Systems Administrator - Active Secret Clearance Required

Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 10-09-2018
Direct Hire Opportunity
Active Secret Clearance or higher required

Position Summary:
 Candidate will develop policies and standards related to the use of computing resources, overall strategy, design, implementation, and operational aspects of multiple systems, operating environments, and related software; Schedule, plan, and oversee system upgrades; Develop functional requirements through interaction with end-users and coordinate with development teams on systematic enhancements or changes; Configure operating systems (Unix, Linux, Windows) and associated supporting software and utilities to optimize systems performance and systems services; Perform an analysis of the benefits and risks of implementing hardware and software updates prior to implementing changes; Validate and implement critical system patches; Administer, manage and optimize system data and databases; Coordinate with vendor OEM personnel as necessary to administer systems; Maintain classified and unclassified data storage systems; Provide user support for all computer systems; Maintain utilization, availability and performance data, and operation and maintenance logs; Perform root causes analysis when directed by the Government or when data indicate a trend requiring further analysis.

Essential Skills: 
• Experience and expertise in monitoring and administering large Linux OS environments
• Experience with VMware vSphere ESXi virtualization, and vCenter
• Familiarity with configuration management support tools, e.g. Nagios, Red Hat Satellite 6, and Puppet
• Ability to write, troubleshoot, and update multiple scripting/markup languages such as Perl, shell (not ksh), Python, PHP, and HTML
• Familiarity with compliance concepts such as patch management, baseline remediation, and benchmarks such as RMF or STIG
• Strong customer service and organizational skills
• Strong communication and task prioritization/reporting skills both orally as well as written

Desired Skills:
• Knowledge of Tomcat, Apache, JBOSS, Coldfusion, Redmine, and GitLab applications that support DoD priorities.
• Ability to support programming staff within the development lifecycle. 
• Knowledge of TCP/IP Stack and IP subnetting
• Security+ Required
• Security implementations using multi-factor authentication, PKI, or Kerberos
• Ability to understand application scaling issues related to problem resolution, algorithm choice.
• Ability to manage the following Storage Architectures (including Bandwidth and Performance): SAN, SAS, FC, SATA
• Ability to manage development of appropriate application benchmarks, analyze results and determine optimal configurations for processor type/speed, size of memory/cache, and memory interconnect fabric for customer problem domains. 
• Proficiency in Windows Server (Windows Server 2008 & 2012) and Desktop (Windows 7 Professional, Windows 10) Operating Systems

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