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Saturday, June 19, 2021

AMB - Linux/Solaris System Administrator

Linux/Solaris System Administrator


Clearance: TS/SCI w/ Polygraph

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Job Description:

Zavda was founded in 2006 and is a SDB certified, Service Disabled Veteran owned, and Woman owned small business that offers leading IT management, Intel, and Cyber opportunities in both the private and public sector.  Zavda is looking for a Linux/Solaris System Administrator to come join our team.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Install and configure infrastructure related software such as DNS, McAfee EPO Servers, CENTRIFY, LDAP, DHCP, and Linux repositories for patching and updates
  • Build new development, test and production environments
  • Patch and update physical and VM servers
  • Periodically patch and update BIOS on physical servers
  • Create documentation for builds and upgrades
  • Setup and configure VM client systems
  • Performed daily task of all virtual environments to include building new virtual machines, updating DNS and troubleshooting system problems
  • Support Certification and Accreditation of Systems
  • Analyze system logs and identifying potential issues with computer systems
  • Answer technical queries and assist developers and end users
  • Troubleshoot any reported problems
  • Bash scripting and automation
  • Experience with information system security compliance standards


  • Shall have a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (e.g. Business Management, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Management, Program Management etc), or two (2) years of additional relevant experience above all experience requirements listed, in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree
  • Shall have three (3) years of direct experience with an intelligence community or signals intelligence activity
  • Shall have three (3) years’ experience in a technical leadership role, leading projects and programs for Government or Industry customers
  • Shall have twelve (12) years in a technical role in projects and programs for Government or Industry customers
  • During those twelve (12) years, shall have significant demonstrated experience in the following: Designing complex collection systems; integrating systems using multiple operating systems (Solaris, Linux, and Windows 2000); performing tradeoff studies; System performance analysis
  • Shall have five (5) years’ experience as a Systems Engineer in programs that encompass system architecture, requirements analysis, process execution and evaluation
  • Shall have five (5) years’ experience in the following: Solaris, Linux, and Windows utilities and techniques to diagnose and correct performance bottlenecks
  • Shall have seven (7) years’ experience developing, delivering, testing and supporting integrated hardware and software systems using recognized industry recognized process management; such as a CMMI Level 2 and above, or NSA Way process structure
  • Linux Administration – CentOS 7

Desired, Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in implementing solutions with PKI-controlled access
  • Experience in Agile methods
  • Additional experience with AWS, OpenStack (nova), Microsoft Azure, Splunk, Nagios, Ansible, SaltStack and GitLab

Job Location:

  • Hanover, MD

Zavda is a small business and an equal opportunity employer- Veteran/Female/Minorities/Individual with Disabilities.  With Zavda you have the opportunity to provide dependable solutions and support that with benefit the national security missions.  Zavda prides itself to providing continual professional growth and success for the Zavda Team.


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