Carries out responsibilities in compliance within established security guidelines.

Additional skillsets and responsibilities:
Prior MS Windows system administration experience, including o Active directory experience in Server 2008R2/2012R2/2016
GPO creation and management
WSUS management
IIS management
Prior Red Hat Enterprise (RHEL) system administration experience, including o RPM patch management (Spacewalk experience a plus)
Shell scripting
Knowledge of distributed file systems and disk quota management
Experience with VMWare product suite, including o ESXi Server infrastructure
vCenter configuration and management knowledge
vMotion configuration and management knowledge
Experience with MS Project and SharePoint a strong plus
Experience with MS Windows and RHEL system hardening, patching, and remediation
Experience with server monitoring, capacity management, and event alert response
Experience with system event log configuration
Basic knowledge of packet routing, and firewall maintenance

Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in computer science, or other related science.
2 years’ experience MS Windows and Red Hat Linux administration
2 years’ experience with Linux OS terminal command line.
2 years’ experience working with cyber (IT) security concepts.

Completed Security + certification.
Experience, or ability to learn in a large scale, dynamic environment requiring immediate problem response.
Experience in root cause analysis.
Experience in performing credentialed scans utilizing Tenable Nessus Pro Suite.
Experience with Solaris or HP-UX not required, but a plus.

This position requires the candidate to be able to obtain a Secret security clearance.

Craig Technologies is an EEO Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or any other non-job-related protected status. All candidates selected will be subject to a security background investigation and must meet all eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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Company summary

Craig Technologies supports projects from concept to real-world application with end-users in mind using a wide scope of award-winning engineering and technical solutions, including software design/development, systems engineering, multidisciplinary engineering, training and courseware development, modeling and simulation, IT support, and integrated logistics support.


Education/tuition reimbursement (up to $4,000/year); cash and non-cash recognition programs.

Interview process

First introduction to the company and position to uncover candidate career goals, skill alignment with current opportunities, and availability; interviews may be conducted via teleconference or in-person; candidates may often to be invited to more than one interview in a selection process.

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