Unix System Administrator
Blue Canopy - Washington, DC

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Blue Canopy Group , LLC is looking for a Unix System Administrator to support a DoD Intelligence Community customer in the Northern Virginia area. The project is a customer initiative to establish a defined framework as an analytic environment The selected System Administrator will provide system administration in building and maintaining the foundation architecture to support structured and unstructured data. The selected candidate will be a member of a dynamic team that develops, deploys and maintains multiple high-performance, clustered back end systems as well as custom front-end (UI) applications

Clearance Requirement: TS/ P oly +

Responsibilities & Experience required:
Responsible for UNIX servers (Sun F15000 and smaller) and the operating systems software and its successful integration with the hardware and applications software of the major computing systems across the organization.

Plans, tests, installs, and integrates new and upgraded versions of the relevant operating systems on organizational computer systems, all third-party software components, and subsystems. -Develops test plans and procedures. Tests and integrates software and hardware. -Manages software life cycles.

Establishes development, testing, staging, and operating environments.

Designs interfaces to external systems.

Maintains and consults for relevant operating systems on organizational computer systems, all third-party software components, and subsystems. -Researches and resolves systems software problems efficiently and accurately while adhering to internal software management standards and procedures.

Troubleshoots problems that may involve applications and the network. Provides technical support to applications and utility developers on requirements for integration into the operating environment.

Maintains and updates documentation on the operating systems configuration.

Specialized Qualifications :
Considerable knowledge of operating systems, the organization's operating environment, network requirements, and ability to anticipate impact on respective operating systems to include: UNIX, High performance Computing Platforms, such as Sun Microsystems' F15000 or F6800, -HP's Superdrome, or a large-scale Linux Beowulf Cluster

Various utility applications. Knowledge of the organizational standards for operating configurations, security constraints, and procedures for managing organization software.

Ability to work with system developers to elicit requirements and engage in joint project planning.

Working knowledge of project management techniques to plan and execute projects.

Ability to research the latest technological developments in the relevant operating systems to identify impact on organization operating systems and to anticipate changes.

The selected candidate must have the ability to implement and maintaining complex high performance clustered systems. The candidate must have the ability to work in a mixed technical environment and maintain productivity when switching between architectures and technologies. The candidate must work well in a team environment and have the desire to develop solutions in an agile fashion.

Minimum of five (5) years experience performing system administration

Expert with Unix Administration (Scientific Linux a plus)

Experience in building, maintaining and patching images on hundreds of servers through manual and automated processes.

Experience in building and maintaining a clustered high performance Linux cluster

Experience with System Management tools to include NetApp Management, and tools such as SPLUNK, NAGIOS, ZENOSS, GANGLIA, or CLOUDERA System Management.

Ability to work effectively with customers, system architects, and developers to identify and shape requirements that meet performance and information security requirements.

About Blue Canopy Group, LLC.

Founded in 2001

In 2003, formed a wholly owned subsidiary, BC Fed Group, for classified work

Recipient of Washington Technology´s Fast 50 Government Contractors Award

Measured in the highest customer satisfaction percentile by Dun & Bradstreet

Two time award recipient of Inc. Magazine´s 500 fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States.

Recognized by Gartner for our industry leading IP built for end to end IT management and formalized a joint venture on our solutions for technology around governance, performance management and project management

Deliver information security, technology integration, and enterprise performance management services as well as program management to Federal clients as well as Fortune 1000 companies

Large percentage of workforce supports National Security initiatives for DOD and Intelligence Community

We are proud of our strong heritage of quality, vision, and a great place to work for our employees. Blue Canopy, LLC was officially awarded the Small Business Federal Contractor of the Year for 2010 by GovCon!!!! Our business is successful; we are committed to hiring, retaining and developing best of class professionals. It is our diverse talent, industry knowledge, expertise and commitment to our clients that allows us to deliver outcomes that make a difference. Do you want to make a difference? Become a part of our extraordinary team here at Blue Canopy.

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