System Administrator Linux

The mission of Enterprise Information Technology (EIT) is to develop an enterprise-level, consolidated information technology infrastructure that provides exceptional IT capabilities to the Frederick National Labs for Cancer Research (NCI-Frederick/FNLCR) in support of basic, translational, and clinical cancer and AIDS research. The IT Operations Group (ITOG) is a part of Enterprise Information Technology (EIT) within Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. ITOG is responsible for computational servers, storage servers, virtual machine infrastructure, and the FNLCR network. ITOG focuses on implementing enterprise IT best practices in the areas of computational services, storage, backup, and archiving; batch and application support; server consolidation and virtualization; network infrastructure; unification of voice, teleconferencing, and video communication technologies; and improved infrastructure for collocation of dedicated servers.

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

The System Administrator III/IV will:

The Information Technology Operations Group, part of Enterprise Information Technology, is responsible for information technology infrastructure, including high performance computing, enterprise storage and advanced telecommunications at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research. This position will provide technical support and solutions to the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research centered on Linux operating system and application support and on HPC batch operations.

The following tasks will need to be performed:

  • Provide system management and administration functions, including requirements analysis, systems configuration and performance monitoring
  • Responsible for ensuring the availability, reliability and security of the Linux operating system in both physical and virtual environments
  • Install and maintain hardware, software, and applications
  • Evaluate user needs or problems and takes appropriate action to resolve them
  • Implement proof of concept models for new technologies prior to release in to the production environment
  • Monitor system performance and makes adjustments to the system software or hardware when required
  • Participate in the integration of hardware and software which will include interfacing with hardware and software vendors for support
  • Adhere to configuration management principles across development, stage, and production environments


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

This is a dual level requisition. It may be filled at either the level III or IV

For the Level III position:

 

  • Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for US equivalency
  • In addition to the education requirements, a minimum of five (5) years of experience installing and maintaining CentOS Linux
  • Experience in deploying virtual machine servers from VMware templates
  • Experience administering Apache web and tomcat servers
  • Experience in installing and maintaining physical servers
  • Experience in installing and maintaining hardware, software, and applications
  • Experienced in shell, perl, or python scripting
  • Assists in batch infrastructure configuration and daily operations


For the Level IV position:

 

 

  • Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for US equivalency
  • In additional to the education requirements, a minimum of eight (8) years of experience installing and maintaining CentOS Linux
  • Experience administering Apache web and tomcat servers
  • Experience with puppet/satellite/foreman configuration managers
  • Proficient in shell, perl, or python scripting
  • Proficient in one or more compiled languages (C, Fortran, C++)
  • Technical experience in compiling, installing, and testing open-source scientific applications
  • Excellent problem management and troubleshooting skills and abilities to diagnose and resolve system related problems
  • Develops and maintains detailed and accurate documentation of Linux and application related procedures


All candidates must have the following:

 

 

  • Understanding of IT systems best practices such as ITIL and the implementation of these practices, including the documentation and testing of systems
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

 

 

  • Experience with bioinformatics applications
  • Experience with container software such as Docker
  • Experience with Cisco UCS and/or HPE blade technologies
  • Experience with Ubuntu Linux
  • Experience in working in an Active Directory environment
  • Medium level understanding of TCP/IP based networking
  • Medium level understanding of network file systems
  • MySQL, mariadb, MS SQL, or Oracle experience
  • Medium level understanding of system and application security
  • Moderate skills with Microsoft Office products


Expected Competencies:

 

 

  • Build new servers from existing custom cd images or VM templates
  • Update patches of operating systems and applications
  • Configure systems to meet NCI/NIH/HHS security and functional standards
  • Monitor system performance and make adjustments to hardware and/or software to mitigate problems
  • Functional understanding of interactions between network, network storage, and operating systems
  • Create, review, and update Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Service Level Agreements (SLA)

 


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