Lead System Administrator - UNIX Systems Administration

CSI (Oklahoma)   •  

Montgomery, AL

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

  •  

5 - 7 years

Posted 66 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Essential Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Responsible for providing high level technical systems administrative support and direction for the UNIX Operating Environment (OE) and associated middleware regarding system administrative subjects, concepts, and tool sets supporting DECC-M operations to include setting up administrator and service accounts, maintaining system documentation, tuning system performance, installing system wide software, validating and implementing critical system patches, allocating mass storage space and isolating/repairing faults using a series of diagnostic tools and tests

  2. Ability to direct essential system adminstration functions across a matrixed team technicians to include both government and contractor, set up and maintain multiple and different flavors/versions of UNIX operating systems, supporting tools, middleware, and priviliege sets, attend and actively participate in Change and Config Control functions, and implement Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG) in direct support of Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM)

  3. Analyze diagnostics of applications, system and vendor software, and resolve operating system /application system performance/challenges, administer/execute RHEL utilities, system and vendor software; and monitoring and tuning UNIX-based OEs, system software upgrades, propose and implement enhancements, installations, maintenance to improve performance and reliability within the supported OE

  4. Troubleshoot and actively work incident management responses related to UNIX systems, related tool sets and unique customer requirements, complete proper documentation, and follow through to Develop strategies, policies, procedures to design and implementation standards related to the use of UNIX based resources

  5. Exercise sound independent judgement in developing methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria associated with obtaining results under this contract; and identify upgrade needs, and anticipate customer requirements by effectively planning, scheduling, and overseeing system upgrades

  6. Develop, install and monitor UNIX operating systems and associated system software; migration application subsystems and determine functional requirements through daily interactions with customers and coordinate with the development teams on systematic enhancements or changes

  7. Conduct performance monitoring and work as part of a team to provide support when required and supportcybersecurity and IA policy efforts to maintain the cybersecurity posture of supported systems, related hardware and support tools

  8. Evaluate and recommend use of software, guidelines, procedures, and development of project plans to lower level staff to offer prompt resolution options, patch management, version control and administrative systems expertise

  9. Interacts with both customer and contract leadership relating complex technical issues/solutions in a manner to establish a partnership

  1. Improve the customer’s operating environment by providing expert support while also maintaining the cybersecurity/IA posture of systems/hardware managed/administered for both DECC-M and DISA Mission Partners’ assets

  1. Compliance with all safety and security standards and perform other duties/projects as assigned

    Competencies:

  1. Technical Capability

  2. Ethical Conduct

  3. Collaborative Approach

  4. Quality Compliance

  5. Time Management

  6. Communication Proficiency

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional secure office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, copiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.

Physical / Mental Demands

This is primarily a sedentary role; however, some mobility and filing is required. This would require the ability to move from one location to another, lift files, open filing cabinets, and bending or standing on a stool as necessary. This position requires the ability to make read, analyze and interpret data for long periods and make decisions in a high pressure environment.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

Full time position working an average hours of 40 per week to meet the needs to the contract hours requirement. The employee must be available during the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and is expected to work at least 8 hours a day. After hours or work in addition to 40 per week may be necessary.

Travel

Limited travel is expected for this position, less than 10% throughout the year.

Education and Experience:

Required

  1. DoD 8570 Information Assurance Technical Level II (IAT-II) and Computing Environment (CE) Certifications

  2. Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related discipline plus 6 years of experience providing DBMS application development support and administration or;

  3. Providing UNIX system administration support in network and software development environments ensuring mission success in support of DoD unclassified/classified networking environments;

  4. Equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted.

  5. Minimum active Secret Clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance/Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) indoctrinated

Preferred

  1. DoD 8570 IAT-II Certification: CompTIA Security+CE

  2. DoD 8570 CE Certification: UNIX/LINUX Operation Environment certification preferred

  3. Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Version 3 Foundation Certification

    Desired

  1. Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Version 3 Foundation Certification

    Qualifications:

  1. Demonstrates technical expertise and comprehensive knowledge in UNIX based operating systems to include performing a variety of complex assignments Proficient with installation, configuring, managing, monitoring and controlling UNIX operating and supporting system software

  2. Ability to perform a variety of complex assignments to include analysis of system faults, troubleshooting incidents, and conducting a series of diagnostic tests on both systems and hardware to detect, prevent and resolve problems effectively and efficiently

  3. Proven experience reviewing and preparing technical documentation, testing and installing software, researching and recommending methods and techniques to improve operations, conducting preventive maintenance, and managing/administering multiple technical projects with varying schedules to achieve optimal operation efficiency

    Performance Elements:

  1. Act as the a lead/senior UNIX system administration expert within the DISA DECC?Montgomery environment; ensure all support is provided in a professional manner 100% of the time; ensure all support is accomplished IAW applicable ICS and customer documentation, policy and procedures and is documented in appropriate documentation or as otherwise directed, 95% of the time; provide systems administration, systems analysis, troubleshooting and integration support for a series of UNIX systems and associated tools without the assistance from other team members for normal operations 95% of the time in support of DISA’s mission, and DISA’s Mission Assurance partners’ missions while helping to maintain 98.5% uptime per Service Level Agreement (SLA) requirements
  2. Develop and maintain work-related documentation following ICS, DISA and DECC-Montgomery provided formats 90% of the time, ensuring 95% accuracy, and meeting deadlines for each delivered item 95% of the time. Review 10% of previously published documentation on a monthly basis and provide updates as necessary in support of system and network certification efforts
  3. Provide technical UNIX system administrative support for customers/partners; ensure support is provided in a professional manner 100% of the time; ensure support is documented accurately and accomplished within deadlines 95% of the time
  4. Acquire certifications as required by DoD Directive 8570 and DECC?Montgomery, complete specialized IA-related training and maintain 100% compliance throughout assignment by actively participating in the Continuing Education programs as required per certification and/or specialized training
  5. Accurately record hours worked in ICS’ time accounting system each day worked or as otherwise directed by ICS Leadership, with 100% compliance, and provide appropriate inputs to the Weekly and Monthly Activity Reports on time as directed by ICS Task Lead and/or Team Lead, with 100% compliance