Linux Systems Administrator
Feb 21, 2024
Government IT Division
Aberdeen, Maryland, United States

MKS2 Technologies, LLC, an award-winning high growth small business, creates innovative and customer-centric technology solutions in the areas of Cyber Security, Instructional Design and Training, Software Engineering and IT Support Services to improve the security and well-being of our clients. Our commitment to excellence and our “Mission First” orientation has resulted in steady growth and an expanding client base across government agencies. We have employees nationwide and for the past three consecutive years were named one of the fastest growing Veteran-owned companies in the nation. Please take a moment to browse through our website and learn more about what it means to serve with MKS2.


 

Linux Systems Administrator:

MKS2 is seeking a Linux Systems Administrator to join our team supporting the Department of
Defense (DoD) High Performance Computing (HPC) Modernization Program (DoD HPCMP)
and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) DoD Supercomputing Resource Center (DSRC)
located at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.

The position maintains operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with
network engineers. Duties may include setting up administrator and service accounts,
maintaining system documentation, tuning system performance, installing system wide software
and allocate mass storage space. Makes recommendations to purchase hardware and
software, coordinates installation and provides backup recovery to existing HPC systems.
Develops and monitors policies and standards related to the use of HPC resources. Participates
in technical forums; and representing our company in joint meetings with the customer on HPC
technical topics.

A successful candidate should be customer service oriented, attentive to detail, self-motivated
and work well in teams. Flexibility in approach to finding solutions, the ability to understand and
act on the customer needs and priorities and learn new technologies quickly. You will also need
to be willing to respond to occasional off-hours outages and take part in subsequent service
restoration efforts.

The selected system administrator will work with a team of engineers to review and define
configurations, create automation scripts to deploy and configure network assets, review, and
deploy software applications, and provide support for testing, demonstration, and technical
interchange meetings to include troubleshooting, patching, hardening, and configuration
management.

Required Education, Experience, Skills
Experience and familiarity with the following:
 Puppet
 Unix and ability to create/maintain scripts.
 VMware
 Computer & System Certificates
 STIG Compliance
 Kickstart
 DoD 8570 IAT II (or better) Certification (i.e. Security+)
 OS Software Certification (i.e. Linux+)

Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen. Candidate must have a final top-secret clearance. This is a
full-time position in Aberdeen, MD.

Salary: $100,000-$120,000


 

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