SRA International, Inc., A CSRA Company DevOps Cloud System Administrator in Columbia, Maryland

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:

No Active Clearance Required

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

No Active Clearance Required


Public Trust

Job Family:

Information Technology

Job Description:

GDIT/CSRA is an IT technology solutions company specializing in data management, software engineering and business intelligence solutions. Opportunity for a DevOps Cloud System Administrator to join a fast-paced program that develops advanced IT solutions and services for a cloud hosted Enterprise Portal Application. The program objective is to design, build, or acquire innovative, cost-effective, and efficient Portal engineering services to meet the mission of CMS.

Position Description

The AWS UNIX System Administrator will serve on the Enterprise Portal team. The Portal provides the customer with single sign-on, and makes use of micro-services. The AWS UNIX System Administrator will ensure the system’s high availability, and maintain program Service Level Agreements (SLA’s). He or she will collaborate closely with developers and other technology personnel to develop, migrate and manage services in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud environment, and in physical data centers.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Learn and implement new technologies or build them independently

  • Identify potential scaling issues and help define how to monitor and fix them

  • Deliver continuous improvement of recipes, scripts and templates for reproducible deployments

  • Monitor and maintain multiple public-facing web applications

  • Manage development repositories, build automation and application deployment activities

  • Participate in an on-call rotation

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems

  • 9 or more years of experience automating and managing Linux infrastructure

  • Expert in building Linux/Unix VM’s/AMI’s from scratch.

  • Expert in automating patch install and security hardening.

  • 5 year of experience in hosting high available/traffic websites infrastructure.

  • 5 years of experience in fine tuning webservers and web applications.

  • 5 years of experience with fundamental internet protocols such as DNS, HTTP, and TCP.

  • 5 years of experience with high availability technologies

  • 5 years of experience with network infrastructure

  • 3 years of experience using AWS FedRamp Services (hands-on)

  • 3 years of experience with integrating with micro services as a SaaS (hands-on)

  • 5 years of experience supporting a 24x7 Internet-oriented production environment, preferably across multiple data centers, involving at least hundreds of servers

  • 5 years of experience with specifying, designing, and/or implementing system health, performance monitoring tools, and software management tools for 24x7 environments

  • 5 years of experience with ensuring efficient operations and failure mode analysis in large complex distributed systems.

Desired Education and Experience

  • AWS certification

  • Expert with AWS EC2/AMI and cloud formation templates

  • Expert in configuration management systems such as Ansible Chef, or Puppet

  • Expert in any one of the following: Antivirus COTS products, encryption COT product, Ngini as SaaS, F5, role base authentication using Okta as SaaS, Workflow using Saviynt as SaaS

  • Experience supporting the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

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T elecommuting Options:

Telecommuting Not Allowed

Work Location:

USA MD Columbia - 10500 Little Patuxent Parkway (MDC183)

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CSRA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


CSRA is tomorrow’s thinking, today. To “Think Next. Now.” is to imagine a better future and to deliver it, today. For our customers, our partners, and ultimately, all the people our mission touches, CSRA is realizing the promise of technology to change the world through next-generation thinking and meaningful results.

We understand that our customers' missions require new methods and imaginative thinking. We bring together government IT professionals, emerging technologies, and the brightest, cutting-edge advisors in the industry to deliver a broad range of innovative, next-generation IT solutions and professional services to help our customers modernize their legacy systems, protect their networks and assets, and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of mission-critical functions for our warfighters and our citizens.

Everywhere you look, CSRA is there. We’re in our nation’s infrastructure, in training and education, in cyber security, in serving veterans who served us—and, so much more. Take some time to learn more about CSRA. You might be surprised to learn how we touch your life.

We are a company of 18,000+ smart, talented individuals, yet we enjoy a start-up culture that inspires us to make a difference while delivering results in this rapidly evolving world. Join our team and use your skills and expertise to support the safety, security, health and well-being of the nation.