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CACI International Sr. Systems Administrator in Sterling, Virginia

Sr. Systems Administrator

Job Category: Information Technology

Time Type: Full time

Minimum Clearance Required to Start: TS/SCI with Polygraph

Employee Type: Regular

Percentage of Travel Required: Up to 25%

Type of Travel: Continental US

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CACI is currently looking for an experienced Sr. Systems Administrator to join our team developing next generation signals intelligence (SIGINT) and electronic warfare systems for the Department of Defense. Join this passionate team of industry-leading individuals on a program that leverages the best practices in Model-Based Systems Engineering and Agile software development to deliver state of the art capability in support of our nation’s warfighters.

As a member of the CACI Team, you will support the men and women charged with safeguarding the American people and enhancing the Nation’s safety, security, and prosperity. Our warfighters are on the front lines, every day, protecting our national security from the increasingly sophisticated and complex threats of our adversaries.

CACI programs thrive in a culture of innovation and are constantly seeking individuals who can bring creative ideas to solve complex problems, both technical and procedural at the team and portfolio levels. The ability to be adaptable and to work constructively with a technically diverse and geographically separated team is crucial.

What You’ll Get to Do

As the Systems Administrator you’ll work with the team using agile development methodologies to support the development environment for a common software baseline delivered to a large-scale DOD customer. As someone who thinks outside the box, you’ll enjoy designing and implementing solutions to interesting engineering problems involving both traditional System Administration as well as DevOps. You will help find ways to make automation do the heavy lifting of DevSecOps.

Your experience with the Linux operating system, bash shell, and scripting in languages such as Python will be indispensable assets

As someone who thinks outside the box, you’ll enjoy administrating and implementing solutions to interesting engineering problems. Using DevSecOps methodologies, you’ll identify constraints and employ creative solutions to break bottlenecks, improve processes, and create efficiencies.

More About the Role

We are looking for a Sr. Systems Administrator to join a technically diverse team that develops and supports infrastructure for software-based signal processing applications. The successful candidate will provide hands on support to implement baseline changes, maintain DevSecOps pipelines to ensure timely delivery of software on customer schedules, troubleshoot supported software applications and equipment, create and maintain required documentation, install and setup servers and workstations, and will interface with internal teams as well as external customer support organizations. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work on a diverse team are critical. Must have good organizational skills and be able to work on multiple tasks simultaneously in a dynamic work environment. This position is located in Sterling Virginia.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Must be able to set up new DevSecOps / CI CD / Development Environments for both Classified and Unclassified networks.

  • Experience with Classified Networks up to and including TS/SCI.

  • Experience standing up new enterprise development environments.

  • Maintaining classified and unclassified distributed DevSecOps environments to ensure software delivery

  • Maintaining operating system baselines utilizing configuration management tools and ensuring compliance with corporate and government security standards

  • Ensuring secure configuration of systems with Puppet

  • Linux scripting (bash, python, perl, etc)

  • Configuring Linux workstations and servers

  • Diagnosing hardware failures, repairing failed equipment

  • Interfacing with external customers on issues, diagnosing and fixing customer problems

  • Deploying operating system level patches to factory systems

  • Familiarity with security requirements for classified environments

  • Able to setup and move workstations and other equipment

  • Other system administrative and documentation duties, as needed

You’ll Bring These Qualifications

  • US Citizenship is required along with active TS/SCI security clearance

  • Bachelors or equivalent in Computer Science or Information Technology or related fields

  • A current DODI 8570.01-M IAT Level II Certification – Security+ Certification

  • 5+ years of related experience, including the ability to troubleshoot operational systems supported by this Program OR possesses

  • Solid understanding of complex software design concepts

  • Scripting languages, for example Python, BASH, or similar.

  • Familiarity with Linux and real time operating systems.

  • Familiarity of IP networking concepts.

  • Strong analytical Skills (ability to analyze and work through complicated issues).

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Effective teamwork skills.

These Qualifications Would Be Nice to Have

  • Experience with AWS (including any AWS Certifications)

  • Background in web technologies is highly desired.

  • Experience with database programming and cloud technologies.

  • Experience with Python and scripting.

  • Working knowledge of signal processing fundamental

  • Working knowledge of MATLAB is helpful

  • Willingness to learn and apply the best technology for a given application.

  • Programming methods and languages, for example C, C++, Java System administration experience, to include UNIX, Linux, and Windows platforms

  • ITIL v4 Certification

Company Overview: At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

As a federal contractor, CACI is subject to any federal vaccine mandates or other customer vaccination requirements. As such, any offers of employment may be contingent upon COVID-19 vaccination or an approved accommodation. All new hires are required to report their vaccination status.