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Jacobs Systems Administrator, Senior in Chantilly, Virginia

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Your Impact:

Are you a self-starter with a passion for engineering automated solutions? Jacobs is seeking a Systems Administrator to join the team on-site in Northern Virginia.

Duties will include:

  • Responsible for the day-to-day operational maintenance, support, and upgrades for Linux environments

  • Performs and oversees software installations and upgrades to operating systems and software packages

  • Provide technical support and troubleshoot issues

  • Utilize Kubernetes for container and container orchestration

  • Python and Bash script development

  • Utilize OS configuration management tools

  • Conduct hardware and software audits of workstations and servers to ensure compliance with established standards, policies, and configuration guidelines

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • BA/BS Business Information Technology, BA/BS Computer Science, BA/BS Computer Engineering

  • Capable of obtaining and maintaining a US security clearance

  • 5+ years relevant technical experience

  • Must be willing to work on-site in Northern Virginia

  • System administration experience in highly secure Linux environments

  • Experience with OS configuration management tools

  • Experience with containers and container orchestration using Kubernetes

  • Experience with KVM-based virtualization solutions, such as oVirt/Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

  • Extensive experience with Python and Bash scripting

  • Proficiency with Git

  • Familiarity with CI/CD (continuous integration/continuous deployment) frameworks

  • Experience with cloud platforms

Desired Qualifications:

  • Puppet and/or Ansible experience

  • AWS cloud platform experience


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