Linux Systems Administrator

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Posting title
Linux Systems Administrator

Roles and responsibilities
Must be a US Citizen
W2 with full benefits
Pay range $45-55/hr
Customer and contract specific training will be required and provided.
Labor Category: Linux System Administrator (Journeyman)

Job Description:
Looking for a Linux System Administrator to work with a team of System Administrators supporting customers located at at the customer site at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Job duties include all aspects of system administration including installation, configuration, implementation, and maintenance of Linux servers, both hardware and virtual.

The System Administrator will be responsible for disk storage devices, SAN and NAS devices, and network equipment. Responsibilities also include building, configuring, and troubleshooting open source and commercial applications, backups and restoration, user support, and documentation.

Required Skills:
• Must be a U.S. Citizen     
• Position is Onsite in Pasadena, Not Remote.    
• Customer and contract specific training will be required and provided.
• Must be onsite from Day 1
• This position will require that the selected candidate will train in the Pasadena office for several weeks, after that initial training period, temporary or part time telecommuting may be an option.
• B.S./B.A. with at least 6 years of experience that demonstrate technical, communication and development skills.
• Six years of System Administrator experience using Linux.
• In depth knowledge of Linux with a focus on Redhat/CentOS, including system design, configuration, maintenance, upgrade and administration.
• Strong knowledge of Storage Technology, both local and hosted, including design, implementation, maintenance, upgrade / transition planning and execution.
• Strong knowledge of design, implementation, and support of networked systems and technologies such NFS, DNS, and LDAP.
• Good understanding of routers, switches and computer network configurations including firewalls.
• Strong knowledge of virtualization (i.e. VMWare, etc.).
• Strong in configuration management practices and related tools such as Puppet, Ansible Git, Packer, and Docker
• Experience in the installation, configuration, and maintenance of both public licensed and Commercial-off-the-Shelf software tools
• Scripting experience such as shell and Python
• Experience with a trouble ticketing system
• Understanding of Amazon and/or Microsoft Cloud

Desired Skills:
• Excellent user interface / interpersonal / written and verbal communication skills
• The ability to operate in a team environment consisting of both internal and external members, co-workers and customers
• The ability to document and electronically store daily task information, architecture, processes, and user instructions
• Experience with monitoring tools such as Nagios, Cacti and Ganglia
• The ability to work independently

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