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Linux Systems Administrator at SRA Int'l in Atlanta (close to Buckhead and Brookhaven)

Ozgur O.
Atlanta, GA
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Health Information Technology (IT)

Position Title
Linux Systems Administrator

Position Work Location

Telecommuting Options
Telecommuting Not Allowed

US Citizenship Required

Clearance Required

Clearance Type

Additional Suitabilities
Agency Specific - No SRA Security Action Needed

Why SRA?
SRA is dedicated to solving complex problems of global significance for government organizations serving the national security, civil government, health and intelligence markets. Founded in 1978, the company has expertise in such areas as cloud, cyber security; disaster response planning; enterprise resource planning; environmental strategies; energy systems and sustainability; IT systems, infrastructure; learning technologies; logistics; mobile workforce; public health preparedness; strategic management consulting; and systems engineering. SRA employs approximately 6,300 employees serving clients from its headquarters in Fairfax, Va., and offices around the world. For additional information on SRA, please visit

Why this Position?
This role will challenge your skills to take an ad hoc, complex scientific research environment that supports high-impact basic public health research and migrate it to a robust, easily maintainable and extensible scientific research environment, effectively integrating leading-edge computer technologies such as compute clusters, virtualization, and Isilon network attached storage devices. A TOP performer will like the opportunity to dabble in future technologies and provide innovative solutions in Public Health.

Daily Responsibilities
SRA is seeking a Linux Systems Administrator. In this role you will provide innovative solutions for Public Health Research; maintain and migrate legacy technologies into new forward looking solutions; and provide support to multiple stakeholders within the scientific research and bioinformatics domain. To be successful in this role, you should be able to handle multiple technical requests from clients and complete them efficiently; while maintaining a go-getter attitude, strong communication, and working in a dynamic, high-priority environment.

Position is for full time employment with SRA and will be based in our Atlanta, GA office.

Key Responsibilities include:
• Create and maintain a robust, Linux scientific research computing environment to support basic public health research.

• Contribute to the design of the new architecture, and implement the architecture plan in accordance with CDC IT guidelines and with minimal impact to the scientific research community (about 300 active users).

• Promptly install and maintain large numbers of new open source, academic software analysis packages (bioinformatics packages) into an already complex environment, likely in a virtualized environment.

• Maintain and tune LINUX High Performance Computing Cluster and individual LINUX servers,

• Maintain operating systems and keep system backups and patches up to date,

• Work with CDC network team to trouble-shoot network issues, ensure data integrity and safety of systems,

• Manage users, install scientific software, keep hardware and software up to date and ensure transfer of large data files between machines.

• Write technical and end-user documentation of applications and environment

• Assist in automation of existing system administration processes.

• Adhere to federal standards for security and compliance

Required: Years of experience (min) 3-5
Required: Degree None
Basic Qualifications
• Experience with managing enterprise Linux or Unix servers (such as CentOS, RHEL, Solaris, Ubuntu); basic Systems Administration: Linux installation, maintenance, upgrade, backup, NFS, TCP/IP networking, Virtualization.
• Experience with hardware installation, configuration, and updates; and software patches, job scheduling, system backups.
• Experience with some or all of the following: LDAP, Nagios, Apache HTTPd, Tomcat, iptables, rsync, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SGE, and Vmware
• Experience with parallel and clustered file systems
Required: Travel 0 - 10%

Desired: Degree Bachelors
Desired: Skills
• Familiarity with cluster management
• Experience with Infiniband and 10GB Ethernet.
• Experience working in a scientific computing environment, including scientific software installation.
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