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Senior Linux System Administrator (Job #6385)

Location: Reston
Posted on: March 18, 2019

Job Description:

Our Senior Systems Administrator practices a hybrid of System Administration, Cloud Engineering, Configuration/Release Management, Systems integration, and Software Development.


• Implement and manage multi-server deployments in a virtual environment, such as AWS or Rackspace Cloud.

• Collaborate with development teams to deploy new code to production environments.

• Set up and maintain monitoring systems and alarms for production environments.

• Set up back-up mechanisms for production environment and test disaster recovery mechanisms.

• Collaborate with Operations and Development teams to evolve operations best practices.

• Participate in 24/7 on-call schedules with team members


• 5-7 years? experience combining Development and Operational Administration.

• In-depth knowledge of an infrastructure automation framework, such as Chef, Puppet, or Ansible.

• Strong Linux System Administration experience – specifically for web applications.

• Proficiency in scripting languages and shells – Perl, Python, Ruby, PHP, and shell scripting.

• Experience setting up and managing MySQL Databases.

• Experience setting up and managing Tomcat, Apache, and Solr.

• Ability to articulate concepts/ideas and work effectively with others under pressure.

• Incorporate commitments, strategic objectives, and day-to-day tasks seamlessly.

• High level of problem solving and conflict resolution capabilities.

Desired Experience

• Knowledge and experience of typical build and release management processes, including continuous integration packages

such as Hudson or Jenkins.

• Knowledge and experience of operational monitoring systems, such as Hyperic or Nagios.

• Development experience with Java in a web application setting – BIG PLUS.

• Exposure to Cloud Engineering - BIG PLUS.

Education and/or Experience

• BS in Computer Sciences or equivalent experience required.

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