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Systems Administrator

Company: PDS Tech, Inc.
Location: Riverdale
Posted on: April 11, 2021

Job Description:

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a System Administrator, in Riverdale,--MD. Summary: * Install new / rebuild existing physical and virtual servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements* Develop and maintain installation, configuration and security procedures.* Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, monitor Nagios and update monitors as needed.* Perform daily backup operations, ensuring all required file systems and system data are successfully backed up. Verify completion of scheduled backup jobs to local storage and replication to remote storage.* Repair and recover from hardware or software failures. Coordinate and communicate with impacted end user communities.* Apply OS/application patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities. Configure / add new services as necessary.* Perform ongoing performance, system and application tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required. Configure CPU, memory, and disk partitions as required.* Monitor virtual computing environment, servers, virtual machines, data stores, networks.* Perform application and firmware updates as required.Required Skills: * Must have experience automating tasks using scripting languages (e.g., shell, Perl, Python)* Must have knowledge of core system and security applications and protocols such as basic TCP/IP, DNS, NTP, NIS/NFS, LDAP.* Must have knowledge of Web service platforms such as Apache, iPlanet, Tomcat, Ruby on Rails* Must have knowledge of storage volume management, storage area networks, and filesystems.* Must have experience with network backup software. EMC Networker is preferred.* Must have proven understanding of high availability, data/system replication, and disaster recovery methodologies in the system and database spaces.* Must have knowledge of VMWare virtualization.* Must have fundamental understanding and working skills in analyzing and correcting application and network anomalies.* Must have a minimum of 4+ years of experience as a Linux system administrator (Red Hat or CentOS Linux 6 or 7)* Candidate must have the ability to pass a National Agency Clearance with Inquiries (NACI) screening. Education Level Required: * Bachelor's Years of Experience Required (if any): 8 U.S.* Citizen Required: Yes Remote: (Most work can be done from home, but some days will require being on-site to interact with the hardware) Desired Skills: * Certification in Red Hat Enterprise (RHCE), Oracle Enterprise Linux (Linux Administrator OCA), or Linux Foundation Linux Certification (LFCE). RHCE is preferred.* Experience with Postgres and/or MySQL* Experience with Quantum tape storage products and StorNext software* Experience with Linux system performance monitoring and tuning* Network administration experience* Experience with establishing and supporting operational systems using AWS Management Console and Services* Experience with automation frameworks such as Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Salt* Experience supporting software development teams, tools, and processes* Experience with Agile development methodologies and the Atlassian tool Suite (JIRA, Confluence, Bamboo)PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:* Health insurance* Paid holidays* Weekly payroll* Immediate 401(k) eligibility* Completion Bonuses* Training* Please note availability of benefits may vary by positionPDS specializes in Engineering and IT arenas including Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, Telecommunications, Automotive, and Energy just to name a few. Our reputation, track record, and years of continuous growth reflect the commitment to quality that our employees and clients experience first-hand. To find out more about PDS, please visit www.pdstech.com$$$ PDS pays for referrals! $$$

Keywords: PDS Tech, Inc., Washington DC , Systems Administrator, IT / Software / Systems , Riverdale, DC

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