Sr. Systems Security Administrator

USSOCOM's mission is to “Provide fully capable Special Operations Forces (SOF) to defend the United States and its interests and synchronize planning for global operations against terrorist networks.” As a member of our team, you will partner with SOF military and civilian members to directly support this mission by providing world-class Information Technology services and support that connect over 60,000 users around the world.

Job Description

Systems Security Administrators must demonstrate technical knowledge of data systems and security procedures, as well as a familiarity with systems hardware and software. They require good communication skills and the ability to work well in a team setting. It is important that candidates keep abreast of industry security trends and developments, as well as applicable Government regulations.

Typical Duties

  • Management of a SIEM (Splunk, ArcSight)
  • Monitoring systems security and responding to security incidents
  • Participating in security systems testing
  • Ensuring integrity and confidentiality of sensitive data
  • Preventing and detecting intrusion
  • System administration and hardening of Linux Systems
  • Reading and writing shell, Perl, Python Scripts
  • Security tool usage and maintenance: Nessus, Core Impact, ACAS, Splunk 4
  • Yara, Open IOC, or other host based signatures
  • Management of an email Security Appliance


Required Education:

  • None

Required Experience:

Years: 8

Description: Intensive and progressive experience in the candidate’s field of study and specialization

Required Certification: Employment is contingent upon keeping required certifications current

  • DoD 8570.01-M IAT II AND/OR RHCSA


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