By Light HQ

System Administrator II

Job Locations US-MD-Fort Meade
Posted Date 1 week ago(6/22/2022 9:33 AM)
# of Openings
Systems Support
TS/SCI w/ Polygraph


By Light is hiring a System Administrator Level 2 to provide support for the implementation, troubleshooting and maintenance of Information Technology systems including the day-to-day operations, monitoring and problem resolution of both Linux and Windows Servers and applications. Responsible for server and application integration into the Wide Area Network (WAN). Must be detail oriented with in-depth knowledge of server operating systems and software application and network integration.


  • Provide support and technical expertise in implementation, troubleshooting and maintenance of servers and applications
  • Configure and manage LINUX and Windows server operating systems and installs/loads operating system software, troubleshoot, maintain integrity of and configure network components, along with implementing operating systems enhancements to improve reliability and performance.
  • Assist in development of solutions for application network interaction which affect network performance and security
  • Optimize system operations and resource utilization, and perform system capacity analysis and planning
  • Provide assistance to users in accessing and using IT systems
  • Performs system and application troubleshooting to locate and identify the root cause of server and network security issues
  • Administer servers and tools providing network monitoring and operations.
  • Provide technical account management support for users utilizing tools
  • Utilize Network tools to provide leadership with bandwidth studies and network utilization.
  • Team with technical staff on implementation, optimization, and ongoing management of optimizations solutions
  • Utilize and provide user account management of Network Operations Manager (formerly HPNA), NNMi, splunk, and Riverbed tools
  • Assist network engineers with jump server accounts and privileges
  • Utilize VMWare architecture for management of windows and Linux servers


Required Experience/Qualifications

  • Must possess a current/active TS/SCI polygraph clearance
  • Background in network automation tools to include Network Operations Manager (HPNA), NNMi, and networking devices (routers, switches).
  • Familiar with the use of optimization tools including Splunk and Riverbed products as well as server operating systems including Linux.
  • Ten (10) years’ experience as a SA in programs and contracts of similar scope, type and complexity. Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline from and accredited college or university is required. Five (5) years of addition SA experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.
  • An IAT level II baseline certification as defined by DoD 8570.01-M is required. Security + CE, GSEC, or SSCP.

Preferred Experience/Qualifications

Experience with HP Network Monitoring Tools

Special Requirements/Security Clearance

  • TS/SCI w/ Polygraph required
  • By Light does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters; vaccination requirements and testing are subject to the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements; testing is at the cost of the employee.


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