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ASRC Federal Holding Company System Administrator - Mid-level in Greenbelt, Maryland

ASRC Federal Technical Services (ASTS) is responsible for managing the NASA Goddard Software Engineering Services II (SES II) contract. This includes the following software engineering capabilities: Systems Engineering, Ground Software, Flight Software, Flight System V&V, IT Development, Science System Development and Data Processing.

We are seeking a System Administrator with the skills to effectively support the EOS Project Ground System at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. This position requires the ability to manage and maintain complex systems across a broad expanse of mission-critical networks -- both Linux as well as Windows. Additional knowledge of security postures and processes is also highly desirable. Candidate must possess excellent troubleshooting skills, as well as the ability to perform in a fast-paced, dynamic, real-time satellite operations environment. Good oral and written skills are mandatory, as the position requires interaction with peers and with the NASA customer on a routine basis.

Responsibilities

This position will require the applicant to be responsible for the implementation and maintenance of both Windows User Laptop and Domain Server environments. The ability to work well as an individual as well as a member of a team are essential in order to ensure mission success at all times.

Candidates should possess the following qualities:

  • Experience in creation of Work Instructions or Standard Operating Procedures for use by other team members;

  • Effective issue triage and troubleshooting skills to resolve technical problems quickly;

  • Ability to innovate and propose alternative solutions to resolve issues;

  • Experience and expertise in monitoring and administering medium to large Windows OS environments;

  • Competency with common network protocols/services and networking concepts;

  • Familiarity with installation of common COTS products, e.g., Microsoft Office, Adobe products, Mozilla, Java;

  • Ability to write, troubleshoot, and update multiple scripting and programming languages such as PowerShell, Perl, Python, or others; and

  • Motivated and capable while taking pride in their job and working to ensure mission success.

Ideal Candidates will possess some of the following skills:

  • Experience with NASA/GSFC system administration, network, and security policies and procedures;

  • Experience in executing required job duties in a dynamic, multi-mission operational environment;

  • Experience working in a Tier 2 or Tier 3 helpdesk support role;

  • Availability some weekends and holidays based on rotating on-call SA/SE schedule;

  • Experience with Active Directory, and configuring system, application and user settings with GPO;

  • Experience with configuration of smart-card authentication in Windows domains.

  • Experience with VMware vSphere ESXi virtualization;

  • Experience with Dell PowerEdge server and EqualLogic SAN hardware and configuration;

  • Experience with NetApp SAN and ONTAP data management software;

  • Familiar with configuration management support and application deployment tools, e.g., MDT, Jenkins, Bamboo; or

  • Familiarity with compliance concepts such as patch management, baseline remediation, and benchmarks such as FDCC, USGCB, CIS, or STIG.

ASRC Federal and its Subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, gender, color, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, religion, marital status, ancestry, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, or any other factor prohibited by applicable law.

ASRC Federal and its Subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, gender, color, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, religion, marital status, ancestry, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, or any other factor prohibited by applicable law.

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