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System Administrator Technician
Raytheon Company | Mclean, Virginia
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Job Description

Raytheon Company has an immediate need for a System Administrator Technician in the McLean, VA area. The on-site system administrator shall support the day-to-day operations of the Sponsor’s laboratory computer systems. This support shall include the installation, configuration, maintenance, failure analysis and recovery, performance monitoring, data storage management, and security management of laboratory computer systems. System administrators shall utilize at least one, preferably two, administrative languages (PowerShell, shell, PERL, etc.), and shall have a solid knowledge of Windows operating systems (namely, 7 and higher) and functional knowledge Linux (Red Hat or CentOS) operating systems.

System Administrators shall have functional knowledge of distributed and clustered computing environments, cloud computing and virtualization environments. Specific duties and responsibilities of the on-site system administrator may include:
  • Responding to inquiries concerning all aspects of computer and network operations
  • Creating, managing and troubleshooting user/group accounts via Microsoft Active Directory (AD) and Network Information Service (NIS)
  • Installing, configuring, updating, and removing system and application software
  • Installing, configuring, updating, and removing system hardware (servers, workstations, monitors, printers, plotters, scanners, transceivers, network interface cards, network physical links)
  • Configuring NFS, NIS, SAMBA, CIFS, etc. remote hosting/sharing protocols
  • Updating systems using manual and automated processes
  • Performing system and file backup and recovery
  • Monitoring and allocating system resources (CPU, memory, and storage space)
  • Auditing system log files, to include compliance audits
  • Diagnosing and troubleshooting hardware and software problems
  • Documenting hardware and software configurations, maintenance history, backup history
  • Implementing up-to-date system policies and procedures
Minimum Mandatory Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, information systems, engineering, mathematics, or equivalent experience. Equivalent military training and experience in an information technology field is acceptable.
  • Four (4) years of experience to include (2) years of intelligence community relevant work experience, including one year or more of specialized, relevant technical experience in the general areas of network/systems operation center support.
  • Work experience can be substituted in lieu of a degree. An Associate’s Degree in computer science, information systems, engineering, mathematics, or equivalent experience, plus an additional two years of experience (total six (6) years of work experience) can be used in lieu of a bachelor’s degree.
  • Must be a US Citizen and have an active TS/SCI clearance with poly on day one of employment.
Desirable Qualifications
  • Experience with cloud computing technologies and implementation
  • Two (2) years of experience with virtualization technologies and implementation
  • Demonstrated experience with NetApp storage architectures
  • Experience with Puppet or Spacewalk

Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


About Raytheon Company

Raytheon Company is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 92 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services

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