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CBER Network/Systems Administrator (Systems Administrator – Unix)

We are seeking a Systems Administrator to administer a portfolio of custom and COTS software applications operating in the Solaris and Red Hat Linux server environment.


  • Administer Red Hat Enterprise 6/7 servers
  • Administer Solaris 10 servers
  • Administer VMWare ESX Server, Citrix Server, and a variety of application servers including Apache Tomcat, Adobe ColdFusion, Oracle WebLogic, various web servers and more
  • Install, configure and administer custom and COTS software applications that operate in the server environment
  • Implement automated monitoring and alerting frameworks
  • Monitor server and application performance and availability
  • Manage, monitor, and respond to alerts for the systems and services that are being maintained
  • Proactively review server logs for security, performance and unusual activity concerns
  • Coordinate server and application patching efforts including impact analysis and testing
  • Perform testing in response to environmental patches, upgrades and configuration changes
  • Perform UNIX system administration activities, including installing Solaris 10, configuring zones, containers, Logical Domains (LDOMs) and assigning resource pools
  • Configure backup client on UNIX servers
  • Administer OS scripts on application servers
  • Conduct capacity planning reviews with management
  • Develop and analyze highly complex system standards, thresholds, and recommendations to maximize system performance
  • Research current systems technologies and serve as subject matter expert on complex systems processes and procedures
  • Provide technical solutions and escalated support for non-routine, highly complex technical issues
  • Document standard operating procedures
  • Support disaster recovery exercises and incidents
  • Create and track performance metrics

 Mandatory Qualifications (Education, Certifications, Experience, Skills):

  • Internet Technologies including TCP/IP, HTTP and DNS
  • System Administration experience of Operating Systems including Solaris 10 and RHEL 6/7
  • Ability to document processes and work within a quality improvement environment
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of web architectures including: web and web application servers, encryption, n-tier development/development strategies, databases, security mechanisms, directories, etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and written skills are a must
  • Ability to maintain positive and healthy relationships with all project team members and customers
  • Understanding of server, application and network security hardening and validation techniques
  • Hands on knowledge of Internet and Networking infrastructure design and implementation techniques
  • Familiarity with web products and servers such as web servers, URL, Browsers, Internet performance tools, web search engines, directory services, switching technologies, DNS services and Internet security services

 Desired Qualifications (Education, Certifications, Experience, Skills):

  • Windows Server administration
  • VMware Certified Professional
  • Experience with Oracle 12g database and Oracle Fusion Middleware products
  • Experience with Tomcat, WebLogic, Apache, and Oracle HTTP servers
  • Experience with Citrix administration
  • Agile training or certifications, such as Certified Scrum Master

Education/Certification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field
  • 5+ years of relevant experience with UNIX System Administration
  • Oracle Certified Professional, Oracle Solaris 10 System Administrator is a plus
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) is a plus
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