Systems Administrator (Linux/Unix), Senior

Employer
Independent Software
Location
Linthicum Heights, MD
Posted
Apr 20, 2017
Closes
Apr 21, 2017
Hours
Full Time
Who are we?Independent Software is a consulting, product, and solutions firm dedicated to the practical application of software and system engineering technologies to solve complex problems. We bring together world class engineers with proven engineering best practices, domain expertise, commercial technologies and proven agile management approaches to create high value solutions aimed at helping our customers meet their most critical business and mission objectives.Why Independent Software?We are focused on continual learning and evolution. We don't do things because "that's the way we've always done things"; we listen to our employees and adapt to the changing marketplace. We look at the big picture and encourage our engineers to get training and certifications in emerging technologies that will help shape our customer's mission.We've been profitable year after year. We're always on the lookout for great engineers to join the team and we recognize that our employees are the heart and soul of what we do. We focus on recruiting talented people, treating them right, and then allowing them to do what they do best. No red tape. No micromanagement. Smart people want to work with smart people, and we love people who are passionate about what they do, and finding ways to do it better.What you will be doing!Successful candidates will provide systems administration support for a vulnerability assessment and malware analysis cyber security team. The systems administrator will be responsible for ensuring availability and optimization of the environment as well as configuration and installation of tools to enhance team productivity, providing support for software testing, system integration, development of automated installation scripts and other duties to support LAN and WAN networks. Lastly, the systems administrator will also be expected to perform security and access testing and take support calls.Essential Job Functions:* Provide Tier 3 support and serve on the front line as a technical member of the Systems Administration team* Provide administrative support of Linux/UNIX systems including the installation of operating systems, management of configurations, management of Access Control Lists (ACLs), troubleshooting and monitoring the status of all systems and applications, and supporting installed applications and network services (eg NIS, DNS, LDAP, etc.)* Create, test, and maintain scripts (eg Shell and PERL) for process automation and file parsing in direct support of customer requirementsRequired Skills:* Eight (8) years of enterprise experience with installation, maintenance, administration, and trouble shooting of computer hardware and software at the Tier III level in a Linux/UNIX environment* Technically proficient at installing, configuring, and maintaining Linux/UNIX platforms (both in a physical and virtual environment)* Excellent understanding, knowledge, and working experience with the Linux/UNIX Command Line Interface (CLI)Certifications: The candidate must possess at least one currently active and valid Red Hat Linux certification (eg Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator (RHCSA), Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE), Red Hat Certified Datacenter Specialist (RHDCS), Red Hat Certified Security Specialist (RHCSS), Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)).Education and Experience:A degree is not a prerequisite for this position. However, candidates possessing a degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Electrical Engineering, or Math will be given credit for relevant years of experience towards the systems administration work requirement as follows: Associates Degree - 2 years, Bachelors Degree - 4 years, Masters Degree - 6 years, Doctorate - 8 years.Clearance: THIS POSITION REQUIRES A CURRENT TS/SCI WITH POLYGRAPH CLEARANCE Top Reasons to Work at Independent Software:* Great people deserve even better benefits, from comprehensive healthcare coverage and generous leave time to discounts with all of our vendors.* You are not just a job title. That's why we tip the work-life balance scale in your favor. It's not about being billable, it's about being valuable.* Whether you're working on-site or in our offices, your role at Independent Software is just as critical to our success as your coworker's.* We're constantly researching and implementing the latest technology so you've always got the right tools at your disposal.* As we've grown, we've retained that small company feel. When we say we have an open door policy, we actually mean it.* Independent Software is comprised of wonderfully generous folks. We believe in supporting the causes our employees care about. Bring us an opportunity to help and we'll listen.* Teamwork got us where we are today. Our collaborative environment allows you to maximize your true potential.* The work we do is exciting, critical stuff. No matter your role at Independent Software, you're helping us keep the nation safe and secure.* We have a history of great achievement and, with each year, our company gets even bigger and better. As we grow, so does the opportunity for our employees.* We host a variety of fun employee and family events throughout the year to say thanks for all that you do to make Independent Software a technology leader as well as a phenomenal place to work.Benefits:* Competitive salary* Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance plans* 401(k) retirement plan with company paid match of gross salary* A generous Paid Time Off and Holiday package* Lots of paid training! We encourage all employees to seek out training opportunities like conferences, certification courses and seminars.* We truly believe the right work-life balance can exist, and it's here at Independent Software. Our work is extremely important, but your job is just a part of who you are. When you enjoy your life outside of our walls, you're at your best the next time you walk through our doors. We do all we can to assure that happens every day.Independent Software is an Equal Opportunity Employer EOE, M/F/D/V.Posted by StartWire. Apply now!.