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Linux System Administrator

Looking for a System Administrator experienced in Linux to support the DoD's Research and Engineering community in Ft. Belvoir, VA. Must have active clearance.

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Job Description

MassLight is hiring a Linux System Administrator in Ft. Belvoir, VA. You will be working as part of a team maintaining a broad portfolio of prominent, large-scale web applications and infrastructure projects supporting the DoD scientific and engineering community. We are also helping our client move its entire data center to the cloud and you could play a significant role depending your interest and experience in cloud operations.

Skills & Requirements

This position is only open to U.S. Citizens with active DoD Top Secret Clearance, and IAT Level II Certification (or higher), willing work onsite at our Ft. Belvoir, VA location. Responsibilities and required experience include:

  • Install, configure, secure and maintain the server hardware, operating systems, and associated software and peripheral equipment
  • Work primarily on Red Hat
  • Depending on interest/skills, may be assigned to assist with migration efforts of an entire data center to the cloud (e.g., AWS/Azure), which is currently underway, and conducting all operations in the cloud going forward
  • Strong experience in UNIX shell scripting, file system, and access control
  • Monitor system performance using various OS tools and other monitoring utilities and platforms
  • Experience with Salt, Puppet, Chef or similar configuration management tools for infrastructure management is a plus
  • Experience with cloud is a plus
  • Experience with virtualization using VMWare is a plus
  • Administer network storage devices
  • Create and implement backup and recovery policy
  • Work as part of a DevOps engineering group to enhance and automate processes by introducing new tools, efficiencies, and innovations
  • Document and update SOPs and participates in the development and implementation of related procedures and standards
  • Work in a highly collaborative, agile team environment

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