Abile Headquarters

Systems Administrator

Job Locations US-NM-Las Cruces
Posted Date 5 days ago(5/29/2020 8:36 AM)
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Abile Group is looking for a System Administrator II who will be responsible for maintaining MS Windows and Red Hat servers and workstations for a specific project. The position is located at the NASA White Sands Complex in Las Cruces, NM. 


This contract supports NASA at the White Sands Complex (WSC) near Las Cruces, New Mexico. Operating here are two functionally identical satellite ground terminals: The White Sands Ground Terminal, and the Second TDRSS Ground Terminal. These ground terminals ensure uninterrupted communications between various ground stations, NASA’s orbiting fleet of Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS), customer spacecraft (satellites), and the computer systems that support such spacecraft. WSC serves as an interface for distributing satellite data to control centers and scientists who then use the daily influx of data to expand our ever-growing knowledge of the Earth and the universe. 


  • Designs, develops, programs, installs, tests, documents, implements, conducts research for and maintains computer systems and utilities.
  • Analyzes internal or external customer’s needs, and determines equipment and software requirements for solutions to problems by means of automated systems.
  • Develops customized solutions to customer/user problems.
  • Establishes system parameters and formats, ensures hardware and software compatibility, and coordinates and/or modifies user requirements in terms of existing and projected computer capacity and capabilities.
  • Revises existing systems and procedures to correct deficiencies and maintain more effective data handling, conversion, input/output requirements, and storage.
  • Maintains smooth operation of a multi-user computer system, including local area networks. May include setting up user accounts, maintaining documentation and installing system-wide software and allocation of mass storage space.
  • Coordinates electronic office systems activities.
  • Recommends HW/SW purchases and coordinates installation.
  • Trains users.
  • Contributes to the development of policies and monitors policies and standards for allocation and use.
  • Develop and maintain disaster recovery plan for area of responsibility.
  • Carries out responsibilities in compliance within established security guidelines. 

Additional skillsets and responsibilities: 

  • Prior MS Windows system administration experience, including
    • Active directory experience in Server 2008R2/2012R2/2016 
    • GPO creation and management 
    • WSUS management 
    • IIS management 
  • Prior Red Hat Enterprise (RHEL) system administration experience, including RPM patch management (Spacewalk experience a plus) and Shell scripting
  • Knowledge of distributed file systems and disk quota management
  • Experience with VMWare product suite, including o ESXi Server infrastructure
  • Center configuration and management knowledge
  • Motion configuration and management knowledge
  • Experience with MS Project and SharePoint a strong plus
  • Experience with MS Windows and RHEL system hardening, patching, and remediation
  • Experience with server monitoring, capacity management, and event alert response
  • Experience with system event log configuration
  • Basic knowledge of packet routing, and firewall maintenance 


Clearance Required: This position requires the candidate to be able to obtain a secret security clearance. In order to obtain a clearance you need to be a US Citizen and show proof of citizenship. 


Degree and Years of Experience: Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in computer science, or other related science. 2 years’ experience MS Windows and Red Hat Linux administration, 2 years’ experience with Linux OS terminal command line, and 2 years’ experience working with cyber (IT) security concepts. 


Desired Certifications:

  • Security +

Desired Skills: 

  • Experience, or ability to learn in a large scale, dynamic environment requiring immediate problem response.

  • Experience in root cause analysis.

  • Experience in performing credentialed scans utilizing Tenable Nessus Pro Suite.

  • Experience with Solaris or HP-UX not required, but a plus. 


About Abile Group, Inc.

Abile Group, Inc. was formed in July 2004 to partner with the Intelligence Community and their Contractors in the areas of Enterprise Analytics & Performance Management, IT & Systems Engineering and Program & Project Management. We have significant experience with the Federal Government and are an EDWOSB dedicated to our employees and clients.  We are looking for high performing employees who enjoy providing advice and guidance along with solutions development and implementation support, crafted by combining industry best practices with the clients’ subject matter experience and Abile’s breadth of expertise. 

EEO Statement

Abile Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or national origin.


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