System Administrator - 26980 in Lanham, MD at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 9/26/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Position Summary

Under general supervision, responsible for the continuous operation of servers, networks and related infrastructure supporting information systems. Installs new software releases, patches, updates and manages the overall configuration to ensure it is up to date and secure.  Develops backup and recovery procedures and disaster recovery plans.

Duties and Responsibilities          

  • ¿Provide full system administration for several Solaris systems as we migrate to a new platform
  • Maintain and expand multiple Linux systems including Red Hat, CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian, Alpine & Proxmox.
  • Administer, maintain & expand our redundant arrays, based upon Ceph & Pacemaker
  • Assist with our internal VMware cloud environment, especially the storage tier
  • Maintains smooth operation of moderately complex multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network administrators.
  • Installs new software releases, system upgrades, evaluates and installs patches and resolves moderately complex software related problems.
  • Develops, tests and maintains a disaster recovery plan.
  • Tests and evaluates network hardware and software to determine compatibility with current systems.
  • Performs equipment reviews, development of maintenance histories, management and maintenance of hardware inventories.
  • Supports site upgrades, site inspections, site audits, or other site evaluations.
  • Develops and maintains system documentation.  Develops and monitors policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources.
  • Monitors network traffic and makes necessary recommendations for additional resources or hardware.
  • Performs system backups and recovery.
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline plus at least 2 years of directly related experience.
  • In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 7 years applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Good analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures used in systems administration.
  • Related technical certifications may be required.
  • A security clearance of an appropriate level may be required after employment.

Diversity Statement

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.


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