LAMP System Administrator

2 months ago
Requisition #
Regular Employee
Security Clearance
Full Time
Job Category
Systems Administrator


Noblis is helping FAA manage large and complex telecommunications and information management programs that use state of the art technologies to deliver enterprise infrastructure services essential to the safe and efficient operation of the largest, safest, and most complex aviation system in the world.  We are seeking  smart, passionate, and motivated people to join our proven team in a challenging and rewarding work environment where you will be actively engaged at the intersection of technology and operations enhancing our nation’s aviation system.  If you want to be involved in acquiring, implementing, and managing the communications and information solutions to achieve our nation’s aviation vision, this is the job for you!


This is an opportunity for an experienced Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP (LAMP) System Administrator to join a dynamic team working to implement and manage the FAA’s highly-visible System Wide Information Management (SWIM) program as part of the NextGen transformation initiative to modernize the National Airspace System (NAS). in this role, you will lead the system administration and release deployments for the application used to bring FAA data publishers and FAA data consumers together as part of the SWIM vision and mission.


Specific responsibilities include:

  • Establish effective deployment and migration strategies for software and application data through the deployment pipeline (i.e. development, testing, staging and production environments);
  • Perform standard installation and configuration of all architectural components for custom Drupal-based solution in virtualized environment;
  • Administer and maintain multiple Drupal environments, establish and enforce configuration management controls, perform security patches on the LAMP stack and Drupal core and contributed modules, and manage the deployment of custom code;
  • Work with infrastructure and operations teams to establish monitoring, backup and logging procedures for all environments;
  • Propose and implement enhancements to improve the security, performance and reliability of the environments;
  • Utilize administrative knowledge of the system to aid in the Security Authorization Process required to host the application in the Government infrastructure.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related field.
  • Minimum of 8 years experience in the installation, configuration, and administration of LAMP stack software environments – Linux (Redhat, Ubuntu, and CentOS), Apache (Tomcat, HTTPD) Server, MySQL 5.1+ database, and PHP, preferably in a large, multi-server, 24-7 supported environment.
  • Experience creating technical documentation, such as system architecture, security and system authorization artifacts as part of FISMA/NIST sp800-53/FIPS 200 security requirements, application configurations and software deployment checklists.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of website and application security principles and best practices.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work directly with the client, developers, end-users, and other stakeholders to review, validate, and implement deployment and administrative requirements.
  • Strong task leadership, planning, reporting, and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of content management platforms, specifically Drupal 7.  The ideal candidate will understand the Drupal architecture as well as supplemental modules that aid administrators in Drupal deployments.

  • Experience with virtualization technologies and migration paths to cloud infrastructure (specifically AWS and Microsoft Azure).

  • Demonstrated knowledge of website and application security principles and best practices.

  • FAA Experience Preferred


Noblis and our wholly owned subsidiaries, Noblis ESI and Noblis NSP, are solving difficult problems that help our government and our country. We bring the best of scientific thought, management, and engineering expertise with a reputation for independence and objectivity. We support a wide range of government and industry clients in the areas of national security, intelligence, transportation, healthcare, environmental sustainability, and enterprise engineering. Learn more at


Why work at a Noblis company?

Our employees find greater meaning in their work and balance the other things in life that matter to them. Our people are our greatest asset. They are exceptionally skilled, knowledgeable, team-oriented, and mission-driven individuals who want to do work that matters and benefits the public.


Noblis has won numerous workplace awards. Noblis maintains a drug-free workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race.



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