Linux System Admin II (Lexington, MA)

Aquila Technology Lexington , MA 02421

Posted 2 months ago

THIS POSITION REQUIRES AN ACTIVE SECRET SECURITY CLEARANCE, TOP SECRET desirable

Aquila is seeking a seasoned System Administrator II to build and maintain group computing infrastructure, laboratory/sensor control systems, field test systems, and software/operating system configurations with a specialization in Linux operating system administration for one of the country's premier defense research organizations in Lexington, MA. This a full-time permanent position with full benefits.

Aquila team members experience the opportunity to be part of a fast-paced, customer-focused and technically innovative work environment. Aquila strives to deliver the best of the best in technical services to customers. Candidates that possess a love for technical challenges, a desire to constantly learn and the desire to establish themselves as critical players within a team are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:

  • System imaging, customization, configuration management, and maintenance of Linux, Windows, and Mac systems in desktop, mobile, server, virtual, and field-test form factors

  • Support of software development teams in the installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and optimization of a variety of development tools (version control, integrated development environments, continuous integration tools, and collaboration tools), development libraries, kernels, and hardware drivers

  • Support field test deployments, including pre-shipment system preparation, on-site setup and networking, test support, and data management/backup

  • Collaboration with an experienced team of IT professionals to support the groups desktop users, enterprise infrastructure, and IT equipment

  • Development of automated methods for setting up and maintaining system configurations, monitoring health of deployed systems, and performing security

audits of deployed systems

  • Deployment, operation, and maintenance of enterprise-grade services, servers, networks, storage, virtualization, and backups

  • Maintenance of compliance with all required Information Assurance (IA) requirements

  • Analysis and development of solutions for failures and outages, and coordinating the troubleshooting and repair of servers, applications, and systems

Required Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of Red Hat / CentOS variants of Linux to include system administration, user management, security hardening, backup procedures, disk and file management, software and kernel compilation and installation, and system troubleshooting

  • Proven ability to quickly and effectively learn new technologies, adapt to new environments and methodologies, and work outside ones own comfort zone

  • Strong teamwork experience, self-motivation, and organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills

  • Proficient in multiple common scripting languages, e.g. sh/csh /zsh, Perl, and Python, for automation of common systems administration tasks

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Windows desktop and server administration

  • Familiarity with the architecture of x86-based computer hardware, and comfortable configuring, troubleshooting, and maintaining desktop and server-grade hardware

  • Strong knowledge of enterprise-grade networking, virtualization, storage, and backups

Preferred Skills:

  • Desire and ability to participate in field testing, sometimes involving multi-week travel

  • Proficient in one or more compiled programming languages (e.g. C, C++, Java)

  • Expertise in Microsoft Windows desktop and server administration

  • Experience with tools for system imaging, system configuration, configuration management, and security auditing

  • Expertise in enterprise-grade networking, virtualization, storage, and/or backups

  • Experience with DoD security procedures and requirements, especially DIACAP or RMF

  • Experience with low-SWaP, ruggedized, flight-qualified computer hardware

  • Working knowledge of Mac desktop administration

Qualifications and Background:

  • Active Secret Security Clearance, Active or Interim Top Secret desirable

  • AS/BS or equivalent in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or a related technical discipline.

  • At least 5 years of applicable experience in a professional IT enterprise environment

  • At least 1 related technical certification

Travel: Occasional domestic travel as needed

Telecommute: No


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