Senior Linux Administrator
Posted on Jan 26, 2019 by Preferred Systems Solutions
PSS, Inc. is actively seeking a Senior Linux Administrator to join our growing team located in Chantilly, Virginia. The successful candidate will maintain and improve, as part of the existing Linux team, the Sponsor's Linux environment. This includes responsibility for the operating system software and its successful integration with the hardware and applications software across the organization.
TS/SCI with Polygraph (Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Accordingly, US Citizenship is required.)
Active TS/SCI with Polygraph clearance
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or Engineering, or other related discipline or 10 years of related technical experience may be substituted for education.
Minimum of 3 years configuring and maintaining Linux servers.
Duties, Tasks & Responsibilities
Planning, testing, installing, integrating, and maintaining new and upgraded versions of the relevant operating systems
Building and hardening Linux servers, and establishing configuration baselines
Applying all appropriate security and firmware patches in a timely manner, and assisting in creating, maintaining, and adhering to the organization's patch management plans
Developing test plans and procedures
Testing and integrating software and hardware
Managing operating system lifecycles
Establishing, developing, testing, staging, and operating environments
Designing interfaces to external systems
Researching and resolving operating system problems efficiently and accurately, while adhering to organizational standards and practices
Troubleshooting operating system problems, and collaborating with other teams (e.g. application development, network, etc.) to resolve problems across the organization
Providing technical support to other teams (e.g. application development, etc.) on requirements for integration into the operating system
Maintaining and updating documentation on the operating system configuration and all other areas of responsibility
Required Experience, Skills, & Technologies
Strong Linux administration experience
Experience working in an organization with complex, intertwined systems and data flows
Experience creating, maintaining, and communicating complex information technology documentation
Experience with domain account management, particularly via Centrify, LDAP, and Active Directory
Experience applying security patches in a Linux environment
Strong shell scripting experience
Puppet scripting experience
Ability to manage a large, complex server environment
Strong communication and collaboration skills to work effectively and proactively across a large organization of dispersed teams
Desired Experience, Skills & Technologies
Strong Solaris administration experience
Solaris administration/engineering certification (e.g. SCSAS, etc.)
Preferred Systems Solutions, Inc. (PSS) is a recognized leader in providing Information Technology, Engineering Services, Program Management, and Consulting Services. For over 20 years, PSS has enabled Government and Commercial clients to achieve their organizational initiatives through the application of high quality, innovative, and cost effective professional services and solutions. PSS provides a positive working environment, with opportunities for advancement in our growing local Federal sector workforce.
PSS is committed to the diversity we bring to the marketplace by being an EEOC/AA employer who is committed to hiring a diverse team of professionals to provide world class services and products aimed at exceeding our customer's expectations. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability. PSS is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.