Linux Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: 33362

All Locations: El Segundo, CA (California)

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation. A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning clandestine to commercial, you'll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration - to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves. When you join our team, you'll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators. Are you ready to launch your career?


This Linux systems engineering position is responsible for the architecture of the high performance computing infrastructure. Job activities include designing, implementing, and maintaining tools and techniques that permit the automated configuration, administration, and maintenance of large numbers of multi-user high performance computer systems and software. The Linux systems engineer actively participates in the development and implementation of long-term strategies directly related to high performance computing infrastructure and architectures.

Key Functions:

  • Deep understanding of various Linux/Unix operating system internals with proven hands-on operational experience including kernel/system optimization and tuning of log collection mechanisms
  • Make informed decisions directly related to creating new deployment and administration best practices to architect new practice management methodologies for Linux based infrastructures and configuration consistency across multiple environments
  • Evaluates, selects, and applies a wide variety of off-the-shelf and open source technologies to orchestrate the provisioning of bare metal and virtual systems, software installations, operating system and third party application upgrades and patching, as well as the management of various technical computing software stacks
  • Utilizes existing and new tools and techniques for automated tracking and optimization of IT resources
  • Coordinates with support teams including network, security, application, customer, and relevant third party vendor teams regarding server, storage, and technical application architecture and deployment methods
  • Develop strategies and roadmaps in collaboration


  • 5 or more years or relevant experience (Linux) with Bachelor's Degree or 3 or more years of relevant experience with Master's Degree
  • Experience with current and state-of the-art computer technologies and experience building large scale Linux based infrastructures.
  • Expertise in supporting, configuring, maintaining, and monitoring Linux and Unix operating systems, hardware, applications across multiple technology stacks
  • Experience with IT automation and configuration management technologies such as Puppet, Razor, PXE, Ansible, or Chef

  • 6 or more years of relevant experience with Bachelor's Degree, 4 or more years of relevant experience with Master's Degree, or PhD or JD
  • Excellent influencing skills
  • Must work well in a team environment
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and projects
  • Must possess strong organizational skills
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and projects at one time
  • Effective interpersonal skills to coordinate efforts and work with other internal and external organizations
  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to adapt to changing organizational needs
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Customer service orientation
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision, to self-initiate activities, and to work within timelines
  • Must possess time management and project management skills

  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to use a computer to complete activities.
  • Ability to communicate with individuals and groups in person, by phone and telepresence.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will typically work in an office environment.

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Additional Requisition Details


Clearance Requirement: TS/SSBI

Access: SCI

Polygraph: Counter Intelligence Polygraph

Relocation Available: No

Employment Type: Regular

Work Schedule: Full Time

Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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