System Administrator Level 2

8 - 10 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/21/18
Annapolis Junction, MD
8 - 10 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/21/18

Description of Position:

  • Provide system administration and software support for field exploitation systems within the client program.
  • Perform Linux system setup and management for both physical and virtual Operating Systems (OS), to include provisioning, configuring, patching and managing updates, platform securing/hardening.
  • Provide manual and automated system management across widely dispersed Linux systems.
  • Provide drastic system scalability (e.g., from 2 systems to 200 systems via virtualization).
  • Integrate virtual machines and VM clusters into development environment.
  • Communicate with Software Developers and other team members to gather requirements and implement solutions.
  • Work with developers of existing systems to understand how they want their current systems to be virtualized.
  • Automate system administration functionality (e.g., provide automatic patch installation).
  • Research, evaluate and recommend methods and products for protecting computer data and applications.
  • Develop technical documentation, to include system administration architecture documentation and diagrams, configurations, baselines, administrative procedures and instructions.
  • Coordinate with developers to define operational system security requirements, develop System Security Plans and related security documentation and coordinate system security accreditation and authorizations.
  • Perform system administrator functions and provide support for integrating security solutions into multiple systems, to include:
    • Assist multiple teams with system security related activities
    • Identify security weaknesses and propose technical solutions to mitigate them
    • Upgrade and enhance system functionality based on customer feedback
    • Document system operational functionality, operating system (OS) set up and configuration, configuration and use of management tools, and SA processes and procedures
    • Perform laboratory system testing
    • Perform maintenance functions for existing systems within the project

Qualifications

Clearance Requirement:

  • TS/SCI with Polygraph
  • Candidate MUST qualify for NSYS and compartmented data access. CCA, NFNA, or current polygraph in adjudication status (even if previous polys were approved) may disqualify candidate

Education and Experience Required:

  • Ten (10) years of experience in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity within the Federal Government is required.
  • Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline required. Five (5) years of additional system administration experience may be substituted for a bachelor's degree.
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience administering LINUX/UNIX systems
  • General understanding and experience working with and configuring LINUX disk encryption
  • Experience with LINUX Volume Manager
  • Experience provisioning systems, configuring systems, patching and managing systems, and securing/hardening systems
  • Experience administering virtual machines.
  • Experience in developing and implementing system configuration scripts in Perl, Bourne, Bash and/or C-Shell
  • General working knowledge of Cisco and/or Dell routers and switches
  • Experience creating documentation to outline processes and procedures.
  • Experience with using Ansible (preferred), SALT or Puppet for system configuration management
  • Experience with building, deploying, and/or in general working with Red Hat Package Manager modules (RPMs)
  • Experience with:
    • Linux firewall configuration (ip tables)
    • Kickstart
    • NAT and gateway setup
    • Remote server management
    • Server certificates (environment specific), encryption and secure protocols
    • Yum
    • Scriptinglanguages to include but not limited to: Bash, Perl
    • Use of management tools
    • Building RPMs

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