Solaris Systems Administrator in Radford, VA at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 1/21/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job #:  809351

All interested candidates are encouraged to send copies of their resume to Tia Bracken, 

Location: Crystal City, VA

Duration: 3+ years 

Benefits: PTO and Paid Holidays, 401k plan, Health/Dental/Vision, ESPP

Candidates must be US Citizens and able to obtain and maintain at minimum an interim secret clearance, per a condition of employment. 

Key Aspects 

  • Project Details:  Multifaceted DoD Data Center -large complex, fast paced environment
  • Tech Stacks: Blended environment of Unix, Solaris, Linux, Red Hat Linux, HP-UX, CentOS  
  • Environment: Data Center environment, Secret level facility
  • Team: Existing senior team with multiple specialties and silo’s to support niche customer needs
  • Additional Aspects:  Growth potential, steady work flow, opportunity to expand knowledge base by supporting cross-functional teams in a blended environment, access to multiple training platforms & cert prep including PluralSight  
  • Key Requirements:  Active Interim Secret or Above Clearance, Ability to obtain currently Security + or other 8570 compliance, Computing Environment Certification (RHEL, Solaris, Linux+, etc) 

Responsibilities of Unix System Administrator

  • Manage, maintain, deploy, troubleshoot and support servers for a mixed customer environment
  • This position will plan, execute and implement new system hardware and software and create and maintain team technical instructions, operating procedures and policies as needed
  • This position will need to be adept at monitoring and tuning system performance, ongoing operation of the servers, hardening of the servers and reporting of the overall security and operational status.
  • The position will also recommend improvements to the enterprise, and manage new software/hardware integrations when required.
  • The position will need excellent communication and team skills. 
  • This position will provide support towards the lifecycle of a mixed environment of vendor equipment in the datacenter to include firmware version control and periodic preventive maintenance.

Requirements of Unix Systems Administrator

  • Experience in shell scripting, patching, and networking concepts (VLANs, routing, firewalls, subnetting)
  • Familiarity with server virtualization technologies (e.g. VMware), SAN/storage concepts (LUNs, HBAs), logical volume management, NFS, SNMP, sftp, and SMTP
  • Working knowledge of OS security best practices,
  • Experience configuring/managing/updating large groups of servers and OS firewall configurations.
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, analytical and problem-solving skills, written and verbal communication abilities. This should include experience in designing, documenting and writing deliverable plans for enterprise implementations using Microsoft Office products such as MS Project and MS Visio.

Candidates must be willing to obtain CompTIA Security+ prior to starting work if not otherwise 8570 compliant--- Apex can provide training & cert discounts to assist with this process.









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