Linux System Administrator
Job Description Position Description We are seeking a Senior Linux Systems Engineer to perform systems administration/engineering within a Linux/Solaris/Windows environment of 300 Linux platforms running a combination of applications such as Apache, Squid, Bind, MYSQL, POSTGRES, and various other open source applications. The successful candidate will have experience installing, configuring and maintaining clustered applications running on Ubuntu / Debian Linux, and day to day operations administration. Responsibilities: · Installation and configuration of operating systems, drivers, firmware, and OS patches. Including SAN, clustering, Virtual and physical servers. · Troubleshoot and performance tune hardware and operating systems · Coordinate installation, repair, and upgrades with project managers and vendors · Manage and maintain allocation of SAN storage arrays, LUN management. · Manage configurations, implementations and maintenance of system management application technologies, including Apache, Squid, Bind, MYSQL, POSTGRES, and various other open · Provision and administer new and existing virtualization platforms including: o KVM o Xen o VMWare · Support maintaining data quality through issue identification and resolution; · Work closely with Operations and Maintenance teams to support development of standard operating procedures (SOPs), test strategies and plans, and training material; · Assist in developing calibration plans to maintain consistency across the products; · Support technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, risk analysis, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for all systems within scope. These analyses are performed at every level of the system, including concept, design, fabrication, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal; · Participate in technical working groups consisting of Government stakeholders and other groups designed to facilitate collaboration and technical concurrence of requirements, reviews, issues and resolutions, and technical direction as necessary; · Work with management to develop and update project schedules, documentation, and design/requirements packages for review/approval processes; · Install and configure Linux platforms running a combination of applications such as Apache, Squid, Bind, MYSQL, POSTGRES, and various other open source applications. · Install, configure and maintain clustered applications running on Linux Ubuntu / Debian and day to day operations administration · Perform Linux Ubuntu / Debian system administration and troubleshooting tasks in accordance with project schedule and scope. · Provision and administer new and existing physical and virtual Linux severs (Ubuntu, Debian) · Expertise in Distributed Replicated Block Device (DRBD) technology for replication of data sets across geographically dispersed drive arrays over Linux based secure transport tunnel infrastructure · Managing OGC compliant standards with WMS, WFS and WCS services. · Experience with GEOSERVER and MAPSERVER open-source tools and PostGIS and MySQL as the back-end database to provide an OpenSource GIS Shared Hosting System · Lifecycle: provisioning, configuration, orchestration and monitoring Perform proactive management of systems and support quality assurance activities Plan and implement system changes and adjustments to maximize system availability Evaluate and report system performance Monitor and ensure hardware limits are not exceeded Perform system configuration and update technical documentation tasks Assist in developing test plans, conducting system tests, documenting and analyzing performance data, and reporting results to support development of a production architecture Perform configuration management, risk analysis, contingency planning and work with designated security staff to conduct security reviews and audits. Manage and provide technical support of server hardware and software tools Skills Required:* Technical Lead experience. 7-10 years of experience in Information Technology (IT) Experience with enterprise server hardware, including blades, rack-mount servers, and network storage. · Understand technical relationships, dependencies, and requirements of the system and applications. · Strong coordination, organization, teaming and communication abilities along with horizontal integration skills. · Possess excellent oral and written communication skills in order to build/maintain constructive relationships among customers, government technical workers, and contractors, and stakeholders to meet tactical and strategic goals. · Ability to develop, document, and maintain processes, methods, and tools. · Ability to perform and understand multiple tasks simultaneously. · Ability to work in a team environment as well as be an individual contributor. · Able to meet requirements for maintaining professional certifications · Excellent written and verbal communication skills · Be a United States citizen or legal resident Skills Preferred:* University degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent preferred Company Description This position will work for Tricorp, Inc., a federal contractor.