Synaptek Corporation UNIX Administrator in Tracy, California

UNIX Administrator

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Synaptek Corporation, a "Fast 50" technology company in theWashington D.C. area that offers technology solutions to federal, state andlocal government agencies. We offer our full-time employees a competitivebenefits package to include health, dental, vision, 401k, life insurance,short-term and long-term disability plans, vacation time and holidays. Visit us at

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We are searching for an UNIX Administrator to join our government project. Interested personnel shall be available to periodically support meetings at government facilities as required by task or by Government Program Manager.

The UNIX Administrator performs a variety of routine project tasks.

Tasks involve:

  • Designs, configures, implements, and maintains UNIX hardware and operating system environments: AIX, HP-UX, and Solaris.

  • Optimizes backup processes; optimizes disk space allocations; performs installations and upgrades

  • Monitors and reviews logs

  • Applies appropriate operating system security measures

  • Designs and implements high availability solutions, and plans data migrations between systems.

  • Provides technical expertise and assistance to team members as required.

  • Monitors operating system, hardware, storage, and backup procedures.

  • Determines execution and recovery times during disaster recovery and production environment testing, along with designing and implementing efficiency improvements.

  • Engineers and implements redundant systems

  • Develops and enforces policies, procedures, and tests for disaster recovery and data archiving to ensure effective protection and integrity of data assets.

  • Participates in initial project analysis including feasibility studies, scope, time line, task list, and duration of projects.

  • Designs, implements and performs UNIX authentication and security audits while providing solutions and remediation for identified discrepancies.

  • Reviews real-time trending information, and contacts tiered support, when necessary.

  • Maintains regular contact with users and supervisor/manager regarding status of open or pending service calls.

  • Assesses and develops long-term strategic goals for production operating systems versions in conjunction with data owners.

Experience required:

  • 7 years systems administration experience on UNIX operating systems, AIX, Solaris or HP-UX

  • 5 years experience with disaster recovery and data replication

  • 5 years hands-on troubleshooting, tuning and patching

  • 5 years administration, configuration and troubleshooting experience with UNIX Server Cluster, Load Balancing and Virtualization

  • Must possess Secret clearance

  • Must have one of the following computing environment certifications:


  • HP OpenVMS

  • GCUX

  • SCSA

  • SCNA


  • RHCT

  • RHCE


  • Must possess one of the following DoD 8570.01 IAT Level II certifications:

  • CCNA Security

  • CSA+


  • GSEC

  • Security+CE

  • SSCP


  • CCNP Security

  • CISA

  • CISSP (or Associate)

  • GCED

  • GCIH

Location: Tracy, CA

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