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Columbia, Maryland

Req #: R115818


  • US - MD, Columbia
  • US - MD, Annapolis Junction

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret SCI w/Polygraph

Job Description:

Are you a cloud administrator looking for a company that truly cares about you while allowing you to do awesome development work for our customers? Looking to make a career change (not just a position change) to a company that will truly help you build your career?

If so, Parsons has an exciting opportunity for you to get your new career at Parsons kicked off!

Parsons is looking for dynamic Administrators to support and manage cloud installations as part of an administrative team, to help our mission customer's dreams come true. You'll work alongside the contract's team members to ensure the overall mission gets accomplished via use of your cloud administration awesomeness!

While you perform in this specific role, we'll be working with you to build your customized career path and then help you progress along that path by lining up a mentor for you (if you're interested), sharing internal trainings (we have weekly Fifteen Minute Trainings, lunch-time Tech Talks, and monthly/bimonthly Cybersecurity Challenges/CTFs), connecting you with external trainings (we have access to places like and, and offering you as many other opportunities to grow as possible. Come start your new career with us!

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree required or relevant years of experience in lieu of degree.

  • Minimum of one (1) year experience performing system administration and monitoring large  distributed system consisting of: Multiple clusters; Clustering implemented across at least 3 racks of equipment; Minimum of 60 nodes per site.

  • Demonstrated a willingness to learn new technologies and leverage senior level resources to expand current technical foundation using team structure.

  • At least two (2) years experience writing software scripts using scripting languages including bash, perl, or python.

  • At least three (3) years experience demonstrating a fundamental understanding and working knowledge of core components of the Linux operation system including the management of user and group accounts in LDAP configuration of DHCP, DNS, and TFTP.

  • Demonstrated experience with configuration management tools including Puppet and SALT.

  • Active TS/SCI with Polygraph required.


·         Experience diagnosing and troubleshooting large scale cloud computing systems including familiarity with distributed systems e.g. Hadoop, CASSANDRA, SCALITY, SWIFT, Gluster, Lustre, GPFS, Amazon S3, or another other comparable technology for big data management or High performance computing

·         Demonstrated ability to work independently on complex tasks, show a willingness to educate and train more junior technical resources.

·         Demonstrated ability to plan, communicate, lead and oversee complex technical tasks requiring interaction with multiple groups.

·         Advanced knowledge of SSH tunneling and protocols including the implementation of dynamic SOCKS proxies as well as other ssh-based utilities, including rysn, pdsh, pdcp, and WinSCP.

·         Understanding of the end to end Linux PXE/Network provisioning process to include familiarity with Anaconda Kickstart configurations, RAID controller utilities, TFTP images, and disk detect scripts.


Must be able to obtain, maintain and/or currently possess a security clearance.

Columbia, Maryland

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Founded in 1944, Parsons, an engineering, construction, technical, and management services firm with revenues of $2.7 billion in 2011, is 100% owned by the Employee Stock Ownership Trust. We conquer the toughest logistical challenges and deliver design/design-build, program/construction management, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. Parsons is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on transportation, environmental/infrastructure, and defense/security.

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