Dev Technology Group

Senior Unix Administrator

System Engineer in Radford, VA

Posted 2020-01-30

Senior Unix Administrator, #177

If you are looking to join a growing company with an employee-centered culture focused on exceeding client expectations, Dev Technology is the company for you! We partner with our federal government customers to support mission critical applications that protect and serve our nation. To support this mission, we leverage agile and DevSecOps principles along with innovative technologies including cloud services, open source software, biometric solutions, and software as a service (SaaS).

As a Washington Post Top Workplace award winner for the past six years, Dev Technology employees enjoy:

a collaborative & fun team environment
work/life balance & strong core values
career development & mentorship program
competitive pay
great benefits including 401K matching with immediate vesting
What You'll Be Doing:

Are you a Systems Administrator looking for experience in a mixed and growing environment made up of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Solaris UNIX? The individual in this position will work with the existing UNIX team to manage, maintain, deploy, troubleshoot and support servers for a mixed customer environment. This individual will plan, execute and implement new system hardware and software and create and maintain team technical instructions, operating procedures and policies as needed. The individual in this position will need to be adept at monitoring and tuning system performance, ongoing operation of the servers, hardening of the servers and reporting of the overall security and operational status. They will also recommend improvements to the enterprise, and manage new software/hardware integrations when required. We are seeking someone with excellent communication and team skills. This individual will provide support towards the lifecycle of a mixed environment of vendor equipment in the datacenter to include firmware version control and periodic preventive maintenance.

Required Skills and Experience:

SELinux – understand the basic and advanced management and configuration of SELinux
Scripting – be able to automate daily tasks when required
Patching – understand how to apply security updates to systems via YUM and RPM
Networking – have demonstrated experience using VLANs, troubleshooting tools such as ip, netstat, ss and telnet as well as how to harden a system using firewalld/iptables and hosts.allow
User Mgmt – be able to manage a large pool of local users through the command line
System Hardening – have exposure to or understanding of the DISA STIG or its commercial equivalent and be able to demonstrate experience in system hardening and auditing
Virtualization – have demonstrated ability using VMWare and be able to maintain and build systems from templates or from scratch via system ISO file. Know how to access a VM from the console and perform troubleshooting where necessary
Storage – understand SAN/storage concepts (LUNs, HBAs), logical volume management (LVM), & NFS and how to utilize all of those in the OS
Services – understand how SFTP/SMTP/NTP and DNSSEC work and have a demonstrated working understanding of how to configure and maintain each
Team Work/Communication – demonstrated interpersonal and teamwork skills as well as the ability to analyze and solve complex problems. This should include experience in designing, documenting and writing deliverable plans for enterprise implementations using Microsoft Office products such as MS Project and MS Visio.
Preferred Skills and Experience:

Perl scripting, kickstart, jumpstart, configuration management tools (puppet, ansible, chef), Solaris IPS, Solaris AI, git, iLO / DRAC configuration.
Understanding of Data Center technologies and experience with maintaining a Data Center for a medium to large data center, develop best practices for maintaining firmware and drivers required to sustain a high availability of systems.
Security Clearance: DOD Interim Secret as a minimum

Citizenship: US Citizen

Experience: A minimum of 5 years of experience as a Unix Systems Administrator/Engineer.

Required Certifications:

CompTIA Security+
CompTIA Linux+ or RHCSA or RHCE

Over 20 years ago Dev Technology began providing IT solutions to meet the mission-critical needs of federal government by exceeding our clients’ expectations through partnership, a commitment to team work, collaboration, and valuing our employees. Dev Technology is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. All persons shall have the opportunity to be considered for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Equal employment opportunity will be applied to all phases of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, training, promotion, transfer, discipline and termination. To learn more about working at Dev visit, Learn About A Day At Dev. EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer

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Company summary

Dev Technology Group provides IT solutions to meet the mission-critical needs of our government clients by leveraging agile and DevSecOps principles along with innovative technologies including cloud services, open source software, biometric solutions, and software as a service (SaaS). Dev Technology believes in exceeding our clients’ expectations through partnership, a commitment to team-work, collaboration, and valuing our employees.


Health, dental, and vision plans; 401K plan; life insurance; disability insurance; PTO; holiday pay employee referral program; service awards; mentorship program; educational assistance; recognition program.

Depending on the project, many Dev Technology employees enjoy working from home one or two days per week.

Tech Stack

Java/Opensource – Java, Angular, JavaScript, Spring, Microservices, Hibernate/JPA, Swagger, RESTful Services
Microsoft - .Net, Office 365, Azure, Power BI, Dynamics CRM, SharePoint, SQL
DevSecOps – AWS, Jenkins, Chef, Maven, Docker, Gradle, Terraform, OS, Kubernetes, Selenium
ITSM – ServiceNow, Remedy
Domain Expertise – Biometrics, IDENT
Databases – Oracle, Mongo, Postgres

Interview process

Basic phone interview by a Talent Acquisition team member; technical phone interview by the hiring manager and/or technical team member; in-person panel interview.

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