Jr System Administrator

Ardent Eagle Solutions has an exciting opportunity for junior developers to join a newly awarded contract in the northern Virginia Intelligence Community arena.  This is a unique opportunity to break in to the big data field in support of our country’s most vital national security needs.  Successful applicants will receive on the job training and experience with data ingest and management. The ideal candidate will thrive working in a fast paced, dynamic environment where they take the initiative to learn and will have the opportunity to forge a new career path.   This position consists of the systems administration of multiple data types and the associated application of those data types to the mission applications.  Opportunity to work with Apache NiFi and relational databases.  Includes the ingest of the data into the applications, use of forensic tools and analysis of data, integration of new data types, resolution of data errors, data provenance and data policy, and coordination with multiple stakeholders. Requires knowledge of UNIX, Windows systems. Work is located at the customer facility in Chantilly, VA and there are no travel requirements.

Required KSAs:

  • Active TS/SCI with polygraph clearance
  • High School Diploma and 4+ years with working with IC systems and experience with supporting mission-based programs
  • Demonstrated experience with computer file management in Windows and UNIX/Linux environment
  • Demonstrated experience as a self-starter and ability to use internal and external training resources to improve oneself
  • Ability to perform with minimum direction
  • Ability to work in a demanding environment with changing priorities

Preferred KSAs:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Electrical Engineering, Math or related field
  • 2 years’ experience working with structured and unstructured data for ingest into a variety of applications
  • Experience with a variety of scripting languages (such as csh, perl, python)
  • Demonstrated ability to work in teams with a collaborative interpersonal style and strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interact with various stakeholders to include senior management and NoVA IC customers
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working at a client facility


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