Digital Prospectors Systems Administrator in Lexington, Massachusetts

Systems Administrator

Lexington, MA

Job Type: Contract

Recruiter: Michaella Walsh at

Phone: 603-772-2700

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Job Title: Systems Administrator

Location : Lexington, MA

Duration: 12 Months and 40 hours per week

Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements to obtain a Security Clearance for access to classified information. An Active Secret Clearance is desired.


The System Administrator will provide systems & application administration, enterprise infrastructure engineering, cyber security operations and program support to our client’s Bioengineering Systems and Technologies group. They will support the research group's end user devices, Linux systems. They will assist with automated configuration management and security vulnerability remediation. Position requires technical depth in Operating Systems (OS) (Linux, Windows), hardware, networks, and IT security best practices as well as a high degree of troubleshooting skills to quickly diagnose and resolve issues. The successful candidate will have a team and staff focused approach to IT administration, support, and future development. Proactive planning and implementation for program support is required.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or other related scientific or technical discipline, or equivalent experience

  • 5+ years IT and Linux (Ubuntu/CentOS) Administration - Experience and knowledge required to manage, monitor, troubleshoot and maintain/design highly available solutions in an enterprise Linux environment.

  • Solid understanding of TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, WINS and LDAP

  • IT Security - vulnerability remediation, network design, logging. Develop and implementation of system security plans for unique and system and operating requirements outside established security policy.

  • Working knowledge of Virtualization technologies (VMware, Hyper-V, etc.)

  • Experience in the admin and tuning of Linux and application stacks (Apache, Tomcat, Samba, MySQL, etc.)


  • Attached Storage - SAN (Netapp), NAS, Direct

  • Windows System Administration; active directory, system builds.

  • AWS/AWS GovCloud Experience

  • RHCE Certification and/or RHCSA Certification

Candidates must be able to work in a fast-paced environment; be detail oriented, able to multi-task, work with minimal supervision, execute project and administrative tasks with a high degree of quality and work well with staff and management. Strong problem solving and analytic skills will be required to come up with innovative solutions to challenging problems. Off-hour support; planned/unplanned off hours work may be required. Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

POST-OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED. An essential function of this job is physical attendance. Digital Prospectors is an Equal Opportunity Employer which includes providing equal employment opportunity for all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Our client, one of the most prestigious Research and Development Labs in the country, is working on solutions to our nation's most complex defense and commercial related challenges. We have placed hundreds of talented engineers with this client over the years - If you are qualified - we can get you in!!!

The mission is critical and the work is as cutting-edge as it is rewarding. The teams are superbly managed groups of world class engineers from all types of interesting and diverse backgrounds - AND THEY ARE HIRING!

Make this your next career move as one of our many long-term contractors or employees!

Work as our full-time employee with full benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, PTO, Retirement, etc.) - OR - work as a W2 hourly contractor at a higher pay rate if you don't need the benefit package.


Founded in 1999, Digital Prospectors is an award-winning recruiting and consulting firm that specializes in placing contract, contract-to-hire and direct hire engineers into rewarding opportunities with our impressive and ever-growing client base. We believe that all people should love their jobs.

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Phone: 603-772-2700