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Linux Systems Administrator, Senior

Reston, Virginia Aquilent

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Reston, VA

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Engineering, Information Technology


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Job Description

Job Number: R*******

Linux Systems Administrator, Senior
Key Role:
Administer Linux and UNIX operating systems, including provisioning applications for a large federal client and managing large PaaS based on Kubernetes across several domains. Research and document security issues, including dealing with setting up and managing system security controls. Manage the POAM documentation process. Evaluate system problems of workflow, organization, and planning and develop appropriate corrective action. Perform quality control of processes and products produced. Assist with the formulation of technical strategies and processes for administered systems. Write, interpret, and analyze technical documentation regarding system administration and provide consulting support to internal and external working groups and committees as a substantive authority in the subject area, when required.

Basic Qualifications:
-5+ years of experience in the software development and IT field, including automation of the software delivery process and infrastructure changes in an agile fashion
-Experience with scripting languages, including bash, cron, Python, perl, and ruby
-Experience with AWS
-Experience with container orchestration platforms such as Kubernetes, OpenShift, Apache Mesos, Swarm or YARN
-Experience with virtualization and networking
-Experience with one or more software development languages, including Java, JavaScript, C#, C++, C, Visual Basic, Go, Swift, or Scala
-TS/SCI clearance; willingness to take polygraph exam
-HS diploma or GED and 12 years of experience with IT systems, AA or AS degree and 10 years of experience with IT systems, BA or BS degree and 8 years of experience with IT systems; MA or MS degree and 6 years of experience with IT systems, or PhD degree and 4 years of experience with IT systems
-Security+ Certification

Additional Qualifications:
-Knowledge of methodology and federal information system policies, including NIST 800.53, FISMA, the Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG), and configuration management
-Knowledge of analyzing static code and supporting the remediation of findings from code scans
-Knowledge of database technologies, including Oracle, SQL Server, or MySQL
-Knowledge of Java frameworks, including Spring, Hibernate, and JSPs
-Knowledge of DoD software development practices
-Knowledge of static code analysis capabilities
-Knowledge of DoD information assurance and security policies
-Knowledge of the DoD commercial Cloud hosting policy
-BS degree preferred; MS degree a plus
-Linux Certifications

Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; TS/SCI clearance is required.

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