Solaris/Linux Administrator

Reston, VA

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Job Description

Octo Consulting Group is seeking a Senior Solaris/Linux administrator to support the operations of a large distributed web application for a federal agency.


  • Solaris/Linux Administrator
  • Responsible for installation, configuration, and management of Solaris 10/Linux (RHEL preferred) Zones supporting multiple environments
  • Provide support middleware admin during installation, configuration and maintenance of middleware stack
  • Monitor and tune all environments for optimal performance
  • Monitor, schedule and perform OS core (Solaris/Linux) system patches, upgrades and support code deployments
  • Establish and maintain appropriate access levels and permissions for environments
  • Work closely with all team members to debug performance related problems and identify performance bottle necks
  • Proactively make recommendations and follow through to keep environments secure, up to date, and functional for intended user groups
  • Provide production (Tier - 2) support and extended support when required to meet project deadlines.
  • Act as interface with government System Engineers and resources to support the application
  • Work with government employees and groups to ensure the application meets security requirements and assist in FISMA certifications and Audits
  • Responsible for managing VMs/Filesystems in production and lower environment including proactively validating backup policies
  • Responsible for managing and configuring EMAIL and DNS servers
  • Responsible for managing and configuring Router/Switch/Firewall and VPN Access
  • Create documentation on current processes and newly engineered solutions.
  • Configure and manage storage infrastructure providing optimal availability, performance, and best practices

Skills & Requirements

  • 5+ years of hands-on experience in installation, configuration, and administration of Solaris/Linux/Oracle Environments
  • Experience in configuring Solaris based environments to meet Security an FISMA requirements
  • Expertise in DevOps principles and practices, with 4+ years of production implementation.
  • Experience working with cloud hosting provider
  • Experience configuring and managing application and performance management monitoring tools like Hyperic
  • Experience configuring and managing software security and data integrity tools like Tripwire
  • Experience configuring and managing with log management tools like Splunk
  • Experience working with SAN Administrators
  • Experience configuring, managing, and monitoring Cisco ASA Routers and Switches
  • Experience configuring, managing, and monitoring Big-IP F5 Load Balancer, including designing iRules and ASM configuration
  • Experience with UNIX scripting
  • Experience with Oracle SPARC Hardware M3000, T4-2, M5000’s and T5’s
  • Experience with SUN StorEdge 3511 Storage and knowledge of Fiber Channel SAN
  • Experience with Email and DNS Server Configuration
  • People skills with ability to interact with non-technical and non-IT peers


  • Reston, VA 

About Octo Consulting Group, Inc.

Octo Consulting Group (Octo) is an industry-leading, award-winning provider of digital services for the federal government. Octo specializes in providing agile software engineering, user experience design, cloud services, and digital strategy services that address government’s most pressing missions. Octo delivers intelligent solutions and rapid results, yielding lower costs and measurable outcomes.

Our team is what makes Octo great. At Octo you'll work beside some of the smartest and most accomplished staff you'll find in your career.  Octo offers fantastic benefits and an amazing workplace culture where you will feel valued while you perform mission critical work for our government.  Voted one of the region’s best places to work multiple times, Octo is an employer of choice!

Octo Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, or genetic information. Octo Consulting Group’s commitment to diversity and inclusive selection practices includes ensuring qualified long-term unemployed job seekers receive equal consideration for employment. 

Other Considerations: This position is W-2 only; no Corp-to-Corp or 1099 candidates.  Relocation will not be offered. Selected applicants will be subject to a background investigation. Individual’s primary workstation is located in an office area. The noise level in this environment is low to moderate. Regularly required to sit for extended periods up to 80% of time; frequently required to move about to access file cabinets and use office equipment such as PC, copier, fax, telephone, cell phone, etc. Occasionally required to reach overhead, bend, and lift objects of up to 10 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include use of computer monitor screens up to 80% of time.

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