System Administrator - Military veterans preferred

ManTech (


  full-time   employee

United States

Secure our Nation, Ignite your Future

Entering ManTechs 50th year, we hold the distinct honor of being named a Top 100 Global Technology Company by Thomson Reuters. We have earned this and many other accolades over the years for our dedication to serving the missions of our nations most important customers: U.S. Intelligence, Defense and Federal Civilian agencies. All know us as a trusted partner offering best-in-class solutions in cyber, data collection & analytics, enterprise IT, and systems and software engineering tailored to meet their specific requirements.

Become an integral part of a diverse team in the Mission, Cyber and Intelligence Solutions (MCIS) Group. Currently, ManTech is seeking a motivated, mission oriented Network Operations Specialist, in the Hanover, MD area, with strong Customer relationships. At ManTech, you will help protect our national security while working on innovative projects that offer opportunities for advancement.

The System Administrator is a highly skilled troubleshooter with a broad range of skills to help keep a newly-deployed, complex, Cross-Domain Solution-based system operational. From diagnosing and fixing network issues to providing administrative support for Red Hat workstations and servers, the ideal candidate will enjoy rolling up the sleeves and getting into the weeds to keep the system online and functioning at peak performance. The ability to communicate with highly technical operators and engineers as well as non-technical managers will be essential to the successful candidate in this role.

This role is an integral part of a small team of professionals who will provide on-site support for the operation of a new infrastructure project that has been heavily tested and is ready for operations. The positions will eventually be for 2nd or 3rd shift, but initially 1st shift for training. There is an on-call requirement for this role to support the customers mission needs.

General Responsibilities:

  • Network troubleshooting (primarily layer 2 and layer 3 issues)
  • Red Hat Linux system administration, including account maintenance, filesystem troubleshooting, and firewall issues, etc.
  • Assist with backup and recovery of system software components
  • Occasional delivery of equipment, and sometimes software, to the site
  • Provide logistical support during on-site training, demonstrations, etc.
  • Assist with troubleshooting database issues (e.g. locked accounts, session locking, etc.)
  • Help with the installation of custom and third-party software and hardware patches, firmware updates, etc.
  • Managing User accounts
  • Implementing operational and technical security controls
  • Communicate with the designers and implementers of the system when necessary to diagnose system-specific issues

Mandatory Skills Requirements:

  • Strong understanding of general networking concepts, including layer 2 and layer 3 protocols, router and switch configuration and troubleshooting, and Red Hat networking
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with one or more network operating systems (e.g. Cisco IOS, Juniper JunOS, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Red Hat system administration, including firewall configuration and user account management
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Other Skills Preferred:

  • Some knowledge of VMware vSphere administration and VM configuration
  • Some experience with Cross-Domain Solutions systems
  • DoD 8570 AIT Level II Compliant (Security+)
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with networking troubleshooting tools like Wireshark (or tcpdump)
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with one or more relational database systems, such as PostgreSQL, SQLite, MySQL, etc.
  • Experience working with military personnel

Equivalent ExperienceEducation,Bachelors Degree

Ability to handle stress and work well under pressure,Ability to use PC

ManTech International Corporation, as well as its subsidiaries proactively fulfills its role as an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, marital status, physical or mental disability, status as a Disabled Veteran, Recently Separated Veteran, Active Duty Waretime or Campaign Badge Veteran, Armed Forces Services Medal, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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