Systems Administrator/Platform Reliability Engineer

Hampton, VA

Posted: 09/03/2019 Employment Type: Contract to Perm Job Number: 14182

Job Description

Blackstone Technology Group, an award-winning technology consulting and talent agency is seeking a Systems Administrator/Platform Reliability Engineer to join our team at our client s site in Hampton, VA.

The System Administrator/Platform Reliability Engineer will be part of a team delivering Platform as a capability supporting the Air Force Air Operations Center (AOC) program. This team of Platform Operations specialists works directly with the AF Product Owner and the Development team to provide a Platform as a Service (PaaS) environment on Dell VXRails based Infrastructure. This is a Linux/Windows based environment utilized to create new capabilities for the Air Operations Centers. The team utilizes Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) to provide the PaaS and seeks to continuously improve the state of the running production system through automation. This is a diverse team of highly skilled operators who embrace Agile and DevOps to pioneer a radically new concept for rapid delivery of software mission capabilities to the AOC program.

As a Platform Reliability Engineer, you will receive On The Job training in PCF and then be responsible for installation, maintenance, upgrades, monitoring, and management of Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes technologies as a managed service in the AOC production environment. Along with managing the entire deployment and operations lifecycle of these platforms and supporting technologies.

Work location is at Langley AFB, Hampton, VA. There will be occasional travel for training and to AOC sites to provide PCF Platform support.

This role will include, but is not limited to tasks like the following:

Create, implement and manage Pivotal Cloud Foundry deployments

Provide expertise for operational management of Pivotal Cloud Foundry on monitoring, management, disaster recovery, security compliance/auditing, networking, storage, service brokers and buildpacks

Develop and deliver configuration and deployment automation through PCF required for continuously improving the functionality, availability, and manageability of platform and associated services.

Set up administrator and service accounts, maintaining system documentation and troubleshooting

Uses scripting tools to develop automated self-service capabilities in the PaaS for the development teams.

Works closely with developers in troubleshooting issues.

Required Skills:

Must be a U.S. Citizen with an active DoD Secret (or above) Security clearance and Security+ or above DoD 8570 certification

Subject Matter Expertise in System Administration of Linux/Unix Operating Systems

Experience developing automation solutions with competence in scripting languages for automating frequently executed activities.

Working knowledge of networking concepts and experience with relevant technologies such as Load Balancers/DNS/SSL/Firewalls/NAT/NTP

Experience troubleshooting Operating Systems and Applications

Experience with Identity and Access Management (IDAM) technologies

Experience with large scale production systems and dealing with production issues

Strong experience working as part of a team collaborating on problem resolution.

4+ years of experience in related fields or technologies to this job description

Desired Skills:

Experience with Cloud Foundry, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and/or Kubernetes

Experience working with one or more of the following: VMWare vSphere, ESXi, NSX-V, NSX-T

Experience solving problems at the Linux/Unix command line

Experience in an Agile/DevOps/DevSecOps environment

Experience with one or more system monitoring, alerting and analytics technologies

Professional Certifications such as: RHCE, Linux+, MCSA, AWS Solutions Architect, AWS Developer, Security +, CISSP, CCNA

A software development or DevOps automation background.

Experience administering the Windows Server operating system

Experience with Infrastructure as Code (IAC) tools (e.g. Chef, Puppet, BOSH)

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.

EOE of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabilities
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