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    NIST works with industry and science to advance innovation and improve quality of life. We’re looking for an Information Technology Specialist (Systems Administration) to join our team!

    This notice is issued under direct-hire authority to recruit new talent to occupations for which NIST has a severe shortage of candidates.

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    Working as an IT Specialist (System Administration) in the Office of Information Systems Management, Applications System Division, you will:  Use WebLogic Server to manage NIST applications such as Workplace Inspection Reporting System (WIRS), Visitor Center, Standard Reference Material (SRM), Bankcard, and NIST Associate Information System (NAIS); use Tomcat to manage applications such as NIST Center for Neutron Research Information Management System (NCNR-IMS), Management of Institutional Data Assets (MIDAS), Bank Card, NIST Administrative Portal (NAP), and the Organization Chart.  Apply monthly security patches to WebLogic Server and Tomcat. Implement the iEdison project via Docker and GitLab in NIST's Amazon Web Services (AWS) internal and external Virtual Private Clouds.  Involved in the iEdison architecture design and planning.  Work with system administrators (SA) to implement DevOps concepts and deploy code via Ansible playbooks and Ansible Tower jobs.  Verify all supported applications after SA has applied operating system (OS) patches.  Reads and understands Java code to assist developers with application bugs, network issues, application account authentication problems, database connectivity problems from the application, and server troubleshooting.  Manage the iEdison project to move application servers to AWS via automation by Git/GitLab/Ansible/Ansible Tower. Manage the project to implement continuous development (CD)/continuous integration (CI) Docker/Container transition and conversion and AWS/EC2 implementation.  Maintain documents and SOPs for disaster recovery. Backup administrator for Password Manager Pro and Foglight products.  Develop and maintain documentation for supported systems, processes, services, and projects for which the employee is responsible.

    Perform and assist with quality assurance activities; fix any issues identified by Tenable scans.  Participate in training and / or customer support activities as needed.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/601617700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.