Unix Admin (Linux & VMware) in
Elite Technical is seeking a Linux based UNIX Administrator to support our customer, a Federal Healthcare Insurance organization, in Washington DC. This is a 9 month + contract position with expected extensions and potential for conversion to full time employment with our client's organization. The scope of the project is the day to day management and administration the Red Hat Linux systems running on Intel-based hardware and VMware servers within the environment.**Deliverables, expectations and responsibilities include Hands on technical support and systems engineering activities, testing, managing, administration and validating systems* Infrastructure related work; requirements analysis, design, installation, testing, and configuration of H/W and S/W components* Installation and maintenance of the operating system and application server configurations on the Linux and provide help out with the IBM AIX Server environment* Installation and maintenance of the VMware virtualized environment* Diagnose and resolve problems, or escalate to next level support as necessary* Support Disaster Recovery SLA/RPO/RTO objectives* Ensures proper procedures are followed to introduce changes and fixes into the operating environment in order to ensure the lowest possible error rate* Proactively monitors software maintenance levels compared to the vendor published software stack to ensure optimization and corrective fixes are applied* Operational support in the planning, design, replication, and synchronization of secure, high-availability systems and applications* Develops, updates, and maintains operations manuals, inventories, and written procedures relative to installing, maintaining, and using Operating Systems and subsystems softwareThis is a temp position with potential for conversion to full time employment. Only candidates with the ability and desire to join our client's organization should apply. Our client is an exceptional organization servicing the Federal Marketplace offering Health Insurance. They are experiencing exceptional growth and have a track record of integrating professionals into the organization and providing opportunities for learning, career growth and advancement.Are you qualified and interested in learning more about this opportunity? Contact Elite Technical for immediate consideration.Required Skills * Eight (8+) plus years of Information Technology Infrastructure Experience* BS Degree in Computer Science of equivalent* Five (5+) plus years Linux and VMware* Background with Technical Support of AIX and IBM POWER7 servers is a BIG PLUS* Hands-on Implementation, Configuration, Testing, Production rollout and support of complex Linux hosted VMware environments* Backup, Replication and Disaster Recovery of the environment* Data Center environment and operations* Strong troubleshooting capabilities* Ability to adapt to rapidly changing technology* Excellent knowledge of MS Office tool set - MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project and MS Visio.* Strong communication skills.* Ability to work independently.* Ability to work under pressure* Ability to provide structure in a rapidly changing environment.* High motivation. * Positive attitude. Company Description: Elite Technical Services has over two decades of practice credibility. We support all phases of IT project delivery (PMO), information technology service management (ITSM) and engineering implementation missions (Professional Services). Our customers include Federal Civilian and Defense Agencies as well as commercial Systems Integration firms from small disadvantaged businesses through Fortune 100 Companies. We combine the right talent with highly skilled outcomes-minded management to create a team that delivers program objectives and is focused on surpassing budget and schedule projections.