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Principal Systems Administrator 114-006


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IC-CAP LLC is a Woman Owned / HUBZone Small Business working in the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community.  We are always looking for highly talented, energetic, and dynamic professionals that are interested in protecting the defense of our nation.  

Some of the positions are future positions.  Please look at the opening line of the job description to determine if this is an open or future position.


Our positions are not remote unless stated in the job description below.

We are looking to fill this position at the following location(s):

    Herndon, VA

Job Description

Principal Cyber Systems Administrator

Job Responsibilities Include: 

  • Update and maintenance of Automated Deployment project using Ansible and Terraform.

  • Weekly security patching using IaC.

  • Resolving Jupyter, and general cluster, issues.

  • Maintainer of the “Spreadsheet to Terraform files” script for provisioning environments for Development Teams.

  • Manage account requests and maintain access list.

  • Configuration, Setup, roll-out, and maintenance of the Kubernetes deployment of Jupyter on AAP PROD.

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience Bash scripting.

  • Experience with debugging code.

  • Background with task tracking and knowledge management systems. Ex: Jira, Confluence, Gitlab.

  • Experience with version control systems and Infrastructure as Code practice.

  • Experience with object-oriented and scripting languages such as Python, Bash, Ruby, Java, and/or Go.

  • Experience with Splunk or other logging software.

  • Experience with Docker containers and container management using Docker Swarm or Kubernetes.

  • Basic knowledge of Networking (DNS, DHCP, Firewalls, CIDR Notation, etc.)

  • Use of SSH and command line tools to manage systems

  • Experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), CentOS or similar distribution 

  • Security+ or CISSP (Privileged User Access required)

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years of relevant experience, or an additional 4 years of experience without a degree

  • DoD Approved Clearance and Poly


  • QualificationsUNIX operating systems administration and troubleshooting.

  • Understanding of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) workflows.

  • Experience with automated configuration and infrastructure management tools: Ansible and Terraform.

  • Basic knowledge of Virtualization and Physical/Virtual Hardware/Right Sizing .

Education and Experience:

Staff (Level 5):

  • 14+ Years with BS

  • 12+ Years with Masters

  • 9+ Years with PhD

  • + additional 4 yrs without degree

Senior Principal (Level 4):

  • 9+ Years with BS

  • 7+ Years with Masters

  • 4+ Years with PhD

  • + additional 4 yrs without degree

Principal (Level 3):

  • 5+ Years with BS

  • 3+ Years with Masters

  • 0 Years with PhD

  • + additional 4 yrs without degree

Associate (Level 2):

  • 2+ Years with BS

  • 0 Years with Masters

  • + additional 4 yrs without degree

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