• Systems Administrator

    Job Location US-CA-Vandenberg AFB
    Job ID
  • Overview

    THE CENTECH GROUP, Inc. (CENTECH®) is seeking two (2) Systems Administrators (Red Hat Linux) to serve in support of U.S. Air Force on a contract at Vandenberg Air Force Base (AFB), California. The person in this position will provide network support; responsible for maintaining the US Air Force in an operational status by supporting all fielded network support systems.

    *Requires active Top Secret (TS)/Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) clearance. Must be available to start immediately.


    • Perform assessments, surveys, engineering support, installations, replacements (scheduled and unscheduled), initial troubleshooting, ticket escalation, and outage resolution
    • Maintain, operate and support all the virtual and physical hardware and software infrastructure of the Information Networks assets including but not limited to:
      • Red Hat Linux servers
      • Application Servers
      • Middleware Servers
      • Domain Name Service
      • Active Directory
      • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol Servers
      • Defense Red Switch Network systems
    • Conduct proactive troubleshooting using system monitoring tools
      • Provide recommendations to the Program Management Office to improve the system’s reliability and performance
      • Implement approved recommendations
    • Assist and collaborate with senior systems engineers at the direction of the network services team manager
    • Create and maintain system solution documentation to include user guides, as-is diagrams and schematics
    • Perform network file sharing maintenance
    • Configure and maintain complex New Technology File System (NTFS) file sharing permissions
    • Serve as technical escalation point for junior engineers and helpdesk technicians
    • Create solution documentation, user guides, schematics and standard operating procedures
    • Provide guidance and technical assistance to improve system and environment health
    • Assist with security and accreditation related aspects of system and network solutions
    • Participate in planning, coordination and execution of system updates, upgrades and preventive maintenance
    • Consult with the help desk, customers and other technical staff in the resolution of server and escalated problems or customer issues
    • Perform operations and maintenance activities during non-business hours
    • Provide on-call support
    • Perform other duties as assigned


    • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of six (6) years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Must meet U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) 8570 certification eligibility requirements (e.g. Security+ CE or higher)
    • Candidate must possess a current TS/SCI clearance as a minimum
    • Four (4) years of experience with Red Hat Linux network server administration
    • Must possess above average verbal and written communication skills
    • Must have schedule flexibility to work varying hours (days and possibly occasional nights or weekends) when required by operational tempo

    In addition to the required skills, one must also have one or more of the following certifications:

    • Mandatory skills:
      • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
      • Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Deployment and Systems Management
    • Desired skills:
      • Other Cisco / Microsoft certification (CCENT, CCNA, CCNP, MCSA, MCSE, etc.) 

    THE CENTECH GROUP, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EOE M/F/Disabled/Veteran


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