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Solaris System Administrator in Bethesda, MD at Eliassen Group

Date Posted: 5/3/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Contract to Hire
  • Location:
    Bethesda, MD
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
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Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Solaris System Administrator with our industry-leading client in Bethesda.

Due to federal security clearance requirements, applicant must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident with the ability to obtain a [Public Trust/Secret/Top Secret] Clearance. We offer a great benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits, 401k with company matching, and life insurance.

Responsibilities of the Solaris System Administrator:

  • Offer technical support and hardware and software expertise for the CIT Unix Hosting team, including diverse tasks as installing applications, diagnosing and resolving system problems, testing software, and documenting operating procedures.
  • Assists with installation, upgrade, and maintenance of applications (identified by the government) both freeware and vendor supplied.
  • Provides Unix Solaris systems support in an enterprise production 24x7 environment, with rotating on-call duties. This includes working evenings and weekends to provide operations support and accommodate customer needs for off-hours maintenance completion.
  • Records the problem symptoms (government provided pre-defined log).
  • Coordinates/schedules remedial actions (e.g. disk swapping, backups, maintenance fixes, etc.) with vendor and/or operations personnel.
  • Tracks status of all problems within the Unix hosting environment, through resolution.
  • Documents special procedures required for continuous operations of systems.
  • Reviews monitoring logs for problem identification and reports issues according to documented processes and suggests resolutions.
  • Maintains statistical information to help track persistent problems using predefined log.
  • Installs and configures new hardware components for operations in a Data Center networked environment and patches and Builds new Solaris Systems
  • Support customers in an operational environment.
  • Assists with testing of software operations and Operating System upgrades.
  • Plans, conducts, and reports tests with appropriate government staff.
  • Documents security procedures, on an as needed basis, according to security policy and guidelines.
  • Monitors/reports on unauthorized access attempts and other security problems, finding rememedies for hardware and software issues
  • Tracks system utilization, daily, to determine if problems are imminent.
  • Monitor operations to discover bottlenecks in production
  • Provides audit information and reviews to ensure compliance and remediates findings when necessary and technical input to evaluation of alternative methods
  • Develops and maintains detailed and accurate documentation as requested by the Service Manager, team lead and/or CTR. Documentation may be required for operational procedures, troubleshooting aids, and technical analyses for products, features, and capabilities.
  • Ensures all changes are logged through the use of listserv archive lists, and division, branch, and team change management procedures.
  • Uses CIT and HSS service management tools, which include Service Now for work request ticket management to respond to and document work efforts requested by customers.

Requirements of the Solaris System Administrator:

  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, MIS or related subject, or 3 years of relevant, related work experience. Certain kinds of experience may be used in lieu of education. In order to substitute experience for educational requirements, the experience must be recognized as sufficiently technical or specialized to achieve the knowledge and skills needed (mid-level).
  • Required experience and skills include but are not limited to Solaris 10, Solaris 11, ZFS, Solaris LDOM/CDOM and Zone experience, Live Upgrade, Linux, Oracle Ops Center.
  • At least one year experience working in a production environment on Solaris systems in a virtual (zone) environment (junior level); or at least three years of experience as a computer professional maintaining, configuring, installing, and supporting Unix servers and resources, of which at least one year of experience must involve the enterprise system administration of Solaris (mid-level).
  • Required experience scripting (Perl, KSH, CSH, python) – 1yr junior, 3 years mid.
  • Required, ability to gain a public trust clearance
  • Ability to analyze information requirements.
  • Ability to coordinate closely with system DBAs or customers to ensure proper implementation of program and system specifications.
  • Ability to evaluate problems analytically and systematically and develop appropriate corrective action.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and to function well in a team environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skill to be able to ascertain user requirements and prepare documentation.
  • Excellent customer interface skills.

Keywords: Solaris System Administrator, Solaris, Unix, Unix Hosting, Unix Solaris

Job ID: 318834

About Eliassen Group:

Eliassen Group provides strategic talent solutions to drive our clients’ innovation and business results. Leveraging over 30 years of success, our expertise in IT staffing, Agile consulting, creative services, managed services, and life sciences enables us to partner with our clients to execute their business strategy and scale effectively. Headquartered in Reading, MA and with offices from coast to coast, Eliassen Group offers local community presence, deep networks, as well as national reach. For more information, visit

Eliassen Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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