System Administrator Ld / DEVOPS w/LINUX - 26342 in Fort Belvoir, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 7/15/2018

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Systems for High-Performance Accelerated Global Intelligence (SHAGI)

The Lead Systems Administrator is responsible for deploying, maintaining and operating Unix/Linux systems, including HPC (high performance computing) clusters, a distributed DNS service, and internal support systems. This includes installing, configuring, and maintaining hardware and operating system software on a variety of platforms running Linux, and preparing and maintaining detailed systems documentation including troubleshooting, operational procedures and infrastructure diagrams. Other responsibilities include troubleshooting and resolving issues on systems.

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related field from an accredited college or university; or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

5 plus years of experience with a technical background an emphasis in Unix/Linux system administration.


• Hands-on system administration experience with RHEL / CentOS or other

• Linux distributions in a distributed computing environment

• Solid understanding of IP network fundamentals

• Network file systems such as NFS

• Scripting languages such as Perl, Python and Bash for system automation tasks

• Securing systems using SSH , VPN , PKI , Kerberos and similar technologies

• Experience installing and troubleshooting enterprise server platforms


• Familiarity with configuration of the HPC software stack, including SLURM , MPI , OpenMP, Globus, Intel and GNU compilers, math libraries

• Parallel file systems such as Lustre, Ceph,

• High-performance network technologies such as Infiniband, RDMA

• Configuration management frameworks such as Ansible, Puppet

• Version control software such as Git, CVS

• Virtualization and container solutions such as VMware, KVM and Docker

• Network management tools such as Nagios, Ganglia, and Cacti

• Tuning Linux to achieve optimal use of system and network resources

Additional Certifications: Security +

Travel: Must be willing to travel approximately 25% of the time

U.S. Citizenship and we require a current Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility.




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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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