Sr. LINUX Systems Administrator

San Jose, CA

Posted: 05/06/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: IT Job Number: 229335

TITLE:  Sr. LINUX Systems Administrator

Clearance Status-  TS/SCI


Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a related field or equivalent experience is required plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus 6 years of relevant experience.


Department of Defense TS/SCI  security clearance is required  at time of hire (with a polygraph obtainable within 24 months). Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.


Our Client has an immediate opening for a Sr. LINUX Systems Administrator.  This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’ s core defense/intelligence services and systems.  Our Clients employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.


Responsible for managing the functionality and efficiency of a group of computers running on one or more operating systems
Maintains the integrity and security of servers and systems 
Serves as a front line interface to users with technical issues 
Makes recommendations for hardware and software purchase
Interacts with third-party technology vendors and internal database staff
Conducts systems analysis and development to keep systems current with changing technologies 
Duties may include installing new software, troubleshooting, granting permissions to applications and training users 
The Server System Administrator is responsible for the day-to-day support of Server services
Performs Server administration for Server Operating Systems
Performs administration of physical and virtualized servers
Responsible for the configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting of physical and virtual hardware
Configures, maintains and troubleshoots network related interfaces on servers
Performs OS and vendor software patching on servers
Monitors Physical and Virtual Servers performance using monitoring tools 
Performs, maintains, troubleshoots and does analysis of alerts on Servers
Creates scripts to automate repetitive processes 
Work with customers to identify, isolate, and resolve problems with Servers that are effecting other services
Contributes and executes plans, designs, and implements necessary configurations to ensure compliance with back-up and disaster recovery policies, procedures for servers
Executes and maintains Security Compliancy processes and policies
Develops and maintains Server related standards, policies, and procedures
Mentor team in the technology to allow them to be more knowledgably and self-sufficient
Reviews and analyzes performance metrics in order to optimize environment for efficiencies
Implements administration of physical and virtualized servers using industry standard technologies 
Implements administration of servers in lab environments that are physical and virtualized using industry standard technologies
Researches and troubleshoots Server technical issues and communicates status to Server team and stakeholders
Leads medium sized continuous process improvement efforts 


Solaris version 10 or newer System Administration


STIG compliance & Hardening


Linux version 5.11 or newer

Linux EPO configuring

OS Scripting (for example,  Bourne shell scripting (sh, ksh, bash) or  C-shell scripting (csh, tcsh))

Frequently contributes to the development of new theories and methods
Employs expertise as a generalist or specialist
Develops resolutions to complex problems that require the frequent use of creativity
Uses judgment within broadly defined policies and practices
Work is accomplished without considerable direction
Exerts significant latitude in determining objectives of assignment
Represents the organization as the principal customer contact and generally performs in a program/project leadership role
Interacts with management and senior customer personnel on matters requiring coordination across organizational lines
Requires an advanced understanding of Server based operating systems
As the Subject Matter Expert have the ability to mentor others on administrating the server environment 
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with non-technical, technical audiences, and IT leadership
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a wide range of individuals including technical and non-technical staff, and IT leadership
Ability to work individually or collaboratively as part of a high-performance team
Superior analytical and problem solving skills
Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and lead team plans for upgrades and system enhancements
Demonstrated ability to write policies, procedures, and create system documentation
Enhanced troubleshooting skills within the Server OS as well as both networking and storage technologies
Must have hands-on experience developing, deploying and supporting large-scale  enterprise server solutions 
Ensures infrastructure is reliable, flexible, integrated and anticipates future needs 
Takes ownership of getting project deliverables done on schedule and within budget
Leadership ability to effectively motivate, guide and influence others to successful outcomes
Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction
Skilled at executing complex tasks
Ability to demonstrate good judgment when taking calculated risks individually or for the team
Able to anticipate problems and take appropriate preventative actions
Utilizes skill set to help more inexperienced team members to be more agile 
Advanced level of experience in multiple IT fields, applications and domains
Plans and executes small sized technical projects
Has a broad understanding of the interrelationships within the IT environment with focus on Server and services
Advanced knowledge of Physical and Virtual Server support
Advanced knowledge of access, permissions and security that gives the clients the access to the data they need to perform their daily activities
Elevate more complex issues
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