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Systems Administrator (Linux)

Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD | Other
7 Days Ago

Job Description

Overview

Soft Tech Consulting is seeking a highly motivated, self-directed individual to fill the role of Systems Administrator (Linux).  We are looking for a Systems Administrator (Linux) who will be a strong addition to the team.  The selected individual will join a collaborative team environment where they will provide expertise and support, including helping to define the projects objectives, support quality control and support coordinating the efforts of team members in order to deliver the project according to plan. The Systems Administrator (Linux) plays a role in client relations and the success of the project. Key to the success of this position is the successful delivery of projects, and effective communication to all levels of staff for reporting project status.

 

MUST BE US CITIZEN

MUST HAVE INTERIM SECRET CLEARANCE OR HIGHER

Responsibilities

  • Ensure the client services are fully functional twenty-four hours a day/seven days a week.
  • Troubleshoot system outages to resolve the problem and recover the services to maximum performance in the shortest amount of time as possible.
  • Ensure that all client services, including underlying hardware and software meets all DoD 8500 series and NIST 800-53 security requirements.
  • Implement and monitor server backup and restore operations as defined in government SOP’s.
  • Develop systems architecture and other system engineering/administration documentation.
  • Create test plans to allow for a proper evaluation of hardware and software being considered for implementation.
  • Provide written evaluations of system concepts, system designs, and system support program proposals with the goal of recommending actions for optimizing system performance to include evaluations of technical and production performance.
  • Research, develop, demonstrate, integrate, and test innovative technologies.
  • Implement and monitor the disaster recovery plan.
  • Implement and monitor testing and installation of patches, updates, additional tools and future versions of all software
  • Ensure the server logs are kept on a central log server, such as Splunk, and are provided to the  ISSM (Information Systems Security Manager) upon request
  • Troubleshoot all IT issues for the assurance of server reliability.
  • Provide recommendations that address the future performance needs of enterprise services through ongoing monitoring of capacity planning and management for the continuity and functionality of the system operations and integration.
  • Perform full beta-testing to ensure full functionality and integration with all services prior to applying changes to production systems.
  • Provide the client with written test plan for approval prior to implementation.
  • Provide written testing results prior to putting systems into production.
  • Perform preventative maintenance and server patching after normal business hours 
  • Schedule installation of all required server patches to occur after normal business hours.
  • Install patches on the client servers and workstations.
  • Upgrade, maintain and provide security patches on all servers.
  • Ensure compliance with Cybersecurity Vulnerability Alerts and Security Technical Implementation Guides.
  • Provide engineering consulting and compliance management.
  • Assist in technical evaluation of the vendor submissions for compliance with client specifications.
  • Prepare and present training information to the technical staff and user personnel.
  • Maintain systems and data integrity that includes virus checking.
  • Ensure maximum availability and performance given resources.
  • Participate in Change Management Control process and submit Requests for Change.
  • Administer system security tools to include ACAS, SCAP and Radix.
  • Ensure STIG checklists and associated artifacts for all technologies are reviewed, and validation results are posted.
  • Unix/Linux/Mac
  •  Provide operating system support to Oracle database and application administrators as required
  • Use SCAP and RADIX to scan and maintain STIG compliance
  • Create custom RPM packages delivered through Satellite to administer packages that are not maintained by Red Hat
  • Develop and administer full RHEL and Mac desktop integration with Windows services
  • Support user PKI authentication with Active Directory integration
  • Support end user RHEL and MacOS desktop issues and requests

PREFERRED: 

  • Administer Red Hat servers using existing enterprise tools to include as Satellite, Puppet and Ansible
  • Administer all services running on Red Hat server to include at least Apache, Docker, Kubernetes, PostgreSQL, Postfix, Nessus, ACAS Security Center, Samba, Splunk, Ansible Tower
  • Write custom bash scripts to accomplish various administration tasks
  • Maintain STIG compliance across the entire VMware environment

  • Administer VMware vCenter servers

  • Install and configure new VMware hosts as hosts reach their end-of-life.

  • Perform computer imaging through Army mandated tools such as Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager as well as develop and maintain up-to-date STIG complaint images across multiple networks that are compatible on all government furnished computer hardware

  • Automate patching of Windows servers and workstations through the use of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM) and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)

  • Administer Microsoft Office group policies in compliance with DoD mandated STIGs.

  • Respond to and remediate security scan findings provided by Cybersecurity engineers.

  • Respond and remediate software vulnerabilities identified in Information Assurance Vulnerability Memorandums (IAVM), Operations Orders (OPORD), Task Orders (TASKORD) and Cyber Task Orders (CTO).

 

Qualifications

  • BA or BS Bachelor’s Degree with 5 years of overall applicable experience highly preferred
  • Minimum requirement is HS Diploma with 7 years of overall applicable experience 
  • Interim Secret is allowed until full Secret clearance
  • Obtain and maintain (if don't already possess) a computing environment certification relevant to job duties (must have within 6 months of hire)
  • DoD 8570.01-M baseline certification at time of hire
  • Experience with Linux
  • Experience with patching compliance for OPORD
  • Experience with Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM)
  • Experience with Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
  • Experience with VMWare  
  • Experience with Red Hat servers using existing enterprise tools to include as Satellite, Puppet, Ansible, JAMF, Centrify.
  • Experience with administering all services running on Red Hat to include at least Apache, Docker, Kubernetes, PostgreSQL, Postfix, Nessus, ACAS Security Center, Samba, Splunk, Ansible Tower.
  • Experience with SCAP and RADIX to scan and maintain STIG compliance.
  • Experience with writing custom bash scripts.
  • Experience with developing and administering full RHEL and Mac desktop integration with Windows services.
  • Experience with user PKI authentication with Active Directory integration.
  • Experience in implementing and monitoring a disaster recovery plan.
  • Experience with security tools to include ACAS, SCAP and Radix.
  • Experience in evaluating hardware and software being considered for implementation.
  • Experience with system concepts, system designs.
  • Experience with recommending actions for optimizing system performance to include evaluations of technical and production performance.
  • Experience with researching, developing, demonstrating, integrating, and testing innovative technologies.
  • Experience with implementing and monitoring the testing and installation of patches, updates, additional tools, and future versions of all software.
  • Experience in making recommendations that addresses the future performance needs of enterprise services
  • Experience with monitoring capacity planning and management for the continuity and functionality
  • Experience with preventative maintenance and server patching.
  • Experience with the installation of patches on the client servers and workstations.
  • Experience with upgrading, maintaining and providing security patches.
  • Experience with maintaining systems and data integrity that includes virus checking.
  • Experience with Change Management Control process and submit Requests for Change.
  • Experience with administering system security tools to include ACAS, SCAP and Radix.
  • Must be able to work independently. 
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to follow instructions and provide support to all team members.

About Us

Soft Tech Consulting, Inc. is a woman and minority-owned business headquartered in Chantilly, VA. With contracts in both the public and private sectors in the DC metro area and across the country, Soft Tech is an organization made up of highly successful and talented Information Technology professionals offering enterprise class solutions for any size organization at great value. Soft Tech’s mission is to help government organizations design, implement, and maintain mission critical Information Technology solutions. By focusing jointly on our employees and our customers, we are able to achieve our mission by providing each and every one of our customers with continuous quality customer support. Soft Tech Consulting, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Company Overview

  • Website softtechconsulting.com
  • Headquarters CHANTILLY, VA
  • Size 100 - 200
  • Founded 1996
  • Type
  • CEO CHRISTINE DO
  • Revenue $10M - $50M
  • Industry Software & Networking
  • About soft tech consulting

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