Polaris Alpha

  • Systems Administrator

    Location Catalyst Campus, Colorado Springs, CO
    Req #
    Position Type
    Full Time
    FLSA Status
    Engineering - System Engineering
    Security Clearance
    Preferred Top Secret/SCI
  • Benefits

    In addition to a competitive salary, Polaris Alpha offers excellent benefits to full-time employees:

    • Medical, Dental, and Vision
    • Life and AD&D coverage at 3x annual salary
    • 401k plan, 4% non-elective contributions for all eligible employees and participants are 100% vested in plan from date of enrollment
    • 4+ weeks of PTO and 10 Paid Holidays observed
    • Education Assistance Program
    • Relocation may be considered

    Benefits are subject to change

    Job Description

    Polaris Alpha, a Parsons Company, has emerged as a leader in the development of cutting-edge solutions for the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community. Our tremendous success can be attributed to our people and our priorities. We hire the best, we make people a priority and we never lose focus on the mission. It’s why we’re here. We have built this cultural legacy by working closely with analysts and operators to understand their needs and delivering meaningful value through innovative, cost effective and intuitive software solutions.

    Our Space Operations Directorate is passionate about making America the undisputed leader in Space because we understand that ensuring our nation’s security for future generations depends on it. Polaris Alpha creates game-changing space solutions by teaming highly respected subject matter experts with brilliant technologists. Are you a Systems Administrator looking for an opportunity to grow your skillset? Do you want to be part of a team that is helping the government solve major national security challenges in the space domain? We need your help.

    Our team is looking for a Systems Administrator to focus on the development and administration of a wide variety of cloud-based systems and environments. You will be responsible for deploying and configuring software releases to development, test and operational environments. You will also be responsible for maintaining these systems, configuring both operating systems and software products, as well as installing required software patches and security updates for the systems. In addition, you may provide assistance during test and integration events by resolving system problems, providing system backups, and performing system maintenance. You will have the opportunity to participate in real-world, cutting edge systems which are changing how the Space community is doing business.

    Required Skills

    • Bachelor's Degree in a technical discipline and 5+ years of experience in system administration. Eight (8) years of additional experience, applicable training and/or certifications may be substituted for the Bachelor's Degree
    • System Administration skills in Red Hat Enterprise Linux
    • Knowledge and experience with VMware and virtualization
    • Experience configuring and maintaining server hardware
    • Experience with scripting languages such as Windows Powershell and Unix shell for troubleshooting and automation of routine tasks
    • Knowledge and experience with Cloud Computing, Docker Containers, Amazon Web Services
    • Experience maintaining multiple baseline environments (production, test, development)
    • Experience with service software and support ticketing systems
    • High level of self-motivation, ability to define, manage, and prioritize tasks in a team environment
    • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
    • Ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment with changing priorities
    • Strong troubleshooting and communication skills
    • DoD 8570 Certification (Security+, CCNA, etc.) or ability to obtain
    • Ability to obtain a DoD Top Secret/SCI security clearance

    Desired Skills

    • System Administration skills in Windows Server 2012 & 2016
    • Windows certified (MCSE) preferred or equivalent work experience.
    • Knowledge of networking fundamentals
    • Experience with installation and maintenance of databases such as Oracle, Postgres, MySQL
    • Experience with Terraform
    • Experience with installation and maintenance of authentication/authorization software e.g. Active Directory
    • Experience with installation and maintenance of web servers such as Apache HTTPD
    • Experience with administration of configuration management software (Puppet, Chef)
    • Experience with configuration management and software build processes
    • Experience with interpretation and application of Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs)
    • Experience with cybersecurity tools e.g. ACAS, SIEM, HBSS
    • Active DoD Top Secret/SCI security clearance

    EOE M/F/D/V
    Polaris Alpha is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


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