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Polaris Alpha, a Parsons Company, has emerged as a leader in the development of cutting-edge solutions for the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community. Our tremendous success can be attributed to our people and our priorities. We hire the best, we make them a priority and we never lose focus on the mission. Its why were here. We have built this cultural legacy by working closely with analysts and operators to understand their needs and delivering meaningful value through innovative, cost effective and intuitive software solutions.

Our Space Operations Directorate is passionate about making America the undisputed leader in Space because we understand that ensuring our nations security for future generations depends on it. Polaris creates game changing space solutions by teaming highly respected subject matter experts with brilliant technologists. Are you a Systems Administrator looking for an opportunity to grow your skill set? Do you want to be part of a team that is helping the government solve major national security challenges in the space domain? We need your help.

Our team is looking for a Systems Administrator to focus on the development and administration of a wide variety of systems and environments at Schriever AFB, Colorado Springs, CO. You will be responsible for deploying and configuring software releases to both test and operational environments. You will also be responsible for maintaining these systems, configuring both operating systems and software products, as well as installing required software patches and security updates for the systems. In addition, you may provide assistance during test and integration events by resolving system problems, provide system backups, and system maintenance. You will have the opportunity to participate in real-world, cutting edge Space Situational Awareness systems which are changing how the Space community is doing business.

Candidate must have strong troubleshooting and communication skills, along with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.


Bachelors Degree in a technical discipline and minimum 8 years of experience in system administration. Eight (8) years of additional experience, applicable training and/or certifications may be substituted for the Bachelors Degree

System Administration skills in Red Hat Linux

System Administration skills in Windows Server

Knowledge and experience with VMware and virtualization

Experience configuring, troubleshooting and maintaining hardware including Dell server, storage, network equipment

Knowledge of networking fundamentals, to include Taclane/Dell/Cisco familiarity

Experience with scripting languages such as Windows Powershell and Unix shell for troubleshooting and automation of routine tasks

Experience with administration of configuration management software and automation tools (Puppet, Chef, Ansible)

Experience maintaining multiple baseline environments (production, test, development)

Experience with installation and maintenance of authentication/authorization software e.g. Active Directory

High level of self-motivation, ability to define, manage, and prioritize tasks in a team environment

Interface effectively with Program leadership and address issues in a professional, timely manner

Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, enjoy customer interactions

Ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment with changing priorities

DoD 8570 Certification (Security+, CCNA, etc.) or ability to obtain

This position requires the selected candidate to hold an active Department of Defense Top Secret/SCI security clearance which requires US citizenship while working in support of a government contract.


Knowledge with installation and maintenance of backup and recovery solutions

Experience with installation and maintenance of databases such as Oracle, Postgres, MySQL

Experience with full DevOps toolchain (JIRA, Gitlab, Jenkins, Fortify, Artifactory, Docker)

Knowledge and experience with Cloud Computing, Docker Containers, Amazon Web Services

Experience with interpretation and application of Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs)

Experience with installation and maintenance of application servers such as Apache Tomcat, JBoss, and WebLogic Experience with installation and maintenance of web servers such as Apache HTTPD

Experience with configuration management and software build processes

Experience with cybersecurity tools e.g. ACAS, SIEM, HBSS


Normal office setting, therefore the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Work is generally sedentary in nature but may require standing and walking. Use of hands to configure and operate computer equipment. Frequent near vision use for reading and computer use. Frequently moves equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.

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