Linux Systems Administrator

Job opening ID

Posting title
Linux Systems Administrator

Roles and responsibilities
Must be US Citizen and Registered for Selective Service
On going contract position
W2 with full benefits
Must be able to pass background check and drug screen

Job Description:
•Installs new software releases, system upgrades
•Evaluates and installs patches and resolves software related problems
•Performs system backups and recovery
•Maintains data files and monitors system configuration to ensure data integrity
•Performs system hardening using Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs)
•Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
•Performs a variety of technical Systems Administration tasks
•Works under general supervision; typically reports to a project leader or manager
•A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required
•May lead or direct others
•Work after hours and at other NOAA facilities may be required periodically
•Performs a variety of other tasks as needed.

Required Skills:
•BS/BA degree in a related area
•US Citizenship Required - No Green Cards or Visa's for this position.
•Must have a minimum of 6 years of IT related experience
•Must have experience in an enterprise environment building and maintaining domain controllers, configuring Active directory servers and configuring WSUS
•Must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience as a System Administrator managing Enterprise level Linux systems.
•Experience performing senior level system administration tasks in an enterprise environment – required
•Experience writing powershell or Bash shell scripts
•Ability to build and configure a Linux system environment from scratch – required
•Experience with Redhat Satellite Sever - required
•Experience with LVM – required
•Knowledge of Linux command structure - required
•Understanding of Yum and RPM for package management - required
•Understanding of SSH and its setup - required
•Understanding how to monitor memory, disk space, and performance is essential
•Strong communication skills and ability to work well with others is essential - required
•Knowledge of user accounts, groups and the functionality of LDAP - required

Desired Skills:
*Experience working on satellite ground systems is preferred (but not a requirement)
•Experience working with Windows Domains configuring OU and group policies - preferred
•Experience administering an advanced storage solution such as GPFS, Gluster, Stornext or Nexenta – preferred
•Knowledge of Centrify, Tripwire, Solarwinds, Bigfix and Altiris - preferred
•Understanding of Postfix configuration - preferred
•Understanding of Samba - preferred
•Understanding of the Linux init process - preferred

Number of positions