Senior IT Systems Administrator

Company Name:
Digital Prospectors Corp
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Job Title: Senior IT Systems Administrator
Location: Lexington, MA
Duration: 12 months and 40hr/wk

Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements to obtain a Security Clearance for access to classified information.

Our client, one of the most prestigious Research and Development Labs in the country, is working on solutions to our nation's most complex defense and commercial related challenges. We have placed hundreds of talented engineers with this client over the years - If you are qualified - we can get you in!!!

The mission is critical and the work is as cutting edge as it is rewarding. The teams are superbly managed groups of world class engineers from all types of interesting and diverse backgrounds AND THEY ARE HIRING!
Make this your next career move as one of our many long term contractors or employees!

Work as our full time employee with full benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, PTO, Retirement, etc.) OR - work as a W2 hourly contractor at a higher pay rate if you don't need the benefit package.


Our client is looking for a Senior IT Systems Administrator to work as part of a team providing systems administration support services. You should have experience in a well-run IT organization and apply best practices knowledge in this environment. You will be responsible for supporting workstations, servers, and network devices in one of the many technical research groups in this organization. You should have a solid understanding of Linux, Windows, and network fundamentals. Experience and/or desire to work in a research and development organization are imperative. You must be team oriented, have strong communication skills, and must be able to work independently and further the goals of the organization without immediate direction. It is also important to be comfortable dealing with very technical end-users.

Responsibilities include:

Support installation, maintenance, repair and upgrade of computer and network equipment
Supporting Windows, Linux, and UNIX based platforms and applications
Review and test new hardware and software applications and making recommendations for purchases
Design and implement shell scripts and other tools to automate processes and provide needed capabilities to technical staff
Contribute to and lead projects to improve aspects of the computing and network infrastructure such as data storage, back and recovery, network bandwidth and throughput, application installation and management, etc.
Help design and implement configuration management and monitoring of systems and networks
Assist in configuration of network devices such as routers and switches
Collaborate with other group personnel throughout the organization to enhance technology and support practices.

Required Experience:

Bachelor?s degree in Business Management, Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field.
3-4 years of experience with Linux systems administration including configuration management, software installation/configuration (packages and building from source), network configuration, kernel configuration and installation, etc.
3-4 years of experience supporting and troubleshooting Windows workstations and applications in a networked environment
3+ years supporting, configuring, and maintaining VMware or related technology
Experience installing and configuring routers and switches
Experience with automated installation systems for Linux (Kickstart)
Experience installing, configuring, and operating network services such as DNS, DHCP, NIS, NFS, SSH, SAMBA, etc.
Ability to understand and modify basic to moderately complex shell scripts using redirection, pipes, variables, loops, and conditional statements
Must be able to demonstrate experience or knowledge of configuration management and monitoring systems

Required Abilities:

You must be able to demonstrate a proven track record with all of these abilities to be considered
Self-motivated, attitude of ownership, and a strong desire to learn
Customer service skills, communication skills, and a positive attitude
Excellent written and verbal communication is essential
Attention to detail, comprehensive problem and troubleshooting solving skills
Ability to work well under pressure and within time constraints
Ability to multi-task and prioritize work


MUST be able to go through the process to receive Security Clearance (SECRET)


Founded in 1999, DPC is an award winning recruiting and consulting firm that specializes in in placing contract, contract to hire and direct hire engineers into rewarding opportunities with our impressive and ever-growing client base.

Come see why DPC has been voted "Best of Staffing" for candidate satisfaction by Inavero / CareerBuilder.com, "Top Temporary Placement Firm" by Boston Business Journal, "Best Company To Work For" by Business NH magazine, "Top IT Services Company" by Inc. Magazine, "Most Reliable Staffing Agency" in Forbes Magazine and "Top Ranked Staffing Firm" by Staffing Industry Analysts.

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