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Linux Administrator

Washington, DC
ANALYTICA is looking for a Linux System & Software Administrator to support a federal government client in Washington, DC. As part of our Data team you will work with a diverse group of sophisticated professionals while using your strong technical background with a broad set of skills and hands-on technical experience in configuring and debugging a wide range of open-source web application stacks. Analytica has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as the fastest-growing private US small business.  We work with U.S. government customers in health, civilian, and national security missions.  We offer competitive compensation with opportunities for bonuses, employer paid health care, training and development funds, and 401k match.
Responsibilities include (But Are Not Necessarily Limited To):
  • Works with other programs and departments to understand overall needs so as to implement strategic rather than tactical solutions
  • Investigates new technologies and suggests new solutions to business problems
  • Maintains existing applications; ensuring deployed open source solutions are kept up to date with appropriate release versions
  • Enhances functionality of existing applications and fixes bugs by writing and testing new code and modules
  • Suggests tools/processes/approaches to help improve application development (ie collaboration, testing, version control, deployment management, etc)
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience in system and database administration or application development using open-source tools/frameworks
  • Possess a broad rather than deep skill set to fix bugs and keep current with the open-source community to stay current with the latest releases of common packages and frameworks
  • Exceptional Linux/Unix scripting and administration skills supporting a wide range of applications
  • Familiarity with the separation of content, presentation, and behavior
  • Command of industry development and source code control tools
  • Previous exposure to or experience in the education sector a plus
  • This position will require the ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust MBI security clearance
Strong Candidates will have:
  • Strong experience in linux server administration and monitoring on Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Ability to modify and understand code in Java for enhancements, fixes, etc.
  • Ability to write SQL (MySql) for database updates and administration
  • Ability to write ANT scripts for packing software deployment builds
  • Basic Linux/Unix system administration including shell scripting experience and knowledge of NFS setup and configuration
  • Very strong with documentation and enforcement of policies and procedures
  • Keen sense of maximizing return on investment, focusing on the 80% solutions rather than a fruitless quest for perfection
  • Strong self-starter and ability to work independently
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to translate high level technical and business initiatives and goals into discrete tasks and specific timelines
  • Excellent communication skills, especially the ability to actively listen and draw out the true needs rather than the stated wants of any given stakeholder
Strong focus on teamwork and developing the skills of DCPS colleagues both technical and non-technical

About ANALYTICA: Analytica is a leading consulting and information technology solutions provider to public sector organizations supporting health, civilian, and national security missions. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Bethesda, MD, the company is an established SBA certified HUBZone and 8(a) small business that has been recognized by Inc. Magazine each of the past three years as one of the 250 fastest-growing companies in the U.S.  Analytica specializes in providing software and systems engineering, information management, analytics & visualization, agile project management, and management consulting services. The company is appraised by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at CMMI® Maturity Level 3 and is an ISO 9001:2008 certified provider.


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