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Systems Admin 3
Ref No.: 18-03309
Location: Melbourne, Florida
Position Type:Contract
Start Date / End Date: 05/07/2018 to 05/07/2019
Systems Admin 3
Melbourne, FL
12 month duration with potential for hire
$45 - $46.50 / hr.
Rotating Shift
FAA Public Trust Clearance Required

Company Description:
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 100 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $6 billion of annual revenue and about 17,000 employees — including 7,700 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at
Job Description:
The System Administrator (Sys Admin) is responsible for provisioning the system, managing the virtual environments (VM), and installing and configuring the Linux based Red Hat Operating System. The Sys Admin will also monitor and maintain the system hardware performance. The position ensures that system hardware, software, and related procedures adhere to the system's design and architecture. This individual will manage system access user accounts and develop the procedures for system configuration to support production builds. This individual will also assist program teams with technical analysis, and support the testing and roll-out of new patches. Participation on programs focus on smoothing the transition from system development to operational readiness within the program's life-cycle.
  • Performs software installations and upgrades to RedHat operating systems and layered software packages and maintains them in accordance with established policies, procedures and service level agreements.
  • Administers assigned Enterprise systems such as enterprise data storage administration (EMC/NetApp), enterprise server virtualization (VMWare) to ensure systems are functioning properly.
  • Troubleshoots hardware, software, and wide area network related problems associated with the assigned Enterprise system(s).
  • Coordinates with remote site functions for installations, moves, and troubleshooting issues associated with assigned system(s); provides recommendations for related computer hardware and software purchases.
  • Coordinates with vendors to resolve issues, arrange service, and obtain support.
  • Installs and provides support for commercially obtained software.
  • Monitors and tunes the system to achieve optimum level of performance. Ensures server data integrity by evaluating, implementing and managing appropriate software and hardware solutions.
  • Ensures data/media recoverability by implementing a schedule of system backups and database archive operations.
  • Conducts routine hardware and software audits of servers for compliance with established standards, policies, procedures and configuration guidelines. Knowledgeable of networking associated with a LAN based server and workstations.
  • Develops schedules for the installation and monitoring of local network and stand-alone information resources.
  • Manages and directs proactive and reactive systems administration activities to ensure the availability, integrity, and reliability of networked and stand-alone resources.
  • BS/BA (or equivalent) in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology or related field; or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of 4 years of systems administration experience (preferably in RedHat).
  • Systems Administration / Systems Engineering certification(s) in RedHat (RHCE, RHCT, RHCSA).
  • Understanding and/or experience with the following: RedHat Linux – Basic Network concepts, Linux kickstarts, Server installation.
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience with CentOS, including upgrades from 6 to 7, (or RHEL).
  • Minimum of 4 years of Linux operating system security configuration.
  • Minimum of 4 years of RPM builds for software packages.
  • Self-motivated individuals.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong listening skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to obtain a Security Clearance.
Preferred Additional Skills:
  • Familiarity with details of operating system network configuration.
  • Ability to perform complex infrastructure design, including planning of interactions of multiple applications (HA, DB, Large Networks), is a plus.
  • Knowledge of scripting for automation of tools is preferred.
  • Knowledge of lab infrastructure: power requirements, datacenter build-out experience, how to harden a lab.
  • Knowledge of Python scripting skills.
  • Experience with the following is preferred:
    • Splunk
    • RHEL - SMB, NFS, SELinux
    • Zabbix
    • Mysql
    • Solaris and Sun hardware
    • VMWare ESXi experience
    • Veritas
    • Pacemaker HA Clustering