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Senior Unix Engineer - Backup Lead (Remote)
at Apex Systems, Inc.
Remote, VA

Senior Unix Engineer - Backup Lead (Remote)
at Apex Systems, Inc.
Remote, VA

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UNIX Engineer – Backup Lead (Remote)?

Job Description:

Apex System is looking for a Senior UNIX Engineer to serve as Backup to the current Team Lead, including oversight of a team of approximately 7 staff when the Team Lead is unavailable. This is a hands-on engineering position with leadership responsibilities accounting for approximately 20-30% of the time and the rest addressing tasks with your team as they provide network operations support to the Infrastructure Operations Team. This position is responsible for managing the operational posture of the Enterprise server and interconnections to attached storage (NAS, SAN, and Flash Storage types) and supports incident, change and request cases submitted to the UNIX Team for resolution. Responsibilities require managing the functionality and efficiency of multiple computer operating systems (OS), primarily Linux and UNIX. Duties may include installing and configuring physical or virtual servers (on premise or cloud-based), setting up administrator and service accounts, tuning system performance, installing system wide software, validating and implementing critical system patches, and allocating mass storage space using manufacturer best practices and Enterprise Systems Management tool-sets.

Supports proactive monitoring of components and systems, analyzes system faults and troubleshoots and runs diagnostic tests on operating systems and hardware to detect problems. Evaluates and installs software during various phases of testing. Reviews and prepares documentation for systems, tests, and software installation. Initiates preventive maintenance on the Oss, as well as repair to system/environment problems. Administers and/or oversees systems/environment solutions for multiple projects with varying schedules which are critical to the success of programs. Supports execution/maintenance of the program management plan. Strong task ownership, from identification through resolution and validation of Operational issues.

This role also serves as the Application Hosting team’s technical liaison to the application owners, middleware, network, and security teams with respect to web-based application integration support. In doing such, the position oversees the operation/maintenance and documentation of Apache webserver configurations, performs SSL certificate installations and renewals, and web server security hardening. While other team members are familiar with the Apache webserver product, this position serves as a resident Apache Subject Matter Expert; capable of supporting complex issues, outage incidents, and performing root cause analysis. Additionally this role supports the development of policies and standards related to the use of Apache resources, operations strategy, design, implementation, operating environments, and related software. Coordinates with development team on systematic enhancements or changes.


Required Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience providing technical support to Enterprise operations with 8 years of experience supporting physical and virtual Linux/UNIX-based enterprise servers.
  • 6+ years of technical/team lead experience
  • 5+ years of experience supporting Apache webserver in an enterprise environment
  • Previous experience supporting and troubleshooting virtual servers, OS, and hosted application issues reported through monitoring or customer submittals.
  • Experience performing enterprise level project implementation and support with strong working knowledge of operating server and storage infrastructure, virtualization, cloud technology, knowledge of multiprocessing, threading, concurrency, distributed systems, load balancing, high availability, and COOP/DR.
  • Collaborating in a team atmosphere; communicating through various technology channels with teams and end customers locally or remote.
  • Experience supporting government customers in secure environments, familiarity of Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) operating standards and applicable guidelines.
  • Basic knowledge monitoring and management tools such as Oracle Enterprise Manager, HP OpenView, SolarWinds, or similar server tools.
  • Experience with ITIL methodology; specifically Incident, Request and Change management principles and tracking systems.
  • Ability to drive efficient resolution of all incidents through analytical and structured approaches to problem solving
  • Candidate must be able to obtain a US “Public Trust” clearance

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree or Higher in Computer Science, Information Technology or related discipline ITIL® Foundation Level Certification RHCSA/RHCE (version 6 or newer)
  • Experience or significant exposure to some of the following technologies:
    • SAN Storage and switching, Solaris Zones, Amazon Web Services
  • Interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate effectively, self-awareness, and excellent written and oral communications
  • Experience with IT service management best practices such as change, problem, incident, configuration and service level management is strongly preferred
  • Experience in the development and refinement of processes and procedures to ensure efficient, repeatable and effective monitoring and troubleshooting of network and systems

EEO Employer

Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at employeeservices@apexsystemsinc.com or 844-463-6178.

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