Sr. Systems Administrator

  • location: Reston, VA
  • type: Temp to Perm
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Sr. Systems Administrator

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Sr. System Administrator


  • Assist in the effort to provide secure, stable, and scalable solutions on various Linux distributions
  • Design, implementation, configuration, and administration of Linux and Windows operating systems to support various applications
  • Support and automate tasks using scripts, Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Jenkins, and other methodologies.
  • Monitor and manage infrastructure using Nagios, Solar Winds, Pager Duty, Pingdom, and
  • Support, architecture and administration of development tools: Jira, SVN, Git, TFS, and more.
  • Create policy and documentation when necessary
  • Provide best practices and recommendations

  • 5 to 7 years of experience in an IT corporate environment, with at least 1 year as an enterprise level Systems Administrator
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technologies or related field, or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training
  • Ability to create scripts to automate tasks using PowerShell, Python, Shell Script, or similar
  • Desire and ability to own problems and solve them
  • Experience with configuring and hosting applications on Amazon Web Services
  • Experience automating tasks
  • Technical knowledge of several monitoring and analytics tools such as New Relic, Nagios, Solar Winds, Splunk, and AWS Cloudwatch
  • Experience maintaining a secure production environment
  • Experience with supporting development teams and tools
  • Understanding of troubleshooting and resolving system issues on Windows and Linux operating systems
  • Research and recommend innovative, and where possible automated approaches for administration tasks
  • Ability to plan, hold self and others accountable to SLAs, and follow-up with others
  • Understand multiple systems and areas of functionality in a highly dynamic environment
location: Reston, Virginia
job type: Contract
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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