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System Administrator 3 w/ 15 years experience

Annapolis Junction, MD
This position is for a Linux Systems Administrator who can independently perform the full spectrum of tasks: racking and wiring server hardware, installing the base OS, hardening it for security compliance, configuring network settings, configuring local and remote drives, configuring users, scripting and automating tasks. The candidate will be working in a research environment where you may be called upon to set up some new hardware or software that is unknown to you and you will be expected to complete the task independently by using technical documentation and internet forums to self-troubleshoot any problems.'

Provides support for implementation, troubleshooting and maintenance of Information Technology (IT) systems. Manages IT system infrastructure and any processes related to these systems. Provides support to IT systems including day-to-day operations, monitoring and problem resolution for all of the client/server/storage/network devices, mobile devices, etc. Provides Tier 1 (Help Desk) and Tier 2 (Escalation) problem identification, diagnosis and resolution of problems. Provides support for the escalation and communication of status to agency management and internal customers. Provides support for the dispatch system and hardware problems and remains involved in the resolution process. Configures and manages UNIX and Windows operating systems and installs/loads operating system software, troubleshoots, maintains integrity and configures network components along with implementing operating systems enhancements to improve reliability and performance.

  • Support the design of systems, mission architecture and associated hardware
  • Possess a working knowledge and understanding of system administration interdependencies as part of the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
  • Analyze and resolve complex problems associated with server hardware, applications and software integration
Fifteen (15) years experience as a SA in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity is required. Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline from an accredited college or university is required. Five (5) years of additional SA experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.
·      Six (6) years of experience (combined) with Unix, Linux .
·      Demonstrated knowledge of analytical needs and requirements, query syntax, data flows, and traffic manipulation.
Meet one of the following two skill sets.
·      Skill set one: programming skills in C, Perl or Bourne Shell along with experience providing system administration of a database-centric system and knowledge of RDBMS, SQL Server and database security features.
Skill set two: experience administering Solaris, UNIX, LINUX systems, or, SQL Server 2000/2005 RDBMS and SGI/HP hardware is required
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