Senior Linux Systems Engineer
- Laurel, MD
Do you enjoy solving complicated problems?
Are you searching for meaningful work in production research computing?
Are you passionate about Linux?
Do you like contributing to automation?
If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at APL.
We are seeking an experienced engineer to help us implement new technologies and automate a growing Linux footprint. Our team is responsible for deploying and maintaining a development environment and high performance compute (HPC) cluster. As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to work with new and advanced technologies. You will be joining a team of problem solvers who are committed to scalable solutions in a complex secure setting
As a Senior Linux Systems Engineer…
- You will troubleshoot Linux Servers and Workstations, performing root cause analysis, modifying configurations, diagnosing network and storage issues, scripting, and other tasks as needed.
- You will contribute to development, and automation of provisioning and configuration management using the Atlassian Suite, Cobbler, and Ansible.
- You will assist in monitoring systems, antivirus, security and logging using tools such as Solarwinds, Symantec Security Center, and Splunk.
- You will work with users to resolve Linux related support tickets.
- You will build workstation and servers along with applying security controls and creating associated documentation.
- You will support the development of solutions for HPC workloads.
You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...
•Possess a BS degree (Computer Science preferred) or additional 5 years’ experience.
•Have 5 years’ experience as a Linux system administrator.
•Are skilled in configuration management.
•Are proficient in developing scripts to automate tasks.
•Have the ability to work independently on a wide variety of given tasks.
•Are willing and able to work well with end-users with differing needs and experience.
•Have or are able to obtain a IAT Level II Certification including though not limited Security CE Certification.
•Are able to obtain an Interim Secret level security clearance by your start date and can ultimately obtain a Secret level clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.
You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you...
•Have experience managing RedHat Enterprise Linux.
•Have knowledge of classified computer facility operational procedures and NISPOM, DSS, RMF and/or other DOD security regimes.
•Are knowledgeable of scheduler and resource managers SLURM
•Have experience with heterogeneous Windows and Linux environments and data center operations including infrastructure, systems monitoring, and computer clusters of 100 computers.
•Have a proven ability and interest in documenting systems and operational procedures.
•Preference for current security clearance.
Why work at APL?
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation’s most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates.
At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balance. APL’s campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities atwww.jhuapl.edu/career
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