Jr. Linux Systems Admin (Vtl)

Actionet, Inc. Silver Spring , MD 20901

Posted 5 months ago

ActioNet has an immediate opportunity for a Jr. Linux Systems Admin to support our NOAA NESDIS customer. This position requires a Public Trust Clearance Level and is located in Silver Spring, MD.

Are you ready to join our great Virtual Test Lab (VTL) and Tier III/Systems Admin team? You would serve as the program's JR. Linux Support engineer responsible for application-level configuration, troubleshooting, and administration for network applications hosted on the NESDIS Administrative LAN (NOAA5006). The perfect candidate for this position will have a knowledge and 1-2 year of experience managing VMware, Ansible, have a basic understanding of Networking (tcp/udp), RedHat 6/7, scripting language or languages (bash, Puppet, Nagios), and basic system administration on a Linux platform. This role will also support Winddows and future cloud administrative technologies.

You will join a close-knit and highly technical team of Systems Engineers who support leading-edge technologies and initiatives. This is a standard workweek environment supporting the NOAA customers across the globe.

What is in it for you?

  • You will be stepping into a mature team of systems administrators and systems engineers that manage both Windows and Linux environments. Great learning environment!

  • You will be on the forefront of leading weather, geospatial and satellite web page development that services scientist, institutions, analysts and citizens across the globe

  • You will join a supportive and engaged customer and working environment

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as the Jr. Linux Admin Support Engineer on the NESDIS Administrative LAN (NOAA5006) responsible for managing all systems administration duties in our Linux platform environment.

  • Manage the 5006 Linux OS desktop image and updates; Patch Linux environment as needed

  • Serve as backup support to the Sr Linux Engineers, Applications Support Engineer, and support the VTL Sr. Engineers' cloud projects

  • Provide backup (as needed) to other Sytems Admin duties (Windows, applications, Active Directory)

  • Manage the following tools:

  • Operating Systems: CentOS, RedHat Enterprise Linux, MS Windows Server 2008-2016

  • Databases:PostgreSQL, ElasticSearch

  • Environment:Puppet, Nagios, VMWare, Ansible

  • Others: Git, Atlassian Suite (Confluence, Jira, Bitbucket)

  • Monitor application logs and respond to events requiring intervention

  • Coordinate with system administrators to troubleshoot and resolve issues at the operating system or server level

  • Coordinate with service desk technicians to troubleshoot and resolve issues at the user workstation level

  • Maintain application-level documentation on applications, particularly specific to their configuration and usage on NOAA5006

Basic Qualifications:

  • 2+ years basic Linux system administration (Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, or similar) and scripting; Must have basic Linux (Bash shell) for basic operations

  • Ability to pick up additional applications as needed on either Windows or Linux hosts

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with basic scripting (bash, Puppet)

  • Linux certification

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • A proactive approach and the ability to work both independently and within a team

  • Ability to work independently

ActioNet is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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