Solaris Systems Administrator w/Active Secret Clearance

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Posting title
Solaris Systems Administrator w/Active Secret Clearance

Roles and responsibilities
Must be a US Citizen w/ an active Secret Security clearance
Ongoing position
This job has an onsite requirement.
W2 with full benefits
Max pay rate - $40/hr
Customer and contract specific training will be required and provided.
Labor Category: Engineer Group 4 Journeyman

Job Description:
We have an immediate opportunity for a Solaris Systems Administrator on the Apache (AH-64D) Post Production Software Support (PPSS) project at Systems Simulation and Software Integration (S3I) in Huntsville, AL. 

Responsibilities Include:
• 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 takes action 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

Required Skills:
• Must be a US Citizen w/an active Secret Security Clearance.
• Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen
• 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)
• Must have a CompTIA Security+ certification
• Must have a RedHat Linux certification
• 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

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