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Lead Systems Administrator 

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Req Number KSS19-0119  
Category Information Technology  
Division Koniag Information Security Services  
Location KSS Boulder, CO  

Koniag Information Security Services is looking for an experienced Lead System Administrator to work with our Federal Client in the Boulder, CO area.

We offer competitive compensation and an extraordinary benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, 401K with company matching, flexible spending accounts, paid holidays, three weeks paid time off, and more.

Koniag Government Services is looking for an experienced Lead System Administrator with Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) experience and knowledge of the Air Force’s Tools and Applications and Processing (TAP) Lab and Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) Battlespace Awareness Center (OBAC).


  • Act as the primary contractor for TAP Lab and OBAC leadership feedback
  • Create standard operating procedures that ensure all system administrators provide consistent and coordinated system support
  • Coordinate and schedule downtime to incorporate new TAP Lab and Sensor Exploitation Ground Architecture (SEGA) capabilities with limited user impacts
  • Develop, revise, and maintain TAP Lab operations and processes for technical support and maintenance actions for SEGA in order to meet new requirements or technology advancements
  • Oversee and provide system maintenance and assistance functions to researchers and other users of the TAP Lab
  • Oversee and lead the development, implementation, and testing of a backup and recovery strategy for both TAP Lab and OBAC facilities
  • Provide a secure environment for applications to reside
  • Ensure that computing environments for vendors utilizing the TAP Lab are available for use
  • Support installation, maintenance, repair, and upgrades of all hardware, firmware, software, and associated equipment on the network
  • Provide identify management for network access
  • Oversee and maintain storage systems to enable both a static archive of relevant data and events as well as a 30-day rolling archive of raw data
  • Recommend system administration courses of action that will help systems achieve efficiently achieve their objectives and goals
  • Recommend technology refresh actions to keep technology environments at the forefront of technological advancements
  • Create and maintain a systems administration objectives and goals
  • Act as the single source of system administration knowledge and single accountable point-of-contact for all assigned work
  • Travel as needed to meet with stakeholders to identify requirements, share information, and conduct coordination and planning
Position Requirements

Work Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Candidates must be a US Citizen with an active Top-Secret Level Clearance,
  • Must be SCI eligible
  • Must have Five (5) years of system administrator experience
  • Must have Three (3) or more years of experience with agile software development methodologies
  • Must have an in-depth knowledge of VMware, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, software defined networking, software defined storage, and public and private cloud infrastructure
  • Bachelor’s degree in a computer science, information technology, or a business related discipline
  • Experience supporting Federal IT and Engineering initiatives and operations in a classified government environment
  • Experience routinely communicating and working with Executive level government and non-government leadership and personnel
  • Must be fully fluent in MS Office applications, including Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Experience in the following:
    • Managing the onsite efforts of all subcontractors aligned to the contract
    • Leading the team’s completion of system administration objectives and goals
    • Organizing, directing, and managing contract operation support functions, involving multiple, complex and inter-related project tasks
    • Maintaining and managing the client interface at the senior levels of the client organization
    • Meeting with customer and contractor personnel to formulate and review plans and deliverable items
    • Ensuring conformance with program task schedules and costs
    • Managing risks and issues while taking corrective measurements
    • Coordinating the projects and their interdependencies
    • Managing and utilizing resources across projects
    • Managing stakeholders' communication
    • Managing quality control of the contract deliverables

Working Environment & Conditions

This position is primarily indoors, consistent with a standard office position and has a noise level of mostly low to moderate. The incumbent is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The work load may require the incumbent to sit for extended periods of time. The incumbent must be able to read, do simple math calculations and withstand moderate amounts of stress. The incumbent must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The company is an equal opportunity employer. The company shall not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity (except where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification), national origin, age, disability, military/veteran status, marital status, genetic information or any other factor protected by law. We are committed to equal employment opportunity in all decisions related to employment, promotion, wages, benefits and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment.

The company is dedicated to seeking all qualified applicants. If you require an accommodation to navigate or to apply to a position on our website, please contact Heaven Wood via e-mail at or by calling 703-488-9377 to request accommodations.

Travel Requirements  
Security Clearance Top Secret with SCI eligibility  
About our Company

Offering innovative and cutting edge IT solutions, Koniag Information Security Services is uniquely positioned in the federal marketplace. An ANC 8(a)-certified program combined with the full corporate support of Koniag Inc.'s Government Services Sector, KSS is backed by a full range of industry partners. Innovative technology, highly qualified professionals and proven processes are the hallmarks of KSS. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional service to our clients and maintaining a supportive environment for team members and partners.


Our Equal Opportunity Policy EOE Minorities/Female/Protected Veterans/Disabled. Shareholder Preference in accordance with Public Law 88-352  

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