• JRSS - Linux Systems Administrator

    Job Locations US-MD-Ft. Meade
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    Bachelor's Degree
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  • Overview

    SMS is a fast growing, veteran-owned business that's has supported Federal Government's IT initiatives for over four decades.  We work side-by-side with our Federal clients as a trusted, long-term partner to offer innovative advice and leadership to solve their most pressing and complex problems. We orchestrate people, strategies, technologies and best-of-breed business processes. The SMS advantage in management and technology consulting includes deep domain expertise in complex networking design and unifying communities of interest. 


    We have strong capabilities in design & build, planning, governance, quality management, security, analytics, virtualization, operations and business process improvement. For 40 years, SMS has brought customer satisfaction to Federal clients and formed lasting alliances with leading technology companies and talented small businesses to deliver joint, leading-edge, cost-effective services and products. 

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    SMS Data is seeking a system administrator to join our Joint Regional Security Stacks (JRSS) program team in Hanover, MD.  This is an exciting key position to a major Department of Defense initiative.  The candidate will help drive solutions and management architectures and needs to possess a good working background in Linux administration be current on the latest products.


    • The candidate will help drive solutions and management architectures of the Systems team of the JRSS Tier 3 team 
    • Will work in the JRSS lab to provide feedback on current solutions, keep current on vendor products and help drive future architectures
    • Document and brief system architecture and changes
    • Will require occasional on call duty (weekends and after hour)


    • Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Information Systems
    • Min 3 years Linux system administration (RedHat Enterprise or CentOs), management, and support experience within a MS Active Directory environment.
    • 2+ years managing and supporting VMWare VSphere virtual server environments
    • Experience with SAN storage, Linux clustering or HP Proliant servers a plus.
    • Experience with Linux scripting (bash) and Windows scripting (powershell) a plus.
    • Experience with network and security management tools (such as IBM NetCool, HP IMC, ArcSight) useful but not necessary.
    • Working experience with network security products (Firewalls, IDSs, SIEMs) a bonus
    • Good understanding of networking concepts
    • Good system documentation skills and customer service skills


    SMS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


    SMS is a veteran-owned network integrator established in 1976.  With an employee retention rate averaging over 5 years, our ability to hire quality people and retain them in a rapidly evolving IT market proves why we are a world-class information technology company. At SMS, we place a high value on quality of service, customer satisfaction, and best-of-breed policies and practices. As a result, SMS is proud to be ISO 9001:2008 Registered and a CMMI Level 3 certified company, ensuring that we continue to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers, partners and employees.  


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