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Jacobs Big Data Systems Administrator IRES - SAFB/HSV in Schriever AFB, Colorado

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Your Impact:

Description of Duties:

The Big Data Systems Administrator supports the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) on the Integrated Research and Development for Enterprise Solutions (IRES) contract. The candidate will:

  • Manage and maintain the MDA's Big Data Analytics Platform

  • Coordinate with other RBA teams specializing in Linux, Windows, virtualization, networking, databases, information assurance, and sustainment to deploy, operate, and maintain the Data Analytics Platform

  • Apply troubleshooting techniques to identify and resolve break-fix issues

  • Follow documentation to deploy new configurations and software packages

  • Serve as primary escalation point for incident tickets from Level 1 Service Desk for application-level issues.

  • Provide excellent Customer Service to customers and verify end-to-end resolution of identified issues.

  • Identify and break down complex requirements into derivative tasks, identify dependencies and estimate labor required to complete tasks.

  • Support Team members designing, engineering and testing new COTS and GOTS solutions

  • Follow established enterprise Change Management processes and procedures

  • Perform impacting-changes in scheduled maintenance windows during nonbusiness hours

  • Create and update existing DoDAF documentation to maintain correct and accurate Technical Baseline

The successful candidate will:

  • Be proficient with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Windows Operating Systems

  • Be able to achieve a high level understanding of Big Data platforms

  • Have working understanding of virtualization technologies, networking, databases, and object-oriented development

  • Be part of multi-functional Analytics Team of Systems Engineers, Application Engineers, Database Engineers, Developers, Data Scientists, and Metrics Engineers.

  • Be able to work in a highly secure environment requiring a high degree of engineering rigor

  • Be able to document technical implementations prior to installation and maintain during Operations and Maintenance

This position can be filled at Schriever AFB, Colorado Springs, CO or Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, AL.

This position will be posted for a minimum of 3 days. If a candidate has not been selected at that time, it will continue to be posted until a suitable candidate is selected or the position is closed.

Resumes, in month and year format, must be submitted with application in order to be considered for the position. The selected candidate will be assigned as an employee for Jacobs or one of the following teammate companies: HX5, GCS, ERC, MEIT or Aerodyne.


Here’s What You’ll Need:

Basic Requirements:

Must have one of the following combinations of education and experience: HS Diploma (or GED) and 12 years of general experience; Associate’s degree and 10 years of general experience; Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of general experience; Master’s degree and 6 years of general experience.

  • Must have at least 7 years of directly related experience

  • Must have at least 1 year of experience in a management or leadership role

  • Must have at least 2 years of professional experience maintaining a network/operational environment

  • Must have at least 2 years of experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux or Microsoft operating systems

  • Must have an active DoD Secret Clearance (or must be able to obtain)

  • Must have DoD 8570.01-M IAT Level II certification (or be able to obtain in 60 days)

Desired Requirements:

  • Knowledge of big data platforms of Hadoop, Elastic, and Kafka

  • Knowledge of big data technologies to include:

  • Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS)

  • YARN, Zookeeper, Hive, Impala, Spark, Oozie, and Sentry

  • Logstash, Kibana, and Elasticsearch

  • Experience supporting Java-based COTS, GOTS, and custom solutions

  • Experience working with VMware virtualization platforms

  • Experience administering Microsoft SQL and MySQL databases

  • Understanding of networking theory and practical application (Cisco OSI Model)

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws ( and supplemental language. (

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.