• System Administrator (Linux)

    Job Locations US-DC
    Posted Date 1 week ago(7/9/2018 2:14 PM)
    Job ID
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    AnaVation is looking for a talented Linux Systems Administrator to support our mission critical customer in Washington, DC.  The ideal candidates appreciate partnering with our customer and a group of engineers to create innovative engineering solutions.


    The Systems Administrator will:

    • Engineer, design, install, implement, and configure systems as well as provide ongoing support of the Unix/Linux Infrastructure.
    • Create and maintain bare-metal and virtual machines with the appropriate distribution and patch levels of Linux and network configuration, using tools that include Satellite Server, and BigFix.
    • Provision/configure required software onto servers, such as web servers and databases.
    • Evaluate, improve, and maintain the information security throughout the Linux infrastructure.
    • monitor and correct critical server issues and create recovery processes for failures and performance bottlenecks.
    • manage and monitor all installed systems and infrastructure.
    • possess excellent knowledge base in DNS, DHCP, LDAP, SMTP, and integration with Windows to solve technical or functional issues.
    • install, configure, test and maintain operating systems, application software and system management tools.
    • proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability
    • monitor and test application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work with developers to implement those fixes
    • maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies
    • write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks
    • Participate in the design of information and operational support systems
    • Build new baselines with the appropriate security and access controls to include DISA STIGS and required security controls. 
    • Engineer multi factor authentication between Linux environments and the enterprise Windows infrastructure components.
    • Engineer solutions for baselines to operate in full standalone mode, domain mode, and fully integrated mode for all classification levels and enclaves.
    • Work with security components to resolve any security findings or vulnerabilities and apply fixes or updates as well as solutions to achieve closure.
    • Liaise with vendors and other IT personnel for problem resolution
    • Ensure technical documentation exists for all systems and is kept up to date to include inventory and patch levels of all systems to include hostnames, property numbers, IP addresses, enclave, number of cores, and number of processors, admin passwords, certificates, and service accounts on a monthly interval.
    • Document system configurations to include passwords, access controls, version number, and revision numbers, patch levels, and inventory to include hostnames, TCP/IP addresses, number of processors, and number of cores, memory, and license keys.




    • Bachelors degree and 2+ years of experience or Red Hat Certified Administrator (RHCA) and, 4 years of experience.
    • Experience with Unix based systems such as Red Hat Linux, Solaris, SuSE, and CentOS.
    • Selected applicant will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information

    EEO Statement

    AnaVation is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.


    If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at accommodations@anavationllc.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address


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