BAE Systems Systems Admin Prin in Burlington, Massachusetts

BAE Systems has a job opening for a Principal Systems Administrator in Burlington, MA. Seeking an expert IT systems administrator to support classified and unclassified computing environments with deep and diverse skills in administering Linux infrastructure systems.

A successful candidate will be a Linux infrastructure lead joining a team supporting internal customers. In this role, you will:

  • Design, implement and manage Linux infrastructure (e.g. authentication, fileshare, collaboration servers) to meet the customer requirements.

  • Develop solutions to complex IT problems that require the regular use of inventiveness and innovation, solutions that are consistent with organizational objectives. Contribute to the development of new techniques and standards.

  • Lead investigation of system and/or software failures or performance problems and their resolutions.

  • Supervise routine maintenance tasks and systems administrative activities to ensure reliable and effective operation of the infrastructure systems. Monitor the infrastructure systems and proactively identify and resolve potential problems.

You will often work self-directed, and determine technical objectives and approaches to assignments.

You should have extensive experience in supporting a large subset of the following:

  • Standard Unix/Linux network management tools: NIS, DNS, NFS, automounter

  • Authentication management: PAM, Red Hat Identity Management

  • Windows/Linux cross-platform authentication services: LDAP, Winbind/Active Directory

  • TCP/IP networking configuration and troubleshooting in Linux systems

  • Linux/Unix network security: SELinux, Linux firewalls, tcpwrapper

  • System performance monitoring and troubleshooting tools

  • Centralized administration tools: e.g. Puppet

  • Automated system build tools: Kickstart, Cobbler, Jumpstart

  • Network file services: NFS, Samba

  • Virtual Machine technologies: VMware ESXi/vSphere, Red Hat KVM

  • System hardening standards and their implementations on Linux systems: NISPOM, JAFAN, FISMA, DISA STIGs

  • Linux patch administration in isolated networks

  • Enterprise storage administration: e.g. NetApp

  • Backup systems: CommVault, NetBackup, Backup Exec, Veeam

  • Unix shell programming: sh, perl

  • Software development tools support: Subversion, Git, ClearCase

  • Network license administration: e.g. FlexLM

  • Web servers: Apache httpd, tomcat

You should be customer service oriented, attentive to detail, self-motivated and able to work independently as well as in teams. Flexibilty in approach to finding solutions, the ability to understand and act on the customer needs and priorities, and learn new technologies quickly are some of the qualities a successful candidate will have. You will also need to be willing to respond to occasional off-hours outages and take part in subsequent service restoration efforts.

You will need to be eligible to receive Department of Defense security clearance at Secret level or higher within 6 month of hiring. Preference will be given to candidates who hold active clearances.

CompTIA Security (or equivalent) and Red Hat RHCSA certifications may be required to work in some of the customer labs, and preference will be given to candidates who hold these certifications.

Minimum Education And Experience

Bachelor's Degree and 8 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills And Education

Required education: Bachelor Degree or four additional years of experience in lieu of a degree

  • 8 years of experience in administering Linux operating system environments (Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS).

  • 4 years of experience in administering Linux infrastructure systems in an Enterprise environment.

  • TCP/IP networking fundamentals

  • NIS, DNS, NFS, automounter

  • SELinux, Linux firewalls, tcpwrapper

  • Automated system build tools: Kickstart

  • Proficiency in Unix shell scripting

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security

BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. People are the greatest asset in any Company. BAE Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

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