Principal Systems Administrator (TS/SCI with Polygraph required)

Systems Administration Annapolis Junction, Maryland


A day in the life:  

As a Principal Systems Administrator, you will develop software Tools and Services in a SaaS/PaaS environment. Building an ‘on prem’ cloud offering with open source software using Kubernetes, Docker, Istio, Rook and other cutting edge tools. Expertise and desire to work in a containerized landlord/tenant environment is essential. The contractor shall support the development of Tools and Services that increase the efficiency of software to market, within a DEVOPs culture.        

What you bring to the table:  

  • Fifteen (15) years' experience as a SA in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity is required.
  • Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline from an accredited college or university is required.
  • Five (5) years of additional SA experience may be substituted for a bachelor's degree.
  • 5 years experience performing Unix System Administration including installation, configuration, and support of COTS/GOTS software in a large scale Unix cluster environment
  • 5 years experience writing scripts using Bash/Python
  • Experience with IaC (Infrastructure as Code) principles and automation tools such as Puppet, SaltStack, and Ansible
  • Demonstrated experience with the sustainment and support of large Unix Clusters including day-to-day operations, monitoring and problem resolution
  • Familiar with compliance issues such as STE/STN and PURGE2
  • Demonstrated experience using system monitoring tools such as Nagios
  • An active US Government TS/SCI security clearance with Polygraph

Bonus Skills:      

  • Experience with the Atlassian Tool Suite (JIRA, Confluence)
  • Experience with containerization technologies such as Docker
  • Experience with container orchestration technologies such as Kubernetes   

Why Red Alpha?  

Every day, our elite customers are pushing through "the grind" to defeat the enemy, even putting their lives on the line for our freedom. Rise to the occasion with us to deliver engineering excellence, to match their dedication to this nation. Join us as we bring digital transformation to the fight.      

Some of our perks and benefits:      

  • You can retire sooner rather than planned: Get closer to retirement with up to 12% in 401k contributions.
  • You can have a career AND a life: Enjoy up to 5 weeks of leave (25 days of personal time off) and 11 paid floating holidays.
  • You can stay at your best: As a member, we'll pay 100% of your premiums for comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance. We'll also pay the majority of the premiums for your family.
  • Free access to a fully equipped state of the art gym!
  • $300 per year in company branded merchandise (Under Armour, Nike, Carhartt, YETI, etc.)
  • Fun events throughout the year including a holiday gala, whisky tastings, fall festivals, happy hours, and more.