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Senior Systems Administrator

Washington, DC
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

This position supports a U.S. Government customer on a large, mission critical development and sustainment program to design, build, deliver, and operate a network operations environment, including introducing new cyber capabilities to address emerging threats. We're looking for a Senior Systems Administrator to support the design, development, and deployment of advanced cybersecurity capabilities.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Working on individual projects as well as part of larger team projects with minimal supervision from the Lead Systems Engineer
  • Leading a team in design and implementation of COTS-based solutions on single instances or across clustered devices
  • Supporting the development of system security documentation on both new and deployed solutions
  • Supporting the development of new capabilities
  • Supporting the operations and maintenance aspects of deployed capabilities

Required Skills:

  • Must be a US Citizen
  • 8+ years of directly relevant systems administration experience including hands-on experience with one or more of the following:
    • Linux preferably Red Hat Enterprise
    • Linux (RHEL) 6 or 7, or VMware
  • Must have in-depth knowledge of OS installations, security hardening and maintenance
  • Strong experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform capabilities, including good understanding of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Well-Architected Framework
  • Experience working in AWS via the CLI and management console
  • Solid experience with Microsoft’s Azure cloud services
  • Solid experience configuring Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs)
  • Comfortable with building physical and virtual servers from scratch
  • Ability to deploy and integrate new applications that may be requested
  • Capable of quickly learning new applications that run on various operating systems for testing and deployment
  • Experience with administration and management of servers to include installation, configuration, optimization, backup and recovery
  • Experience with performance tuning and troubleshooting, identifying, and resolving contention in CPU, memory, networking, disk I/O, etc.
  • Experience with the fundamentals of scripting languages for automation tasks and deployments (e.g. Bash Shell, Python, and Kickstart technologies)
  • Integration and implementation experience with various services, LDAP, Samba, NFS, Bind, Apache, and other core technologies
  • Familiarity of configuration management
  • Experience with Puppet, Chef or Ansible

Desired Skills:

  • Experience working in an agile development environment
  • Experience with software development using JAVA, RESTful services is a plus
  • Comfortable with multilevel security systems, SELinux, and/or Cross Domain Solutions is a plus
  • Experience with physical and virtual (VMware) RHEL servers including Red Hat Satellite Servers
  • Experience working in DevOps and/or DevSecOps environments
  • Experience with technical implementation projects

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems or related technical field.
  • Two years of related work experience may be substituted for each year of degree level education.

Desired Certifications:

  • DoD 8570.1 IAT Level II
  • AWS certifications



Washington, DC
20301 USA



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