Sr. Linux System Administrator

Aquila Technology Lexington , MA 02421

Posted 3 months ago

Top Secret Clearance Level Required

Aquila is seeking a Senior System Administrator to contribute to one of this country's premier defense research organizations. This position will work within a defense research group that creates and transitions advanced technologies to ensure the security and resiliency of next-generation mission-critical systems. The group's research and development mission focuses on a wide range of systems, from drones and satellites, handheld devices, and miniature sensors, to high-performance, secure cloud computing, and more. The position is responsible for installing new desktop and server infrastructure, applying DoD security controls to operating systems and applications, as well as patching and maintaining the IT infrastructure and maintaining documentation on the wiki. Desktop support will also be provided to research staff.

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 continually learn, and the desire to establish themselves as critical players within a team are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Create, administrator and service accounts, maintain system documentation, and tune system performance, install and maintain system software, and allocate mass storage space

  • Maintain the integrity and security of servers and systems

  • Ensure security compliance, respond to scan results, proactively remediate issues

  • Conduct systems analysis and development to keep systems current with changing technologies

  • Write scripts and use configuration management tools to automate repetitive tasks and manage complicated deployments.

  • Provide and monitor back-up and recovery processes

Required Knowledge and

Skills:
  • Experience with Linux as a desktop and server OS, including provisioning, securing, and maintenance with an emphasis on CentOS7, RHEL 7, and Ubuntu16+

  • Experience with administering and supporting Windows and macOS desktop operating systems

  • Support desktop configurations, server installations, applications, and technologies.

  • Deploy systems to bare metal and VMware ESXi/vCenter environments

  • Develop scripts with shell and a language such as Perl, Python, or Powershell

  • Hardware experience with desktops, laptops, and servers

  • Deploy and manage Active Directory and LDAP infrastructure, integrating with web applications

  • Deploy, monitor, and centralize logging tools to enhance security awareness and problem remediation

  • Implementing compliance, following DISA STIG requirements

  • Experience working with: Atlassian suite (Jira, Confluence), Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Outlook), SAP

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience with Satellite or Katello/Foreman for Linux deployment and maintenance

  • Server and storage networking including management of DHCP, DNS, VLANs, firewalls, and TLS

  • Experience with container technologies like Docker, Linux cgroups, and orchestration tools like Kubernetes

  • Deployment automation with Ansible and other tools such as Vagrant, Terr=form, Puppet, Chef, or cloud-init

  • Experience administering Atlassian tools such as Jira, Bamboo, Crowd, et=.

  • Source control using Git, GitHub, GitFlow, SVN

  • Conduct database administration with PostgreSQL or MySQL

  • Experience with AWS virtualization, networking, storage, and user access

  • Server purchasing, racking, and networking in a data center environment

Education and other Requirements:

  • Possess and maintain a Top-Secret security clearance

  • Master's degree in computer software, computer management, IT systems, physical sciences or mathematics and a minimum of eight years of experience, or equivalent

Travel: None

Telecommute: No


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