Linux System Administrator (Mid-Level) THAAD/SOLD


On Site
Full Time


Network security
Multi-factor authentication
Backup administration
Linux administration
Computer networking
Computer hardware
Security clearance
Configuration Management
Operating systems
Computer science
Cyber security
Life sciences
ISO 9000
Life insurance
Personal development
Control flow diagram
Computational fluid dynamics

Job Details

CFD Research is seeking a talented and motivated Mid-Level Linux System Administrator that can work with a team to monitor, update, and support a Hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) THAAD simulation lab. Seeking a candidate with a strong background in networking, security, and Linux. Knowledge with a configuration management focus is a plus. Candidates will perform firmware updates, software updates, network configurations, and standing up new systems. Candidates will be required to travel approximately 20% of each year during flight tests and other travel activities. This lab supports an independent test platform for the THAAD weapons system. The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills both oral and written; exhibit the ability to adapt and thrive in a dynamic, customer focused work environment.

Some of the primary responsibilities will include:
  • Installation, configuration, and maintenance of system hardware and software on multiple Linux platforms.
  • Provide support for systems and users during MDA test events
  • Complete cybersecurity scans for the lab systems
  • Provide troubleshooting support for hardware and software
  • Manage user accounts on classified systems using multi-factor authentication.
  • Performing system backups and restores
  • As required, develop Plans of Action & Mitigation (POA&M) to document deviations from approved DISA STIG requirements
  • Ability to step through automating Operating System builds (Ansible)

Basic Qualifications:
  • 5+ years related Linux systems administration experience. Large classified lab networking and hardware knowledge
  • Candidate must hold an Active Secret Security Clearance
  • Linux+ and Security+ certifications
  • Candidate must be able to travel approximately 20% each year (CONUS and OCONUS)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Work in configuration management and automated Operating System build
  • Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, a related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Strong Cybersecurity knowledge
  • THAAD Weapon System experience

Location: This role is based at Redstone Arsenal, in the Huntsville, AL area and is 100% onsite

About CFD Research: Since its inception in 1987, CFD Research has delivered innovative technology solutions within the Aerospace & Defense, Biomedical & Life Sciences, Intelligence & Sensing, and Energy & Materials industries. CFD Research has earned multiple national awards for successful application and commercialization of innovative component/system technology prototypes, multi-physics simulation software, multi-disciplinary analyses, and expert support services. Based in Huntsville, Alabama where laboratory facilities and headquarters are located, CFD Research also has office and laboratory facilities in Dayton, Ohio, prototyping test and evaluation facilities in Hollywood, Alabama, and office facilities in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. CFD Research is an ISO9001:AS9100D registered company and is appraised at CMMI Level II for Services. CFD Research is a 100% ESOP (employee-owned company) recognized in Inc. Magazine's Inc5000 as a top growing company for three of last four years. Learn more at ;br>
Benefits: CFD Research offers competitive salaries and excellent employee benefits, including an employer matching 401(k) and Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). CFD Research offers a highly competitive insurance package, including medical, vision, and dental insurance. We offer company paid leave, compensation time, parental leave, long-term disability, accidental death and dismemberment, and life insurance. Performance appraisals occur twice a year and annual pay increases are based upon corporate goals, personal development, performance, and outstanding achievements. In addition, group and individual bonuses are awarded for exceptional performance.

CFD Research is an EO employer - Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories
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