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Location:Radford, VA
Security Clearance:Secret

Contract Labor Category: Systems Engineer – Senior


Security Clearance: DOD Interim Secret as a minimum


Citizenship: US


Experience: A minimum of 5 years of experience as a Unix Systems Administrator.


Required Certifications:

  1. CompTIA Security+

  2. Solaris, Linux+, or RedHat


Position Description:

This position is for a Systems Administrator for a mixed and growing environment of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Solaris UNIX. This position will work with the existing UNIX team to manage, maintain, deploy, troubleshoot and support servers for a mixed customer environment. This position will plan, execute and implement new system hardware and software and create and maintain team technical instructions, operating procedures and policies as needed. This position will need to be adept at monitoring and tuning system performance, ongoing operation of the servers, hardening of the servers and reporting of the overall security and operational status. The position will also recommend improvements to the enterprise, and manage new software/hardware integrations when required. The position will need excellent communication and team skills. This position will provide support towards the lifecycle of a mixed environment of vendor equipment in the datacenter to include firmware version control and periodic preventive maintenance.

Position Requirements:


Required skills:

  • Puppet Enterprise knowledge of at least version 4.0.1 or higher

  • Experience in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6/7 and/or Oracle Enterprise Linus, shell scripting, networking concepts (VLANs, routing, firewalls, subnetting)

  • Familiarity with server virtualization technologies (e.g. VMware), SAN/storage concepts (LUNs, HBAs), logical volume management, NFS, SNMP, sftp, and SMTP

  • Working knowledge of OS security best practices

  • Experience configuring/managing/updating large groups of servers, and OS firewall configurations

  • Experience with the Secure Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) process

  • Experience configuring/managing/updating large groups of servers.

  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, analytical and problem-solving skills, written and verbal communication abilities. This should include experience in designing, documenting and writing deliverable plans for enterprise implementations using Microsoft Office products such as MS Project and MS Visio.

Desired skills:

  • Perl scripting, kickstart, jumpstart, configuration management tools (puppet, ansible, chef), Solaris IPS, Solaris AI, git, iLO / DRAC configuration.

  • Understanding of Data Center technologies and experience with maintaining a Data Center for a medium to large data center, develop best practices for maintaining firmware and drivers required to sustain a high availability of systems.

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