DevOps System Administrator

Lexington, MA

Job Type: Contract | Recruiter: Peter Roos | Phone: 603-772-2700

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Job Title: DevOps System Administrator

Location: Lexington, MA

Duration: 36 Months and 40 hours per week

*Applicants must possess an active Security Clearance without incident for access to classified information.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Information Integration & Decision Support Group, conducts research and development on space surveillance problems including tracking and identification of satellites, radar image exploitation, close approach monitoring and collision warning, applications of multi-sensor data fusion, and decision support. The Group also develops net-centric, service-oriented architecture that networks all of these capabilities together in an integrated information system.

Position Scope/Job Functions

The Group is looking to hire a mid-level DevOps System Administrator to help ensure availability and reliability of existing systems as well as the agile deployment of changes and updates. These systems are used by operators as part of their daily activities. This position would be part of a team comprised of IT systems engineers, network engineers and software developers responsible to ensure that the systems are functioning nominally. This team is the first responder to any questions or concerns of the users.

The DevOps System Administrator helps users with workarounds or solutions to their problems. This will include: log bugs and escalate complex user problems to staff; make sure that core infrastructure components, databases, messaging bus, servers, storage, web servers, etc. are functioning; ensure that the systems are updated and patched; make sure that logs are being captured and watch for potential security issues. The candidate will also perform basic checks to ensure the system is performing nominally, and data feeds and networks are performing to specifications. The candidate will also be responsible for working with the IT administrators, networking engineers and software developers to make sure that any updates to these systems are deployed rapidly and with minimal disruption of system availability.

Skills: Required

BS in computer software, computer management, IT systems, physical sciences or mathematics or at least 5 years of relevant experience Must have 2+ years of experience in a DevOps role Excellent Linux skills - able to monitor logs, update software, install, configure and maintain servers (tomcat, http, ntpd, etc.) Experience with a modern programming language such as C++, Java, Python, Ruby, etc.

Experience with scripting languages. Fluent in at least one of the following languages: Power Shell, Perl, Bash (including sed & awk) Experience with modern software practices, build systems, source code repositories, bug tracking systems Experience with modern monitoring and configuration management systems,viz., nagios, ganglia, puppet, etc.

Current secret or higher clearance

Must be able to be on call on weekends and evenings for emergency support.

           

Skills: Preferred

Capable of building and maintaining detailed documentation describing administration and management of complex computer systems.

Some familiarity with basic database administration (Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, etc.) Some familiarity with ActiveMQ, Kafka, Spark, Hadoop, HBase & Accumulo

           

Education/Professional Certifications

BS OR Associate’s degree and at least 1 Certification.

 

POST-OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED. An essential function of this job is physical attendance. Digital Prospectors is an Equal Opportunity Employer which includes providing equal employment opportunity for all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Our client, one of the most prestigious Research and Development Labs in the country, is working on solutions to our nation's most complex defense and commercial related challenges. We have placed hundreds of talented engineers with this client over the years - If you are qualified - we can get you in!!!

The mission is critical and the work is as cutting-edge as it is rewarding. The teams are superbly managed groups of world class engineers from all types of interesting and diverse backgrounds - AND THEY ARE HIRING! 

Make this your next career move as one of our many long-term contractors or employees!

Work as our full-time employee with full benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, PTO, Retirement, etc.)  - OR - work as a W2 hourly contractor at a higher pay rate if you don't need the benefit package.

ABOUT DIGITAL PROSPECTORS:

Founded in 1999, Digital Prospectors is an award-winning recruiting and consulting firm that specializes in placing contract, contract-to-hire and direct hire engineers into rewarding opportunities with our impressive and ever-growing client base. We believe that all people should love their jobs.

Come see why Digital Prospectors has been voted “Best Staffing Firm to Temp For” by Staffing Industry Analysts, "Best of Staffing" for candidate satisfaction by Inavero / CareerBuilder.com, "Top Temporary Placement Firm" by Boston Business Journal, "Best Company To Work For" by Business NH magazine, "Excellence in IT and Engineering Staffing” by TechServe Alliance, "Top IT Services Company" by Inc. Magazine, "Most Reliable Staffing Agency" in Forbes Magazine and "Top Ranked Staffing Firm" by Staffing Industry Analysts.

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