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Requisition Number 19-0069
Post Date 5/11/2019
Title Senior Linux Administrator
City Bethesda
State MD
Description A-TEK, Inc., is seeking a Senior Linux Systems Administrator to support our client in Bethesda, Maryland.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Senior IT Systems Administrator manages multiple Linux physical and virtual servers, large scale storage and cloud computation using thousands of nodes. The position will have a wide range of responsibilities including:

• Manage existing Linux computer systems including patching, upgrading and problem solving
• Install, troubleshoot and maintain petabyte scale file and block storage
• Manage existing Panasas parallel high-performance storage system
• Work with client scientists and IT to optimize, secure and manage local network
• Enhance and aid local computation, client cluster computation and cloud computation
• Aid, advise and manage large scale cloud computation on Google Genomics and other cloud vendors as required.
• Take initial lead on surveys and advising on upgrade of IT equipment and management practices.
• Collaborate with client and IT security for secure operation of the above equipment and operations.
• Use shell scripting and system programming skills to perform the tasks listed above.
• Reporting on all the above.
Requirements Qualifications:
Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Information Technology, Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent education and experience
• Minimum of 15 years of experience in system administration of Linux/cloud computing.
• At least 3 to 5 years of experience managing Linux, computational systems, deploying cloud systems, high performance storage systems.
• Expert knowledge and abilities using modern Linux and cloud management systems such as Puppet, Chef and Ansible.
• Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
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