Darkblade Systems


Job Locations US-MD-Fort Meade
Information Technology
Full Time
Clearance Level Required
TS/SCI with a Full Scope or Lifestyle Polygraph


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Darkblade Systems, an Intrepid Solutions and Services Company, is a trusted provider of specialized capabilities to priority programs within the defense and intelligence communities, delivering scientific, engineering, technical, operational support and training services. Formed in 2010, Darkblade Systems strives to be a business that puts people first: clients, colleagues, employees, and teammates. Our cleared personnel are experts in the operationalization and deployment of new and emerging technologies.


We're seeking a skilled Network Administrator for a unique, tailored mission.


  • Provide support for implementation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of Information Technology (IT) systems. Manage IT system Infrastructure and any processes related to those systems.
  • Create and manage user access across the IT Infrastructure and provide assistance to users in accessing and using IT systems.
  • Support a variety of operating systems including Windows (server and client and Linux/UNIX).  Configure and manage UNIX/Linux and windows operating systems, install/load operating system software, troubleshoot, maintain integrity and configures network components along with implementing operating system enhancements.
  • Manage daily IT systems configuration and operation activities; Provide support installing and configuring, troubleshooting, and maintaining computer systems within the IT infrastructure.
  • Provide support to IT systems including day-to-day operations, monitoring, and problem resolution for client/server/storage/network devices, mobile devices etc.  Manage and maintain a circularized infrastructure of hosts and virtual machines.
  • Administer storage devices, install, build, and maintain standard server configurations, manage Windows environments, maintain and support virtual Infrastructure, administer and update Linux/Unix environments, configure, manage and administer enterprise level network storage devices.
  • Administer and secure network switching and routing devices; Manage and maintain network security through the use of access controls and path management.
  • Build, configure, and maintain storage arrays and system back-up and recovery jobs.   



  • This position operates on a standard 8 hour schedule Monday - Friday.


  • This position does not anticipate any required travel.




  • Active Top Secret / SCI clearance with polygraph
  • ***TS/SCI required upon application for initial consideration.  



  • Bachelor's degree in Network Administration or related discipline is required; two (2) years of additional system administration experience may be substituted for a Master's degree; nine (9) years of additional network administration experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.


  • VMware Certified Professional (VCP) or Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA), NetApp Certified Storage Associate (NCSA) or Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certifications are required. 



  • Five (5) years of Network Administration experience.  


  • Background in applied Information Technology and/or Network Security 
  • MA/MS in Computer Science, Information Assurance, Information Security System Engineering, Cybersecurity or related disciplines 
  • Works well in a small team environment 
  • Capable of handling multiple tasks simultaneously 



Darkblade Systems does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, Darkblade Systems may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

Darkblade Systems is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.


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