Linux/Unix Systems Administrator 2 or 3

Northrop Grumman Information Systems is seeking a Linux/Unix System Administrator 2 or 3 to help support a program located in Aurora, CO.

The Linux/Unix System Administrator is responsible for troubleshooting, maintaining and implementing solutions to optimize the infrastructure operations. This individual will support a group of maintenance Software Engineers and their development and production environments. Systems Administrator will help engineer upgrades to the current infrastructure, maintain all computer operating systems to current patch levels, install products as needed and perform security hardening of systems. Interaction with networking engineers and database engineers will also occur. Growth opportunities exist with future efforts to virtualize the current infrastructure. Ability to troubleshoot problems via a console on a server or workstation sufficient to have a support group make repairs is required. Knowledge of scripting and the ability to restore a computer from disks or backups is also needed.

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualification listed below.

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This requisition my be filled at either a level 2 or level 3

BQs for a Linux/Unix Systems Administrator 2 are:

  • Requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited college with 3 years' experience performing Linux and/or Unix Systems Administration duties, or 7 years' experience performing Linux and/or Unix Systems Administration duties in lieu of a degree.
  • Must be able to obtain and hold a TS/SCI security clearance
  • Experience with administering Red Hat Linux or Unix based systems.
  • Ability to install software packages and patches.
  • Perform OS tuning, understand networking, perform user management, and perform security hardening, review OS logs as needed and perform system backups.
  • The successful candidate will have experience with scripting, particularly in shell scripting. Any experience with SH and CSH variants, Korn shell would be helpful.
  • Applicant must meet DOD 8570-1M requirements for commercial certification (e.g., A , Network and/or Security ) as an Information Assurance Technical (IAT) Level 1 or higher before starting employment. Applicants without an IAT Level 1 or certification may still be eligible for a contingency offer.
  • Must be willing to take a polygraph.

BQs for a Linux/Unix Systems Administrator 3 are:

  • Requires a BS within a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics discipline from an accredited college with 6 years' experience, or a Masters within a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics discipline from an accredited college with 4 years of experience performing Linux and/or Unix Systems Administration duties, or 10 years' experience performing Linux and/or Unix Systems Administration duties in lieu of a degree.
  • Must be able to obtain and hold a TS/SCI security clearance
  • Experience with administering Red Hat Linux or Unix based systems.
  • Ability to install software packages and patches.
  • Perform OS tuning, understand networking, perform user management, and perform security hardening, review OS logs as needed and perform system backups.
  • The successful candidate will have experience with scripting, particularly in shell scripting. Any experience with SH and CSH variants, Korn shell would be helpful.
  • Applicant must meet DOD 8570-1M requirements for commercial certification (e.g., A , Network and/or Security ) as an Information Assurance Technical (IAT) Level 1 or higher before starting employment. Applicants without an IAT Level 1 or certification may still be eligible for a contingency offer.
  • Must be willing to take a polygraph.

Preferred Qualifications for a level 2 or level 3:

  • Active TS/SCI security clearance with Polygraph (Polygraph within the last 4 years)
  • Understanding of hardware and software RAID configurations and building is desirable.
  • Experience configuring and troubleshooting shared storage (FibreChannel and iSCSI).
  • Experience integrating, testing and managing complex virtualized systems.
  • VMware and VSphere experience.
  • Perform OS tuning, understand networking, perform user management, and perform security hardening, review OS logs as needed and perform system backups.

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