• Senior Systems Administrator

    Job ID 2018-1296
    Job Locations US-VA-Richmond
  • Overview

    TISTA Science and Technology Corporation, a CMMI Maturity Level 3 company, focuses on delivering information technology and professional services to Federal and State agencies. TISTA is an Inc. 500 company, a recipient of the 2010 Top 100 Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses from Diversity Business, recognized in Washington Technology's FAST 50 list of the fastest growing small businesses in government contracting in 2012 & 2013, recognized as the Top 25 Fastest Growing Small Technology companies by the Washington Business Journal in 2014 & 2015, and selected as the Veteran Owned Company of the Year in 2014 by the Montgomery County MD Dept. of Economic Development.



    The Sr. Systems Administrator will support the client in day-to-day operations, virtualization initiatives, and maintain the Unix operating system to provide optimum performance and system availability.


    • Evaluate functional requirements, and upgrade requests, and provide comments to ensure appropriate direction to program managers and development team
    • Carry out system upgrades as requested for Mid-Tier hardware
    • Assist database administrators (DBA) interactively on installing and upgrading Oracle software and monitor cluster operations
    • Migrate applications into Enterprise datacenters
    • Document and provide recommendations to Program Managers on optimizing the application functionality
    • Setup, schedule, and execute backups and recoveries of all Mid-Tier application and system software on managed systems and interface with the Program Manager of each application to ensure backup/recovery plans are in place
    • Install and upgrade Veritas Netbackup Software as needed
    • Support information operations to provide connectivity to Mid-Tier platforms and testing of the connections
    • Provide input to DR/COOP plans and testing activities
    • Document processes and procedures as identified


    • Demonstrated expertise with Oracle/SUN Solaris 10 or higher, HP-UX 11 or higher, Red Hat Linux 5 or higher operating systems that include creating Solaris virtual servers using Solaris ZONES
    • Containers or Logical Domain (LDOM) technology, HP-UX Virtual Manager (VM)/HP Datacenter OE and VMware for Red Hat Linux. 
    • Knowledge of Symantec Netbackup 6.5; Brocade switches; and planning architecture related to DR/COOP.
    • Experience supporting software/system related changes; identification and resolution of software bugs, research and application changes, updates, and patches;
    • Experience with review, analysis and testing of new technologies introduced to the environment; performance monitoring and tuning, and implementation of ‘best practices”



    • Bachelor Degree
    • Security+ and one of the following Technical CE:
    • Solaris 10 or higher, HP-UX 11 or higher, or RHEL 5 or higher


    • Active Secret Clearance


    • Richmond VA


    Here at TISTA Science and Technology we value our Veterans and encourage all to apply!



    TISTA is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.



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