Cloud Ops- Platform Tools Systems Administrator

Falls Church, VA 22042

Posted: 06/26/2019 Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: IT/Ops Job Number: 12998

Blackstone Talent Group has an immediate opening for a Cloud/Ops Platform Tools Systems Administrator. This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’ s core defense/intelligence services and systems.  Blackstone Talent Group employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.

The team this position supports is leading a large government organization' s move into the cloud. The goal is to provide the tools, technology, and blueprints to enable the organization to easily, quickly, and securely transition to the cloud and adopt best practices. This team is filled with VERY experienced individuals that are always looking at technology trends to improve effectiveness.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Minimum 3 years of experience performing development and deployment activities on a private/public cloud solution or a comparable high availability environment
  • Experience installing and maintaining tools in a Linux environment, such as Git Repositories, SVN repositories, Ansible, Open Shift, Splunk, VMWare
  • Able to help build and maintain different enterprise scale applications and ensure best practices are being used in an AWS / Linux Environment
  • Ability to find solutions and troubleshoot problems that occur in a cloud environment
  • Has experience using code to build and maintain infrastructure and using enterprise quality tools to ensure stability and performance of applications
  • Experience working with AWS GovCloud and/or C2S environments

Clearance Requirements:
Department of Defense Top Secret security clearance is required at time of hire. .

Desired Qualifications:
  • Comfortable coding / troubleshooting shell scripts
  • Comfortable in Linux, able to build or troubleshoot systems
  • Comfortable with and knows base AWS services well (EC2/EBS/S3/VPC/NACLS/SG/RDS)
  • Works wells with others

These skills are a plus:
  • Comfortable using code to build servers in AWS
  • Has worked securing Linux Systems
  • Has experience working in high scale environments
  • Has worked with similar technologies listed below:
    • AWS
    • Cloud Formations
    • Gitlab (Code Repository)
    • Gitlab Runner (Build System)
    • Artifact Repository (Artifactory, Nexus, etc.)
    • CI/CD Tools (SonarQube, Xray)
    • Consul/Vault
    • Packer – For Automated AMI Creation
    • CentOS Linux
    • Redhat Linux
    • Windows 2016 (Coming Soon 2019)

Key Responsibilities:
  • Install COTS toolsets in a cloud environment
  • Customize COTS toolsets to meet the needs of the organization
  • Perform application updates and maintenance functions
  • Respond to Tier 3 and Tier 4 trouble tickets
  • Open trouble tickets and respond to trouble calls
  • Respond to management system alerts
  • Deploy security patches and updates
  • Participate as a member of a small, multi-disciplinary team that works cooperatively to ensure supported applications are available to support the customer mission
  • Install, configure, operate, and maintain integrated systems to support mission operations
  • Supports engineering solutions for cloud or on-premises development and production platforms
    • Scalability
    • Failover/Recovery
    • Disaster Recovery Planning
    • Monitoring
    • Security
    • Performance

Blackstone Talent Group is a division of Blackstone Technology Group, a global IT services and solutions firm that implements technological solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone’ s global staff augmentation practice was founded in 1998. Blackstone Talent Group has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in providing clients the best talent across a variety of industries and sectors.

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