Kelly Services NOC System Administrator in Rockville, Maryland

Kelly IT is looking for a NOC System Administrator.

Responsibilities & Requirements

We expect the people we hire for this role will have the aptitude and aspirations to grow beyond the NOC role within 2 to 3 years. The successful candidate for this position will be capable of and motivated to learn on their own. This skill is essential to getting up to speed quickly and continuing to grow within the company. The ability to work well in a team environment and communicate effectively with people of varying technical knowledge is essential. We operate in an extremely fast paced environment so the ability to prioritize quickly and follow documented processes and procedures will be required. We are supporting an MMO that needs to be availability 24/7 so schedule flexibility in this role will be needed to ensure our customers can always have access to a world-class gaming experience. At the end of the day, you will need to be confident in troubleshooting and supporting a large Linux environment with hundreds of servers across the globe.

At least a couple years of hands-on command line Linux experience will be necessary for this role. In order to be successful, you will also require basic networking and extensive Linux troubleshooting skills. You should also have experience maintaining server class machines and associated infrastructure. Our goal is for the NOC to solve 80% of the incidents that occur without having to escalate to other supporting teams. To meet this goal, we are looking for individuals that can think on their feet and have a solid foundation of core technology to isolate and repair issues as they arise.


  • 2+ years of previous UNIX/Linux system administration experience

  • Minimum 1 year of NOC or help-desk experience

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; capable of writing technical documentation, public-facing communications, and interacting positively with upper management

  • Familiarity with administrative work on Cloud platforms, AWS, Azure, GoogleCloud, etc.

  • Independent problem-solving, self-direction

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to quickly assess and prioritize

  • Comfortable with most aspects of operating system administration; for example, the configuration of mail systems, system installation, and configuration, fundamentals of security, installing third-party software

  • Familiarity with fundamental networking/distributed computing environment concepts; can use nslookup or dig to check information in the DNS; understands basic routing concepts

  • Familiarity with configuration management software, such as Salt, Chef, or Puppet

Why Kelly ® ?

With Kelly, you’ll have direct connections to leading IT organizations in the best companies around

the globe—offering you the chance to work on some of today’s most intriguing, innovative and high-

visibility projects. In a field where change is the only constant, our connections and opportunities

will help you take your career exactly where you want to go. We work with 95 of the Fortune 100™

companies, and more than 3,000 IT hiring managers turn to us each year to access the best talent:

people like you.

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AboutKelly Services ®

As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to directly employ nearly 500,000 people around the world and have a role in connecting thousands more with work through our global network of talent suppliers and partners. Revenue in 2017 was $5.4 billion. Visit and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter .

Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females,

Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is

committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity

is The Law.