System Administrator

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In support of NIWC government programs, Centurum is searching for a System Administrator with Microsoft, VMWare, and LINUX experience to work on systems in Charleston, SC, for approximately one year, with a follow-on year (or more) in the Country of Norway. The individual selected will be required to: • Support the installation, configuration, and testing of new software releases. • Perform system administration and troubleshooting in a mixed virtual and physical environment. • Troubleshoot basic end-to-end networking problems involving switches, routers, servers, VLANS, and other IT devices and services to include operating systems, mass storage systems, and communication systems. • Perform regular maintenance duties such as patching, upgrades, and migrations to local and distributed systems. • Install, configure, and maintain operating hardware and software in Microsoft and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) environments. • Analyze and resolve problems associated with servers, hardware, and software. • Monitor performance and advise stakeholders on any infrastructure/process changes required for optimal performance (infrastructure and application). • Update Test and Change Control documentation. • Define and perform system backup and recovery administration for both physical and virtual environments. • Provide on-site and on-call services to users.

Required Skills & Experience

• Must be a United States Citizen • Must possess or be able to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret Security Clearance. • Minimum 12 years of previous System Administrator experience with Microsoft Windows, Linux, and VMWare within US Navy or DoD environments, or 5 years of experience with an advanced administrator certification, or 3 years of experience with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Physical Sciences, or Mathematics. • Comprehensive knowledge of Server Infrastructure, Virtualization and Operating Systems – which includes Windows, Linux, VMware • Possess superior technical aptitude • Must possess and maintain a DoD IAT II or IAM II certification

This position requires a Secret US DoD security clearance.

Preferred Skills

Previous experience supporting DOD acquisition programs.

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Full-time employees are eligible for the following benefits enrollment from their date of hire:

  • Health Insurance - Centurum provides insurance for employee and dependent in a comprehensive package. Coverage for vision care is included. This option is available on a cost-sharing basis.
  • Dental Insurance - Available in conjunction with Health Insurance for an additional cost. Provides oral maintenance care for employee and dependent.
  • Basic Life Insurance - Company provided benefit for all full-time employees.
  • Supplemental Life Insurance - Optional life insurance coverage to employees at group rates.
  • Dependant Life Insurance - Optional coverage for dependents at a group rate.
  • Long Term Disability Insurance - Optional coverage available to employees at group rates.
  • Vacation and Sick Leave - Leave accrual is determined by length of service.
  • Holidays - The company observes ten paid holidays each year.
  • Retirement 401(k) Plan - Investments can be made into selected mutual funds under this plan. Employee is fully vested from plan entry date. The company may match employee contributions depending upon profit.

Centurum is an Equal Opportunity Employer, providing employment opportunities for all persons without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, citizenship or any other characteristic protected by U.S. law. Centurum makes reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.