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Unix Administrator

Dayton, Ohio
Closing date
Nov 28, 2023

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Responsibilities & Qualifications

  • Design, configure, implement, and maintain UNIX hardware and operating system environments including AIX, HP-UX, and Solaris.
  • Optimize backup processes.
  • Optimizes disk space allocations.
  • Perform installations and upgrades.
  • Monitor and reviews logs.
  • Apply appropriate operating system security measures.
  • Design and implement high availability solutions and plans data migrations between systems.
  • Provide technical expertise and assistance to team members as required.
  • Monitor operating system, hardware, storage, and backup procedures.
  • Determine execution and recovery times during disaster recovery and production environment testing, along with designing and implementing efficiency improvements.
  • Engineer and implement redundant systems.
  • Develop and enforce policies, procedures, and tests for disaster recovery and data archiving to ensure effective protection and integrity of data assets.
  • Participate in initial project analysis including feasibility studies, scope, timeline, task list, and duration of projects.
  • Design, implement, and perform UNIX authentication and security audits while providing solutions and remediation for identified discrepancies.
  • Review real-time trending information, and contacts tiered support, when necessary.
  • Maintain regular contact with users and supervisor/manager regarding status of open or pending service calls.
  • Assess and develop long-term strategic goals for production operating systems versions in conjunction with data owners

  • Experience:
    • Seven (7) years systems administration experience on UNIX operating systems AIX, Solaris, or HP-UX.
    • Five (5) years' experience with Disaster recovery and data replication.
    • Five (5) years hands-on troubleshooting, tuning and patching experience.
    • Five (5) years administration, configuration and troubleshooting experience with UNIX Server Cluster, Load Balancing and Virtualization.
  • Certifications:
    • DoD Approved 8570 Baseline Certification: Category IAT Level II (One of the Following):
      • CCNA Security
      • CySA+
      • GICSP
      • GSEC
      • Security+ CE
      • SSCP
      • CND
    • Computing Environment Certification (One of the following):
      • AWS CSA Associate
      • AWS CSA Professional
      • AWS CS Specialty
      • AWS CSO Admin Associate
      • CCA-V
      • CCP-V
      • Exterro PA
      • IBM CSD WMB
      • ICS Cybersecurity (301V)
      • ISA CCST Level I
      • Linux+
      • LPI Linux Essentials
      • OCA WebLogic 12c Admin
      • OCI Foundations 2020
      • RHCE
      • RHCSA
      • Sun SCNA
      • VMWare VCP DW 2022
    • Amazon Web Services Certified Cloud Practitioner or higher (AWS Solutions Architect, AWS SysOps Administrator, AWS Developer, etc.)
  • Clearance:
    • Must possess Secret clearance


We are seeking a Unix Administrator to join our team supporting DLA Enterprise Test Center (ETC).

TekSynap is a fast-growing high-tech company that understands both the pace of technology today and the need to have a comprehensive well planned information management environment. "Technology moving at the speed of thought" embodies these principles - the need to nimbly utilize the best that information technology offers to meet the business needs of our Federal Government customers.

We offer our full-time employees a competitive benefits package to include health, dental, vision, 401K, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability plans, vacation time and holidays.

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Additional Job Information


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Locations:
    • Battle Creek, MI
    • Columbus, OH
    • Dayton, OH
    • Fort Belvoir, VA
    • New Cumberland, PA
    • Ogden, UT
    • Philadelphia, PA
    • Richmond, VA
  • Type of environment: Office
  • Noise level: Medium
  • Work schedule: Schedule is day shift Monday - Friday. May be requested to work evenings and weekends to meet program and contract needs.
  • Amount of Travel: Less than 10%


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to handle, feel, touch; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is regularly required to lift up to 10 pounds. The employee is frequently required to lift up to 25 pounds; and up to 50 pounds. The vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


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Secret clearance


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. TekSynap does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, national origin, disability, age, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law (referred to as "protected status"). This nondiscrimination policy extends to all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment as well as the use of all company facilities, participation in all company-sponsored activities, and all employment actions such as promotions, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.

TekSynap is committed to ensuring that our online application process provides an equal employment opportunity to all job seekers, including individuals with disabilities. If you believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to submit an application, please contact for assistance.


TekSynap understands both the pace of technology today and the need to have a comprehensive well planned information management environment. Technology moving at the speed of thought®embodies these principles – the need to nimbly utilize the best that information technology offers to meet the business needs of our Federal Government customers.

The TekSynap founders have worked together for over a decade, supporting customers ranging from small departmental operations & maintenance efforts to leading broad nationwide deployment efforts for agencies such as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. This core management team has operated in leading companies such as SIGNAL Corporation and managed business sectors of over 100M in annual revenue in industry leading companies such as General Dynamics.

At each level this team has absorbed what “works” – for the company, our customers and our employees. We synthesize the best at each level resulting in a unique service provider that combines the infrastructure and process models of larger organizations with an agile ability to cost effectively meet our customer’s requirements.

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