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Linux Systems Administrator
Ref No.: 17-11697
Location: Andover, Massachusetts
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 12/04/2017
 If you're a team player who is passionate about innovation and constantly seeking ways to improve how business is done, take a look at this Linux Systems Administrator opportunity!
Your primary responsibilities will include technical project implementation and sustaining engineering services for Linux/Unix-based environments.  You'll also provide daily system administration/maintenance support on Windows, Linux, and UNIX-based environments in client/server, network and data storage capacities. 
In this highly collaborative role your responsibilities will include:
  • Collaborating with partners to define computing requirements and create end-to-end solutions consisting of hardware and operating system technologies
  • Integrating and partnering with programs to solve complex infrastructure problems
  • Assuring a high level of reliability and performance through systems monitoring and infrastructure management
  • Responding to online end-user service requests
  • Ensuring server and application compliance with security and performance requirements (NISPOM, RMF)
  • Converting and upgrading to new systems
  • Developing, revising and maintaining technical and operational documentation (including procedures) to continually improve our computing environments
  • Maintaining and growing your own technical competence in multiple areas (such as Windows, Linux, virtualization, User Authentication, DNS, NFS, system imaging/build automation)
  • Assisting in developing the overall performance and capability of your technical team through mentoring and knowledge sharing
  • International or Domestic travel (potential)
U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of Day One of employment.
Required Skills:
  • 6+ years of experience with Linux and / or Windows System Administration.
  • Working knowledge of virtual computing technologies
  • Experience troubleshooting Linux Operating Systems and Applications
  • Security+ certification or willingness to obtain within 6 months of employment
  • US Citizenship is required
Desired Skills:
  • CISSP certification
  • Strong knowledge of other *nix operating systems (e.g. Solaris, Irix)
  • Working knowledge of Windows operating systems, including Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 2K3 Server, Windows 2K8 server
  • Knowledge of Active Directory and group policy management
  • Working knowledge of thin client technologies
  • Experience with data storage and data backup technologies
  • Working knowledge of operating system provisioning – Cobbler, Ghost, MS MDT
  • Working knowledge of system update management – WSUS, SCOM, Chef
  • Working knowledge of computer system monitoring – Nagios.
  • Working knowledge of unified OS account management technologies.
  • Good understanding of fundamental TCP/IP concepts
  • Scripting / programming experience
  • Strong understanding of fundamental networking/distributed computing environment concepts.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Curiosity, problem solving, desire to learn new skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience working as part of a team collaborating on problem resolution.
  • Language expertise in addition to English

Required Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Science, Mathematics or a Technical Discipline OR 8 years of applicable professional experience in a related field in lieu of a Bachelor's Degree