Sr Adv Linux/RHEL Systems Admin

Dedham, MA

Posted: 05/16/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Industry: Information Technology Job Number: 23-00314

Job Description

Applicant must have an active DoD TOP SECRET Security Clearance prior to hire.

Incumbent will provide Sr. Level technical problem solving and in-depth consulting for systems operations. You will work as part of a team responsible for administration and management of servers, end-user workstations and potentially clustered systems. Candidate will operate in both unclassified and classified network environments as well as analysis, design, and implementation of modifications to the systems software in order to improve systems performance, correct errors, or fulfill specific needs.

Daily Tasks:
  • Participate in planning new hardware acquisitions, developing operating policy, interacting with vendors, educating customers, and communicating and collaborating with other projects within the organization
  • Work closely with scientists and engineers to help them use workstations and servers to solve their computationally intensive problems
  • Support of individual user workstations and associated software will be required
  • Systems Administrators will provide support for application installation, licenses management, software tracking/distribution and backup/recovery of system configurations and user data files
  • Assist users in applying for accounts and approving user access.
  • You will also be responsible for all ConMon and compliance activities for servers & workstations. You' ll perform OS and vendor software patching on servers and monitor physical and virtual servers' performance using monitoring tools. You will be expected apply STIG' s, run SCAP and/or Nessus scans.

Skills Required:
  • Subject matter expert (SME) with the ability to mentor others on administrating the server environment
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL 7.X RHEL 8.X)
  • VMWare
  • Hyper-V
  • ESXi
  • STIG Checklists
  • STIG Compliance Checker Tool
  • Linux including RHEL/CentOS, specifically secure environments. Virtualized and bare metal
  • Infrastructure aspects of Linux related to authentication, policy, scanning, logging, storage
  • Advanced understanding of server based operating systems
  • Enhanced troubleshooting skills within the server OS as well as both networking and storage technologies
  • Hands-on experience developing, deploying and supporting large-scale enterprise server solutions
  • Design, planning, implementation, monitoring, administering and maintaining computer networks
  • Solid understanding of server based operating systems
  • Enhanced troubleshooting skills within the server OS as well as both networking and storage technologies
  • Working knowledge to create and run scripts to automate repetitive processes
  • Experience with ConMon and compliance activities for servers & workstations

What sets you apart:
  • Team player who thrives in collaborative environments and revels in team success
  • Creative thinking with the ability to multi-task
  • Broad understanding of the interrelationships within the IT environment with focus on server and services
  • Senior level knowledge of physical and virtual server support
  • Senior level knowledge of access, permissions and security that gives the clients the access to the data they need to perform their daily activities

Education Required:
Bachelor' s degree in Computer Science, a related field or equivalent experience is required plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience OR Master' s degree plus 6 years of relevant experience.

Department of Defense Top Secret security clearance is required within a reasonable period of time. Applicants selected will be subject to a US. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, US. Citizenship is required.

No third-party applicants will be considered. If you are a third-party contracting company, please do not respond to this position.

Meet Your Recruiter

Jason Briggs
Team Leader - Defense Solutions

A seasoned recruiting and sales professional with more than 7 years of industry experience, Jason Briggs joins the Contract Professionals, Inc. (CPI) team as the Director of Business Development, Information Technology Division in Scottsdale, Arizona.

With a talent for creative problem solving and coalition building, Jason started his career at Oxford and Associates in 2013, generating $2.3 million in sales by targeting the hardware, software, IT, and science & technology industries.

Subsequently, Jason joined KT Consulting as a Federal Department of Defense (DoD) Senior Recruiter focusing on winning and staffing One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS-SB) Proposals and Contracts for the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines.

Relocating to Arizona in 2017, Jason is originally from Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Stout with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with a focus in Risk Management. 

Jason attended St. John's Northwestern Military Academy in Wisconsin where he was exposed to JROTC leadership education training and military sciences. He has served on alumni executive board for the University of Wisconsin Stout's National social philanthropy fraternity, Phi Sigma Phi.  Jason also continues to provide support for local dog rescue organizations in the Phoenix area by donating time and participating in local adoption events.

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