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Senior Systems Administrator

Senior Systems Administrator

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By Light is hiring a Senior Systems Administrator to join our team supporting a Government customer.


By Light is an IT products and services firm specializing in software development, satellite/terrestrial communications, cyber security, and network engineering/design. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, we provide support worldwide to DOD, Federal Civilian, and Health IT customers.


  • Support application deployment and application / operation system patching efforts in multiple RHEL 7 environments
  • Work closely with IIB / WebSphere developers to understand the environment requirements to support their development efforts
  • Work closely with the Operations and Maintenance team to ensure the environments are configured and compatible with IIB message flows under development
  • Coordinate with developers, customers, operations, and sustainment to ensure network connections are established ahead of application deployment. This includes firewall modifications, load balancer configurations, and coordination with the VA Network Security Operations Center for external connections
  • Test and validate the environment configurations prior to deployment and identify any areas that do not meet the required configuration
  • Work in a team environment
  • Take direction from team lead

Required Experience/Qualifications

  • 10+ years of Linux System Administration experience
  • 2+ years of Experience with WebSphere Service Registry and Repository, IBM Integration Bus v10, and IBM Message Queue
  • Strong background in Red Hat Linux required
  • Experience in IBM DB2 preferred


An Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities