LINUX System Administrator with CA Spectrum/Broadcom Experience

Computers/Software Remote USA, United States Herndon, Virginia


Position at Windward Consulting

Windward Consulting is at the forefront of Service-Centric IT. With strategic consulting, unparalleled technical expertise and our proven Windward Service-Centric IT RoadMap, we help our clients align the core competencies of process, organization, information and technology to run the most sensitive and mission-critical IT environments in the world.

If you are looking for an opportunity to be involved with a team of individuals who are working within one of our cutting edge clients solving complex technical challenges then we are looking for you. We are looking for people who are passionate about technology and have a "roll up their sleeves mentality." Here at Windward we offer numerous opportunities to expand your experience in various areas depending upon your aptitude and interests. Our employees are not only passionate and driven, but strive to ensure customer quality is delivered consistently and effective.

The Linux System Administrator is responsible for assisting design, development, and implementation of enterprise-wide Operations Support Systems (OSS) applications and their associated operating systems and databases. This role is also responsible for Application Administration of OSS applications.


  • Be a highly energetic self-starter and work in a team atmosphere to categorize, prioritize and assist day to day activities
  • Provide rapid troubleshooting and quick thinking skills to resolve impacting issues
  • Assist in the design and development of enterprise-wide Operations Support Systems (OSS) applications and their associated operating systems and databases.
  • Participate in project team meeting sessions and provide task level feedback to management
  • Proactively monitor application performance, improve monitoring alerts, and overall availability of key business components
  • Installs, administers, configures and maintains OSS applications including operating systems and related software
  • Provides 'on call' support to resolve OSS application issues after normal business hours
  • Uses established change management processes, requiring operational procedures be performed with minimal customer impact, (i.e. during established maintenance window)
  • Document system configurations and upgrades

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of 8 years of Systems Engineering experience
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience working with Systems technologies
  • Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university; or equivalent training, education, and experience
  • OSS-Specific application experience
    • Solarwinds
    • Netcool
    • Splunk
  • CA Spectrum/Broadcom and Performance Manager Implementation, Delivery and Consulting
    • Project Scope / Business Need: Team is leveraging Broadcom for chief monitoring tool within their DC. Need this resource to help with work overflow, continue to monitor DC traffic
    • Duties: Implementing Broadcom solutions across DC networking. Mostly scripting, and integrating CA Spectrum into the Linux environment. Also helping push Linux migration to openstack
    • Scripting – Python, but can have powershell/Perl/bash/etc
    • Linux/openstack – working to migrate from linux. Everything is on prem in a datacenter
    • Heavy Broadcom usage, has used it creatively to solve problems
  • Experience monitoring and managing applications, device availability, network conditions, and system reliability/performance, as well as service and program maintenance and storage resources
  • Ability to create detailed documentation to functionally understand new and existing applications
  • Ability to follow and implement established change and control policies and procedures
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Additional Job Requirements

  • Experience working with the following technologies; OSS, Linux, RedHat, Windows OS, JavaScript, PERL, SQL, MySQL, Oracle, IP networking protocols, HP & Dell hardware, VMware/VSphere/ESX/ESXi platforms, Solarwinds and other NOC tools, Splunk, Moogsoft, IBM Netcool (ITVM) and working within Ethernet, IP and/or SONET based networks
  • Ability installing, administering, configuring, and maintaining OSS applications; including operating systems and related software
  • Ability reviewing existing integration capabilities, data sources, and proposed solution designs for feasibility, cost and functionality

Work Locations:

  • Herndon, VA or remote

Travel Required:

  • 25%

Windward strives to attract and retain the best individuals and provide an environment where they can all grow professionally and build a rewarding career. We continually strive to create an environment that balances work life and offers benefits that will enhance the compensation package. We offer Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance and AD&D, as well as the option to purchase additional Life Insurance and AD&D, Paid Time Off, Personal Leave, Holidays, 401(k) plan with company match and work/life balance.

Windward is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, ancestry, marital or veteran status.


WINDWARD CONSULTING GROUP, INC. (WINDWARD) PROVIDES EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY WITHOUT REGARD TO AN APPLICANT’S COLOR, RACE, SEX, PREGNANCY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, DISABILITY, RELIGION, MARITAL STATUS, GENETIC INFORMATION, VETERAN STATUS, OR ANY OTHER CHARACTERISTICS PROTECTED BY FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL LAW. WE WILL CONSIDER THIS APPLICATION ACTIVE FOR 90 DAYS AFTER OUR RECEIPT. THEREAFTER, YOU MUST REAPPLY IF FURTHER INTERESTED IN EMPLOYMENT. I CERTIFY THAT ALL ANSWERS GIVEN BY ME ARE TRUE, ACCURATE AND COMPLETE, I UNDERSTAND THAT THE FALSIFICATION, MISREPRESENTATION OR OMISSION OF ANY FACT ON THIS APPLICATION (OR ANY OTHER ACCOMPANYING OR REQUIRED DOCUMENTS) OR PROVIDED ORALLY, WILL BE CAUSE FOR DENIAL OF EMPLOYMENT OR IMMEDIATE TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT, REGARDLESS OF WHEN OR HOW DISCOVERED. The application will be given every consideration, but its receipt does not imply that the applicant will be employed. In exchange for the Company’s considering my application for employment, I authorize investigation of all statements contained in this application and any supporting documents. I authorize Windward to secure information about my experience from former employers, educational institutions, government agencies, or any references I have provided, and for those parties to provide information concerning my experience, and I hereby release all parties from any liability arising from such investigation. In exchange for the Company’s considering my application for employment, I hereby authorize my former employer to release to Windward any personnel information and records, favorable or otherwise, which my employer has kept regarding my employment, including my work performance. I understand that Windward may retain photocopies of my records for its files, whether I am offered employment or not. I hereby release all parties, including my former employer and Windward from any liability arising from the release, review and retention of any records pertaining to me.