Linux System Administrator in Suffolk, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 10/11/2019

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    Suffolk, VA
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Job Description

The Joint Staff J7 (JSJ7) System Administration Mid is responsible for implementation, support, tuning, and performance for central server and client architecture components and operating systems to support the development, testing, and production delivery of enterprise-wide, mission-critical applications and services for the JSJ7 Environmental Architecture Division (EAD).


Under limited supervision, this candidate is responsible for the continuous operation of lab systems, servers, networks and related infrastructure supporting information systems in support of Joint Training for modeling and simulation systems and supporting infrastructure. Tests, documents and installs new software releases, patches, updates and manages the overall configuration to ensure it is integrated with other training tools, up to date and secure. Perform hardware and software troubleshooting. Troubleshoot networking issues (Linux, Windows Networking, TCP/IP). Must be able to install, maintain, and upgrade computer hardware and software. Install, configure and update Operating Systems and Application Software. Monitor the use of system resources, hard disk, cpu, and memory and perform predictive analyses. Identify and build automation solutions to provide systematic management of information technology solutions. Provide training and oversight of junior personnel technical work in accordance with direction from superiors.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree Computer Science or related discipline plus 2 to 5 years of directly related experience. In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 5 years of applicable work experience. Directly related experience in computer repair and configuration.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Functional knowledge of Linux and Windows operating systems requirements and configuration
Functional knowledge of Enterprise IT systems and network troubleshooting
Experience with web based applications including database backends
Experience with cybersecurity policy and system hardening per DoD policy
Knowledge software development desireable
Linux Experience is mandatory
General scripting knowledge including ansible, bash, cshell, ksh, perl desireable
Ability to lift at least 25 pounds
Good writing, communication and listening skills
Good critical thinking and problem solving skills
Must be diligent, hardworking and a fast learner

COMPTIA Security+ mandatory


Must be a US Citizen with an active Secret security clearance


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