System Administrator-Redhat Linux - 25374 in Annapolis Junction, MD at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 4/16/2018

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Job Description



Responsibilities/Qualification

The System Administrator (SA) is responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure. This individual participates in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure. This individual ensures that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to organizational values, enabling staff, volunteers, and Partners.

This individual will assist project teams with technical issues in the Initiation and Planning phases of our standard Project Management Methodology. These activities include the definition of needs, benefits, and technical strategy; research & development within the project life-cycle; technical analysis and design; and support of operations staff in executing, testing and rolling-out the solutions. Participation on projects is focused on smoothing the transition of projects from development staff to production staff by performing operations activities within the project life-cycle.

This individual is accountable for the following systems: Redhat Linux and Windows systems that support system infrastructure; Redhat Linux, Windows and Application systems that support a software program; Responsibilities on these systems include SA engineering and provisioning, operations and support, maintenance and research and development to ensure continual innovation.

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.

Uses systems management software to monitor servers and applications, troubleshooting problems and coordinating with other teams when problems occur.

Develops, tests and maintains a disaster recovery plan.

Supports applications development project teams with the development of test servers, testing new system configurations and consulting on system performance issues.

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.

Develops network, news, and host security policies. Assigns passwords and monitors uses of 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.

Excellent interpersonal skills.

Good analytical skills and attention to detail.

Knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures used in systems administration.

Bachelor (4-year) degree, with a technical major, such as Engineering or Computer Science.

Systems Administration/System Engineer certification in Linux and/or Microsoft (desired).

Four to six years system administration experience.

US Citizen and a Secret level is required after employment.

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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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