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Senior Linux System Administrator (Government)

Reston, Virginia

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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.

ATIP (Advanced Technology Integration Program) is Task Order under the Helios IDIQ awarded to AT&T in September 2020.  AT&T’s ATIP contract provides a team of IT specialists that operate the DIA headquarters ATIP system that serves as the collection point for multiple Special Access Programs (SAPs) developed under Helios. These systems deliver their digital information payloads from across the globe and outer-space to the ATIP platform for processing, integration, correlation and access by Defense Department analysts and decision-makers. The ATIP system is operated by AT&T specialists and selected AT&T Helios Teammates cleared to support the multitude highly sensitive programs.

AT&T has an opening for a Linux System Administrator for the ATIP systems program. This key position will be providing managed IT support of ATIP systems for high-priority defense intelligence collection needs. 

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Monitors system performance including legacy servers and cloud systems. 
  • Performs legacy and cloud O&M administration. 
  • Solves legacy server and cloud & virtualization issues.
  • Maintaining and developing a local cloud virtualization environment (Nutanix)
  • Developing and maintaining installation and configuration procedures for new server builds and STIGs.
  • Troubleshooting hardware and software problems with Linux and Centos servers.
  • Providing escalation support for subordinates and junior resources.
  • Writing custom start scripts for various applications.
  • Evaluating and implementing potential new tools and technologies.
  • Working on assigned Change Requests/Problem tickets.
  • Investigating and responding to alerts generated by the various monitoring systems in use
  • Performing hardware maintenance/repair activities.
  • Ensuring proper planning and execution of major projects/maintenance activities. 

Required Clearance: TSSCI with poly (#ts/sci) (#polygraph)

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience managing legacy Linux servers and cloud resources.
  • Highly versed in Linux administration and best practices
  • Familiar with enterprise network architectures
  • Fluency in programming/scripting skills for automation such as Bash, Ruby, Python, and Perl
  • General understanding of Linux internals (system calls, file systems, processes, etc…)
  • General understanding of TCP/IP and related protocols (HTTP, FTP, NFS, etc…)
  • A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institute in an area applicable to this position and four (4) years of relevant experience
  • An additional four (4) years of relevant experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree
  • Must presently be 8570 compliant (IAT Level 2 preferred); must be 8570 compliant (IAT Level 2) by date of security indoctrination with any necessary continuing education (CE) for certification.

Desired Qualifications:

Familiar with multi-level security environments (U, S, TS)

Ready to join our team?  Apply today!





Job ID 2153402 Date posted 09/13/2021
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