Highlight Technologies

Cloud Systems Administrator

Job Locations US-MD-Hillcrest Heights

About Highlight

Know Way. Know How.

For over ten years, Highlight has provided Development and Modernization, Secure IT and Mission Solutions for our federal government customers. We know the technology; we understand the way our customers and their stakeholders work; and we know how to implement industry best practices for development and services, delivering end-to-end solutions that minimize risk and maximize results.


We’re an EOE that empowers our people—no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other protected characteristic—to fearlessly drive change.


As the Cloud Systems Administrator, you will be responsible for a complex and important technical environment that is transitioning services and supporting operations providing critical insights to multiple cloud environments. The duties include setting implementation standards for the daily oversight and support of the cloud-based system, planning and delivering administrator services to monitoring system services delivered to the US Coast Guard (USCG). You will be the SME for our cloud-based system administration.


You will be responsible for all aspects of the systems administration of an intelligence system that USCG uses to help safeguard our nation. To achieve this, you will be:


  • Instrumenting and monitoring systems to support a product that meets the mission needs of the USCG and delivers its intelligence capabilities to the people who need it most.
  • Working with cutting edge technologies in an agile and dynamic environment to provide critical services.


  • Active TS, SCI Eligible and must be willing to take a CI Polygraph.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a technical discipline (or equivalent) related field. 
  • Minimum of eight (8) years relevant experience.
  • Extensive cloud systems administrator experience.
  • Experienced Systems Administrator with experience deploying/maintaining computer systems running Windows Server 2012-2016, and Redhat Enterprise Linux 6-7 operating systems.
  • Experience with Virtualization Hypervisor’s On-Prem and in a Cloud environment/preferably AWS. Experience should include not only deploying the systems, but demonstrated, in-depth understanding of TCP/IP principles, subnetting, routing and switching in the cloud environment.
  • Ability to perform troubleshooting of machine computer systems to determine root-cause of resource over-utilization, inability to contact networking, failed application starts, or hung processes. Demonstrate a good knowledge of the utilities available to perform standard troubleshooting in the above listed operating systems.
  • Journeyman level experience performing network troubleshooting activities, to determine the cause of network related issues and an understanding of common tools and practices is preferable.




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