Junior Systems Administrator at MITRE (San Diego, CA)

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MITRE's Cyber Division is looking for a Junior Systems Administrator to support our San Diego site. The Systems Administrator supports operations and maintenance (O&M) activities including hardware and software installation, configuration, and administration for multiple isolated labs. The ideal candidate will bring a broad range of experience in Windows and Linux environments and a passion for state-of-the-art technology. Candidate must be able to speak comfortably from a technical perspective with clients, our partners, and within the team.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Provide desktop support to end-users by responding to requests for technical assistance.
  • Diagnose and resolve technical hardware and software issues.
  • Administer specialized information systems (e.g., VTCs, secure phone system.)
  • Install computer peripherals for end users
  • Coordinate processes for system certification & accreditation for classified systems.
  • Manage user identities, credentials, and privileges on local servers
  • Configure systems in accordance with system security policy.
  • Support the ISSM by enabling auditing of classified systems to ensure continued compliance with JSIG and documented settings.
  • Develop IT support policies and procedures and processes for local site.
  • Make recommendations and decisions on IT infrastructure, and other areas related to IT support for the local site.
  • Collaborate with Information System Managers from the government sponsor program office to maintain secure system connectivity and compliance with all sponsor directed network administration policy
  • Maintain and upgrade tracking system for software and hardware including lifecycle and inventory.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience
  • 2 plus years of experience and responsibility in user-facing environments
  • Possess a DoD Secret clearance
  • Ability to obtain and maintain DoD 8570 IAT Level I-compliant certification (Security +, Network +, etc.)
  • Experience with Windows client systems up to and including Windows 10
  • Experience with Windows server platforms up to and including Server 2016
  • Experience with Windows systems and user management via Active Directory and Group Policy
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills

  • Familiarity with managing a Windows environment including Network Policy Server, Certificate Services
  • Familiarity with scripting and automation tools, including batch scripts, PowerShell, automation with PDQ Inventory/Deploy, Ansible, Chef, or other similar tools
  • Demonstrated ability to develop effective technical and support documentation to include design & test plans, implementation plans, automation plans, and standard operating procedures (SOPs) using standard templates (where existing) or proposing & creating new templates where needed.
  • Experience with system compliance and hardening using DISA STIGs and SCAP
  • Experience with VMware vCenter/vSphere, and VDI implementations using VMware Horizon
  • Experience with Linux scripting and automation tools including shell scripting, python/perl, Ansible, Chef, or other similar tools
  • Ability to review operational metrics and make analytic decisions/recommendations about operational infrastructure performance
  • Possess and maintain a DoD Top Secret clearance

This requisition requires the candidate to have a minimum of the following clearance(s):

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

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