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Unix System Administrator

Location Alexandria, United States
Posted 17-January-2019

Please note that this is a 8 moth contract position.

The successful candidate will participate in a team environment supporting a U.S. Government contract that provides personnel security management to DOD. The position involves the development, test, and production support of a web application with a Sybase database. The candidate will need strong analytical skills, strong communication skills, and extensive experience in UNIX. Exposure and experience working with various middleware products is preferred.

Essential Function:
The candidate will be involved in the day-to-day support of a UNIX Solaris operating system development environment for a web application with a Sybase database. Additionally, occasional evening and weekend support for production deployments is required. Strong analytical skills and experience with the ability to communicate is a must. Strong understanding of UNIX, Shell scripting, and relational databases is needed. Must be able to work in a team environment and independently with minimum management oversight. Must possess high energy and strong motivation to make a difference. The work is fast paced and with changing priorities. Task switching without loss of productivity is a must.Pre-Requisites:

U.S. Citizenship (based on SSBI investigation)

Security+ certification is required, or must be obtained within 3 months

UNIX System Administrator certification is preferred

3+ years hands-on experience with the UNIX operating system as a Systems Administrator; preference is that the experience be with Solaris but any Unix OS experience is acceptable. Experience must include system startup/shutdown, backups, vulnerability management, and Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) product upgrading/loading/troubleshooting.

Experience working with middleware products such as Tomcat, Apache, Redhat JBoss-EAP, and Java is preferred

Ability to assist with developing procedural and technical documentation

Ability to follow project plans (system migrations and software release upgrade)

Ability to work evening and weekend hours on a rotational basis for production deployments

Experience in supporting software developers in development environments

Strong diagnostic and troubleshooting skills

Knowledge of UNIX and web-related security postures, skills and best-practices

Must be able to effectively articulate complex, technical concepts to on-site clients, non-technical management and co-contractors

Must demonstrate a strong sense of self-motivation and direction

A team player

Understanding of application development lifecycle processes is a plus

Common office software skills (Word, Excel, Visio)

Strong motivation to make a difference

Familiarity with Department of Defense personnel security issues is a plus

Location: Able to work out of Alexandria VA or Lorton VA immediately to be co-located with development environment

For consideration, please reference job number 3757

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