Abacus Technology is seeking a UNIX Administrator to provide server and systems support for the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) at Wright-Patterson AFB. This is a full-time position.
Install, configure and maintain the AFRL organization's operating systems. Analyze and resolve problems associated with server hardware UNIX, applications software. Detect, diagnose, and report UNIX related problems on servers. Install new software releases, system upgrades, evaluates and installs patches and resolves software related problems for all UNIX based systems. Perform system backups and recovery. Maintain data files and monitors system configuration to ensure data integrity. Support recommendation of upgrades, patches, and new applications and equipment. Provide systems-level support, encompassing both the software and hardware of all IT systems at covered AFRL Wright-Patterson AFB to include maintenance of all software in use by AFRL organizations. Manage and arrange for or conduct maintenance on hardware in use by AFRL organizations. Perform management and support of deployed operating systems (Unix, and Linux), including performance of: upgrades, security patches, back-ups, account maintenance, and access control maintenance. Install, configure, update and assist users with scientific applications located on the computational resources. Provide support of multi-user platforms and server based applications by managing and administering directorate web-based services, assisting client users in connecting and using the centralized resources, performing backup and maintenance of the index and content database, clearing and maintenance of the system cache, and optimizing the server functions, creating content workspaces, managing document and folder areas, applying and assigning permissions. Conduct analyses, developing solutions, planning and coordinating tasks, maximizing overall system efficiency, providing for seamless integration or migration, and optimizing usability and effectiveness. Monitor and review technical activities to ensure compatibility with the objectives, plans, and Concept of Operations (CONOPS) of all AFRL organizations. Investigate hardware, software, and communications compatibility issues including analysis of development, test, and implementation plans, as well as formulating best practices for carrying out technical and developmental activities. Keep organizational IT managers apprised of state-of-the-art technologies, including state-of-the-art IT concepts, identifying potential benefits to the R&D or operational missions of the Directorate. Analyze scalability of software, systems, and networks. Participate in review and response for AFRL strategic investment in IT assets, to include analysis of purchase versus lease considerations, providing cost-benefit, and trade-off options. Research on-going as well as planned technical and development initiatives from within the Government, which impact overall architectural or design methodologies and concepts. Support activities related to the configuration management process. Adhere to Government prescribed procedures for notification and delivery of periodic releases and upgrades to the Government Configuration Control Manager (CM). Support and participate in research of on-going as well as planned technical and development initiatives from within the Government, that impact overall architectural or design methodologies and concepts. Support management and arrangement for hardware and software maintenance services on all AFRL-owned computer-communications systems equipment within AFRL organizations. Support migrations across development, test and production environments for all web based materials while maintaining configuration control of each of these environments. Support AFRL efforts for strategic investment in IT assets, to include analysis of purchase versus lease considerations, providing cost-benefit, and trade-off options, scalability of software, systems, and networks. Support performance of duties related to the tracking and management of IT software, equipment and assets, as designated by the Directorate. This includes, procurement, receiving, storage, inventory, tagging/identifying, moving and turn in. Support tracking and delivery of CDRLs related to this function. Support collection of metrics data measures of responsiveness, completeness, and effectiveness of the service, and report data to stakeholders.
5-8 years experience in systems administration for UNIX systems. Associate’s degree in a related field. Extensive experience in systems administration. Knowledge of Linux or Solaris. Familiarity with Microsoft Windows Server a plus. Comfortable interacting with clients and end users to assess current state of systems and architecture, as well as future needs. Attitude, adaptability, and ability to learn are paramount. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Able to work independently or as part of a team and interact professionally within all levels of an organization. Must be a US Citizen and hold a current Secret clearance.
Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.