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Parsons Corporation Senior Systems Administrator in Boulder, Colorado

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Job Description:

Parsons is looking for a talented Senior Systems Administrator to join our growing Mission Solutions Team in Aurora, Colorado! This position is onsite only; expected hours M-F 0800-1700. Some periodic travel between Boulder and Aurora expected for planned deployments.

What You'll Be Doing :

  • Providing onsite (Aurora, Colorado) Tier I and II systems administration and hardware support in a primarily Red Hat/ESXi environment utilizing Active Directory

  • Maintaining site patch baseline and required information systems security requirements as inherited from the development environment and as dictated by site security posture

  • Managing the user account process in coordination with Information Systems Security Officers (ISSO)

  • Conducting daily walkthroughs and status checks to report daily state of the systems

  • Providing Tier I and II Storage systems administration support on SAN, iSCSI, and distributed storage solutions

  • Updating and maintaining site design artifacts as part of the overall Configuration Management Process

  • Assisting with design, capacity planning, and implementation of technical hardware and software solution to meet system requirements

  • Generating required Risk Management Framework artifacts for Approval To Operate submissions

  • Contributing to and maintain automated system build tools

  • Collaborating with the network engineering team to design and deliver network environments in accordance with the overall system design

  • Contributing as a valued member of a technical team ensuring that all required aspects of cybersecurity is built into technical solution, covering items such as: Host Based Security System (HBSS) solution, vulnerability scanning, system logging, software security, Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG) compliance, etc.

What Required Skills You'll Bring :

  • Active Secret Security Clearance or higher, with willingness and ability to obtain/maintain up to a TS/SCI

  • Active Security+ Certification

  • 8+ years of experience in a systems administration role with a record of steadily increasing responsibilities

  • Experience administering and provisioning local and shared storage

  • Experience with virtualized operating system concepts and administration (ESXi, Containers)

  • Experience with system automation and configuration management (e.g. Chef, Ansible, Puppet, Kickstart)

  • Experience with shell scripting languages or programming language (e.g. BASH, Python, Perl)

  • Working knowledge of security assessment/compliance products (HBSS, ACAS, OpenSCAP, ePO, SCC)

  • Must be able to work in a production/operational environment

  • Willingness for minimum travel expected between Aurora and Boulder for onboarding and planned events Experience with MS Office suite

  • Strong Troubleshooting skills

  • Strong Interpersonal skills

  • Self-starter and motivated individual with demonstrated ability to take ownership of tasking and complete with thoroughness and with minimal supervision

Desired Qualifications :

  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)

  • Elastic Stack experience

  • JIRA/Confluence experience

  • Experience with Visio

  • Technical leadership experience

  • Familiarity with network administration of routers, switches, and firewalls (Juniper Baseline)

  • Experience within an Agile framework environment

  • Proficient in management of virtualization, cloud and/or container technology (VMware workstation/vSphere/vCenter/ESXi, AWS EC2/S3/Glacier, Docker/Kubernetes/OpenShift

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:


This position is part of our Federal Solutions team.

Our Federal Solutions segment delivers resources to our US government customers that ensure the success of missions around the globe. Our diverse, intelligent employees drive the state of the art as they provide services and solutions in the areas of defense, security, intelligence, infrastructure, and environmental. We promote a culture of excellence and close-knit teams that take pride in delivering, protecting, and sustaining our nation's most critical assets, from Earth to cyberspace. Throughout the company, our people are anticipating what’s next to deliver the solutions our customers need now.

Salary Range:

$98,800.00 - $172,900.00

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as medical, dental, vision, paid time off, 401(k), life insurance, flexible work schedules, and holidays to fit your busy lifestyle!

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by federal, state, provincial or local mandates or customer requirements.

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

We truly invest and care about our employee’s wellbeing and provide endless growth opportunities as the sky is the limit, so aim for the stars! Imagine next and join the Parsons quest—APPLY TODAY!About Us

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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