Linux System Administrator (Government) at AT&T in Oakton
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Linux System Administrator (Government)

Oakton, Virginia


AT&T Global Public Sector is a trusted provider of secure, IP enabled, cloud-based, network solutions and professional services to the Federal Government. 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.

AT&T has an opening for a Linux/Unix System Administrator (SA) position is in support of a Government Solutions customer in the Northern Virginia area. The candidate for this position will have both Linux/UNIX system administration and software development skills. The candidate will work closely with the other SAs, system vendors and the end-users to troubleshoot and resolve issues. Skills and familiarity with the Linux Red Hat Operating System is a must. This position also requires strong problem solving and communication skills, as well as the ability to work alone and as a member of the support and development team.

Primary 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 HP enterprise servers and SANS systems.
• Operate, maintain and troubleshoot ESXi virtualization systems.
• 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 Skills, Experience, and Education:

• Education requirements are flexible depending on experience.
• 5+ year of system administration experience
• Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends, sometimes with little advanced notice
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Willingness to work in Northern Virginia

Required Clearance: TS/SCI with Poly (#polygraph)


• BA in Computer Science
• SA experience with Microsoft software

Ready to join our team? Apply today!

Job ID 2121736 Date posted 04/15/2021

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