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Parsons Corporation Tier 1 Systems Administrator/Hardware Support Engineer in Boulder, Colorado

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Job Description:

Parsons is looking for a sharp Tier 1 Systems Administrator/Hardware Support Engineer to join our growing team!

If you are in the early stages of your IT career and want an environment that will foster technical growth and exposure to new technologies in a collaborative team culture we have an exciting opportunity for you located in beautiful Boulder, Colorado. The TAP Lab is the U.S. Space Force’s premier Remote Sensing application development laboratory, with an extensive computer and network infrastructure and physical facilities that provide a complete computing environment, at multiple levels of data classification (

What You’ll Be Doing :

  • Provide Monday – Friday Onsite Tier I systems, hardware, network, and storage administration support in a primarily Red Hat/ESXi environment with Active Directory. No On-Call requirements outside of normal business hours.

  • Monitor system for anomalies or issues requiring attention or escalation.

  • Perform initial troubleshooting of system issues.

  • Facilitate vendor onboarding, account creation, password resets, and software updates.

  • Provide IT and Audio-Visual support for classified and unclassified lab events, demonstrations, meetings, and symposiums.

  • Responsible for the maintenance, configuration, and reliable operation of computer systems, network servers, and virtualization-based hardware and software.

  • Implement technical hardware and software solution to meet system requirements.

  • Generate, review, and analyze manual and automated cyber reports.

  • Assist in system and equipment installation, verification, and check-out.

What Required Skills You’ll Bring :

  • Active Secret DoD Security Clearance with ability to obtain and/or maintain a TS/SCI

  • 2+ years of relevant experience

  • Current Security+ Certification or equivalent IAT Level II or III certification

  • Experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the Microsoft Windows operating systems administration.

  • Experience with administration and troubleshooting of virtualized and bare metal platforms (Virtual Machines, Containers, Other).

  • Experience with Windows Active Directory domains and Windows server administration.

  • Experience with VMware vSphere/ESXi.

  • Experience with adding, removing, and updating Red Hat RPMs.

  • Understanding of network fundamentals (IP, Ethernet).

  • Experience with virtualized operating system concepts and administration.

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

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

  • Strong troubleshooting skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills.

  • Willingness and ability Light periodic local day travel between Boulder and Aurora

What Desired Would Be Nice To Have :

  • Two or Four year Degree in Computer Science preferred.

  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)

  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate Certification (MCSA)

  • Experience with audio/visual systems.

  • Experience with KVMoIP systems.

  • Experience with working with a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tool to monitor system alerts (Elastic preferred).

  • Working knowledge of the following technologies or equivalent: Linux, Docker, Kubernetes, Kickstart, Chef, DHCP, Ansible, SDN, RPM.

  • Previous experience working on network devices.

  • Working knowledge of automation tools (Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Other)

  • Experience within an Agile framework environment.

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

  • Experience with shell scripting languages (e.g., BASH).

  • Experience with system automation and configuration management.

  • Familiarity with network administration of routers, switches, and firewalls.

  • Experience with JIRA, DI2E, and Confluence.

  • Working knowledge of complete hardware stack: rack, power, compute (CPU and GPU), storage (NAS, SAN, Scale-out, and Object), network (switches, routers, load balancers, and firewalls), workstation, and display.

  • Intermediate knowledge of RHEL administration (RHEL 6 and above).

  • Management of virtualization, cloud, and container technology (VMware workstation/vSphere/vCenter/ESXi, AWS EC2/S3/Glacier, Docker/Kubernetes/OpenShift).

  • Fluent in one or more of the following scripting areas: Shell, Python or Perl.

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:

$68,400.00 - $119,700.00

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 customer requirements and some cases federal, state, provincial or local mandates.

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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