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Systems & Technology Research System Administrator Team Lead in Woburn, Massachusetts

We have a position available for a System Administrator Team Lead with current Top-Secret clearance to support our Woburn, MA office.


  • Lead a team of 2-4 Junior System Administrators in daily tasks and long-term projects

  • Implement, deploy, and maintain Linux (Red Hat, CentOS, Ubuntu) and Windows (Server 2012 r2, 2016, 2019, and Win10)

  • Support Information System Security Managers (ISSM), Information System Security Officers (ISSO), senior management, researchers and other team members supporting the customers’ requirements

  • Have the mindset and be driven to automate using PowerShell, Ansible, shell scripting and other technology

  • Configure and maintain storage, switches, firewalls, directory services, and group policies

  • Perform hands-on diagnostics with root cause analysis of desktop and server issues

  • Implement and monitor system backups

  • Maintain an accurate inventory of software licenses

  • Familiarity to run vulnerability and compliance scanning tools and have the knowledge to remediate findings

  • Have some knowledge of container related tech and orchestration; Docker, Podman, containers, and Kubernetes distros

  • Research and procure necessary hardware and software components required to complete a task

  • Provide rare case of ad-hoc travel and after-hours support for our Information Systems’ maintenance, patching and remediation

  • Create and maintain installation, configuration Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and end user documentation

  • Maintain current knowledge of DoD security, technical guidelines and organizational policies


  • 3 or more years of Linux (Red Hat, CentOS, Ubuntu) and Windows OS administration

  • 1 or more years of experience automating with PowerShell, Ansible or similar

  • Experience with business and engineering grade applications such as Office, Matlab, Visual Studio, and other scientific/engineering applications

  • Must hold an active Top-Secret clearance

  • Have current or ability to attain Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) and have or ability to pass a Counter-Intelligence (CI) Polygraph

  • Travel up to 20% in support of other STR sites and customer facilities

  • Excellent problem solving, time management and organizational skills; ability to prioritize work and meet customer demands and deadlines

  • Exceptional customer service, interpersonal skills, and desire to learn. Self-motivated with strong analytical, diagnostic, and troubleshooting skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Microsoft, Linux, and security certifications

  • Enterprise virtualization tools such as Hyper-V and VMware vSphere ESXi

  • Effective utilization of Security Technical Implementation Guidelines (STIGS) and Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) Content and Tools

Systems & Technology Research (STR) is a rapidly growing technology company with locations north of Boston, MA, Arlington, VA and near Dayton, OH. We specialize in advanced research and development for defense, intelligence, and national security, trying to understand how to protect our society: from stopping malicious botnet attacks, to understanding cyber vulnerabilities, providing next generation sensors, radar, sonar, communications, and electronic warfare to developing artificial intelligence algorithms and analytics to make sense of the complexity that is exploding around us.

STR is committed to creating a collaborative learning environment that supports deep technical understanding and recognizes the contributions and achievements of all team members. Our work is challenging, but you go home at night knowing that you pushed the forefront of technology and made the world a little safer. We recognize that the world is changing, that it is becoming more connected than ever before, making things change faster than before, and reshaping society in the process. We all want to understand this changing world and leave it better for our work.

We're not just any company. Our people, culture, and attitude along with their unique set of skills, experiences, and perspectives put us on a trajectory to change the world. We can't do it alone, though - we need fellow trailblazers. If you are one, join our team and help to keep our society safe!

STR is an equal opportunity employer. We are fully dedicated to hiring the most qualified candidate regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any portion of the employment process, email us at and provide your name, phone number and email address.

Pursuant to applicable federal law and regulations, positions at STR require employees to obtain national security clearances and satisfy the requirements for compliance with export control and other applicable laws