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System Administrator III

Annapolis Junction, MD

Belay Technologies has been voted Baltimore Business Journal's (BBJ) Best Places to Work 2019, runner up in 2020 and a finalist in 2021!

Belay Technologies is seeking a Systems Administrator (SA) who can provide support for implementation, troubleshooting and maintenance of Information Technology (IT) systems. The SA manages IT systems including day-to-day operations, monitoring and problem resolution for all of the client/server/storage/network devices, mobile devices, etc. Provides Tier 1 (Help Desk) and Tier 2 (Escalation) problem identification, diagnosis and resolution of problems. The SA provides support for the escalation and communication of status to agency management and internal customers. The SA provides support for the dispatch system and hardware problems and remains involved in the resolution process. The SA configures and manages UNIX and Windows operating systems and installs/loads operating system software, troubleshoots, maintains integrity and configures network components along with implementing operating systems enhancements to improve reliability and performance.
You should have experience, be familiar with, or desire to learn the following technologies: 

Required Qualification:

  • Fifteen (15) years system administration experience in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity within the Federal Government is required. 
  • Must have experience with Linux (CentOS/RHEL), VMware vCenter, and STE/STN experience.
  • Ability to design, deploy, and administer virtualized platforms
  • Expert-level administration experience in the following:
    • (VMware, - vSphere, NSX), Active Directory, Group Policy, File Servers, DHCP, shared storage and databases, Cisco Identity Service Engine, Linux (Red Hat – Ansible, Satellite, KeyCloak, IPA, Apache, Tower), NetApp (VASA, ONTAP, ACTIVE IQ Manager), GitLab, Nginx, Jira, Grafana, McAfee, PostgreSQL, Mattermost, MiniIO, Elasticsearch (RabbitMQ, Logstash, Kibana), Confluence, Kubernetes, Suricata IDS/IPS, Firefox, Docker-CE, and Artifactory Professional
  • In-depth understanding of desktop and OS application interaction
  • Software and hardware configuration management
  • Ability to assess and troubleshoot system outages
  • System design, analysis, and consultation
  • In-depth knowledge and experience with installing and maintaining Windows Desktop and Server OS
  • In-depth knowledge and experience with installing and maintaining Linux OS
  • Familiar with Systems Security compliance (accreditation and certification)
  • Ability to create automated processes through scripting using Python, Powershell, Java, etc
  • Expertise in patch management and deployment
  • TS/SCI and polygraph
Required Responsibilities:
  • Provide System Administration support to a Virtual Cyber Network Training platform consisting of VMware ESXi server, RHEL VM servers sitting on Dell M1000 Chassis’
  • Apply STE/STN playbooks to the infrastructure
  • System patching
  • Vendor Upgrades
  • User account support  
  • Support and planning with the content Administrators
Belay Technologies is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business located in Columbia Maryland. Belay specializes in systems automation and full stack development. Belay Technologies provides leading technology and engineering solutions to the DoD, as well as state-of-the-art commercial products. We hire software engineers, web designers, test engineers, systems engineers, systems administrators, database engineers and other tech services.

Perks and Benefits:
  • 8 weeks paid leave - 4 weeks of personal leave, 3 Yay! days, take off on your birthday,11 paid holidays and optional leave up to 6 days through Belay's volunteer program
  • 10% matching in 401(k) contributions vested on day one
  • $5,000 annual training/tuition
  • Student Loan Repayment Program
  • 100% company funded HSA
  • Rich medical coverage (100% coinsurance)
  • Dental coverage including orthodontia
  • Up to $420,000 in life insurance, premiums 100% company funded
  • Amazon Prime, gym reimbursement, monthly lunches, games and prizes
  • Pet adoption program, generous referral bonus program, fun events, and more!
We are a certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business in the Baltimore/Washington area, and we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
Key words: Full Clearance, Fort Meade, SDVOSB, Service-disabled veteran owned small business, DoD, full scope 
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