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Linux/Unix Systems Administrator


Description of Work:

Build Platform as a Service (PaaS) cloud infrastructure:

Unix/Linux administration and support

Understand and use essential tools for handling files, directories, command-line environments, and documentation
Operate running systems, including booting into different run levels, identifying processes, starting and stopping virtual machines, and controlling services
Configure local storage using partitions and logical volumes
Create and configure file systems and file system attributes, such as permissions, encryption, access control lists, and network file systems
Deploy, configure, and maintain systems, including software installation, update, and core services
Manage users and groups, including use of a centralized directory for authentication
Manage security, including basic firewall and SELinux configuration

OpenStack implementation and support

Configure and deploy OpenStack Enterprise master hosts
Configure and deploy OpenStack node hosts
Deploy the OpenStack Enterprise authentication
Manage OpenStack Enterprise resources
Use OpenStack Enterprise to deploy applications

Assist in troubleshooting and problem resolution on Linux systems – performance, health, configuration
Assure best-practices and standards are implemented and adhered to for software systems
Perform daily system checks, review and respond to events reflected in various management and monitoring tools,
Notify Government representatives of issues involving performance of the operating environment.
Conduct system audit reviews and perform maintenance functions as required to ensure system health.
Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate technical topics to management and non-technical audiences
Interface with the customer on a daily basis    

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum knowledge, skills, abilities.

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field and 9 years of experience in a System Engineering discipline, or 13 years of experience will satisfy degree and experience requirements.
7 years Linux/UNIX systems administration experience
3 years demonstrated experience in Open Source PaaS related disciplines
2 years hands on Cloud computing experience with Open Source, OpenShift, Docker, or other IaaS or PaaS solutions
Must be a US Citizen or US Permanent Resident
Must be able to obtain and maintain Position of Public Trust 

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these skills will be given preferential consideration.

2 years of experience with version control (CVS, Subversion, Git, etc.)
Strong understanding of and compliance with IT development process (SDLC).
Strong requirements planning and project implementation skills and be able to work with internal technical staff and outside contractors to deliver results.
Web-based and E-Commerce development or in-depth support experience a plus   


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