IT Systems/Network Administrator

Location: Columbia, Maryland
Date Posted: 09-25-2017
Are you looking to partner with a small, fast paced, cutting edge Tech firm? Are you tired of getting lost in the crowd at a larger company where your talents and abilities are limited or overlooked? 

NSS is partnering with a successful and rapidly growing company in search of an experienced IT System and Network Administrator  who is looking to effect change, showcase their technical and leadership abilities and finds working on a variety of projects exciting and challenging! This position is located in Columbia Maryland with the possibility for remote work when appropriate.

*A minimum of an active Secret clearance required*

In a nutshell, we need someone looking to make a BIG impact in a small environment. Here are a few reasons why this opportunity stands out above the rest….
  • Stock Options
  • 100% employer paid benefits
  • Flexibility to work remote when appropriate (likely 1-2 days per week once acclimated)
  • Possibility for a clearance upgrade up to a Polygraph level 
  • Drive and take charge of your own projects!!!
  • Become a “Recyclable Resource”- wear multiple hats and support a variety of clients over an extended period of time
  • Your own office with a view- NO SCIF WORK REQUIRED
Job Description:
Ideal candidate would rather self host a service then trust a third-party's free service. Candidate should be extremely comfortable in a Linux/Unix Environment, and be able to confidently implement network firewall and routing changes, as well as being entirely security minded. End user support is minimal since the majority of users are technical. As the organization grows, there are leadership opportunities and experience with a myriad of technologies. 

Main Responsibilities

  • Grow, modify, maintain and monitor the production corporate, and development and quality assurance infrastructure
  • Enforce system and network security policies
  • Provide strategic and technical plans for future growth and infrastructure expansion 
  • Maintain up-to-date system documentation and network diagrams for human redundancy and failover 
  • Provide infrastructure support to organizational stake holders
Experience Needed:
  • 3+ years experience with *nix\BSD System Administration 
    • Experience with VMware and virtualization technology 
    • Experience with 2Factor Authentication Technologies 
    • Experience with Secure Email Solutions such as GPG\PGP
    • Experience in *nix service management, system hardening and security
    • Experience with LDAP and central user management 
    • Background with Ansible and DevOps concepts
    • Experience with Atlassian products such as Jira, Bitbucket, Confluence
  • 2+ years experience with Network management tasks specifically including:
    • Router Configurations
    • Firewall Configurations
    • Understanding and experience with IPtables ACLs and Zone Based Firewall Concepts
    • Experience with OpenVPN 

Additional Details on Offerings and Who We Are:
  • Our client began as a start-up and quickly bloomed into a well-established data-driven information security company in the MD/DC/VA region. Their core focus is building secure products tailored to customer requirements and offering supportive services to reach security goals. While their work is demanding, the company culture is casual, upbeat, rewarding and fun. They care deeply about our team members and believe that investing in our staff is crucial to the success of our company. Their evaluation of new candidates goes beyond skill set to a look at their personal values and goals, in an effort to gather likeminded people that strengthen our awesome community.
  • Benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage, a 401(k) program, stock options, separate pools for vacation and sick leave, profit sharing options, laundry service, catered lunches, a stocked pantry, field trips and other perks. We are sensitive to the work-life balance and aim to provide tailored schedule options when needed. Our new Columbia MD office is light-filled, stocked with refreshments, and tailored specifically to be a happy, comfortable place to spend the majority of each day. We are located in a secure space with an onsite fitness center, cafés, and minutes from a surplus of restaurant and shopping options.
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