Accredited Systems Administrator-2014891

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh , PA

ID: 7063777
Posted: February 17, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

What We Do:

The SEI helps advance software engineering principles and practices and serves as a national resource in software engineering, computer security, and process improvement. The SEI works closely with defense and government organizations, industry, and academia to continually improve software-intensive systems. Our core purpose is to help organizations improve software engineering capabilities and develop or acquire the right software, defect free, within budget and on time, every time.

Position Summary:

The Accredited Systems Administrator is a role within the Office of the COS Security Services Information Assurance (IA) team of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) that operates, monitors, and maintains accredited information systems in concert with the SEI IT engineering groups and the Information Assurance Team. This is an opportunity for a clearance-eligible IT professional with strong organization and interpersonal skills and working experience with modern Windows system administration tools and operating techniques in a mixed Windows & Linux environment.


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field.
Three plus (3+) years of system and network administration experience using modern system administration tools and operating techniques in a mixed Windows and Linux production infrastructure.
You will be subject to a background check and will need to obtain and maintain a T5 collateral clearance with ICD 704 eligibility. You also need to meet and maintain DOD 8140 readiness requirements within nine (9) months of employment at SEI’s expense.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

You will have proven knowledge of Windows operating system commands/utilities.
You will have a shown knowledge of system administration tools and processes such as those used to manage software, Group Policy Objects, and other aspects of Active Directory;
Experience with server and network problem resolution based on examination of events/alerts and system monitors/logs.

Desired Experience:
Current Microsoft certifications; one or more of MCITP (Server & Client), MCSA, MCSE, etc. One or more of the following Red Hat certifications: RHCSA, RHCE, RHCSS; Cisco entry-level certification (CCENT) or above (e.g., CCNA, CCNP, etc.).
Prior experience as a system / network administrator for services under government cognizance (e.g., DISA, DCSA); knowledge of the DOD STIGs and their application in establishing and operating information systems; prior use of Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) validation tools, awareness of NISPOM IS-relevant rules, etc.
Candidates with active DOD Top Secret clearance with in scope T5 and ICD 704 eligibility are highly desirable.


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