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Cloud System Administrator

Nyla Technology Solutions Annapolis Junction, MD

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

Nyla Technology Solutions is a women-owned small business with a bold approach and forward-thinking vision. Headquartered in the heart of Baltimore, Nyla delivers exceptional software systems engineering services for the U.S. Government. Our customers like how we tackle their toughest problems., and so Nyla is adding people who have a passion for doing fun, impactful work. If you are a person who welcomes opportunities to apply your skills in new ways, Nyla has challenges for you. We seek out people with agile, diverse mindsets who are looking for a place to grow—professionally and personally. We create opportunities for you to share your knowledge and experience with the Team, and learn from others via training, mentoring, and movement across the many contracts Nyla supports. Nyla endeavors to give back to our community—lending our energy and talents to support local area organizations helping people in need. At Nyla, you will have place to grow, get, and give where you are passionate.

 How We Show Up Every Day

Team Nyla shows up every day with the intention to be awesome—proactively working to accurately interpret and fully understand our client’s challenges and add value to solving those challenges. Knowing the mission, context and end-users is how we deliver optimal, creative, and innovative technological solutions. We design our systems with precision, logic, and adaptability, solving the technical and engineering needs of today with an eye on scaling for tomorrow. We endeavor to meet the highest standards of personal conduct and act as a trusted-provider for our clients--this is how we develop and maintain our enduring relationships with customers and business partners.

We are pursuing individual(s) for the position of Cloud System Administrator. If this position sounds like a good fit and you have a track record of delivering solid results, please apply.

Position Overview

The individual(s) selected for this position will provide support for implementation, trouble shooting and maintenance on large Hadoop cloud clusters.

Position Requirements

  • Manage and monitor a large distributed system (>200 nodes)
  • Experience writing software scripts using scripting languages including Bash, Perl, or Python
  • Provide implementation and technical support of multi-platform, multi-system networks, including those composed of CISCO and UNIX or LINUX based hardware platforms, to encompass diagnosing network performance shortcomings and designing and implementing performance improvements
  • Implement network solutions for complex, high performance systems composed of UNIX or LINUX based hardware platforms.
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot large scale cloud computing systems including familiarity with distributed systems for storage and retrieval of data, e.g., Apache's Hadoop, Accumulo, CASSANDRA distributed databases, or SCALITY or SWIFT object stores
  • Willingness to learn new technologies and leverage senior level resources to expand current technical foundation using team structure
  • Ability to work independently on complex tasks, show a willingness to educate and train more junior technical resources
  • Ability to plan, communicate, lead and oversee complex technical tasks requiring interaction with multiple groups
  • Fundamental understanding and working knowledge of core components of the Linux operating system including the management of user and group accounts in LDAP configuration of DHCP, DNS, and TFTP.
  • Experience with configuration management tools including Puppet and SALT
  • Understanding of the end-to-end Linux PXE/Network provisioning process to include familiarity with Anaconda Kickstart configurations, RAID controller utilities, TFTP images, and disk detect scripts.
  • Access and troubleshoot systems via remote utilities to perform hardware diagnosis and repair including VNC, serial over LAN interfaces, and IPMI, BIOS-level configuration.
  • Understand overall corporate architecture as well as familiarity with openSSL and Java keystore manipulation.
  • Experience in in troubleshooting commodity hardware platforms including previous experiences with SGI/HP hardware including SGI's J series.

Desired Skills

  • Advanced knowledge of SSH tunneling and protocols including the implementation of dynamic SOCKS proxies as well as other ssh-based utilities, including rysn, pdsh, pdcp, and WinSCP.
  • Basic understanding of low-level network concepts including vlans, port channel bonding and layer2/layer 3 switch interactions.
  • Familiarity with software load balancers for large scale webservice implementations including haproxy and nginx
  • Experience with Kubernetes orchestration services and Docker images.
  • Experience with log aggregation

Education/Certification Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering, Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or related discipline.
  • In some cases, years of experience may be substituted for educational requirements. 
  • Certification in Hadoop/Cloud System Administrator Certification or comparable Cloud System/Service

Progress Through Our People

Nyla’s culture is built on the understanding that together, with our collective energy, talent, and fierce determination, we never stop believing and building the impossible. We are life-long learners, ever-curious and not afraid to dream. 

If you have the unique experience and expertise we are seeking, along with the desire and determination to invest your time and energy as a part of Nyla’s Team, we will provide you with a first-class compensation package along with our uniquely Nyla benefits.

We Have the Total Package | Healthy Lifestyle, Learning, Health and Wellness, Financial Wellness, Financial Protection. From the start, Nyla is different. We never embraced the idea of a workplace and policies stuck in the industrial age--we treat our employees as valued contributors, not commodities.  At Nyla, we strive to understand the needs of our workforce and are committed to continuously evolving practices and policies, making adjustments that meaningfully address the changing needs and desires of our workforce.

At Nyla we talk about employee investment, not employee costs—a small way we outwardly provide our great people with benefits that cover your overall well-being.  Nyla offers group benefits, 100% paid by Nyla, that include CareFirst medical, dental, and vision coverage. To support your personal goals for overall well-being and health, we provide a healthy living and fitness benefit of up to $500.00 per anniversary year. We believe that an ongoing investment in your professional learning and development is a cornerstone to our success, so we go all-in and provide up to $5,000 per anniversary year to support your growth.  Tuition assistance of up to $5,250 per year. We want to protect you and your future—Nyla provides, at no cost to you, short-term and long-term disability, and life insurance. And, to augment your financial beyond today’s salary, Nyla offers up to 10% employer contribution/match in our retirement plan. Lastly, we understand the importance of recharging and replenishing yourself, so we provide new employees with 4 weeks of Paid Annual Leave and 10 holidays, plus each year you are with the company, you get an extra day off.

 To learn more about Nyla's culture and our exceptional benefit packages click here.

We are an equal opportunity employer--but we are more than that – We are open-minded, and care only about your capability, your drive, and your desire and determination to contribute your gifts and talents fully.

Nyla Technology Solutions


Annapolis Junction, MD



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