Junior Linux Systems Administrator (Government) at AT&T in Alexandria
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Junior Linux Systems Administrator (Government)

Alexandria, Virginia

AT&T Global Public Sector is a trusted provider of secure, IP enabled, cloud-based, network solutions and professional services to the Department of Defense. We are dedicated to recruiting, developing and empowering a diverse, high-performing workforce that is passionate about what they do, committed to our shared values and dedicated to our customers’ mission.

Our Defense Team supports the Office of the Secretary of Defense providing critical professional services.

AT&T has an opening for a Junior Linux Systems Administrator to join the team supporting the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Cost Analysis and Program Evaluation, IMAG. Skills and familiarity with the Linux Red Hat Operating System is a must. Hands on experience installing and patching O/S and applications is required. This position also requires strong problem solving and excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as the ability to work alone and as a member of the support and development team.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Operate, maintain and troubleshoot Linux RedHat systems within an enterprise server environment
  • Install O/S patch updates and third party application updates to maintain reliability and security posture.
  • Install, setup and maintain servers in both VMWare and AWS environment
  • Support a Lab environment for testing software and patch updates before installing them in the Production environment.
  • Create shell scripts as needed to support various monitoring and collection needs.
  • Create and maintain backup of the Redhat/Unix systems and maintain and update the disaster recovery plans of the Redhat/Unix systems.
  • Create and update documentation to support system administration procedures for installing, operating and maintaining the systems.
Required Clearance:
Secret (#secret)

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree and 3 years technical specialized experience (5 years overall experience) or 9 years equivalent experience in Information Systems, Engineering, Computer Science, Engineering or other related field.

Junior Linux system administrator skills needed:
  • Familiarity with Red Hat Enterprise or other Linux system, with hands on experience installing O/S, patching, and applications.
  • User account management.
  • Using editor on command line.
  • Basic knowledge of Hardware setup and troubleshooting.
  • Basic knowledge of networking to include knowledge of connecting Linux system to the network.
  • Basic knowledge of SQL to include knowledge of querying a database to see if it is up and running.
  • Basic understanding of using backup software.
  • Knowledge of patching and running security scans.
  • Experience with Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), AWS Security Groups, S3, and IAM roles and permissions.
  • Knowledge of PostgreSQL
Desired Qualifications:
  • System Administration experience with Windows Servers
  • Experience with VMWare virtualization environment
  • Experience with DevOps processes and concepts

AT&T is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

Job ID 2028824 Date posted 08/04/2020

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