Linux Systems Administrator

  • ID: 523662
  • Posted: 2/23/2023
  • Location: Buffalo, NY
  • Category: IT - Database Administration
  • Job Type: Direct Placement
  • Duration: Direct Placement


Seeking a Linux Systems Administrator with main responsibilities tied to Linux administration and Kubernetes/Docker cluster management in Windows and Linux environment. The candidate must have strong abilities to analyze and evaluate technical issues, recommend solutions, support the development of strategic plans and lead various projects to improve IT infrastructure, increase network security and functionality to meet business objectives.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the day-to-day operations of the corporate Information Systems (IS)
  • Technical experience and ability to configure and manage Linux (Red Hat, CentOS) and Windows information systems in a secure networked environment 
  • Ensure systems are configured, operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with established security policies, plans and procedures
  • Ensure system audit records are collected and analyzed in accordance with policies and procedures
  • Aid in the management (configure, document, and maintain) a development Kubernetes/Docker cluster
  • Be familiar with Linux/Unix development tools (compilers, debuggers, etc.), and writing simple shell scripts
  • Conduct periodic network, system, and application vulnerability scanning, configuration assessment, and remediation
  • Maintain a working knowledge of information system functions, security policies, technical security safeguards, and operational security measures
  • Prepare for and participate in periodic compliance assessments and inspections
  • Ensure account management and configuration documentation is complete, maintained and reviewed on a periodic basis (change tracking, maintenance logs, etc.)
  • Collaborate with management to assess short and long-term IT and business needs
  • Document technical details regarding the development and sustaining of corporate IS
  • Assist with the creation and management of IS policies, procedures, training, and awareness.
Job Requirements

Required Skills / Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems 
  • 3 years of Linux administration/configuration capability and troubleshooting
  • Possess a DoD 8570.01-M IAM II baseline certification or be able to obtain one within 6 months
  • Current DoD security clearance or eligibility to obtain a clearance 

Preferred Skills / Qualifications:
  • Virtualization experience such as VMware or experience in data center architectures (servers, networking, storage, physical hardware, virtualization, etc.)
  • Experience in administration of software container deployment technologies (Kubernetes. Docker, Podman)
  • Familiar with Linux Endpoint Management tools (Ansible, RHEL Satellite, Puppet, etc)
  • Experience in administration of SCM tools (Bitbucket) and artifact repos (Artifactory) a plus
  • Knowledge and experience with cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, etc.) a plus
  • Working knowledge of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-171 and Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) a plus
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, build relationships, and prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail

Aleron companies (Acara Solutions, Aleron Shared Resources, Broadleaf Results, Lume Strategies, TalentRise, Viaduct, and Aleron's strategic partner, SDI) are Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, sex, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. The Aleron companies welcome and encourage applications from diverse candidates, including people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for applicants taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Applicants for this position must be legally authorized to work in the United States. This position does not meet the employment requirements for individuals with F-1 OPT STEM work authorization status.

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