Systems Administrator (Remote)

at GovCIO in Springfield, Illinois, United States

Job Description


GovCIO is currently hiring for a System Administrator to build and administer large, mixed operating system, computing environments on premises, and ideally, in AWS and Azure. This position is a fully remote position.


We are seeking a Systems Administrator with experience in building and administering large, mixed operating system, computing environments on premises, and ideally, in AWS and Azure. Our team is responsible for supporting biomedical research in the VA utilizing a secure high-performance computing environment. The prospective candidate will be a member of a highly motivated team, experienced in administering Linux and Windows environments with hundreds of machines, both on prem and in the Government Cloud. The candidate will be securing, maintaining and administering infrastructure, applications and tools for researchers.

Your primary job functions are as following but not limited to:

+ Address user tickets regarding hardware, software, networking, and compiling open source software

+ Create technical documentation and manuals

+ Test alternative pathways until you resolve an issue

+ Lead or contribute to the architecture and design of new systems and tools.

+ Monitor and report on the performance and security of our cloud environments.

+ Troubleshoot issues and support the operation of production software and tools.

+ Improve and enhance existing systems and tools.


Required Skills and Experience

+ 8+ years of experience in Systems analysis, design, development, testing and support, with strong analytical and debugging skills.

+ US Citizen

+ 5+ years of experience with Linux.

+ Candidate should have experience/knowledge of the following: HPC job scheduling systems such as LSF, SLURM or Apache Spark, automation and orchestration frameworks like Ansible, Puppet and Chef, strong bash scripting skills. Python coding experience a plus

+ Ability to build open source software from source code repository

+ Professional experience supporting apps or services, scaling to an enterprise level.

+ Professional experience in networking, security, storage, monitoring, and systems support are all desired. The successful candidate will have a wide range of experience.

+ Knowledge of the software build process and database support is desired. Ability to build open source software from code respositories.

+ Experience with infrastructure as code, environment documentation, and source control is desired.

+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must.

+ Self-motivated: setting and achieving goals with little supervision.

+ Dependable: following through tasks assigned with consistency.

+ Team-oriented: easy to collaborate with and willing to help others.

Preferred skills and Experience

+ Experience with AWS or Azure

+ Experience working in a scientific research environment is desired, and familiarity with big data processing is a plus.

+ Knowledge of or experience working in a High Performance Cluster environment (HPC)

Clearance Required: Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust clearance

Company Overview

GovCIO is a team of transformers—people who are passionate about transforming government IT. Every day, we make a positive impact by delivering innovative IT services and solutions that improve how government agencies operate and serve our citizens.

But we can’t do it alone. We need great people to help us do great things – for our customers, our culture, and our ability to attract other great people. We are changing the face of government IT and building a workforce that fuels this mission. Are you ready to be a transformer?

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. EOE, including disability/vets.

Posted Pay Range

The posted pay range, if referenced, reflects the range expected for this position at the commencement of employment, however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, education, experience, and internal equity. The total compensation package for this position may also include other compensation elements, to be discussed during the hiring process. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the GovCIO reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, GovCIO or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

Posted Salary Range

USD $100,000.00 – USD $130,000.00 /Yr.

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Location US-Remote

ID 2024-3892

Category Information Technology

Position Type Full-Time

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Job Posting: JC257312723

Posted On: Mar 25, 2024

Updated On: Apr 27, 2024

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