System Administrator/IT Specialist

Job Locations MD-Hanover
Work Region
Information Technology
Top Secret/SCI

Position Summary

MAG Aerospace is seeking an experienced System Administrator/IT Specialist who will be responsible for day to day operational IT support along with general IT support for the PM Cyber and Space SETA contract. Candidate will serve as the System Administrator for a closed restricted network and support other DoD guest systems at various classification. Tasks include performing installation, troubleshooting and other administrative tasks associated with ongoing maintenance and enhancement of information systems and services.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a fast-growing team with multiple opportunities for upward advancement supporting EW&C. The EW&C program delivers critical capabilities to counter current and future threats, enabling the next generation of warfighting capabilities from sensor to Soldier worldwide. By applying game changing cyber technologies through agile development methodology, we enable battlefield dominance for our Warfighters.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Performs systems planning, management, analysis, integration, installation and training tasks that include all aspects of preparing and implementing a highly complex and integrated array of hardware, software (applications and operating systems), networks and procedures. 

  • Perform updating, upgrading, security hardening and maintenance tasks on a variety of servers including physical, virtual and cloud based.

  • Perform Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) configurations on Windows, Linux, and Network based technologies.

  • Ability to use script Infrastructure as Code using technologies such as Amazon CloudFormation, Terraform or Ansible.

  • Work independently to produce and maintain system of the following server applications, service types and technologies:

    o Microsoft Windows Server 2019-2022

    o Microsoft Windows 11

    o Microsoft Exchange 2019

    o Microsoft SharePoint

    o Microsoft SQL

    o VMware ESXI

    o VMware VSphere

    o Amazon Web Services

    o Amazon CloudFormation

    o Terraform

    o Ansible

    o Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

    o Deploying Repos in an offline environment

    o Video Teleconference Systems (VTCs)

    o Cisco supported IOS command line interface (CLI)

    o Microsoft Group Policy Objects (GPOs)

    o Microsoft Office suite

    o DoD CAC PKI token certificate concepts

    o Security hardening of Servers and client Operating Systems

    o Host Based Security System (HBSS) - Trelix EPO, Anti-virus and plugins

    o Deploying Windows images

    o Network technologies including DHCP and VLANs

    o STIG compliance of Server and client Operating Systems

    o NSA Type 1 encryption devices

    o Metro Ethernet WAN technologies (MPLS)

    o ACAS (Tenable Security Center & Nessus)

  • Perform troubleshooting of server, network, desktop and software configurations

  • Performs Help Desk actions – support existing staff in troubleshooting systems access, unlocking accounts, group policy, installation of updates and software, maintenance of computers, viewing vendor’s sites for updates, market research for IA equipment and supplies.

  • Remotely assist all off-site locations and users on software issues and updates; ensure adequate network connectivity, backups of network servers, setup and monitor all secure VTC sessions.

  • Attend mandatory annual training directed by government client.

  • Other duties may be assigned.


Knowledge and Skills

  • Experience with cloud/infrastructure as code using Ansible or AWS Cloudformation.
  • Hands on experience with the installation, configuration, troubleshooting and operations of technologies such as cloud services, local virtualization, routers, switches, and video teleconference systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of system security certification and accreditation policies, directives, regulations, and instructions for Government AIS networks.
  • Knowledge of customer service, the ability to listen carefully and the ability to quickly determine problem solutions or escalation path.
  • Ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
  • Ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas in writing and while speaking so others will understand.
  • Ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Ability to provide technical training to non-technical end users.
  • Ability to learn, adapt and support new systems and applications.



  • Minimum of Three (3) years system administration / IT related experience.



  • Active TS/SCI security clearance



  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business or related scientific or technical discipline. Four (4) additional years of related experience may be substituted for bachelor’s degree.
  • Must meet requirements for DoD 8140 for an IAT Level 1 (A+CE, CCNA-Security, SSCP, Network+CE)


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience building out cloud infrastructure and virtual environments via scripting.
  • Extensive background and experience in compliance with Army, DoD or other Government Information Systems and Information Assurance policies.
  • Former military environment experience.
  • Experience in configuration, documenting and security hardening of Microsoft Windows and Linux based systems; risk analysis; disaster recover; system log analysis.


Other Qualifications

  • Ability to travel 5-10% CONUS.
  • Ability to work in office and lab environments


Special Note

The position is contingent upon candidate’s ability to meet physical and medical requirements as needed by the position; including compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local jurisdictional requirements.

Government or customer site-specific requirements may include, but are not limited to, proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status, except in circumstances where a candidate is legally entitled to an accommodation.

Company Policy

MAG Aerospace (MAG) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to our positions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Click below for the “Know Your Rights" and “Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination” supplement posters. MAG Aerospace (MAG) is committed to providing an online application process that is accessible to all, including individuals with a disability, by offering an alternative way to apply for job openings. This alternative method is available for those who cannot otherwise complete the online application due to a disability or need for accommodation. MAG provides reasonable accommodation to applicants under the guidance of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam-Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, and certain state and/or local laws. If you need assistance due to a disability, please contact the MAG Aerospace Recruiting email: or call (703) 376-8993.  



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