Senior System Linux Administrator in Morgantown, WV at Maximus

Date Posted: 4/2/2021

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•Passion Seekers. You genuinely care about the work that you do and its impact on society.
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This position is for a Sr. Systems (Linux) Administrator position for a major Morgantown, WV Based Federal Contract supporting advanced energy research. The successful candidate must have the ability to perform tasks associated with server and storage administration in an enterprise-class environment to include support of Linux and Microsoft Server based platforms at the Morgantown WV, Pittsburgh PA and Albany OR locations. The Senior Administrator will be required to serve as lead on specific federal government projects and O&M activities. He or She may be assigned some leadership tasks and responsibilities, which will require strong communication skills. Responsible for direct interface with the Data Center Manager and government officials who support data center and systems operations. Responsible for monitoring and enforcing data center regulations, policies, and maintenance items for the federal agency under the authority of the agency IT leadership. Ensures that applications and infrastructure support activities are in full compliance with all federal wide OMB and agency policies and procedures. Coordinates with the Data Center Services Manager to maintain enterprise server and application systems.

Job Responsibilities:

•Provide Linux operating system administration to include central authentication and authorization services. Central logging solutions, OS building/configuring, script writing, and the like.
•Develop and maintain custom tools in Puppet, Python, Perl, Ruby, and Bash to automate the UNIX infrastructure, creating manifests/playbooks.
•Provide onsite architectural and design support, development, and administration
•Provide for critical incident response and problem management including root cause of system problems, such as configuration issues resulting in operational performance degradation or system outages, supporting the Government with information and advice on the necessary correction actions and/or interim workarounds.
•Apply firmware patches and routine maintenance updates (OS patching) in accordance with our vulnerability's remediation process, during scheduled preventative maintenance.
•Knowledge of virtualization platforms, such as VMware vSphere, Red Hat Virtualization, Openstack, Docker Containers, etc.
•Experience with the following technologies: storage environments, data center management, system configuration management, engineering drawings, system configuration management tools, shell scripting, and service requests systems.
•Create/update/execute required documentation, e.g., scripts, reports, pans, etc. Responsible for monitoring software upgrade requirements and ensuring compliance and compatibility with existing configurations. Including workbooks and SOPs (standard operating procedures).
•Provide an exceptional level of customer service while working in a fast paced, dynamic complex environment.
•Experience with parallel file systems.
•Work under little supervision on day-to-day basis.
•Participate in special projects as required.
•Determine the rationale and methods for upgrading the IT Infrastructure as required
•Perform system changes, updates, and maintenance (note, will require working off hours including some nights and weekends)

Required Skills:

•Enterprise and technical level communication skills required.
•4+ years of experience in design and implementation of enterprise infrastructure systems and tools.
•4+ years of relevant hands on work experience in Linux Systems Administration.
•Red Hat, CentOS or equivalent Linux Administration
•Possess knowledge of tracking and analyzing performance and resource utilization of the assigned systems, and shall have experience in recommending changes, upgrades, and enhancements based on the technical analysis.
•Perform daily operational duties of backups, maintenance on applications and OS, patching, tuning, and troubleshooting.
•Demonstrated significant experience in Linux Systems Administration (4+ years)
•Comfortable with the Linux or UNIX CLI and Highly versed in
•Linux administration and best practices.
•Fluent in programming/scripting skills for automation in at least two of Bash, Ruby, Python, and Perl.
•General understanding of Linux internals (system calls, file systems, processes, etc.).
•General understanding of TCP/IP and related protocols. (HTTP, FTP, NFS, etc.)
•Experience with building open-source software from source code.
•Experience supporting large web applications environment.
•Familiarity with enterprise network architectures.

Desired Skills:

•HP Synergy Systems & 3PAR Storage systems
•VMware VCenter (VCenter Replication)
•Microsoft Windows Server
•Microsoft Active Directory Services
•Office 365
•SCCM / WSUS patching
•Monitoring Solutions (e.g. SolarWinds)
•Trend Analysis (Performance tuning)
•Data Center Design (Power, Heating and Cooling)
•Change Management procedures
•Software and hardware Warranty and Licensing management
•DISA-STIG Processes
•Demonstrated ability to build trusted advisor relationships with clients
•Experience supporting sales and business development
•Experience with financial management

Years of Related Experience: 4
Minimum Education Required: Bachelor’s Degree

 Job Summary

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Since 1975, Maximus has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. Maximus delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With more than 30,000 employees worldwide, Maximus is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit

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