Site Reliability Engineer

Full Time

    Job Description

    The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation's space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space- delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you'll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space.

    At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration - to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves.

    Job Summary

    The Aerospace Corporation is seeking a Site Reliability Engineer with strong Kubernetes, Docker, and Linux expertise, programming, and automation skills. You will be part of the Spacelift Telemetry Acquisition and Reporting System (STARS) team providing mission assurance support for National Security Space (NSS) missions. You will also be part of the Computational Services team that oversees server and storage platforms for the Aerospace Corporation which provides the backbone of the STARS data analytics platform. The team oversees thousands of computing systems both on-premises as well as in the cloud. We work with rocket scientists and engineers to develop cutting edge solutions to complex space enterprise problems for critical national space assets. In your role, you will maintain Kubernetes clusters, supporting our engineers and scientists to build and operate our STARS data analysis platform. You will be working and collaborating with other cross-functional team members who all have a strong sense of shared responsibility and ownership.

    Work Model

    Onsite - El Segundo, CA

    What You'll Be Doing
    • Provide Linux expertise and troubleshooting
    • Provision, maintain, run security updates, and monitor Kubernetes clusters and containerized workloads and apps
    • Develop, troubleshoot, & monitor app deployments on Kubernetes
    • Support scientists and engineers migrating to and running workloads and apps in Kubernetes
    • Evaluate and test new products and technologies
    • Provide support of real time analysis of real time telemetry data from our space launch partners including SpaceX and United Launch Alliance (ULA).
    • Ability to support flexible work hours for space launch verification

    What You Need to be Successful

    Minimum Requirements:
    • Bachelors degree in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent technical field
    • Experience in Linux systems administration, including configuration, for an enterprise environment.
    • Experience deploying Kubernetes clusters and deploying apps in Kubernetes
    • Experience automating repetitive tasks with scripting or DevOps tools
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Must work well in a team environment
    • Must possess strong organizational and time management skills
    • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to adapt to changing organizational needs
    • Strong sense of ownership, customer service, and integrity.
    • Ability to obtain a Secret security clearance, which is issued by the U.S government. U.S citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.

    How You Can Stand Out

    It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
    • 5 years' experience supporting an enterprise environment
    • Certification: Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA), or Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE), or Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA), or Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD), or Docker Certified Associate (DCA)
    • Experience in Linux systems administration, including configuration, troubleshooting, performance tuning, and security hardening for an enterprise environment.
    • Experience deploying Kubernetes clusters using Rancher
    • Experience deploying Portworx for persistent container storage on Kubernetes
    • Experience building Docker containers
    • Puppet automation development & infrastructure administration
    • Strong programming skills implementing infrastructure-as-code (for example: Puppet, Bash, Ansible, Chef, Golang, Ruby, Python, or Perl)
    • Experience with VMWare or AWS administration
    • Experience with automated provisioning (for example: TerraForm, or Kickstart)
    • Experience with Agile and Scrum

    We offer a competitive compensation package where you'll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. The grade-based pay range for this job is listed below. Individual salaries within that range are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge and skills.

    (Min - Mid - Max)
    $85,000 - $115,000 - $140,000

    Ways We Reward Our Employees

    During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits.

    Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include:
    • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans
    • Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation
    • Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options
    • 401(k) Plan - Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire
    • Flexible spending accounts
    • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
    • Relocation assistance
    • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career
    • Education assistance programs
    • An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect

    We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other-the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation.

    Equal Opportunity Commitment

    The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at . You can also review Know Your Rights : Workplace Discrimination is Illegal , as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement .
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