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System Administrator (HBSS) - 25750 in Norfolk, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 3/13/2018

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Job Description


Alion is seeking a Host-Based Security System (HBSS) System Administrator to support the Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE).  The candidate selected must have excellent knowledge in general systems administration and network architectures as well as experience supporting and maintaining medium to large scale HBSS implementations.  The HBSS System Admin will work for the System Support division lead and will work in conjunction with the HBSS Engineer for all technical changes, upgrades or modifications.  The HBSS architecture for each network will be meticulously diagrammed and documented for configuration management purposes. 


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems or related discipline.  In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 96 years applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data.

  • 2 + years of experience in systems administration in either a Microsoft Windows or RedHat Enterprise Linux environment with 2 years of experience operating HBSS
  • Must possess a thorough understanding of all aspects of HBSS operations and technologies.
  • Must be able to multitask and work well under pressure.
  • Must stay abreast of industry developments and applicable Government regulations.
  • Must be able to perform audits, operational analysis and risk assessments.
  • Must be capable of researching and developing proposals for recommended service enhancements.
  • Researches operational issues and providing mitigation recommendations
  • Be able to develop local policies and procedures that align with DoD and DoN policies and industry best practices
  • Must be able to develop standard operating procedures and architecture diagrams.
  • Needs strong oral and written communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills, as well as excellent judgment and self-motivation.
  • Works independently with little to no supervision researching new technologies or comparing technologies to meet the customers need while providing an unbiased opinion.


  • Information Assurance Technician (IAT) Level II highly desired and will be required after employment
  • Operating System certification (RedHat or Windows) highly desired 
  • HBSS certifications
  • Security+ required

Must be a US citizen, currently hold and able to maintain a Secret Security Clearance.

Diversity Statement

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.