HP084 Linux System Administrator

  • Greenbelt, MD
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 4 hours ago


On Site
Full Time

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HP084 Linux System Administrator
ADNET Systems, Inc. is seeking a Linux System Administrator for a position at the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD. The candidate must demonstrate an ability to proactively manage systems and mitigate issues before they become problems. They will work in a production and real-time processing environment that includes changing scientific and security requirements over time, and must be physically able to come to the GSFC site to physically work on hardware systems such as servers and tape libraries.

The position will support NASA's Space Physics Data Facility (SPDF) - the NASA active and permanent archive for space physics data. SPDF preserves data for current and past space missions, going back to the beginning of the space age. It provides access through many services, including the popular Coordinated Data Analysis Web (CDAWeb) data browsing system, and enables cross-disciplinary and collaborative research worldwide. The SPDF team is a diverse and congenial group of about 20 staff whose core values include excellence, integrity, transparency, and teamwork. The systems administrator is a crucial part of this team and enables these popular services to run securely and efficiently. SPDF uses a variety of open-source tools, creative IT approaches, and powerful hardware to accomplish its mission.

  • At least five years experience with Linux administration, particularly Red Hat Enterprise Linux or its derivatives
  • Experience working in a Data Center
  • Experience setting up Network File Sharing (NFS) servers and clients
  • Experience setting up webservers
  • Experience troubleshooting network connection issues
  • A working knowledge of firewall configuration
  • Ability to install and configure open source and third-party software
  • Knowledge of systems backup and restoration (Bacula)
  • Strong organizational skills, detail-oriented, and methodical
  • Initiative and experience in managing projects independently
  • Excellent communications skills, written and verbal, including the ability to discern the intent of requests and offer informed recommendations
  • Evidence of learning new packages and processes quickly and accurately (continuous learner)

ship is required

Desired Skills:
  • Knowledge of high availability and fault tolerant environments
  • Experience implementing Government networking and operating system security controls.
  • The ability to adapt to changing security requirements and their impact on workflows
  • Software development experience, especially in Bash, Perl, IDL, MATLAB, Python, C or Fortran
  • Experience with SElinux
  • Experience with open source packages, such as ZFS, Bacula, Apache, ProFTPd, PostgreSQL
  • Basic competence with Git and Puppet, or similar source and system management tools
  • Demonstrated ability to document workflows or data flows
  • Experience in testing configuration and software changes in a development environment

Team ADNET brings over 30 years of experience to information systems and professional services for the federal government. With a history of expertise in software development, computer network design, IT security, mission operations support, and educational outreach, Team ADNET is deeply embedded in the Space and Earth Science at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD.

ADNET Systems, Inc. is working with Goddard Space Flight Center to fulfill NASA's vision for space exploration, and working with the Science and Exploration Directorate to fulfill its many missions.

ADNET Systems, Inc. is an employee-centric company, committed to providing premier benefits that support our employees and their families. With affordable medical and dental plans coupled with leading disability and life insurance options, ADNET offers our employees the benefits most sought after by today's professional candidate. Furthermore, our benefits package features the extras that distinguish us from other small businesses, ensuring our high employee retention that our customers appreciate. Some features of our compensation plans and environment perks include:
  • Annual Leave/Sick Leave
  • Military and Family Emergency Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Performance Bonuses
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Plans
  • Direct Deposit Payroll
  • 401K Plan with Company Matching and Immediate Vesting
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Swag bags