System Administrator in Lexington, MA at Eliassen Group

Date Posted: 10/30/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Lexington, MA
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Job Description

We have a fantastic opportunity for a System Administrator to join our industry-leading client in Lexington.

Due to federal security clearance requirements, applicant must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident with an active Secret Clearance.

This is a long term contract opportunity with a great benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits, 401k with company matching, and life insurance.

Responsibilities of the System Administrator:

  • Plan, design, deliver, and maintain IT systems in a security-critical environment
  • Design hardware and software systems based on requirements/specifications 
  • Translate requests into hardware and software requirements and design specifications
  • Troubleshoot software and hardware issues in dynamic environments
  • Operate within pre-established guidelines
  • Document processes and solutions

Requirements of the System Administrator:

  • Master's degree; or, Bachelor's degree and at least one certification
  • At least 8 years of applicable experience; or, at least 15 years of experience in lieu of a degree
  • At least 6 years of experience as a System Administrator in a diverse OS/network environment
  • Solid Linux administration skills; solid experience troubleshooting servers and storage
  • Solid understanding of networking and networking services/protocols
  • Experience with government/DoD information security practices and policies
  • Ability to automate with scripting languages (Shell or Python)
  • Experience with virtualization technologies, including design, build, and support (VMware vSphere)
  • Understanding of fundamental networking concepts and technologies
  • Knowledge of common open source tools and services (LDAP, DNS, DHCP, web server)
  • Experience with Puppet configuration management and associated tools is a plus
  • Hardware experience with Cisco and/or Extreme preferred

Keywords: System Administrator, Linux, Shell, Python, VMware vSphere, LDAP, DNS, DHCP, Web Server, Puppet, Cisco, Extreme, Clearance Job, Secret Clearance

Job ID: 312694

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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