Linux System Administrator Linuxjobber March 3rd 2017, 12:21 PM

Job Description:

This position will be responsible for a variety of tasks in regard to keeping all systems running and assisting end users. The candidate must have or be able to obtain appropriate certifications to meet DoD Information Assurance Technical (IAT) Level 2 requirements, and be willing to meet new DoD Cyber Space Work Force requirements. To meet these requirements, a candidate needs a baseline certification (such as Security+ce, CASP, CISSP, CEH, CCNA-Security, etc.) and an area of expertise certification (such as CCNA, Linux+, RHCSA, RHCE, MCITP-W7, MCITP-Server, MCITP-W10, etc.).

Bachelor's degree or equivalent relevant job experience and less than 2 years related experience. This is an entry level position. 0+ years of experience, with a degree, is required Candidate must be able to acquire a DoD Secret Clearance prior to starting.

A successful candidate must have a proven ability to identify, quantify, and solve complex problems. You must possess demonstrable expertise in the Linux operating system as almost all of our products run on CentOS or RHEL. Red Hat certifications are desired but not required. Leidos believes in investing in our employees so if you desire to get certifications we will help you get the training and take the exam to get your certification.

Our current team has the following skillsets. We are looking to grow the team with engineers having a comparable subset of these skills:

Required Skills:
Fluent using the Linux CLI
Versed in Linux system administration and best practices
Ability in managing and maintaining Linux repositories
Familiarity with large, complex Linux environments
General understanding of Linux internals (system calls, file systems, processes, etc.)
Familiarity with enterprise network architectures
Ability to understand automated configuration management and server provisioning via tools such as Cobbler, Foreman, Spacewalk, Katello, Stacki, Maas, Razor
Familiarity with automated network and system monitoring via tools such as Big Brother, Nagios, SolarWinds
Familiarity with Virtualization Technologies
Fluency in programming/scripting skills for automation in Bash, Ruby, Python, and/or Perl
General understanding of TCP/IP and related protocols (HTTP, ssh, NFS)
Comfortable dealing with users with varying levels of IT knowledge
Team player who is nevertheless able to work with minimum supervision
Desired Skills:
Experience in a large, highly available Linux environment
Experience with JIRA and Confluence
Experience with Git, Subversion, and other CM systems
Experience with enterprise tiered storage architectures
Experience with Windows system administration