Cloud Systems Administrator
Job DescriptionThis position is located in Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD supporting the DoD wide social business platform, milSuite. Be a part of a dynamic winning team and grow your career with opportunities to expand your Cloud Systems expertise supporting our Military.Must have experience in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6/7 (RHEL) / UNIX Operating Systems. Ability to configure and manage operating system, install patches, update system, and deploy services. Experience in virtualization with VMware, and ability to apply system security controls and DISA STIGs is required. Cloud experience with vCloud Director, and networking using F5 Load Balancers a plus. Technical knowledge of common network protocol/services, hardware devices, and system components is required.Job DescriptionProvide professional and technical services as a System Administrator (SA). Duties include, but are not limited to the following system administration duties:Domain Name Service (DNS) administrationUser account maintenance and access permissionsNetwork Information Services managementHardware installs and removalsOperating System installs and upgradesApplication support for various COTS and GOTS software packagesThe applicant will also be required to perform site-specific configuration requirements, documentation of system installations, and the periodic generation of system performance and utilization summariesThe applicant must have significant troubleshooting skills, must be able to diagnose system problems, coordinate with a help desk, and monitor systems to ensure optimal performanceSupport the automation of provisioning of IT resources in the cloud including network, compute, storage, backup, identity and access management, audit and other required components using cloud management systemsPrepare technical papers, assessments, and implementation plans in response to specific engineering requirements that include processes and procedures that support deployment and maintenance of software and hardware intensive systemsQualificationsProfessional experience supporting technology delivery to DoD organizations as a Systems Engineer or Systems Administrator3 to 5 years Linux administration and engineering experience, specifically RedHat Linux ES 6 or 7Prior experience supporting continuous integration requirements using cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) preferredProven ability to participate in the analysis of IT and business issuesStrong written and verbal communications skills are a mustWell versed in internet architectures, including web, application, and database components such as Apache, memcache, MySQLFamiliarity with virtualization and cloud platforms, especially VMwareFamiliarity with continuous deployment methodology and other common DevOps tools including Git, and configuration tools such as PuppetMedium level scripting skills in languages such as Bash, PHP, etc.Understanding of firewalls, NAT and packet filtering (specifically IPtables)Experience with application load balancing solutions for scaling and High AvailabilityCompTIA Security+ certification required within 3 months of employmentRequired Education and ClearanceB.S. in information systems related major preferredMUST HAVE AN ACTIVE TOP SECRET CLEARANCE. SCI ELIGIBILITY REQUIRED. IT LEVEL I CERTIFICATION REQUIRED.