Parsons Corporation System Administrator II- Remote in Aberdeen, Maryland

System Administrator II- Remote


Aberdeen, Maryland, United States

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Ready for a challenge that will keep you on the cutting edge of cyber-security? Are you asystems administrator ready to step into the cleared space? Parson’s works on top level cyber-security for national defense programs and is hiring experienced system administrators with a focus on research, innovation and solving mission critical challenges.

Parsons’ extensive experience in the cleared space, combined with your advanced technical knowledge, will propel your career forward with opportunity for advancement with top performance. Training, development and opportunities to switch teams and projects as you and our fast-paced business grow and evolve. We need our system administrators to be versatile, display leadership qualities and be enthusiastic to tackle new challenges across the full-stack as we continue to push security forward.

In this role, the Lead Systems Administrator positionresponsibilities are to oversee multiple systems and multiple personnel. Position requires working with remote customers and widely dispersed team members.

As a Lead System Administrator, the incumbent applies a high level of technical and functional expertise to lead the administration staff in the day-to-day operations of a DoD enclave. The incumbent applies accepted standards and best business practices to ensure the associated systems and applications are installed, secured, and maintained to DoD standards.


  • Leading a team of system administrators, including delegation of tasks

  • Management of multi-site DoD enclave of 100+ Linux servers in virtualized environment

  • Network architecture and design of enclave

  • Software and hardware installation and management

  • Maintaining systems security per DoD policy and industry best practices

  • Researching and reviewing hardware and software solutions

  • Working effectively with the team’s software developers to meet their needs

  • Supporting and coordinating with sites’ security managers, users, and onsite personnel


  • Networking: Strong troubleshooting skills and experience with ssh, IPv4 IPv6, DNS

  • Security: Linux hardening, PKI, SSL, firewalls

  • System Administration: Strong Linux system administration experience

  • Operating Systems: Linux (RedHat/CentOS preferred)

  • Virtualized environments (VMware or similr)

  • Configuration management (Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Salt or similar)

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong time-management skills

  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required due to government or federal requirement.

  • U.S. citizens ONLY due to government or federal requirement

  • Applicants selected for employment may be subject to a federal background investigation and may need to meet additional eligibility requirements for access to classified information or materials.

Preferred Experience/Skills:

  • Kerberos, SSO

  • Windows and OSX system administration

  • Scripting (bash, python, perl)

  • Database management (MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL)

  • Web server management (apache or similar)

  • RPM building/packaging

  • Puppet Enterprise

  • SAN storage

  • VMware and KVM

  • DoD/FISMA/NIST computing networking security

Ready for action? We’re looking for the kind of people who see this opportunity and don’t hesitate to act. Parsons is a leader in the world of technical services. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who have proven experience tackling some of the greatest challenges. Take your next step and apply today.

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Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT.

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