Linux System Administrator

Herndon, VA

Job ID: 131079 Industry: Government

Linux System Administrator

Candidate must have Secret Clearance 

Program Description:

Our client is prime on a program that is responsible for managing the customers Enterprise Applications. They are looking to bring on a System Administrator immediately.

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

The  Systems Administrator  will support an  application used by an Intelligence-based customer. It encompasses the customer’ s primary social networking, collaboration and integration services. The candidate must be an experienced Linux/CENTOS system administrator to manage the development and production environments running in a Virtual and cloud environments.

The candidate will be responsible for maintaining the JIVE collaboration COTS which is utilized by the application and perform day-to-day system administration duties to include regular system and database backups, review of security scans and audit logs, review system health, and perform Linux OS patching and JIVE updates. The candidate will also be responsible for creating new user accounts within the JIVE COTS product and for maintaining the application’ s System Security Plan and System Administrator’ s Guide. The candidate will benefit from previous experience with intrusion detection and vulnerability scanning software like SNORT and Nessus. The candidate must demonstrate the ability to work independently and must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

The ideal candidate will benefit from a working knowledge of the JIVE communication and collaboration software suite as this is used as the basis of the delivered product. The candidate must be a self-starter, be able to work independently and in a team environment, and have strong verbal and written skills.

Required:
  • Bachelor’ s Degree plus 6 years of System Administration experience, Master’ s Degree plus 4 year of related experience, 10 years of experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.
  • A minimum 3 years of experience with Linux/CENTOS systems administration.
  • Experience with OS patching and upgrading COTS software.
  • Security +

Desired:
  • Postgres Database experience
  • JIVE COTS knowledge/experience
  • Experience with intrusion detection and vulnerability scanning tools
  • Experience with AWS and cloud computing

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