Senior Linux Server Administrator

Job Description
Looking for an Exciting Career Move? It is Waiting for You at BAE Systems!

BAE Systems, a top-ten prime contractor to the U.S. Department of Defense, enables the U.S. government to transform data into intelligence and provides engineering, integration and sustainment support for critical military platforms and systems.

At BAE Systems, we promote a strong, collaborative culture and provide our employees with the tools, skills and training they need to succeed. We are all about trust, camaraderie and a shared ambition to lead the world in defense technologies and national security services. We offer flexible work environment to support the balance in your life and keep you performing at your best. Be a part of a company that is part of the community; driven to improve our future and protect our freedom .

We are seeking to hire Senior Linux Systems Administrator . The ideal c andidates shall have a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field, and have ten (10) years of demonstrable experience in system administration and support of a large client-server based IT enterprise. Or the individual shall have five (5) years of full time computer science work that can be substituted for the Bachelor's Degree, and have ten (10) years of demonstrable experience in system administration and support of a large client-server based IT enterprise. An industry recognized professional certification may substitute as one year experience.

Responsibilities will include the following:
Maintains operation of multi-user HPC computer systems, including coordination with network engineers.

Duties may include:

  • setting up administrator and service accounts,
  • maintaining system documentation,
  • tuning system performance,
  • installing system wide software and allocate mass storage space.
  • Makes recommendations to purchase hardware and software, coordinates installation and provides backup recovery.
  • Develops and monitors policies and standards related to the use of computing resources.


Typical Education & Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 10 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

Experience shall include installation, configuration, and networking of UNIX and/or NT based platforms. This experience shall include:
  • creating, modifying and deleting user accounts,
  • performing system back-ups,
  • maintaining system configuration files.
Individual shall have a fundamental understanding of operating systems and be familiar with either UNIX or NT commands or utilities at the user level.

Experience shall include:
  • the installation and configuration of hardware, operating systems, and commercial software packages.
  • Individual shall be able to develop and implement enterprise backup/recovery strategies, server configuration and consolidation, and verification of the health and status of the entire IT infrastructure.
  • Individual shall be able to provide support for enterprise services such as DNS, NFS, e-mail services, security protection mechanisms, and the interoperability of UNIX and NT based systems.

Candidates must also have experience with:
  • Servers running Sparc Solaris, SolarisX64, red Hat, and SuSe, with direct attached and FC SAN storage
  • Client server technology utilizing NFS and CIFS
  • Large memory SMP systems with many cores
  • Enterprise client server configurations
  • Multi-vendor filesystems such as XFS, GPFS, and CXFS
  • Fielded systems
  • Blade systems and associated interconnects (SAD, FC, TCP/IP, etc.)
  • Red Hat and Microsoft Windows Operating System
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Centrify
  • Infrastructure support services such as DNS, NIS, Active Directory, Centrify, Zenoss, SiteScope, HP Openview, HPSA, HPSE, Splunk, Sendmail, Exchange, NetQoS, Infoblox
  • Thin client solutions based on Virtual bridges and Centrix
  • NoMachine NX
  • Virtualizing products; VMWare and Solaris containers
  • Accepted professional certifications include:
    • Possess a valid RHCSA or higher Red Hat certification
Security+ Certification Required

TS SCI level clearance with appropriate level poly.

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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