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UNIX Systems Administrator

Location:Bethesda, MD
Employment Type:Full Time
Description:TISTA Science and Technology Corporation (TISTA) is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), and U.S. Small Business Administration’s 8(a) certified company. TISTA is also a recent recipient of the “Top 500 Veteran-Owned Small Business” award from TISTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V). Minorities are strongly urged to apply, if qualified.

Candidate will provide functional customer service and technical assistance to eRA developers, testers, users, and other functional areas within eRA. Candidate must be able to effectively represent eRA Operations interests when interfacing with all functional areas. The candidate will interface closely with all functional areas within eRA Operations (DBA, Middle Tier, Ops Infrastructure), building knowledge and expertise in each functional area. Candidate must provide technical and strategic support to eRA Operations leadership staff for planning and process improvement initiatives.
Furthermore, candidate will serve as a point of escalation for Unix and Linux-specific issues. Candidate must be comfortable in interfacing with highly educated specialists as well as users with little, or no, technical knowledge; must have ability and desire to learn quickly and apply knowledge effectively; must have the flexibility to support other Unix/Linux administration functions outside of specified work tasks; must work well in team environment; and, support the team mission to provide outstanding customer service.
Duties:• Work with DBA and Middle Tier staff to support the eRA application
• Update and maintain the current eRA Middle Tier / Java and documentation.
• Create and update Standard Operating Procedure documentation for Unix/Linux systems
• Provide expert guidance, leadership and support for resolving Unix/Linux issues and troubleshooting of production issues.
• Research and implement process improvements and technology solutions
• Provide expert guidance, leadership and support for Unix/Linux architecture in cooperation with the architecture branch.
• Provide regular updates to program management on the current and planned status of Unix/Linux server architecture
• Provide expert guidance, leadership and support for migration to and support of high availability and redundancy for Unix/Linux servers in collocated and remote sites.
Qualifications:**MUST HAVE Solaris Experience. Candidates without Solaris experience will not be considered**

Candidate must build a strong institutional knowledgebase in eRA Unix/Linux configurations, to include user rights and privileges, CRONTAB maintenance, NFS Mount points, SSH administration, FTP administration, and shell scripting.

• Must have excellent communications skills.
• Excellent problem solving and analysis skills with the ability to effectively troubleshoot, resolve, or escalate problems.
• Ability to identify and utilize relevant resources to provide customers with information and resolution.
• Ability to perform administrative tasks in Veritas Cluster Server (fail over, freeze resources, stop/start resources)
• Experience using Symantec NetBackup in an enterprise environment with multiple tape devices, multiple backup schedules, and tape archival processes
• Experience configuring and launching backup jobs in Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) via command line interface is desirable
• Experience administering accounts and application components of IBM ClearCase and ClearQuest is desirable
• Experience administering Veritas Storage Foundation is desirable
• Ability to build and administer servers in a VMWare ESX virtual environment is desirable
• Ability to perform basic administration tasks on Windows server 2003, 2008, and 2012 is desirable
• Experience administering NetApp SAN devices is desirable
• Java application server experience supporting Tomcat 7.x and 8.x on Unix/Linux is desirable
• Experience supporting N-tier applications in a 24x7 Software as a Service (SaaS) environment is desirable
• Experience administering open-source web analytics tools (AWStats, etc.) is desirable
• Experience providing technology solutions via a “cloud” provider is desirable.
• Experience interfacing with Oracle databases in a highly available configuration (Oracle RAC, Oracle DataGuard, Oracle GoldenGate) is desirable
• Knowledge and understanding of the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) is desirable.
• Experience working within the National Institutes of Health is a plus.
• Experience with IMPAC II, Commons, and other eRA applications is a plus.
• Experience in Federal Grants Management is a plus.

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