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System Administrator Maryland

Company: New Paradigm Consulting Incorporated
Location: Catonsville
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title: System Administrator

Location: 5520 Research Park Dr, Catonsville, MD 21228

Job Description:

New Paradigm Consulting is seeking a professional IT Systems Administrator to provide comprehensive support and maintenance for a stable IT infrastructure across multiple SCIF (Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility) environments. The role involves managing telecommunications circuits, networking equipment, servers, Active Directory enterprise, applications, and desktop support. The primary objective is to ensure secure and stable system operations, smooth information flow, and proper functioning of endpoints throughout the organization's operations. As part of a collaborative team, the IT Systems Administrator will triage IT issues, ensure compliance, and deploy new systems.


Contribute to daily operations by assisting in the triage of IT-related issues specific to closed area support.
Resolve and provide prescriptive solutions to meet the organization's IT needs.
Actively participate in implementing hardware and software, including building, upgrading, patching, and migrating network utilities, servers, systems, and applications within the SCIF.
Monitor and schedule maintenance and backups for server infrastructure, both virtual and bare metal, within the SCIF.
Contribute to planning and participating in customer surge support efforts.
Provide day-to-day system administrator support of existing systems
Gather, assess, and validate customer requirements
Develop/engineer a solution to fit customer requirements and infrastructure capacities
Implement virtual machines based on customer requirements
Coordinate outages with the customer and help desk when patching servers operating systems or performing hardware maintenance
Participate in customer meetings, present briefings, and provide weekly status reports to customer management
Maintain knowledge of current technology
Be available for 24/7 call-ins OR be able to work shifts

Job Qualifications:

Clearance: TS/SCI Clearance.
Education: Bachelors degree in a computer, engineering or system science discipline from an accredited college or university and seven (7) years of progressive, relevant experience, or Ten (10) years relevant experience
Industry certifications that support IT Management like: CCNA, MCSE, CISSP, CompTIA A+, Network +, Security +
Experience with Linux including administration, hardening, and maintenance.


Highly motivated and self-directed
Passion for solving complex problems
Ability to prioritize tasks based on risk and schedule
Track record of meeting deadlines
Ability to work well under pressure and make sound decisions in uncertain situations
Strong people leadership skills
Ability to contribute and collaborate within an IT support team
Accountable and requires minimal direction and supervision
Openness to new ideas and innovation
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications:

Active Directory Domain Controllers
Virtualization (e.g., VMware, Hyper-V)
Cisco network switches and firewalls
Systems infrastructure support for servers (both bare-metal and virtualized)
Network gear configuration and support
Security appliances/firewalls configuration and support
Systems maintenance, tuning, backup, and recovery modeling and planning
System hardening requirements, testing, and certification for secure information systems
Security+ certification
CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) certification
Security configurations across multiple operating systems in various environments One of the following DoD approved certifications is necessary to meet the category/level IAT-2 (DoD 8570) requirement for this position: Security+, GSEC, SSCP, CCNA-Security, CISA, CISSP (or Associate), CASP, GCIH, or GCED.


Medical Ins
Dental Insurance
Life Insurance

Compensation Range: $60,000 - $100,000

Remote Work Allowed: No

Employment Type: Full-Time

Why Work at This Company? New company with great growth opportunities!

Hiring Company Description:

New Paradigm Consulting, Incorporated (NPCI) is an IT company specializing in Cybersecurity, Data Transformation, and Business & Management Consulting providing services and solutions to the Intelligence Community (IC) and Commercial Vendors.

Screening Questions:

Question 1 - Licenses/CertificationsDo you have the following: TS/SCI w/ CI or Full-Scope Polygraph?

Question 2 - EducationHave you completed the following level of education: Bachelor's Degree?

Keywords: New Paradigm Consulting Incorporated, Catonsville , System Administrator Maryland, IT / Software / Systems , Catonsville, Maryland

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