Senior Linux Systems Administrator

  • Leidos,
  • Madison, AL
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Anti-Virus, Bash, Citrix, Exchange, Hardware, Linux, Management, Security, Systems Administrator, VMware, Windows
Full Time, Full Time
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

Job Description:

Leidos has an opening for a Lead Linux Systems Administrator to support the NASA End-user Services & Technologies (NEST) program. NEST is an IT Services program providing the end user computing needs to NASA. The program provides a range of IT services: On premises and cloud-based Windows and Linux server support, Windows, macOS and Linux desk side support and workstation engineering, managed print services, Active Directory services and Microsoft Exchange support. The individual selected for this position will be a member of the Operations team and will be assigned to work full time at a customer site in one of the NASA locations (e.g., Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), Johnson Space Center (JSC), etc.). The individual will be a lead Linux Systems Administrator and manage, operate and maintain Linux servers and clients and related services in a combination of on-premises and cloud-based configurations.

This position requires rotating on call support.

Primary Responsibilities:

Lead the management of the NEST Linux environment. This will include servers and clients. It will also include Linux virtual machines hosted on Windows clients.

Work in a rapid paced environment

Help create a consistent Linux operating environment to support the smooth operation of a multi-user computer systems, including coordination with other administrators, customers, engineers, and support engineers/Service Desk; Create a management solution to support servers in both on-premises and cloud-based environments

Set up administrator and service accounts, install system wide software

Create, maintain, and implement detailed documentation and maintain standard operating procedures for software upgrades, patching, etc.

Help define and apply security settings and other commercial security best practices

Provide support on a M-F business hours schedule

Basic Qualifications and Typical Education:

Bachelor's degree and 4 years' experience or equivalent years of experience. Excellent understanding of RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and the other Linux variants (e.g., SuSe, Debian, CentOS. etc.)

Experience with RPM, Yum, and BigFix

Remote Desktop Services (Login and ssh), including Citrix, experience

Understanding of backup tools (e.g., NetBackup)

Understanding of anti-virus/anti-malware tools (e.g., McAfee, Symantec )

Shell (e.g., bash) scripting experience

Linux Group administration experience

Good knowledge of Windows systems especially VMware workstation hosting solutions

System (hardware) and application (software) installation and configuration

System monitoring using installed tools as well as external tools (e.g., Solarwinds)

Experience in managing Linux multi-platform environments - Linux, Windows, macOS

Good written and verbal communications skills

Ability to multitask and function in a fast-paced environment

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in managing Linux is cloud-based environments - Azure/AWS

This position requires the ability to obtain a Public Trust clearance. Per the contract, U.S. Citizenship is required.

Company Information

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
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Position Id : R-00006278

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