Job Details

System Administrator


Sila Solutions Group


Fort Meade, MD 20755

Solving big problems keeps Sila Solutions Group at the top of our game. That's why we don't shy away from innovative and cutting-edge technologies that advance our engineers beyond today's tools. When it comes to designing and supporting solutions for both mission and research customer needs, we come up to speed and scale at a pace faster than the competition. We hire the brightest and best engineers who seize learning opportunities to grow their skills in end-to-end design, engineering, data processing and DevOps.

Sila seeks a key candidate to join our team to provide Network and Linux OS Support in a Data Science Research organization in Fort Meade, MD. You will be a member of a Big Data team charged with ensuring that the most leading edge approaches in computer science can be utilized. Unique in multiple respects, this role will propel you ahead of your industry peers by providing you with hands-on technology experience not commonly available.

5 or more years of experience performing distributed Linux system administration of at least a cluster (=/>100 nodes)
3 or more years of experience performing network design and network administration on a cluster (=/> 100 nodes) running the Apache Hadoop Stack
5 or more years of experience configuring and administering Cisco Nexus and Catalyst series switches, and a Cisco firewall appliance
10 years or more of combined experience using Kickstart or similar systems for provisioning of Linux nodes
10 years or more of combined experience in bash or Python or a similar scripting language
5 years or more of combined experience performing distributed system administration on a cluster (=/> 100 nodes) using the Salt Stack system or similar system
3 or more years of experience provisioning and maintaining LDAP with SSH and PKI authentication and provisioning and maintaining DHCP and DNS servers
3 or more years of combined experience with Linus logical volume management system (LVM) or hardware and software RAID systems
3 years or more of combined experience using AIDE or Logwatch or similar system on a distributed Linux system
5 or more years of experience with data center power space and cooling requirements for large scale network and computer hardware acquisition processes

Demonstrated experience with:
1. System Security Plan (SSP) certification and re-certification processes, as well as ongling requirements for SSP compliance
2. Using a cluster power management system
3. Ganglia and Nagios for monitoring a cluster
4. Cloudera Manager

Company Description

Sila Solutions Group is an execution-oriented management and technology consulting firm. Our highly trained team of experts draws upon years of experience that offer informed, creative, and transformative solutions across a variety of mission critical domains, driving businesses forward. We bring business and IT stakeholders together to deliver quality services and solutions that serve complex, dynamic needs and drive long term success.

Since our founding in 2002, we have successfully delivered for top Fortune 50 companies and Public Sector organizations. Our continued growth is a result of the talent, passion and ingenuity of our people. Sila has established a national footprint with offices in Washington, D.C., Seattle, Denver, Chicago and NYC/CT.

We are looking for full-time employees to become an integral part of our growing team. Sila Solutions Group offers a range of great benefits including job stability, a comprehensive healthcare package, 401K with matching, Paid Time Off, and Paid Company Holidays, as well as other unique benefits that support our staff’s active work/life balance like reimbursements for commuter costs, cell phone, and gym memberships.
Post Date:
Minimum Clearance:
Intel Agency (NSA, CIA, FBI, etc) - FSP for NSA; CCA for CI Poly candidates will be considered for this program
No Traveling
Minimum Experience Required:
5+ yrs experience
Job Category:
IT - Software
$125,000 - $150,000 annual salary
Unspecified hourly wage
Compensation Comments:
Salary is not limited to the stated range. Experienced candidates with higher salary requirements should apply.
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