Systems Administrator (Configuration Management)
TerpSys - Rockville, MD

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TerpSys is a leading IT and Internet business solutions provider based in the Washington DC area. Blending today’s technology with outstanding customer service, TerpSys offers clients innovative, individually-crafted IT and web solutions to meet their unique needs. The key to our success lies within our strong corporate culture. Our culture drives our business. We challenge and offer our staff engaging work, continued learning opportunities, and fun team building activities and company events. We serve our communities through active company participation in volunteer-based initiatives. In turn, we consistently delight our customers and deliver on their high expectations.

In short, TerpSys is an innovative IT solutions provider, a respected community leader, and an all-around great place to work.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, highly productive and results oriented IT professional to join our Web Systems Team as a Systems Administrator focused on Configuration Management. This Team member will be responsible for supporting a web hosting environment and providing configuration management support, engineering, deployment, troubleshooting, and administration of BioInformatics applications developed using Open Source technologies. He/She will help maintain the version control, build/deployment, bug tracking and portal environment, and will be a primary point of contact for administrative tasks supporting the development community and end users.


Administer application Servers hosting version control, bug tracking, portal applications to support collaborative development efforts in an enterprise Red Hat Linux environment

Administer application Servers hosting Atlassian tools like Confluence, Jira, Fisheye and Crucible

Administer web-based project management and collaboration software like GForge

Work with existing staff in the coordination of various tasks / activities supporting a large number of software development teams

Support of technical activities to automate application and content deployments using AntHillPro Server

Perform builds utilizing AnthillPro Build Server and Apache Ant scripts

Review build and deployment requirements coordinating with systems administration personnel to verify application hosting resources

Administer source code repositories utilizing Subversion and Apache

Facilitate Change Control Board and Architectural Review Checklist Meetings

Assist build and deployment efforts in an enterprise wide environment comprising Apache / IIS web servers, Zope / Plone content management servers, and Tomcat / Jboss J2EE application containers

Assist efforts to enhance SOPs and technical documentation

Occasional after-hours and weekend support

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree*

2+ years of professional Linux / Unix experience, preferably with some administrator experience and shell scripting

Understanding of software engineering best practices

Programming background with one or more of the following: Java, C/C++, Perl, Python, PHP or one of the web scripting languages

Knowledge of version control tools like Subversion

Experience in compiling and deploying open source software / tools like Apache

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with customers, team members and managers

Exceptional customer service and communication skills

  • Candidates without a Bachelor’s Degree must possess 6+ years of professional IT experience with a minimum of 2 years of professional Linux/UNIX experience
Desired Experience/ Qualifications/Certifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technologies or a related area

Open-source software installation, troubleshooting, and support in a Unix / Linux / Windows environment

An understanding of the software development lifecycle

Experience in a web hosting environment or supporting a development environment

Exposure to managing, securing, and performance tuning Web / J2EE application servers

Exposure to Windows environment

Knowledge of Perl, Python, PHP, Wiki, Maven, and JAVA technologies

Knowledge of Atlassian tools like Confluence, Fisheye, and JIRA etc.

Knowledge of Database connectivity tools (Oracle, MySQL, PostGres)

Preferred professional certification(s): Linux+, Red Hat Certified Technician, Sun Certified System Administrator, SUSE Certified Linux Professional, CMII Certification, Any CM Certifications or Training

TerpSys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.

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