Novetta is hiring a

Senior Systems Administrator

Springfield, United States
Join our team dedicated to developing and executing innovative solutions in support of customer mission success. Novetta is committed to cultivating a diverse, inclusive workplace culture, embracing our differences and perspectives to build a stronger, more successful company.

Job Description: 

Novetta is seeking a Senior Systems Administrator that is excited about solving complex challenges for a fully automated security operations center and development environment  supporting a unique virtualized infrastructure platform. As a project under the Emerging Technologies division, Mission Platform Automation group, the security operations center fully embraces infrastructure as code while shifting to provide continued development and improvement through a CI/CD pipeline. This role on the development team would provide systems administration support to the development enclave of the SOC which continues to push the boundaries of innovation. In addition, this role would ensure product excellence for this cutting-edge technology currently employed by our USCYBERCOM customer, and provide continued support to National Security interests.

Responsibilities include:

  • Identifying, defining, analyzing and coordinating update and maintenance requirements for a diverse technical architecture.
  • Support and maintain the development enclave which is providing continued innovation to multiple production systems.
  • Develop strategies for system scale, update, backup, and recovery.
  • Developing and enhancing processes, technical documentation, metric gathering, and reports.
  • Supporting the implementation and maintenance of applications and solutions built primarily using industry-leading technologies; to include: systems level integration, verification, validation, testing, demonstration, functional and performance analysis and troubleshooting.

The ideal candidate will be a driven team player that thrives in a small team environment and has a “can do” attitude.  This candidate should be an exceptional problem solver with a demonstrated proficiency in critical analysis and abstract reasoning.  This candidate should have a strong sense of observation and the ability to translate observations into technical solutions. The ideal candidate will be well versed in the Agile development methodologies and have a demonstrated proficiency with supporting high performing scalable systems leveraging open source technologies while adhering to all DoD standards, regulations, policies, and directives

Basic Qualifications:

  • Active DoD TS/SCI clearance
  • DoD 8570 Certification(s)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Science, Math, or related discipline.
  • 5+ years Systems Administration experience in a production environment.
  • Experience with VMWare, Vsphere, and/or VCenter.
  • Strong coordination, organizational and cross-functional collaboration skills.
  • Ability to effectively execute tasks, resolve issues, and meet challenging schedules.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience writing, modifying, automating and executing scripts (Python, Shell, Bash, etc.)
  • Systems Administration and/or Systems Security related certifications
  • Understanding of DoD/IC Certification and Accreditation (C&A) processes and concepts (IPAT, ASDS, DIACAP, DISA STIGs, etc.)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in DoD/IC Certification and Accreditation processes and concepts.
  • Experience in research and development programs leveraging Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Experience developing and maintaining automated systems.

Security Clearance:

  • Active Secret


Novetta, from complexity to clarity.

Novetta delivers highly scalable advanced analytics and secure technology solutions to address challenges of national and global significance. Focused on mission success, Novetta pioneers disruptive technologies in machine learning, data analytics, full-spectrum cyber, cloud engineering, open source analytics, and multi-INT fusion for Defense, Intelligence Community, and Federal Law Enforcement customers. Novetta is headquartered in McLean, VA with over 1,300 employees across the U.S. 

Our culture is shaped by a commitment to our core values:

Integrity • We hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards of integrity and ethics.

Customer Success • We strive daily to exceed expectations and achieve customer mission success.

Employee Focus • We invest in our employees’ professional development and training, respecting individuality, and fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion.

Innovation • We know that discovering new and innovative ways to solve problems is critical to our success and makes us a great company.

Excellence in Execution • We take pride in flawless execution as we build a company that is best in class.

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Novetta is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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