You’ve stumbled upon the rare B Corp government contractor!

At TCG, we aim to prove that businesses can be good to their employees and responsible to their community while being profitable. We’re an award-winning IT solutions provider to the Federal government seeking a Systems Administrator to work with our government client to develop, deploy, maintain, and administer Linux and Windows operating system software.

This is a fully remote position however, the selected candidate must be able to come to Washington, D.C. to pick up their equipment and for occasional on-site project work.

US Citizenship is required for this role. In addition, the selected applicant must submit to a government background investigation and be favorably adjudicated before their first day.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform most system administration activities during the system-wide maintenance window
  • Troubleshoot and correct server issues by using log files, Zabbix, and other troubleshooting tools and techniques
  • Apply patches using Satellite, DNF, and subscription services and troubleshoot and correct any restart issues
  • Perform operational activities on an iSCSI SAN ( e.g. create and remove SAN volumes, increase or decrease volumes, and data recovery from SAN snapshots)
  • Develop, deploy, and maintain virtual machines, including patches and upgrades
  • Responsible for all OS support systems such as NTP, LDAP, SSSD & AD Configurations list.
  • Develop, deploy, and maintain application framework software 
  • Monitor server and network availability and security
  • Keep up to date with best practices and skills and learn and grow expertise
  • Where applicable, support the development team in the stand-up and maintenance of deployment DevOps pipelines for continuous integration and continuous deployment
  • Develop, maintain, and enhance software tools for facilitating Linux and Windows system administration tasks
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • 7 years of experience in Linux system administration and infrastructure support for web-based applications, focused on Linux
  • Experience in the deployment and maintenance of application frameworks
  • Expertise in IT security implementation and compliance in a Federal government environment
  • 1–2 years of experience working with a SAN
  • 1–2 years of experience working with Zabbix or similar monitoring tools
  • 1–2 years of experience working with iLO or iDRAC
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills locating the source of issues, reviewing errors to properly escalate for resolution
  • Must be able to work independently on standard O&M administration activities and well within a team on larger projects
  • Willingness to support maintenance windows typically during non-business hours
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including technical documentation
  • Comfort working directly with senior Federal technical staff
  • Independent problem-solving skills, strong analytical abilities, creativity and a “helping others helps us all” personality

PREFERRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience with RedHat Satellite 6 including creating content views and host groups.
  • Experience with using Puppet
  • Experience with Bash and Python scripting
  • Experience as a Windows System Administration including with HyperV
  • Experience with QEMU Hypervisor, HyperV or other virtualization tools
  • Experience reading TCP dumps
  • Knowledge of IP Tables
  • RedHat certification

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Computer Science, Information Technology, or related preferred). Experience may be substituted in the absence of a degree

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is a job requirement. Reasonable accommodations may be available for those not vaccinated due to health reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs.

TCG does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, caste, or veteran status.

Our B Corp mission is reflected in our benefits, including offerings like health care, 401K, parental leave, adoption assistance, financial planning services, student loan repayment assistance, and training budget, among others. There’s more, see for yourself.

TCG is recognized for treating employees well, in fact, in 2022 The Washington Post named TCG as a “Top Workplace” for the 8th straight year, and Fortune magazine named TCG on their best workplace lists for the sixth year in a row, based on how our employees feel about the company, the benefits TCG offers, and the work/life balance that our staff are able to achieve. And our CEO was ranked best, by virtue of TCG employees’ votes, among all midsize companies in the Washington Post Top Workplace survey.

Try us … we’ll make you happy.

Internal title/grade: System Administrator, Grade 6