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System Administrator

Company Overview:

PAR Government Systems Corporation (PGSC) is an industry leader in systems and service solutions for the geospatial intelligence community. For more than 30 years, PGSC has provided software solutions, systems engineering expertise and geospatial product innovations for motion and raster imagery, Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR), and geospatial information assurance for the Department of Defense, Federal, State and local agencies, as well as private industry customers throughout the world.

Job Summary:

The System Administrator will monitor, maintain, performance-tune, and upgrade the underlying COTS and GOTS products and infrastructure; identify and diagnose system issues;  triage all user requests for production system components; deploy tested components to the operational infrastructure; maintain a pulse on industry trends and apply to product as necessary; participate in a team-based agile software development cycle.

In addition, the System Administrator will perform Linux system setup and management for both physical and virtual operating systems, to include provisioning, configuring, patching, managing updates, and securing/hardening; provide manual and automated system management across widely dispersed Linux systems; administer and configure virtual machines and VM clusters; communicate with software developers and other team members to gather requirements and implement solutions; develop technical documentation to include system administration architecture documentation and diagrams, configurations, baselines, administrative procedures, and instructions; coordinate with developers to define operational system security requirements, develop system security plans and related security documentation and coordinate system security accreditation and authorizations.

Required Skills:

  • Expertise with Accumulo, Hadoop, NiFi, and PKI certificate management utilities
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience administering Linux/Unix systems
  • General understanding and experience working with and configuring Linux disk encryption
  • Experience with Linux Volume Manager
  • Experience provisioning, configuring, patching, managing, and securing/hardening systems
  • Experience administering virtual machines
  • Experience in developing and implementing system configuration scripts in Perl, Bourne, Bash, and/or C-Shell
  • Experience creating documentation to outline processes and procedures
  • General working knowledge of Cisco and/or Dell routers and switches
  • Experience with: Accumulo, Hadoop, Niagrafiles (NiFi), Apache HTTPD, Apache Tomcat, SQL, MongoDB, Redis, Linux firewall configuration (IP tables), Kickstart, NAT and gateway setup, Remote server management, Server certificates (environment specific), encryption and secure protocols, Puppet, Yum, Scripting languages to include but not limited to: Bash, Perl, Use of management tools, Building RPMs

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience deploying software updates to remote systems
  • Experience in planning and implementing requirements associated with the Agency’s Secure the Net (STN) and Secure the Enterprise (STE) initiatives
  • Familiarity with Map/Reduce
  • Experience with software development and engineering best practices
  • Oral and written communication skills, teaming, and time management
  • Knowledge of computer/system architectures, software development life cycle, configuration management methods, and software testing principles

PAR Government Systems is an EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

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