Cloud Ops- Platform Tools Systems Administrator

Arlington, VA 22202

Posted: 07/21/2019 Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Information Technology Job Number: 107
Blackstone Technology Group, an award-winning technology consulting and talent agency is seeking a Cloud Ops- Platform Tools Systems Administrator to join our team at our client s site in Washington, D.C..

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems 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. General Dynamics Mission Systems 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.

Desired Qualifications:

A strong candidate will have these skills:

  • 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 is a global IT services and solutions firm that implements digital transformation solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone was founded in 1998, and has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in IT staffing and place both technical and creative talent across a variety of industries and sectors.

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