UNIX Systems Administrator

    • Minneapolis, MN

Job Description
Seeking a candidate with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field with five years of related experience in enterprise client server computing Linux system administration and application management. This experience should generate familiarity with distributed computing, scripting/programming, installation and configuration of systems and software, and systems security configurations. The candidate should be able to converse with account management, performing system back-ups, maintaining system configuration files, connecting external storage devices, system and network trouble-shooting and new system recommendations. Individual shall have a fundamental understanding of operating systems and be familiar with Linux commands and utilities at the user level. Solid understanding of Unix Operating System; paging and swapping, inter-process communications, devices and drivers and file system concepts. Fundamentals of distributed computing with service experience in DNS and NFS.

A successful candidate will be a Linux Server Administrator joining a team supporting internal customers, designing, implementing and managing lab infrastructure to meet the customer requirements. In this role, you will build, configure, administer and troubleshoot Linux (and Windows) servers and user workstation hardware and software; design and implement workgroup-scale networks; build and manage authentication, file-share, and other collaboration servers to support groups of heterogeneous client systems. You will work with facilities security staff to develop and apply hardening steps for systems for classified use to NISPOM Chapter 8, JAFAN, and other customer standards. Document system configuration for new and existing systems.

The candidate should be customer service oriented, attentive to detail, self-motivated and work well in teams. Flexibility 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.

Application experience should include client/server and database designed applications.
Security experience should include Risk Managed Framework (RMF) compliance program awareness as stipulated by NISPOM/DAAPM.

Candidates must also have experience with an understanding of the concepts, procedures and guidelines to solve highly complex problems in the maintenance and hardware/software network infrastructure. Experience performing system set-up, experiments, and diagnostics, troubleshoot, and make component repairs based on test results.

The candidate shall demonstrate a complete understanding and application of Information Technology principles and standards while working under general supervision towards moderately complex solutions. Strong project leadership and interaction with cross-functional senior personnel requiring relationship building between departments in the organization. Contributions to designs and purchasing decisions will be required. Knowledge of ITIL framework and experience applying to computing environment.

The candidate will need to be eligible to receive a security clearance within 3 months of hire date or have an active Secret clearance.

CompTIA Security+ (or equivalent) may be required to work in some of the customer labs, and preference will be given to candidates who hold this certificate.

Required Skills and Education
- Experience with RedHat Kickstart, PXE Booting, Infiniband, RDMA, RMA
- Familiarity with HPCs such as: Beowulf, Xcat provisioning
- Experience with RedHat IPA, LDAP, Kerberos on Linux
- Windows and Unix/Linux interoperability services (e.g. centralized authentication technologies for cross-platform clients)
- Virtual machine (VM) technologies (ESXi, VCenter, VSphere)
- TCP/IP and Microsoft Networking concepts
- CompTIA Security+ certification
- Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds and move into positions either standing or kneeling that require connecting computing equipment up for use

Preferred Skills and Education
- NetApp Management
- PXE and WDS automated system installation technologies
- Automated backup systems
- Windows/Unix shell scripting
- CISSP certification
- Experience with centralized authentication technologies such as LDAP and Active Directory domains in supporting (Linux/Windows) cross-platform clients is desirable.

About BAE Systems, Inc.
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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