Linux Systems Administrator

Job Description

This individual will be responsible for installing and administrating systems, applications, and processes and ensuring that all issues are identified and resolved in a timely manner. He/she will be responsible for ensuring server and desktop configuration configurations are optimized and running continuously and efficiently, and will perform security management and application performance optimization functions. The environment includes Linux and Microsoft-based servers and workstations. Additional responsibilities include:
• Creating and maintaining complex server enclaves, including establishing system scanning procedures, vulnerability management assessments, and active directory configurations.
• Planning and implementing IT enhancements and leading IT optimization projects.
• Identifying and correcting hardware and software issues.
• Responding to system administration, operations, and maintenance problems and developing re-work solutions.
• Creating and maintaining documentation of complex server/network environments to ensure that clear, concise and accurate information is readily available for incident resolution.
• Lead working groups that providing technical direction for system administrators and Engineering groups.
• Communicating with users and external support personnel regarding system outages and upgrades, and conferring with upper management regarding recommended resolution options.

Required:
• Solid understanding of Red Hat 6.5 and Red Hat 7.
• Familiarity with Server 2008R2, Server 2012R2, and Server 2016.
• Must have a solid understanding of information security principles and practices.
• Must have experience with or familiarity with software and security architectures.
• Must have experience in or familiarity with the following systems: Windows/Linux operating systems, VMware, and Networking: Switches, Routers, LANs, & cabling.
• Must possess strong analytic abilities and must be meticulous and careful in their work.
• Must have experience providing assistance to users and optimizing system operations.
• Must be committed to adopting and adhering to best practices including compliance with maintenance windows and change control procedures.
• Must be an independent thinker capable of working proficiently independently as well as within a team.

Preferred:
• CCNA, CCNA Security, RHCE, Network +.
• Experience documenting and providing information for security accreditation and certification.
• Experience with Network Security Technologies (e.g. Multiple Domain, PKI, SSP, and Vulnerability Assessment).
• Understanding of advanced security protocols and standards.
• Experience with High Assurance platforms.
• Experience with application integration testing methods.
• Experience with software deployment methods for applications, patches, and operating systems.
• Experience with OS and Application Hardening to include DISA, Best Practices, and High Assurance environments.
• Experience with both Client and Server virtualization environments.

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 10 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

• Solid understanding of Red Hat 6.5 and Red Hat 7.
• Familiarity with Server 2008R2, Server 2012R2, and Server 2016.
• Must have a solid understanding of information security principles and practices.
• Must have experience with or familiarity with software and security architectures.
• Must have experience in or familiarity with the following systems: Windows/Linux operating systems, VMware, and Networking: Switches, Routers, LANs, & cabling.
• Must possess strong analytic abilities and must be meticulous and careful in their work.
• Must have experience providing assistance to users and optimizing system operations.
• Must be committed to adopting and adhering to best practices including compliance with maintenance windows and change control procedures.
• Must be an independent thinker capable of working proficiently independently as well as within a team.

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security

BAE Systems Intelligence & Security, based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do-from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels. That's BAE Systems. That's Inspired Work. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression. To see Inspired Work in action, visit www.baesystems.com and follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/baesystemsintel.


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