System Administrator
Zot Inc. - Columbia, MD

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Position requires a Top Secret security clearance, based on current background investigation (SBI), as well as the favorable completion of full screening polygraph

Clearance and polygraph processing will be completed by the U.S. Government

Job Summary:
Under the supervision of the Team Lead, the candidate is responsible for the development and productization of the project’s infrastructure systems. This position entails hands-on IT assignments requiring technical expertise, and strong engineering skills necessary to effectively define and implement systems administration strategies. The desire to work in a fast paced and sometimes stressful environment is necessary for success.

Responsible for documentation of automation methods, interconnection diagrams, and expected system performance specifications when appropriate.

Responsible for design and documentation of disaster recovery plans and procedures.

Provide leadership, guidance, and mentoring to junior personnel.

Be a proactive member of team looking for improvements in technologies and efficiencies.

Assume other duties/projects as they arise and be responsive to the needs of the project.

Required Duties/Skills:
8+ years Linux / UNIX systems administration experience, or a completed BA/BS degree and 4 years Linux / UNIX systems administration experience.

5+ years working in a large scale enterprise environment, responsible for maintaining mission critical servers / services.

2+ years enterprise project experience, responsible for bringing a project from inception to completion.

4+ years experience working with RedHat Enterprise Linux installation and configuration, RHEL 3 / 4 / 5.

4+ years working with VMWare ESX 3.5+.

5+ years experience configuring/maintaining: Kickstart, SSH, DHCP, Bind, Apache, Syslog.

4+ years scripting experience (shell, Perl, Ruby, Python).

1+ years experience using CM tools such as Subversion and Clearcase.

1+ years experience configuring Cisco IOS (switching experience configuring VLANS, DMZ, NAT, access lists, multicast).

Desired Skills:
RHCT or RHCE (preferred)

Cisco certification

Experience configuring LDAP on a UNIX / Linux platform

Experience building RedHat RPMs

2+ years experience configuring / troubleshooting RedHat kickstart

Experience configuring Zenoss or other SNMP monitoring software, and SYSLOG-NG

Experience working with NetApp appliances, and storage area networks (SAN)

Bachelors Degree or certification in a related product

Zot was founded in 1998 by Michael McNeil, whose vision was to develop a company which brings together highly competent technical personnel and helps them to further sharpen their IT knowledge through mentoring, training, and certification, while providing its customers with a superior level of services and support.

Our staff specializes in system architecture design and system integration, network engineering and administration, large scale heterogeneous system administration, and other high-end technical tasks. We offer the flexibility and responsiveness of a small company while maintaining the high quality technical expertise necessary for meeting the complex needs of our customers.

Zot was the first to link with VMware to virtualize major public IT resources more than 10 years ago and we still take our leadership role very seriously.

Who We Are
We are an IT solutions provider focused on customers in the government contracting communities and specialize in:

  • System and network design, integration and administration
  • Virtualization
  • Data storage and management
We are proud to be trusted advisors to US Government Departments and Agencies, where we have supported major intelligence and infrastructure projects.

For more than a decade we have collaborated with leading public sector contractors to deliver specialist skills in system design, virtualization and data storage. We are always looking to team with respected industry peers. So far we have worked with:

Super Prime contractors such as:
  • Oracle / Sun Microsystems
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Computer Sciences Corporation
  • SAIC
  • IBM
  • Boeing
  • L3 Communications
Prime contractors such as:
  • Henggeler Computer Consultants
  • Comso
Technology Partners
We are a VMware Authorized Consulting Partner and Enterprise VIP reseller. We aligned with VMware to provide gold standard virtualization services to public sector customers when we first started virtualizing their IT more than 10 years ago. We were one of the first public contractors to have VMware certified professionals on staff.

Some other technology partners include:
  • Dell
  • IBM
  • Sun
  • NetApp
  • Isilon
  • RedHat
  • LeftHand Networks (HP)
  • VizionCore
  • Wyse
Training (unparalleled)
Upon joining Zot, you will work with the latest tools and technologies, perform challenging work that contributes to our nation’s well-being and you will benefit from customer interaction and recognition.

We believe our employees benefit from professional mentoring and significant technical training. To that end, we provide each employee with a significant training budget and paid time off to pursue their training.

Stand up and be heard !!
Zot has been successful in creating an atmosphere where our employees feel challenged in their work and valued as contributors to our success as a whole. As a smaller outfit, we encourage our employees to express their opinions and encourage them to offer suggestions on how to improve both as an employer and services provider.

Zot is built on the talent of its people and naturally we want to keep them. Besides competitive salaries, we also offer a strong suite of benefits, such as:

  • Health Insurance (Medical / Dental / Vision)
  • Life Insurance
  • STD / LTD
  • 401(k)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Professional Training Budget
  • Employee Referral Program