SENIOR LINUX SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR

Chantilly, VA

Industry: ALKU:Gov SysNet Job Number: 147406

SENIOR LINUX SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR

Candidate must have a TS/SCI  security clearance with a polygraph in order to be considered

Program and Job Description:

The program that supports the customer' s internal systems and this group’ s mission is order to detect anomalies happening within their systems and to ensure a secure environment.  This a growing Cyber Security area within the customer and continues to gain more and more notoriety and exposure within the highest levels of the customer.  They are looking for a Senior level, Linux Systems Administrator.

Their environment consists of VMWare ESX, VSphere, and VCenter, RedHat Linux, Ancible, Puppet, Chef, Zookeeper, SAN for several large enterprise enclaves.  In this role they will be expected to help not only use their RedHat Linux experience to help manage the roughly hundreds of servers and use their scripting experience to help them scale this Elastic-Search environment.  The successful candidate will maintain and improve, as part of the existing Linux team, the Sponsor’ s Linux environment. This includes responsibility for the operating system software and its successful integration with the hardware and applications software across the organization.

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:
  • Planning, testing, installing, integrating, and maintaining new and upgraded versions of the relevant operating systems
  • Building and hardening Linux servers, and establishing configuration baselines
  • Applying all appropriate security and firmware patches in a timely manner, and assisting in creating, maintaining, and adhering to the organization’ s patch management plans
  • Developing test plans and procedures
  • Testing and integrating software and hardware
  • Managing operating system lifecycles
  • Establishing, developing, testing, staging, and operating environments
  • Designing interfaces to external systems
  • Researching and resolving operating system problems efficiently and accurately, while adhering to organizational standards and practices
  • Troubleshooting operating system problems, and collaborating with other teams (e.g. application development, network, etc.) to resolve problems across the organization
  • Providing technical support to other teams (e.g. application development, etc.) on requirements for integration into the operating system
  • Maintaining and updating documentation on the operating system configuration and all other areas of responsibility

Required:
  • Strong Linux administration experience
  • Experience working in an organization with complex, intertwined systems and data flows
  • Experience creating, maintaining, and communicating complex information technology documentation
  • Experience with domain account management, particularly via Centrify, LDAP, and Active Directory
  • Experience applying security patches in a Linux environment
  • Strong shell scripting experience
  • Puppet scripting experience
  • Ability to manage a large, complex server environment
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills to work effectively and proactively across a large organization of dispersed teams

Desired:
  • Strong Solaris administration experience
  • Solaris administration/engineering certification (e.g. SCSAS, etc.)

Some of our offerings include:
  • 50+ contracts!
  • FREE Medical/Dental/Vision/LTD/STD benefits premiums
  • Weekly Pay Roll
  • PTO/Holiday/Facility Closure/Maternity/Paternity/Bereavement leave and pay
  • Robust 401K Match
  • Excellent Referral Fee Program
  • $5K in annual Training
  • Career Advancement
  • Charity Event participation
  • Family fun events (Sporting events, Fun Run)
  • Adult fun events (Holiday Party, Dinners, Lunches, Happy Hours)

Job Type: FT

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