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System Administration Specialist

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The Aerospace Corporation
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El Segundo, CA
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Added: February 19, 2024
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

In this role, you will use enterprise Linux expertise to support enterprise Linux systems in a classified environment. You will support aerospace engineering staff using these systems to perform scientific and engineering analyses that support critical national space assets. To excel in this role, you would be familiar with Linux provisioning, troubleshooting, patching, security hardening, and user support performed in a classified environment.

Work Model

Onsite – Chantilly, VA or El Segundo, CA

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Install CentOS Linux on physical systems, including implementing encryption-at-rest (LUKS)
  • Provision CentOS Linux VMs
  • Patch, reboot, and troubleshoot patching processes, e.g. GPU drivers & kernel modules
  • System and user data and configuration backup and restore
  • Provide enterprise Linux troubleshooting, tier 1 and 2 Linux user support
  • Support scientists and engineers running workloads and applications on Linux systems
  • Security harden systems and remediate vulnerabilities
  • Write or improve documentation for processes and procedures

What You Need To Be Successful

Minimum Requirements for Level II:

  • Current Top Secret clearance
  • Current Security+ or CISSP certification or equivalent (required for classified environments)
  • 1 year of experience in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) or CentOS Linux systems administration, including provisioning, patching individual systems, basic troubleshooting, and implement security hardening for enterprise environments.
  • Experience with hardware troubleshooting and configuration
  • Strong written oral communication, team player, organized, good time management, flexible to changing needs
  • This position requires ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance, which is issued by the US government. U.S citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.
  • This position will require a Counter-Intelligence Polygraph

Minimum Requirements For Level III

  • Current Top Secret clearance
  • Current Security+ or CISSP certification or equivalent (required for classified environments)
  • 3 years of experience in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) or CentOS Linux systems administration, including provisioning, fleet-wide patching, more advanced troubleshooting, and troubleshooting issues caused by security hardening for enterprise environments.
  • Experience with hardware troubleshooting and configuration
  • Strong written oral communication, team player, organized, good time management, flexible to changing needs
  • This position requires ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance, which is issued by the US government. U.S citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.
  • This position will require a Counter-Intelligence Polygraph
  • One or more from below:

Certification such as Red Hat Certified System Administrator

Bash or shell scripting skill

Experience configuring and managing access to NFS file system shares

Experience with Active Directory integration with RHEL/CentOS

Experience with Linux performance tuning

Experience with Puppet or Ansible for configuration management or automation

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)

$42.12 - $53.51 - $64.90

Pay Basis: Hourly

Leadership Competencies

Our leadership philosophy is simple: every employee, regardless of level and role, can demonstrate leadership. At Aerospace, our commitment is our people. To cultivate our talent and ensure that we have a strong pipeline of future leaders, we want individuals who:

  • Operate Strategically
  • Lead Change
  • Engage with Impact
  • Foster Innovation
  • Deliver Results

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 ieo.mailbox@aero.org. You can also review Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.
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