Science Systems and Applications, Inc. - Science and Technology with Passion


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Senior Systems Administrator
Reference #:21-3162
Open Date:6/28/2021
Location:Greenbelt, MD
US Citizenship Required:No
Job Description:

Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI) is a leading provider of scientific research and development (R&D), engineering, and information analytics services for multiple NASA programs at the Goddard Space Flight Center and the Langley Research Center, as well as NOAA, NIH and USDA. As the Senior Systems Administrator you will be tasked with managing and supporting SSAI’s IT infrastructure systems. This will include supporting a heterogeneous mix of Windows, MacOS, and Linux systems, virtual infrastructure, and Cloud based systems and services.  It will also include support for corporate infrastructure services including Microsoft 365 and SharePoint.  Along with strong multi-platform Systems Administration skills, the ideal candidate will have experience with end user customer support, will have strong problem-solving skills and be good at collaborating, innovating, and making things happen.

Required Qualifications:
  • BS in computer science, information technology, or engineering, with at least 5 years of applicable work and/or an equivalent combination of education, certification and experience 
  • Detailed and very technical oriented with strong organizational skills 
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills 
  • Excellent end user customer support skills 
  • Capable of working both independently and collaboratively 
  • Willing to demonstrate initiative in task completion and communications 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • Strong understanding of Windows systems administration 
  • Familiarity with Linux systems administration 
  • Experience supporting Web Servers 
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) compute (EC2), storage (S3N), and security (IAM) services 
  • Experience supporting a Microsoft 365 environment 
  • Experience administering users, systems and services within an Active Directory or other Kerberos/LDAP directory environment 
  • Experience administering systems in a Mobile Device Management platform 
  • Experience with Microsoft SharePoint 2019 
  • Experience with database management systems 
  • Experience with version control systems, especially Git based 
  • Experience with issue tracking systems 
  • Familiarity with Liferay