SA035 Linux System Administrator

Full Time



    Job Description

    SA035 Linux System Administrator

    ADNET Systems is looking for a Linux System Administrator for a position at the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt MD. The candidate should have at least five years of experience with Linux, and must demonstrate an ability to proactively manage systems, 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.

    The position will support a variety of NASA earth science projects, including Global Precipitation Measurement, Micro Pulse Lidar Network, Cloud-Aerosol Transport System/ Cloud Physics Lidar (GPM-GV, MPLNET, CPL/CATS) operations. These systems currently consist of a mixture of physical and virtual Linux machines.

    • At least five years' experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux or its derivatives (e.g. Oracle Linux)
    • A working knowledge of setting up and maintaining virtual machines using KVM/QEMU.
    • Experience with RAID arrays and various RAID levels
    • Experience working with Ubuntu servers
    • Experience working in a Data Center
    • Experience setting up NFS servers and clients
    • Experience setting up webservers
    • Experience troubleshooting network connection issues (e.g. NIC configuration, SSHD connection problems)
    • A working knowledge of firewall configuration
    • A working knowledge of SELinux
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Demonstrates initiative and has managed projects independently
    • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
    • Ability to install and configure open source and third party software
    • Strong communication skills including the ability to discern the intent of requests and offer informed recommendations.
    • Systems backup and restoration
    • US Citizenship 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
    • Experience with a clustered Linux environment
    • Software development experience, especially in Bash, Perl, Matlab, Python, C or Fortran
    • PostgreSQL database experience
    • Basic competence with Git and Puppet, or similar source and system management tools
    • Demonstrated ability to document workflows or data flows
    • Experience 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