System Administrator, Senior
Patuxent River, MD 
Posted 9 days ago
Job Description
System Administrator, Senior
Job Locations US-MD-Patuxent River
ID 2022-1713
Category Information Technology
Type Full Time Regular
Telecommute No
Career Pathing Stream Consulting / Direct
Career Pathing Levels Principal

AVIAN is on the look out for a Sr. System Administrator to join our team in support of ACIST.

AVIAN (pronounced *a-v-yin*) is an employee-owned, entrepreneurial-spirited company where creative, talented minds flourish, and where proactive, productive, proficient professionals feel valued.

We are resourceful, responsive and reachable for various government and commercial clients in program, financial, and logistics management; engineering and systems engineering; test and evaluation of manned and unmanned systems; workforce development and training; communication strategy and graphic design.

The type of work we do is a direct result of the creativity of our team, and the talents they bring. But in the end, we are all driven by the purpose of taking care of those around us.

We're seeking people that are passionate and excited about creating well-crafted products and memorable experiences with our customers. We are not in the market of automated transactions; we build lasting relationships.


    -Perform Windows and Linux system/network administrative tasks including: software backups, installing software security patches, installing software tools, troubleshooting hardware and software, integrating new systems to the test bench, and monitoring computer & network intrusions.

    -Coordinating with the Lab Engineering teams and related program support groups for evaluating and updating lab hardware and software.

    -Executing and coordinating with government and industry representatives on new and existing Lab related initiatives.

    -Evaluating and making recommendations related to implementation of Lab hardware and software interfaces.

    -Providing cybersecurity protection for all of the equipment in the Labs

    - Supporting the creation of Accreditation packages for all Core Avionics labs in order to maintain the Authorization to Operate (ATO) privilege.

    Required experience:

    • DoD 8570 Compliant or able to obtain within 6 months
    • 8 or more years of experience in Microsoft Windows
    • Windows 10
    • Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs)
    • Information Assurance Vulnerability Alert (IAVA)
    • Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS)
    • Host Based Security System (HBSS)

Education: High School diploma or GED; Completed the following certifications within one and a half year after assuming duties: Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) (Previously known as Certified Software Engineering Professional (CSEP)), or with COR approval complete a vendor/platform specific certification (e.g., Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), Microsoft Certified Applications Developer (MCAD), Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA), Sun Certified Professional (SCP), Red Hat Certification Program (RHCP), CISCO Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Oracle Certified Professional (OCP), other)

  • 4 year of Unix/Linux
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Group Policy Object (GPO)
  • PowerShell
  • Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Vulnerability Remediation Asset Manager (VRAM)
  • Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS)
  • If candidate does not have required certification, must obtain certification within one year of hire
  • Candidate must have a Department of Defense Security Clearance

Our entire AVIAN workforce is required to comply with the Executive Order 14042 requiring employees to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19. An employee will be considered fully vaccinated when at least two (2) weeks have elapsed after the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 series or at lease (2) weeks have elapsed after a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine.

AVIAN is a service-based organization. As an equal opportunity employer, our policy of business is to seek the most qualified candidate for each talent opportunity without regard to race, creed, color, sex, age,


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
6 to 8 years
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