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Phia Systems Administrator in Arlington, Virginia


phia, LLC is seeking a highly skilled Systems Operation Maintenance Professional to support a large Federal Security Operations Center (SOC) and its 24x7 SOC mission. This individual will serve as Lab Manager/System Admin for the HIRT Team.


  • Install, configure, and maintain multiple vendor specific devices

  • Ability to design, build, and maintain lab network and servers

  • Proficient in OSX, Linux, and Windows

  • Experience with VMWare virtualization software

  • Efficiently facilitate and expedite the tracking, handling, and reporting of all security events and computer incidents in accordance with government procedures

  • Work with other Team members to ensure an effective and efficient cyber incident management system for a Federal government customer

  • Responsible for implementing server configurations, operating systems, firewalls, patch management, and account management to protect the systems against threats and vulnerabilities

  • Repair and recover from hardware or software failures. Coordinate and communicate with impacted constituencies

  • Apply OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities. Configure / add new services as necessary

  • Research and recommend innovative, and where possible automated approaches for system administration tasks

  • Develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures

  • Perform regular file archival and purge as necessary

  • Perform periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning

  • Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required

  • Configure CPU, memory, and disk partitions as required



  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Active Top Secret Security Clearance with ability to obtain a DHS SCI, as well as obtain and maintain a favorably adjudicated DHS background investigation (EOD) for continued employment

  • Operating Systems and Applications Administration experience: Installation, Configuration and Troubleshooting (Linux/Unix/OS X)

  • Network Routing, Switching, Firewalls and Infrastructure Administration experience: Installation, Configuration and Troubleshooting

  • vSphere Administration experience

  • Physical Installation Practices experience

  • Ability to communicate, listen to others, think abstractly/work realistically, define limits, and understand policy

  • Ability to understand and learn technical specifications, system requirements and other application design information as needed

  • Proficiency in Linux/Windows/OSX system administration

  • Understanding of Systems and Network Administration and Network Security

  • Experience writing scripts to monitor system services, resources, data mine logs, etc.


  • Previous experience developing Python/Bash/Perl or similar scripts


TRAVEL: < 5%


SECURITY REQUIREMENTS: Active SSBI with ability to obtain a DHS background investigation (EOD)




phia LLC ("phia") is a Northern Virginia based, 8a certified small business established in 2011 with focus in Cyber Intelligence, Cyber Security/Defense, Intrusion Analysis & Incident Response, Cyber Architecture & Capability Analysis, Cyber Policy & Strategy, Information Assurance/Security, Compliance, Certification & Accreditation, Communications Security, Traditional Security, and Facilities Security. phia also provides cyber operations support functions such as: Program and Process Management, Engineering, Development, and Systems Administration that allows for Cyber Operations to efficiently integrate our customer’s missions and objectives. phia supports various agencies and offices within the Department of Defense (DoD), Federal government, and private/commercial entities.

phia offers excellent benefits for full time W2 candidates to enhance the work-life balance, these include the following:

  • Medical Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Short Term & Long-Term Disability

  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan with Company Match

  • Paid Holidays

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • Tuition and Professional Development Assistance

  • Flex Spending Accounts (FSA)

  • Parking Reimbursement

  • Monthly Payroll