Linux System Administrator

ECS Federal, LLC
Fairfax, VA
Sep 12, 2020
Sep 22, 2020
Full Time
ECS is seeking a Linux System Administrator to work in our Fairfax, VA office. Job Description: Be a Linux System Administrator on one of the most high profile and significant cybersecurity systems in the US ECS seeks an experienced Infrastructure Engineer to support the operations and maintenance for the network and system environment of the Department of Homeland Security s Continuous Diagnostics Mitigation (CDM) project, which is being used by every Federal agency. This is an important project for our company and will be a resume builder for you. In this role you will support hands-on administration including semi-annual product upgrades, systems patching, and proactively monitor system components to assess and improve system performance, including the ingest of large datasets on a daily basis. Position Responsibilities: Working alongside a dynamic operations team that includes technical engineers, DevOps engineers, development teams and technical leadership, the Linux System Administrator will support the existing windows-based COTS application and ultimately will need to be comfortable with transitioning to a completely new Linux platform environment. The position will focus on managing all systems administration duties including troubleshooting and resolving issues at the operating system or server level. Support activities may include, but not be limited to: Performance monitoring and analysis Application-level upgrades and patching Database Server Patching, Database Index maintenance and backups Operating System configuration, upgrades and patching STIG installation and verification Incident identification, root cause analysis and resolution Recommendation and implementation of new and improved processes and procedures for system administration and maintenance We are seeking team-players who enjoy the challenge of problem solving, and learning new skills and technologies. The team will routinely interact with government stakeholders to communicate status, issues and progress. You'll be working with a talented team in Fairfax, VA developing a leading-edge enterprise system that will protect Federal IT systems across the US It's an exciting project that will help many people. You will work onsite at the project team s location in Fairfax, VA, and the customer site in Ballston, VA. You must be able to pass a government background check to achieve DHS Suitability. Required Skills: Must be a US Citizen Must be able to obtain a Top Secret Clearance and DHS Suitability Bachelor's Degree (Preferably IT or STEM) 2+ years administering and troubleshooting N tier web applications to include database servers, services servers, and web servers in Linux environments 2+ years managing the deployment, maintenance and operations of web-based systems in Linux environments 2+ years basic network administration and troubleshooting Proven expertise in at least one infrastructure application such as: Active Directory, monitoring systems, DR/BC software, log aggregation, etc Experience supporting web-based systems performance analysis and optimization Firm understanding of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) concepts Knowledge of Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) and how to configure them Knowledge of general automation practices Understanding of patch automation concepts and capabilities (eg WSUS) Demonstrated ability to apply an understanding of systems administration and operations to proactively identify and remediate day-to-day technical and operational challenges Experience troubleshooting connectivity issues across all layers of the TCP/IP stack Excellent written and verbal communication skills Proven ability to interact with customer stakeholders, including senior leadership Desired Skills: Powershell automation experience Experience working with RSA Archer GRC Experience troubleshooting messaging queuing technologies, especially RabbitMQ Database Management (SQL Server, PostgreSQL, ElasticSearch, etc ) Experience working as a Cyber Security professional Experience with CI/CD environments Experience supporting routing troubleshooting and analysis, as a helpdesk engineer for web-based Linux applications Solid understanding of Systems Architecture and component integration concepts Linux Professional Institute (LPI): LPIC System Administrator CISSP Certification DHS Suitability ECS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. ECS promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans. ECS is a leading mid-sized provider of technology services to the United States Federal Government. We are focused on people, values and purpose. Every day, our 3000+ employees focus on providing their technical talent to support the Federal Agencies and Departments of the US Government to serve, protect and defend the American People.