Linux Systems Administrator

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Posting title
Linux Systems Administrator

Roles and responsibilities
Must be a US Citizen
W2 position
Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen
Labor Category: Linux Systems Administrator

Job Description:
The Raytheon AWIPS Program is searching for a Systems Engineer to support the program's System Development Lifecycle (SDLC) group performing Operations & Maintenance activities for the National Weather Service. As the NWS’ partner responsible for AWIPS operations, maintenance, and 24/7 technical support, the Raytheon AWIPS team supports these critical operations.The candidate should be a self-motivating, skilled individual capable of problem isolation, root cause identification, systems analysis, and other administrative/engineering tasks in a Red Hat Linux environment.

As part of a small team of engineers, the candidate will participate in supporting and enhancing the underlying systems for the AWIPS platforms via deployment of new system configurations, working with new tools, participation in agile scrums and operational field support.  You will engage in support efforts and system configuration such as system provisioning and setup, security patching, configuration management and system hardening.  Other duties may include system support services for other areas of the SDLC team, performance monitoring and data analysis, investigation into tools and/or processes that could be utilized to improve efficiency of routine tasks and increase reliability and velocity of system maintenance both in the lab and in the field.  You will enjoy the chance of working with emerging technologies like Ansible Tower, puppet, and others while helping with virtualization and container integration.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Maintain system level configurations (OS/security baseline and AWIPS baseline) of all test environments within Raytheon Test Facility.
• Maintain and develop installation automation for use within system modifications.
• Document draft installation instructions to be used in fielding new software releases and support the testing of these by both Raytheon and NWS personnel.
• Learn/maintain Ansible playbooks and create new ones where necessary.

Required Skills:
• Must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain a Public Trust - candidate must be able to pass a National Agency Check (NAC).
• Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen
• Bachelor of Science, BS in a Math, Science or Engineering related field
• Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. (Please include your GPA on your resume.)
• At least 4 years’ experience in system setup and administration within a Red Hat Linux environment
• Experience with scripting and actively writing/modifying scripts to improve monitoring or deployment (Python or bash shell).
• Ability to troubleshoot, debug and root cause to the lowest common denominator
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Ability to obtain a US Public Trust (NACI)

Desired Skills:
• Experience with TCP/IP networking (DNS, DHCP, etc.)
• Experience with Red Hat Satellite 6
• Experience writing and managing puppet modules through Red Hat Satellite
• Experience with Ansible or Ansible Tower
• Experience with Red Hat IdM product
• Experience provisioning virtual machines on a KVM hypervisor.  Experience with RHEV a plus.
• Experience with AIDE, ArcSight, sar, SELinux, and firewalld
• Experience with provisioning bare metal servers through kickstart.
• Experience setting up or maintaining a GIT environment.

Number of positions

Silver Spring