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Systems Administrator

Systems Administrator

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Systems Administrator

Clearance: None

At Aquila Technology, you will see our team’s passion every day, whether we are building a robust, policy-compliant IT system or stress-testing a system to identify gaps and security vulnerabilities. To own the advantage, we ensure our team owns results and gets the work done right the first time by deploying smart, purposeful solutions that work. Aquila is the right people with the right skills driving the right outcomes. We call this the Aquila Advantage.

About the Role:

Aquila is seeking a Systems Administrator to join our team in supporting one of the country’s premier defense research organizations.This group performs detailed system and component engineering, flight and ground test analysis, and advanced capability development in collaboration with the contractors and government program offices that are developing the missile defense elements and components.

There are a few requirements for the position:

  • Must be a U.S Citizen (Green Cards / Visas do not qualify)
  • Willingness to undergo a comprehensive background investigation and maintain a personal security clearance. (Aquila would sponsor you for the security clearance.)
  • Reside within 100 miles of Lexington, Massachusetts.

What You’ll Do:

The group is seeking a Linux Systems Administrator to work as part of a collaborative, and dynamic team of system administrators. The ideal candidate has an advanced understanding of Linux (RedHat/CentOS), has worked in an enterprise-grade environment, and is eager to learn and grow in other areas as well. This role will work alongside Group 36 system administrators to provide Linux server and desktop support. This role will work with the infrastructure team to grow and expand our existing capabilities. If you are a self-motivated, eager-to-learn, and grow Linux guru, we would like to hear about you.

What You’ll Bring:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3 years of Application layer protocols (e.g., HTTP, SMTP, DNS, etc.)
  • 3 years of Networking Applications and Protocols: TCP/IP, DNS, NTP, DHCP, SSH, FTP, and HTTP/S.
  • 3 years of Troubleshooting network issues
  • 3 years of Programming/scripting languages (Python, bash, Perl, Go)
  • 3 years of MS Active Directory
  • 3 years of Software Configuration Management (Puppet or Ansible)
  • 3 years of Enterprise Backup Solutions
  • 5 years of Redhat Linux Systems Administration
  • 5 years of System Administration
  • 3 years of Virtualization Technologies (VMware, including ESXi and VCenter configuration)

Working Knowledge of the Following:

  • Experience with implementing and deploying Linux and MS Windows server systems
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Linux systems administration (RedHat preferred)
  • Strong understanding of scripting languages (bash, python, Perl, etc.)
  • Experience with enterprise services such as NFS, email, web servers, DNS, storage, patch management, configuration management, etc.
  • Understanding of network principals
  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • Familiarity with VMWare or other virtualization platforms
  • Familiarity with Linux automation tools (Ansible, Puppet, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Microsoft services such as Active Directory
  • BS degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical field; A strong technical background to include technical training, IT/IA certifications, and at least 5 years of related experience in related technical fields may be substituted for a degree


  • Security+ (must be obtained within 6 months of being hired)
  • Linux+ (must be obtained within 6 months of being hired:)

And These Skills are a Bonus:

  • Experience implementing Department of Defense security requirements such as OS/application hardening, STIG compliance
  • Experience with operating air-gapped infrastructure is a big plus
  • Experience with ACAS/Tenable.SC, Trellix/McAfee ePO and other cybersecurity tools
  • Understanding of enterprise storage solutions (NetApp preferred)
  • Experience with UNIX operating systems (Solaris is a plus)
  • Experience with database servers (MySQL, PostgreSQL preferred)

Our interview process is designed to let you get to know us as much as for us to get to know you!

  1. You’ll meet with someone from our Recruiting team so we can learn more about you and answer some of your questions.
  2. You’ll meet with the Hiring Manager to learn more about the team, and the role, and get to tell us more about what you’d bring to the team
  3. You’ll meet team members who will be your peers to help you get a feel for a “real day in the life” at Self.

Benefits and Perks:

Aquila team members experience the opportunity to be part of a fast-paced, customer-focused, and technically innovative work environment. Aquila strives to deliver the best of the best in technical services to our customers. Candidates that possess a love for technical challenges, a desire to constantly learn, and the desire to establish themselves as critical players within a team will enjoy calling Aquila Technology home.

Our Perks Include:

  • PTO – 15 days (vacation/sick) 10 paid holidays – 6 standard (New Year’s, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas) – 4 floating holidays prorated based on your day of hire
  • 1.5 paid days, or 12 hours, for approved volunteer work
  • 1 week of paid maternity/paternity LOA after 1 year of Full-time employment
  • Tuition & Training Reimbursement – 5K annually for pre-approved, job-related tuition, certification, or professional conferences
  • 401K with Fidelity 100% immediate vesting; Plan eligibility begins 90 days following the date of hire. Aquila matches 50 cents on the dollar, up to 6%.
  • Cell Phone & Internet Reimbursed up to $150 monthly to cover cell phone, data, and home internet expenses.
  • By Your Own Device (BYOD) Allowance Reimbursed up to $1500 for the purchase of a qualified technology device. Eligible after 90 days of employment, and benefit renews every three years.

Location: Lexington, MA

Work Schedule: On-site — Individual works generally on-site at the Lexington facility. Candidate should expect to be onsite 5 days a week. Must be within a commutable distance from Lexington, MA.

Clearance: Candidates with an active secret clearance are highly preferred. However, if there is a strong candidate who can obtain an interim, the group would be willing to look at them.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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