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Senior Linux System Administrator

Powerhouse Institute Inc
College Park, MD
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description
Job Title: Senior Linux System Administrator   Location: College Park, MD (A few days remote work possible)

Required Employment Authorization: US Citizenship or Green Card
ID: 2022-0061

  • Senior Linux Administrator to be an integral part of the day-to-day operations of a large data center at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 
  • This position supports 24x7 mission-critical systems hosted on physical and virtual servers in an active clustering environment. 
  • The Senior Systems Administrator may participate in risk management and preparation of technical reviews.  
  • Provide guidance and direction into the support of O&M activities and associated best practices.  Participate in systems engineering activities (in a support role) which include one or more of the following: Concept of Operations formulation, requirements definition, system analysis and design, validation and verification, system integration and, system performance analysis. 
  • Must work well with general guidance, generate competent technical input for operations type documentation, be detailed and security oriented.  
  • Must have excellent oral and written communications skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills to deal with multiple contractors and government organizations.  
  • Must have worked in large enterprise class type environments, be in line with industry best practices, think outside the box, and be able to make recommendations to improve overall governance and support continuous improvement. 
  • Familiarity and practical application of advanced principles of ITIL/ITSM.
  • Manage, track, report, process and assign support tickets or change requests daily.
  • Knowledge of government security policies and general vulnerabilities management.
  • Attend change, problem management, AAR and other review boards as required.
  • Monitors system health and configurations in order to ensure system health and functionality as well as remediate problems/issues in a timely manner.
  • Monitor incident trends and coordinate process improvement proactive resolution processes.
  • Develop, implement and enforce process and SOP’s for O&M and incident response.
  • Ability to present to executive management incident debriefs and root cause analysis reports.
  • Must be familiar with source and artifact control, configuration and knowledge management.
  • Be a customer advocate by consistently meeting, exceeding expectations and incorporating customer service into all aspects of work.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, Physical Sciences or related field with at least 8-10 years of experience. In lieu of degree, 4 years of demonstrated experience in a related field
  • 8-10 full-time years of progressive operations experience into an enterprise setting, including demonstrated O&M experience (advanced troubleshooting, patching, hardening, etc.).
  • 8-10 full-time years of progressive Linux expertise leading to RHEL7 & 8 required.
  • Extensive (5+ years) infrastructure and Linux/Unix based application support experience.
  • High proficiency (5+ years) of script writing in Perl, Python and various shells.
  • 3+ years of progressive VMware experience.
  • Able to perform rotational on-call support in a 24x7x365 operational environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities effectively.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Current or previous government contract experience
  • VMware VCP Certification
  • Dell Infrastructure expertise
  • Ansible Platform experience
  • Satellite experience
  • BigFix hands on experience (patching)
  • NetApp experience
  • ServiceNow experience 

Flexible work from home options available.

Powerhouse Institute Inc


College Park, MD
20740 USA