• System Administrator

    Job Location US-MD-Annapolis Junction
  • Overview

    ASRC Federal - Vistronix is a national security solutions provider specializing in transforming big and complex data sets into mission critical intelligence.  Ingesting, processing, and exploiting Big Data is at the core of everything we do: Cyber & SIGINT Operations, C4ISR & Multi-INT Processing, and Enterprise & Open Source Analysis.  As a national security middleweight, we have a passion for our customers' mission and value ingenuity, agility, speed, and the ability to think and deliver at scale.  For more information, visit www.vistronix.com.


    ASRC Federal - Vistronix is currently seeking an experienced System Administrator for a role on one of our subcontracts.  This full time position affords the successful candidate the opportunity to work in an engaging, high-tech development environment, working with an excellent team and customer base. 


    Provide technical support to the SIGINT Forensics Center (SFC), Strategic Technology and Advanced Concepts (STAAC) Division. Support shall include loading data from various computer media into the SFC's local storage system; entering background data in the SFC's internal database; and initiating automated processing scripts. 



    • Individual(s) assigned to this category shall be responsible primarily for providing basic system administration support for workstations and servers.
    • Candidate may also be assigned other responsibilities such as planning, equipment staging, or the development of shell scripts. 
    • Duties include administering workstations/servers running the Unix and Windows NT operating systems.
    • Candidates must have at least six (6) years of experience as a Sun, Unix, or Windows system administrator including, but not being limited to, installing/loading operating system software, troubleshooting, installing the desktop, installing a windows manager, and performing BEA WebLogic administration.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Initiate Forensics processing scripts (run via Linux command line)
    • Input and/or update background data in the internal SFC tracking database
    • Initiate automated processing for SFC tracking database
    • Copy images from a server to local storage
    • Troubleshoot and communicate with customers if data is corrupted or incompatible
    • Most work is during core business hours of normal business days; after hours surge efforts and on-call efforts.
    • Performs research on current and future technology trends
    • Identifies and analyzes new technologies and methods to assist near-term and medium-term Strategic technology development Initiatives

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience using Linux command line interface
    • Understanding of file systems (concept of files/folders/symbolic links/permissions, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filesystem_Hierarchy_Standard, commands like “file” + “mount”, what is FAT/NTFS/etc)
    • Able to write basic shell scripts (e.g. bash, csh, etc), (create some variables, pass them as parameters to system commands and PERL scripts)
    • Demonstrated exceptional written and oral communications skill
    • Must demonstrate the ability to work independently or under general direction
    • General application and operating system trouble shooting experience

    These Skills are a Plus:

    • Understanding of Windows files systems
    • Experience debugging PERL (at least enough to figure out what input parameters are needed in case the original instructions for how to call the PERL code aren’t completely right)
    • Experience with open source or COTS forensics tools like eNcase, FTKImager, TestDisk, other things on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_digital_forensics_tools
    • Knowledge of SIGINT Forensics Center
    • Must possess strong analytic skills

    This position requires an active Security Clearance.


    Positions require a Top Secret security clearance, based on current background investigation (SBI), as well as the favorable completion of polygraph.  Clearance and polygraph processing will be completed by the U.S. Government.


    ASRC Federal and its Subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, gender, color, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, religion, marital status, ancestry, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, or any other factor prohibited by applicable law.


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