• Red Hat Linux SA III

    Job Locations US-MD-Suitland
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/8/2020 7:45 AM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
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    Regular Full-Time

    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

    Job Description Summary

    MAXIMUS is seeking a Systems Administrator III to join our team in Suitland, MD. This position will install new software releases and system upgrades as well as evaluate and install patches and resolve software-related problems. Work after hours and at other NOAA facilities may be required periodically.

    Job Duties:
    •Performs as a senior member of the system administration team to support the installation, optimization, integration, troubleshooting, backup, recovery, modifications, security, and upgrading of IT systems and components to provide services that enable customers to effectively apply IT to business requirements
    •Has knowledge of tools and mechanisms for distributing new and upgraded software to ensure customers receive current versions of supported software, as they become available.
    •Shall be able to work with other senior staff to recommend and design systems architecture and topology from both general and specific perspectives.
    •Design, implement, and evaluate current and future infrastructure initiatives for the highest level of efficiency and performance
    •General Administration of Unix/Linux - Installation, Users Creation, Group Creation, Permissions, Creations of Folders, Mail/SMTP, Web (Apache, Tomcat), FTP, DNS, Proxy, Samba, Firewall (NAT, IP Tables, Packet Filter, IP Filter), LDAP, NFS, NIS, NFS/CIFS/FCP
    •Perform problem diagnosis, troubleshooting, and resolution
    •Perform new hardware and Linux OS installations, patching and upgrades
    •Maintain operating systems and associated infrastructure software
    •Design and document SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) for system administration activities
    •Install and maintain Server OS and configuration using tools automated installation like Kickstart and Configuration Management tools like Puppet
    •Work closely with various IT groups including but not limited to project management, database administration, network and security teams, application team and assist in overall architectural design, implementation and troubleshooting

    •BS in Computer Science or Engineering or information systems or related field (or equivalent experience) required
    •5+ years Linux systems administration experience specifically in managing or supporting RedHat and/or Centos Linux in production environments
    •Scripting skills: Highly skilled in at least two typical scripting languages (shell/bash, perl, python, ruby)
    •Experience supporting VMWARE infrastructure in a large enterprise environment.
    •Experience configuring Linux guests in a VMware ESX environment
    •Ability to develop a complete disaster recovery and system backup plan with the responsibility of producing and maintaining all system documentation
    •Expertise in developing automated scripts for monitoring or analyzing the operation of infrastructure, including Nagios scripts, log file reporting, Spacewalk/RedHat Satellite and Puppet scripts
    •Must be able to participate in a 7/24/365 on-call rotation
    •Must be able to work evenings and/or weekends and/or during change windows outside of normal business hours
    •Must be able to work with minimal supervision, is self-motivated and able to define, plan and implement long-term goals, tasks, and projects
    •Ability to technically lead a project through the lifecycle and consult with the customer on business requirements
    •Excellent problem solving, multitasking, troubleshooting skills and attention to details are required to work in this challenging and dynamic environment
    •Very strong interpersonal, customer service, result oriented and team building skills are essential
    •Have excellent communication skills – written, verbal, and presentation

    Physical Requirements:
    • Ability to sit for up to 80% of time
    • Ability to reach for or file documents up to 10% of time
    • Work is performed in a fast-paced Information Technology environment

    Additional Requirements as per contract/client:
    • Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust Security Clearance
    • United States Citizenship


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    - Install and configure servers and applications on operating system platforms.
    - Manage a variety of storage solutions and file systems.
    - Perform vulnerability remediation and patching and provide security artifacts when required.
    - Maintain data files and monitors system configuration to ensure data integrity.
    - Responsible for system security and data integrity.
    - Assign passwords and monitor use of resources.
    - May produce IT Security artifacts, business reports, data call reports, forms, etc.

    Minimum Requirements:
    - Minimum of 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree; or 3 years with a Master's degree; or equivalent work experience.

    * This is for Computer Professional Job Profile


    EEO Statement: Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies MAXIMUS deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you. A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource. MAXIMUS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. MAXIMUS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.


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