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System Administrator (Level 2)

Fort George G Meade, MD · Information Technology

Provide system administration and software support for field exploitation systems and lab environments with the client program. Perform Linux system setup and management for both physical and virtual operating systems (OSs), to include provisioning, configuration, patching and update management, platform securing/hardening. Provide manual and automated system management across widely dispersed Linux systems. Provide drastic system scalability (e.g., from 2 systems to 200 systems via virtualization). Administer and configure virtual machines and VM clusters. Communicate with software developers and other team members to gather requirements and implement solutions. Work with developers of existing systems to understand how they want their current systems to be virtualized. Automate system administration functionality (e.g., provide automatic patch installation). Research, evaluate and recommend methods and products for protecting computer data and applications. Develop technical documentation to include system administration architecture documentation and diagrams, configurations, baselines, administrative procedures and instructions. Coordinate with developers to define operational system security requirements, develop System Security Plans and related security documentation and coordinate system security accreditation and authorizations. Perform system administrator functions and provide support for integrating security solutions into multiple systems, to include:
  • Assist multiple teams with system security related activities
  • Identify security weaknesses and propose technical solutions to mitigate them
  • Upgrade and enhance system functionality based on customer feedback
  • Document system operational functionality, OS setup and configuration, configuration and use of management tools, and SA processes and procedures
  • Perform laboratory system testing
  • Perform maintenance functions for existing systems within the projects

Special Technical Skills

In addition to the minimum required capabilities and qualifications specified in the SOW for the selected labor category, the following special technical skills are also REQUIRED:
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience administering Linux/Unix systems
Experience with Linux Volume Manager

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