Operations Engineer

Falls Church, VA
Mar 29, 2017
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Software & Technology
Institution Type
Outside Academe

Job Description


CTAC's niche with the government CIO client community has been in its RAD and delivery of custom-built reporting tools including migration of small databases and custom built applications for Information Collections, Financial Statements, Audit Resolutions, Case Management, Capital Planning, etc. including an award winning system built using Ruby-on-Rails for an Oracle database and utilizing XML/Web Services for multiple agencies. CTAC's development team enjoys a casual, flexible close-knit working environment fostering technological creativity and successful solutions innovation.

Work will be performed at company headquarters in Falls Church, VA.


The Operations Engineer is a critical position for our company and will be responsible for daily operations and support of our servers, applications, and services. The candidate will be performing project based work around system administration tasks. You'll be interfacing with the devops, service ops, and development teams. Qualified candidate will need to be comfortable with the Linux command prompt, and maintaining services such as LDAP, DNS, Apache, and MySQL.

Running and growing a large scale, high availability server environment.

Managing Jira ticket system and ensure tickets are updated per SLA.

Improving existing processes and automation.

Improving and refining our service monitoring.

Executing large system changes using the latest technologies.


Bachelors degree in Computer Science.

Minimum of 3-5 years in a Linux Systems Administration role.

Very comfortable with using the command line.

Experience with cloud infrastructure and tools (Amazon Web Services: EC2, S3, RDS).

Experience with Apache, MySQL, Nginx, Mongo

Experience with installing and configuring server & application monitoring tools

Experience working in a 24/7 operations environment managing a large number of servers.

Experience with scripting (bash, Python, Perl, etc).

Desired Skills:

Configuration management is a plus (Puppet, Ansible, Chef, etc).

CTAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Company Description
We are a privately owned small business providing web development, technical operations, creative, and business process solutions to government and private sector clients since 1993.

We understand that our future success depends on our customer's satisfaction today. In this rapidly advancing technical environment, CTAC continues to build on our capabilities, and strives to meet the challenges of tomorrow. As we advance and grow, we will continue to incorporate the latest technologies, offer customized solutions, and provide innovative products and services to the markets we serve. We intend to be the best at what we do, by continuing our already proven success and welcoming future opportunities to prove our value to every customer.

Falls Church, VA


Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:31:46 PDT