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Senior Linux System Administrator - DoD TS/SCI

Company: The Computer Merchant, LTD.
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title : Senior Linux System Administrator - DOD TS/SCI
Location: Huntsville, AL
Wage Range:60-80
Job Number: 22-03358

Job Description: Our client, a large defense contractor, has an immediate opening for a Senior Linux System Administrator to work from their Huntsville, AL facility.
CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:This position requires a minimum of an active DoD Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility. Must be willing and able to obtain a polygraph within a reasonable amount of time after hire, with acceptable timing determined by manager. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.


Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a specialized area; or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience.Hands-on experience with Unix/Linux system administration
LINUX/UNIX Scripting skills
Highly desired Ceph cluster experience with data center clusters including installation, configuration, test, and troubleshooting
Responsive Help Desk experience
Microsoft Office product experience
Excellent communications skills
Ability to multi-task
Data Center experience at a tier 2 / tier 3 level
Experience working within a distributed team and supporting remote site users
10+ years of IT industry experience
Strongly prefer: Five years' minimum experience with enterprise storage solutions, at least two years of which must be managing & utilizing Ceph clusters at the data center level


Applicants must meet DoD 8570.1 certification requirements for IAT-II or higherMust be able to travel up to 10% of the time CONUS, scheduled and unscheduled with short notice
Must be able to support occasional priority actions outside of normal duty scheduling


REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND TASKS:Responsibilities may include helping plan and implement Enterprise-wide storage improvements, tech refreshes, and system software enhancements or upgrades particularly with respect to enterprise storage with an eye toward improving, monitoring, and validating enterprise storage security, operational resiliency, and reliability.
Design, configure, validate, and support deployment, integration, and test, of interconnected Enterprise storage systems and applications
Maintain and tune peta-byte sized, Ceph distributed block storage clusters and supporting infrastructure including connected PL2 and PL3 ancillary networks
Utilizes industry best practices for root cause analysis of Enterprise storage architecture, design, configuration, and hardware failures.
Responsible for resolution of diverse and significant problems, along with issues of broad scope and complexity related to enterprise storage particularly with respect to Ceph distributed block storage clusters.
Maintain the security and stability of enterprise storage solution
Red Hat LINUX command level administration (RHEL 7 and above)
Trusted Network Environment (TNE) & PitBull command level administration
Command level troubleshooting of OS and associated hardware/software
Create and resolve helpdesk action items
Work with other teams/discipline to gather/collect statistical metrics & create detailed technical reports
Install, relocate, and/or break-down systems
Provide detailed technical solutions
Heavy interaction with customers and users
Must be able to perform scheduled and unscheduled fly away support anticipated to be less than 10%
Must be able to support occasional priority actions outside of normal duty scheduling
Monitor key system metrics to identify trends and analysis using storage and enterprise monitoring tools, including SolarWinds & tools provided with Ceph
A self-starter able to work independently but comfortable working in a team environment with proven processes and policies
Shows initiative on assignments, and professionally executes projects as a technical SME with little or no direction while keeping with required policies and procedures


KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:Ceph storage experience is a plus
Strong written and verbal communications skills
Strong ability to recognize and clearly report relevant information
Knowledge of VM Ware and vCenter, Ansible, Satellite, and RHEL 7 strongly desired
Knowledge of Network Bound Disk Encryption (NBDE) particularly with Clevis/Tang is a plus
Knowledge of PL-4 and multi-level security operating systems and practices is a plus
Knowledge of network concepts and their application particularly with respect to internal Ceph storage cluster communication and synchronization between data center clusters is also a plus
Knowledge of Client 3PAR storage technology is a plus


Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled

* While an hourly range is posted for this position, an eventual hourly rate is determined by a comprehensive salary analysis which considers multiple factors including but not limited to: job-related knowledge, skills and qualifications, education and experience as compared to others in the organization doing substantially similar work, if applicable, and market and business considerations. Benefits offered include medical, dental and vision benefits; dependent care flexible spending account; 401(k) plan; voluntary life/short term disability/whole life/term life/accident and critical illness coverage; employee assistance program; sick leave in accordance with regulation. Benefits may be subject to generally applicable eligibility, waiting period, contribution, and other requirements and conditions.

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