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System Administrator

Lexington, MA

Job Type: Contract
Job Id : 307686
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Position Summary

Our well established client is seeking a System Administrator to join their dedicated team based in Lexington, MA.

Due to federal security clearance requirements, applicant must possess, at minimum, an active Secret Clearance (active Top Secret Clearance preferred).

Responsibilities of the System Administrator:

  • Collaborate with project leaders to identify hardware and software needs for the project
  • Research and implement new technologies to meet project goals
  • Configure and maintain hardware platforms
  • Configure and maintain user tools based on project needs
  • Help to negotiate security compliance requirements
  • Evaluate and propose use of open source and commercial software, frameworks, and tools where applicable

Requirements of the System Administrator:

  • Bachelor's degree; or, Associate's degree and at least 1 certification 
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience
  • Senior Linux admin : Redhat 6 and Redhat 7
  • Linux patch management : RHEL Satellite, yum, rpm
  • Linux services : DNS, NFS, DHCP, NTP, LVM
  • Virtualization:  vSphere 5.5 to 6.5, vCenter, VUM
  • Single sign on : OpenLDAP, SAMBA4, and Oracle LDAP
  • Security : STIGs, NISPOM Ch8, DIAACP, SCAP
  • Storage : Netapp, Equallogics and VNX
  • Enterprise backups : Veeam, Legato Networker
  • Networking : experience with Juniper JUNOS, understanding subnets, netmasks, VLANs, virtual switches, Cisco switches & routers
  • Scripting : Bash, tcsh, Perl, Python
  • Monitoring and automation : nagios and puppet
  • Solid troubleshooting skills/methodology
  • Third party product installation and troubleshooting : Annapolis, Digilent, Spacewire, Xilinx, Matlab
  • Diskless configuration & booting of Single Board Computers
  • Solid oral and written communication skills
  • Solid documentation and Visio experience
  • Able to bridge technology and business needs
  • End user support
  • Infrequent travel required

Keywords: System Administrator, Redhat 6, Redhat 7, RHEL Satellite, yum, rpm, DNS, NFS, DHCP, NTP, LVM, vSphere, vCenter, CUM, OpenLDAp, SAMBA4, Oracle LDAP, STIGs, DIAACP, SCAP, Netapp, Equallogics, VNX, Veeam, Legato Networker, Juniper JUNOS, VLANs, Cisco, Switches and Routers, Bash, tcsh, Perl, Python, Nagios, Puppet, Troubleshooting, Annapolis, Digilent, Spacewire, Xilinx, Matlab, Single Board Computers, Comunication, Visio, End User Support

Job ID: 307686

About Eliassen Group:

Eliassen Group provides strategic talent solutions to drive our clients’ innovation and business results. Leveraging nearly 30 years of success, our expertise in IT staffing, Agile consulting, creative services, managed services, and life sciences enables us to partner with our clients to execute their business strategy and scale effectively. Headquartered in Reading, MA and with offices from coast to coast, Eliassen Group offers local community presence, deep networks, as well as national reach. For more information, visit

Eliassen Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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