Systems Administrator
Alaka`ina Foundation Family of Companies
Kauai, HI

About $65,000 - $94,000 a year

The Alaka'ina Foundation Family of Companies (FOCs) is comprised of industry-recognized government service firms designated as Native Hawaiian Organization (NH)-owned and 8 (a) certified businesses. The Family of Companies (FOCs) includes Ke'aki Technologies, Laulima Government Solutions and Kupono Government Services. Alaka'ina Foundation activities under the 501(c)3 principally benefit the youth of Hawaii through charitbale efforts which includes providing innovative educational programs that combine leadership, science & technology, and environmental stewardship.

Ke'aki Technologies, LLC has an exciting opportunity for Systems Administrator. The position will be located in at the Pacific Missile Range Facilty (PMRF), Kekaha, HI.

The position is located at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF), Barking Sands in Kauai. The position requires U.S. Citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a Clearance (Secret) .

The Systems Administrator provides Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Windows, and UNIX Operating System administration for all Clients and Servers connected to the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) classified and unclassified networks. Deploys Cyber Security mandated system upgrades, system patches, and system security lockdown requirements. Performs system wide troubleshooting and problem resolution in a live mission environment.

Windows and Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administration, expected to provide technical problem solving and in-depth consulting for problems involving system operations
Automated installation methods and system imaging (e.g. SCCM, VMware)
Usage of cryptographic log-on methods (e.g. PKI)
DISA STIG implementation / System Hardening and working within Configuration-Managed Environments.
Working as part of a team responsible for administration and management of servers, end-user workstations in both unclassified and classified network environments.
Analysis, design, and implementation of modifications to the system software in order to improve system performance by correcting errors
Participation in planning new hardware acquisitions, interacting with vendors, educating customers, and communicating and collaborating with other projects within the organization
Will work closely with engineers to help them use workstations and servers to solve their computationally intensive problems
Supporting individual user workstations and associated software support
Support for application installation, licenses management, software tracking/distribution and backup/recovery of system configurations and user data files.
Understand and use essential tools for handling files, directories, command-line environments, and documentation
Operate running systems, including booting into different run levels, identifying processes, starting and stopping virtual machines, and controlling services
Configure local storage using partitions and logical volumes
Create and configure file systems and file system attributes, such as permissions, encryption, access control lists, and network file systems
Deploy, configure, and maintain systems, including software installation, update, patching, and core services
Manage users and groups, including use of a centralized directory for authentication
Maintain up-to-date Configuration Control and adhere to all Configuration Management requirements for all Firmware, Software, and Hardware associated with the classified and unclassified PMRF networks
Configuring static routes, packet filtering, and network address translation
Setting kernel runtime parameters
Prepare and submit status reports, and technical briefs, as required, to supervisor, senior management, and customers.
Provide technical expertise at supervisor and management meetings, which may include necessary planning and scheduling of meetings.
Participate in contract proposals, negotiations and modifications as required.
Develop, revise, and update departmental internal procedure (DIPs), standard operating procedures (SOPs) for maintenance on associated systems and network assets.
Produce and deliver reports on system utilization
Using shell scripting to automate system maintenance tasks
Configuring system logging (including remote logging), Configure tools such as What’s Up gold, CACTI, Solar Winds, Intermapper
Configuring a system to provide networking services, including HTTP/HTTPS, DNS, SMTP, SSH and NTP Provide systems administration for all clients, servers, and peripherals connected to the classified and unclassified PMRF networks.
Perform other duties as assigned.

General office environment with site visits as well as periodic "at sea" duty to support the PMRF's Mobile at Sea Sensor system (MATSS).

Candidate must be capable of working in a team environment and participate in technical and system administrative activities throughout project life cycles. Maintaining an acceptable level of technical involvement with all contributing organizations is obligatory.

Effective oral/written communication and interpersonal skills are required.

Physical Activities:
Must able to lift, carry, install and remove networking systems and peripherals.

Must able to work in sub-floor areas and crawl space in performing maintenance inspections, installation and troubleshooting tasks.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, MIS or in a related engineering or scientific field.

Five years’ experience in a related field of assignment with 2 years in the specific field of assignment.
Two years of System specific experience can be substituted for 1 year of education.
Knowledge of DoD IT systems, to include Windows, Linux, VMWare and comprehensive systems administration concepts.
Linux (RHEL) Operating System experience is considered highly desired.

Preferred candidates will have IAT level II certification and be IAW DoD 8570 compliant to include preferred technical certifications (Security+ CE certification, RHCSA, RHCE, MCSA / E, LPIC1&2, VCP).
SECURITY CLEARANCE: Secret security clearance is required. Applicants selected either must currently possess a Secret clearance or will be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements to obtain clearance prior to commencement of employment, and maintain a security clearance for access to classified information or Closed/Restricted Areas throughout duration of employment.

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Employee


Ke`aki Technologies LLC is a fast growing government service provider. Employees enjoy competitive salaries; a 401K plan with company match; medical, dental, disability, and life insurance coverage; tuition reimbursement; paid vacation and sick time; and 10 paid holidays.

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Ke`aki Technologies, LLC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer (EEO/AA) and applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, national origin, marital status, or genetic information.