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Parsons Corporation Linux System Administrator in Columbia, Maryland

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret SCI w/Polygraph

Job Description:

Parsons' extensive experience in the cleared space, combined with your technical knowledge, will propel your career forward with opportunity for advancement with top performance. Training, development and opportunities to switch teams and projects as you and our fastpaced business grow and evolve. We need our System Administrator to be versatile, display leadership qualities and be enthusiastic to tackle new challenges across the fullstack as we continue to push security forward.

In this role you will analyze existing systems and define, design, develop, and implement moderately complex technical products and systems. You will be a member of a team comprised of system engineers and application and hardware engineers/developers for the design of unique subsystems that will be ultimately integrated into the overall operating system.


  • Assess system architecture and current hardware limitations.

  • Participate in gathering business and product functional and performance requirements

  • Responsible for the administration of Linux systems, and Windows servers inclusive of applications, processes the system supports

  • Define and design system specifications, input/output processes, and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility on both Windows and Linux platforms

  • Designing, planning, and implementing both new and legacy technology that directly supports the goals of the mission

  • Analyze system logs and identify potential issues

  • Manage the operational day to day of the network

  • Install government provided software patches and updates

  • Install, and configure new systems and platforms

  • Perform security management and application performance optimization functions

  • Perform regular hardware maintenance of administered systems

  • Provide analyses of alternatives for identified system issues or future plans

  • Install, and configure new systems and platforms


  • Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of study (an additional 5 years of relevant work experience may be substituted)

  • 5 - 10years of System Administration experience in the defense industry

  • DoD 8570 IAT II compliant (Security+ certified preferred, etc.)

  • Active TS/SCI with poly clearance

  • Experience with administration of Linux systems, and Windows servers inclusive of applications, processes the system supports


  • Familiarity with VMware preferred

Must be able to obtain, maintain and/or currently possess a security clearance.

The position requires a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by all applicable laws.