Principal Linux System Administrator - NASA/GSFC Job

Principal Linux System Administrator - NASA/GSFC (Job Number:439433)


Job Description:

Perform senior-level Linux/Unix system administration including troubleshooting, fault isolation, system tuning, software installation, maintenance.

Identify and implement system and process-level improvements including providing recommendations to purchase and then implementing hardware and software solutions.

Provide senior-level mentoring to junior and mid-level system administration staff.

Developing and implement strategy, design, implementation and operational aspects of multiple systems, operating environments, and related software.

Ideal candidate must be able to grasp a wide range of unique skills, and be able to think and respond quickly to real-time problems as they arise.

Candidate must have strong multi-tasking skills to effectively meet task objectives.

Participate in an on-call rotation providing off-hours support.

TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and fourteen (14) years or more experience; Masters and twelve (12) years or more experience; PhD or JD and nine (9) years or more experience

Education and Experience:

Bachelors and fourteen (14) years or more experience; Masters and twelve (12) years or more experience; PhD or JD and nine (9) years or more experience

Required Skills:

Linux/Unix operating system administration

Scripting experience with Perl, Bash, Python, etc.

TCP/IP and network protocols including DNS, SMTP, SNMP, ICMP, SSH, RADIUS, and LDAP

Windows operating system administration

VMWare ESXi hypervisors

Self-disciplined and self- motivated

Demonstrated analytical and communication skills.

Desired Skills:

Experience supporting Federal systems including FISMA Certification and Accreditation

Managing software and hardware deployment projects

Experience with Postfix, HP Opsware, Sybase, Apache, mysql, mrtg, Nagios, HP Network Automation, Juniper WANDL, high-availability server clusters, HP Open View and HP Network Node Manager

Security Clearance:

Must have: Secret (or better) United States Department of Defense clearance.

SAIC Overview:SAIC is a premier technology integrator providing full life cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, intelligence, and enterprise information technology markets. SAIC is Redefining Ingenuity through its deep customer and domain knowledge to enable the delivery of systems engineering and integration offerings for large, complex projects. SAIC's approximately 15,000 employees are driven by integrity and mission focus to serve customers in the U.S. federal government. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $4.5 billion. For more information, visit For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see My SAIC Benefits. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Job Posting: Aug 21, 2018, 8:42:36 AM
Primary Location: United States-MD-GREENBELT
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Teleworking: No
Travel: None
Shift: Day Job
Schedule: Full-time
Full time
Greenbelt, MD 20768, US