Senior Systems Administrator , SPL, Tewksbury/Pelham

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Tewksbury, MA 01876
Sr. IT Systems Administrator I or II, UNIX/LINUX
Raytheon Missiles & Defense Digital Technology (RMD DT)
Performance Excellence Program Services
Sensor Product Line (SPL) Mission Area
Tewksbury, MA (Travel to Pelham, NH)

Whats YOUR Mission?
Here at RMD, we work together as one global team creating trusted, innovative solutions to make the world a safer place. Our innovation spans all domains: from land and sea to air, space and cyberspace. Were inspired by a noble mission thats shared by RMD employees around the globe and an inclusive culture that empowers employees and celebrates their contributions.
Our RMD Digital Technology RMD DT/ IT organization ensures that RMD DT teammates across the globe are able to communicate, collaborate and innovate for customer success. We create leading-edge technology solutions to prevent security threats, protect the integrity of our systems and support the RMD DT/ IT infrastructures around the world.


System Administrators collaborate with a diverse team to support fast-paced, critical programs with classified information system capabilities. Success in this role means you are able to develop, implement and maintain secure, cost-efficient environments across various classified programs. Program teams rely on your collaboration and guidance to define computing requirements and create end-to-end solutions to solve complex IT infrastructure problems.

This role will include, but is not limited to tasks like the following:

  • Collaborate with partners to define computing requirements and create end-to-end solutions consisting of hardware and operating system technologies
  • Integrate and partner with programs to solve complex infrastructure problems
  • Assure a high level of reliability and performance through systems monitoring and infrastructure management
  • Respond to online service requests from users
  • Ensure server and application compliance with security and performance requirements (DFARS, RMF, NIST Cybersecurity Framework)
  • Install, Convert, and upgrade systems
  • Develop, revise, and maintain technical and operational documentation (including procedures) to continually improve our computing environments
  • Maintain and grow your technical competence in multiple areas (such as Windows, Linux, virtualization, User Authentication, DNS, NFS, system imaging/build automation)
  • Assist in developing the overall performance and capability of your technical team through mentoring and knowledge sharing
  • Up to 20% Travel to Pelham, NH facility in support of program needs.

Please note that an active U.S. Dept. of Defense (DoD) Secret Security Clearance is required as of day one of employment, except in rare cases, only US Citizens are eligible to obtain Security Clearances.


Capped Budget relocation is available to the selected applicant if they are eligible per company policy & the amount will be discussed at the appropriate stage of the hiring process.
The hiring manager will have the option of filling this role at either Senior Systems Administrator I or II (G08/G09) based on their evaluation of the selected applicants demonstrated knowledge, skill level, and experience level.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • 4 years minimum total professional experience as an IT professional.
  • 3-4 years experience working with Unix-based operating systems, preferably RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
  • Experience with data storage (NetApp preferred) and data backup technologies
  • Good Documentation practices
  • Experience operating and leading in an Agile Scrum environment
  • Must possess US DoD Secret Security Clearance, except in rare cases, only US Citizens are eligible to obtain US Security clearances from the DoD.
HIGHLY Desired skills and attributes:
  • Strong leadership skills. Ability to work with and drive team results
  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Security+ certification or willingness to obtain within 1 year of employment.

Other Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Working knowledge of virtual computing technologies
  • Working experience with Windows operating systems, including Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 10, Windows 2013 - 2016 Server
  • Experience with Active Directory and group policy management
  • Working knowledge of thin client technologies
  • Strong communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of operating system provisioning Cobbler, Ghost, MS MDT
  • Working knowledge of system update management WSUS, SCCM, Chef, Puppet
  • Working knowledge of computer system monitoring Nagios, Retina, etc.
  • Working knowledge of compliance assessment tools ACAS, Nessus
  • Working knowledge of unified OS account management technologies Centrify
  • Working knowledge of Host-Based Security System (HBSS)
  • Good understanding of fundamental TCP/IP concepts
  • Scripting / programming experience
  • Strong understanding of fundamental networking/distributed computing environment concepts.
  • CISSP Certification
  • US DoD Top Secret Clearance
Required Education:
  • BS/BA Degree in a professional technical field preferred. BS in a non-technical field must be combined with significant and directly applicable experience in IT or Technical Management/leadership.

What We Offer: Whether youre just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, RMD offers a robust total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the superior benefits RMD offers include paternal leave, flexible work schedules (9/80 schedule, please note that this is NOT a part time role), achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.


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RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Tewksbury, MA 01876

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