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Signalink, Inc., Madison, AL

Signalink is seeking a Solaris Systems Administrator to join our join our team.

If you want to be at forefront of technological advances, work for a family oriented small business, have a Bachelor of Science degree, in a technical or scientific field, from an accredited institution with 5 years or more demonstrated experience apply today.

Job Requirements:

  • Operate as the system admin for the Apache PPSS lab and report to the project manager

  • Work independently with general direction and as a team member

  • Perform daily, weekly, monthly, and annual operational maintenance, support, and software upgrades for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) servers, Windows 10 workstations, and Solaris 10 servers.

  • Manages multiple servers comprising multiple virtual machines (VMs) using VMware’s ESXi hypervisor, vSphere client VM manager, and vCenter system manager.

  • Continually monitors and tunes system resources to achieve optimum performance, maximize system uptime, and troubleshoot system problems

  • Performs complex software installations and upgrades to the operating systems, system services, application support packages, and application programs for Windows, and Linux software product deliverables

  • Schedule backups, installations, and upgrades and maintain the system hardware and software in accordance with the customer’s IT and IA policies and procedures

  • Ensure system and application data recoverability by maintaining a schedule of system backups, database archives, and restoration operations

  • Provide quick reaction support to the Common Test Environment (CTE) development team and the gov't customer, to identify, troubleshoot, and resolve system problems

  • Works with the engineering team to ensure system and application data integrity by evaluating, implementing, and managing appropriate software and hardware solutions

  • Works with the engineering team to plan, implement, and test upgrades to the system hardware and software

  • Works with the IA team on security vulnerability and compliance scanning of the system servers and workstations as required under a DoD Authority to Operate (ATO)

  • Works with the IA team to maintain a Risk Management Framework (RMF) posture and participate in the RMF activities required to achieve and maintain an ATO

  • Executes and promotes standard operating procedures and schedules

  • Conducts hardware and software audits of servers, workstations, and mobile devices to ensure compliance with established standards, policies, and configuration guidelines

  • Successful candidate will be able to perform day-to-day maintenance, operations and support for enterprise level operating systems, zero clients and servers.

  • Will direct and perform upgrades to end user and network operations center systems.

  • Monitors system analyzing appliances and takes action, as necessary, to tune system performance and/or mitigate actual and perceived threats to systems.

  • Ensures data integrity and storage to Federal standards.

  • Conducts audits of equipment and production systems and creates appropriate reports.

  • Support VDI/VMware environment


Required Education/Experience:

  • Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience

  • Masters and three (3) years or more experience

  • PhD and 0 years related experience

  • (years of experience can be used in lieu of degree)


  • Must have a CompTIA Security+ certification

  • Must have a RedHat Linux certification

Required Skills:

  • Experience in Linux operating systems

  • Experience in Windows server and workstation system administration including Windows Server 2012 and 2016.

  • Solaris 10 server experience

  • Experience in VMware virtual machines, services, and tools

  • Experience in the interpretation of IA vulnerability and compliance and scan reports and the implementation of Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) to remove vulnerabilities for IA compliance

  • Experience with the Risk Management Framework (RMF) process and compliance with an Authority to Operate (ATO)

  • Experience in server architectures, storage architectures, virtualization, monitoring tools, backup/restore, performance tuning/capacity planning, documentation, server management

  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills for effective interaction with customers and co-workers


Clearance Requirements:

  • Active current DoD SECRET clearance is required

Required Competencies:

  • Honesty

  • Superior ethics

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to be a team player

  • Initiative

  • Professionalism