Join our Space Science and Engineering Division! Be part of a team that proactively maintains and develops Linux infrastructure to support a 24x7x365 uptime service that includes research scientists and science and mission operations for various NASA spacecraft missions. Will be responsible for the engineering of systems administration-related solutions for various project and operational needs. Maintain best practices on managing systems and services across all environments and fault finding and analysis of logging information for reporting of performance exceptions. Proactively monitor system performance and capacity. Manage, coordinate, and implement software upgrades, patches, and hot fixes on servers in production and dev/test environments. Create and modify scripts to perform tasks. Provide input on ways to improve the stability, security, efficiency, and scalability of the computing environment. Collaborate with other teams and team members to develop automation strategies and deployment processes. Maintain and configure best security practices including resolving security issues. Support and actively participate in audit activities. Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the Institute. Collaborate with others to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
Requires a BS degree in Information Technology or related field with 8 years of Linux System Administrator experience or a MS degree Must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Those without a BS degree but 15 years of related technical experience may be considered. Additional Linux certifications are a plus. The following skills are required: strong interpersonal skills and the ability to achieve the desired outcome in a positive and constructive manner. Solid delivery track record, both long-term projects and under short-term deadline pressure. Strong problem solving and written and verbal communication skills. Ability to prioritize effectively multiple projects simultaneously. Strong analytic and problem-solving skills, as well as accuracy and attention to detail. Proven ability to diagnose an issue effectively and implement a solution. Ability to draft and formalize technical documentation. In-depth knowledge of Linux required, with RedHat Enterprise Linux/CentOS specific experience a plus. Experience with servers and networking. Solid knowledge of protocols such as NFS, CIFS, NTP, HTTP, LDAP, and SMTP. Proficiency in Python or Perl and shell scripting. Experience with managing server networking (TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, firewalls). Experience with Apache HTTP, LVM, clustered filesystems, DRBD, high availability computing. Preferred knowledge includes network and server management in a US Government regulated environment (e.g. NIST SP 800-171). Hands on experience with SQL server and virtualization environments. Additional Linux certifications (e.g. RHCE) will be considered an advantage.