GaN

Senior Systems Administrator

Job Locations US-AL-Huntsville
Job ID
2020-1363
# of Openings
1
Category
Engineering
Type
Regular Full-Time

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https://www.GeeksAndNerds.com/

Recruiter@GeeksAndNerds.com

About GaN:

 

The mission of Geeks and Nerds (GaN) Corporation is “to deliver innovative and superior services and technology solutions for our customers, Nation and community.”

 

We are seeking an exceptional candidate for SENIOR SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR for our government services division. 

 

GaN is an employee-owned ESOP company.  We believe the success of our corporation is directly tied to the well-being and success of our employee-owners.

 

We have been recognized as one of the Top 100 Companies in the United States by the US Chamber of CommerceTechnology Business of the Year by the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce, and a BBB Ethics Award recipient. Our Founder, Dr. Kim, has been recognized as the Chamber of Commerce Executive of the Year, IEEE Professional of the year, and Entrepreneur of the year. In addition, our innovative culture has produced over 10 U.S. Patents. Our proven track record of success is only made possible by our extraordinarily talented and dedicated employees.

 

Join us and become an owner of an exciting company with an important mission!

 

Job Overview:

 

GaN is hiring a SENIOR SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR on the Apache (AH-64D) Post Production Software Support (PPSS) project at Systems Simulation and Software Integration (S3I) in Huntsville, AL.  This position requires the ability to obtain a Secret Clearance.

Responsibilities

  • Operate as the system admin for the Apache PPSS lab and report to the project manager
  • Work independently with general direction and as a team member
  • Perform daily, weekly, monthly, and annual operational maintenance, support, and software upgrades for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) servers, Windows 10 workstations, and Solaris 10 servers.
  • Manages multiple servers comprising multiple virtual machines (VMs) using VMware’s ESXi hypervisor, vSphere client VM manager, and vCenter system manager.
  •  Continually monitors and tunes system resources to achieve optimum performance, maximize system uptime, and troubleshoot system problems
  • Performs complex software installations and upgrades to the operating systems, system services, application support packages, and application programs for Windows, and Linux software product deliverables
  • Schedule backups, installations, and upgrades and maintain the system hardware and software in accordance with the customer’s IT and IA policies and procedures
  • Ensure system and application data recoverability by maintaining a schedule of system backups, database archives, and restoration operations
  • Provide quick reaction support to the Common Test Environment (CTE) development team and the gov't customer, to identify, troubleshoot, and resolve system problems
  • Works with the engineering team to ensure system and application data integrity by evaluating, implementing, and managing appropriate software and hardware solutions
  • Works with the engineering team to plan, implement, and test upgrades to the system hardware and software
  • Works with the IA team on security vulnerability and compliance scanning of the system servers and workstations as required under a DoD Authority to Operate (ATO)
  • Works with the IA team to maintain a Risk Management Framework (RMF) posture and participate in the RMF activities required to achieve and maintain an ATO
  • Executes and promotes standard operating procedures and schedules
  • Conducts hardware and software audits of servers, workstations, and mobile devices to ensure compliance with established standards, policies, and configuration guidelines
  •  Successful candidate will be able to perform day-to-day maintenance, operations and support for enterprise level operating systems, zero clients and servers.
  • Will direct and perform upgrades to end user and network operations center systems.
  • Monitors system analyzing appliances and acts as necessary to tune system performance and/or mitigate actual and perceived threats to systems.
  • Ensures data integrity and storage to Federal standards.
  • Conducts audits of equipment and production systems and creates appropriate reports.
  • Support VDI/VMware environment

Qualifications

Requirements (minimum):

 

  • Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience; Masters and three (3) years or more experience; PhD and 0 years related experience (years of experience can be used in lieu of degree)
  •  Experience in Linux operating systems
  • Experience in Windows server and workstation system administration including Windows Server 2012 and 2016.
  • Solaris 10 server experience
  • Experience in VMware virtual machines, services, and tools
  • Experience in the interpretation of IA vulnerability and compliance and scan reports and the implementation of Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) to remove vulnerabilities for IA compliance
  • Experience with the Risk Management Framework (RMF) process and compliance with an Authority to Operate (ATO)
  • Experience in server architectures, storage architectures, virtualization, monitoring tools, backup/restore, performance tuning/capacity planning, documentation, server management
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills for effective interaction with customers and co-workers

Special Requirements:

 

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must possess Secret Security Clearance
  • Must have CompTIA Security+ Certification
  • Must have RedHat Linux certification

 

Equal Opportunity Employer:

 

Geeks and Nerds Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other legally protected classifications. Geeks and Nerds Corporation participates in E-Verify.

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