GDIT is your place. Make it your own by discovering new ways to securely and expertly apply the latest technology. Own your opportunity at GDIT and you’ll be a meaningful part of improving how agencies operate. Our work depends on an Elastic Stack Systems Administrator joining our team in McLean, VA.
At GDIT, we foster a people-centric environment. As an Elastic Stack Systems Administrator, you will be trusted to work on projects related to the role. In this role, a typical day will include:
Maintains an organization's computer systems' workflows and is responsible for the upkeep, configuration and reliable operation of computer systems, including fixing network issues along with updating equipment and software. Creates and administers profiles and accounts and maintains systems documentation. Tunes system performance for optimal conditions. Installs system-wide software.
The Systems Administrator position will apply expertise in the installation, configuration, operations, and maintenance of both Microsoft Windows and Linux-based architectures. The Systems Administrator will focus on improving the stability and performance of the platform, maintaining and improving the security posture of the domain, continuous monitoring of system health, and troubleshooting issues that arise.
This individual is accountable for Windows, Linux, and application systems that support the infrastructure. Responsibilities on these systems include SA engineering, operations and maintenance, and research and development to ensure continual operation. The individual must be proficient in building, documenting, and providing tier 3 engineering support.
The position requires deep technical knowledge of systems, networks, and application security as well as a solid understanding of enterprise-level security frameworks, policies, processes, and standards. The candidate must have strong analytical skills for troubleshooting complex issues, attention to detail, and the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
Provide daily operational support for Windows and Linux operating systems and applications
Maintain the integrity and security of systems by monitoring security feeds and dashboards in support of Continuous Monitoring activities
Develop and maintain standards and procedures for applications across a complex computing infrastructure
Develop and maintain comprehensive documentation
Monitor application and operating system performance and analyze and document problems
Develop and oversee implementation of testing strategies and document the results
Leverage scripting and system automation tools
Maintain current knowledge of relevant technologies
Research and recommend hardware and software, coordinate installation, and provide backup recovery
Review problems to understand the root causes of issues and ensure implementation of proper fixes
Collaborate with system administrators, engineers, and the client to ensure proper integration of applications
The position requires an active TS/SCI w/Poly
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience.
8 to 10 years of related system administration experience.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience using distributed search and analytic engines (i.e. ElasticSearch); data collection and log-parsing engines (i.e. Logstash); and analytics and visualization platforms (i.e. Kibana).
Familiarity in Cloud/Virtual computing environments (AWS, C2S, OpenStack, Azure, KVM and VMware)
Systems administration experience with Apache NiFi
WHAT GDIT CAN OFFER YOU:
401K with company match
Customizable health benefits packages
Collaborative teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators
Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
Rewards program for high-performing employees
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About Our Work
We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.
GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.
GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.