Linux Systems Administrator

Quotient is looking for a motivated RedHat Certified Linux System Administrator with proven knowledge in various open-source operating systems with DevOps experience to join our DevOps team at our customer's site in Herndon VA.

Quotient is a small business based in Columbia MD providing technology solutions to a variety of Federal agencies, enterprise organizations, and higher education institutions.

Our ideal candidate is someone who is committed to improving network uptime and system availability and to solve problems using their knowledge and experience of systems administration and software deployment.

As a member of our DevOps team, you'll work closely with developers and end-users creating and implementing servers and services for our customers. You ll also help maintain Quotient's commitment to quality (ISO 9001 and 20000) and ensuring our customers comply with Federal regulations (FISMA, NIST and agency guidelines).

You'll be wrangling VMs, databases, networking and applications of all sorts. Most of your work will be in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (6, 7, and 8) with a healthy helping of Java, Perl, Python, and PHP applications. You should have a certification like Linux+ or RHSA and be extremely comfortable working from the command line to automate tasks, create repeatable solutions to common problems, and dig into applications and networks to root out tough problems. Experience with monitoring solutions like Nagios or Zabbix is key, and experience implementing CI or CD solutions with Jenkins is highly desirable. BASH and other common tools (sed, awk, lsof, pcap/wireshark, ssh, ssl) will be indispensable parts of your day. You should have experience with some enterprise NAS, SAN, and backup solutions and be comfortable picking up new technologies on the fly.

You need to be extremely comfortable with:

  • a shell of your choice (hopefully something sane like bash or zsh)
  • rooting through log files
  • configuration management concepts & version control
  • vim or emacs
  • rdp, ssh, and x-forwarding
  • ifconfig/ip
  • DNS, subnets, and vlan

And hopefully you have a passion for:

  • getting things done, and getting them done right
  • being patient with customers that don't know anything about their servers
  • making sure backups run, and work
  • learning news things and asking lots and lots of questions
Herndon, VA
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