job summary:Our client has an immediate need for a UNIX System Administrator to join their team. The UNIX System Administrator will work with collaborative teams to ensure the company and client technologies are functioning as efficiently as possible. This fully remote opportunity is a 12 month contract with possible extension through the end of 2022. location: ARLINGTON, Virginiajob type: Contractsalary: $50 - 60 per hourwork hours: 9am to 5pmeducation: Bachelors responsibilities:The UNIX System Administrator role provides information system solutions, and technical support to the organization and clients. Responsibilities include personal computer and client server support, systems administration of UNIX based physical or virtual servers, applications support, storage support and system security. In this capacity, the successful candidate will:Perform administration of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Oracle Linux, versions 6/7/8Experience with Solaris OS, versions 10 and thru 11.4Solid understanding of logical domains, global zones, non-global zones in Solaris, and installation of applications in zonesSolaris and/or RedHat LDAPTroubleshoot problems with UNIX based systemsConfigure, maintain, and troubleshoot physical hardware including Dell, CISCO UCS, Nutanix, and Sun/Oracle servers, both rack mounted and blade.Scripting ability in a Unix shell to automate repetitive processes, Ansible good to haveWork with customers to identify, isolate, and resolve problems with UNIX serversPerform administration of virtualized UNIX servers via VMware, vSphere, and VMware vSphere web client.Perform analysis and logging of Host Intrusion Detection Systems tools like Splunk alertsMonitor system and vendor management performance using tools like SolarwindsPerform periodic security patching of servers based on recommended patch sets using RHEL Satellite toolsWork with security compliance tools on UNIX/Linux OS and support security remediation.Solid understanding of how to configure, maintain and validate the UNIX environment so that it is fully compliant to pass cyber security auditsDemonstrated expertise configuring, managing and troubleshooting variations of DNS, DHCP, TCP/IP, NetworkingExpertise with data center level backup systems & software, data storage solutions and legacy data center hardware/software solutionsAdvanced troubleshooting skills within the Unix OS as well as network and storage.Proficiency performing administrative tasks using VMware vSphere.Ability to work individually or collaboratively as part of a high-performance work teamExcellent interpersonal and communications skillsSkilled at clear and concise written and verbal communicationKnowledge and experience in the ITIL service framework a plus Additional Consideration:Familiarity with Solarwinds desiredFamiliarity with Splunk desiredFamiliarity with AWS Cloud support desiredFamiliarity with Azure Cloud support desiredFamiliar with ClearCaseFamiliar with Centrify Candidates must demonstrate passion for innovation, a sophisticated understanding of technological systems and programming, and the ability to further advance the organization's technology. The UNIX System Administrator position requires a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science in a related specialized area or the equivalent and eight to ten years of related experience, or a master's degree with five to eight years of related experience qualifications:Experience level: ExperiencedMinimum 5 years of experienceEducation: Bachelors skills: UNIXSystem AdminLinux System AdminSOLARISEqual Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.