ES164 Senior Linux System Administrator

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NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center nestled in the Maryland suburbs of Greenbelt is just 30 minutes from the heartbeat of America – Washington, D.C. Now you can have it all, the nightlife, museums, great food and theatre. Work in a place that pushes the envelope of science every day, yet spy a deer or a Canadian goose as you stroll the grounds of Goddard during lunch.

The successful candidate will manage diverse IT resources in a scientific research oriented environment at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Support UNIX and Linux desktop and server systems; and additionally, assist in the support of Windows and Apple-based desktops, laptops, and server systems.

• 5 years’ experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux or derivatives
• Experience with or knowledge of Ubuntu, or Debian, Linux
• 5 years’ experience with LAMP stacks
• Experience with or working knowledge of managing relational databases: MySQL/MariaDB is preferred
• Scripting in one of more languages, such as: Bash, Python, Ruby, Perl
• Ability to install and configure open source and third-party commercial software. Scientific software is preferred
• Ticketing system experience and knowledge of concepts. Ability to adapt to any ticketing system
• Understanding of and experience with documentation and publishing to centralized tools/repositories
• Knowledge of backup systems and concepts
• Experience implementing and maintaining web servers
• Ability to understand technical documentation and apply knowledge
• Excellent verbal and written communication
• Ability to work in a team environment and use available collaborative tools
• Ability to perform Tier 1 to Tier 3 duties and communicate issues and resolutions to customers
• Work in a data center environment with proper protective gear
• Highly organized with the ability to keep track of and prioritize work
• Physical mobility in order to work in offices, data centers, and other local locations
• Ability to work in a sitting position and on a computer system for long periods of time
• Ability to lift at least 25 lbs
• BS Computer Science, Engineering or Physical Science
US Citizenship is a MUST


• Experience with at least one configuration management tool. Puppet is preferred
• Working knowledge of Git and experience with using Github
• Drupal and WordPress hosting
• Experience with CIS Benchmarks or Government baselines. Working with SCAP baselines is preferred
• Familiarity, knowledge of, or experience with SELinux
• Experience with working with mod_security
• Web application deployment – Node.js, Ruby on Rails, Plack
• MacOS and Windows client experience. Integration with Active Directory and typical interaction with Linux and/or UNIX servers.
• Installing and using UNIX utilities on Windows and MacOS clients
• Familiarity with scientific software licenses and license servers. FlexLM is preferred
• Systems administration experience at a NASA facility will be highly desirable
• Experience with data center environments, requirements, server hardware, racking equipment
• Familiarity with systems administration of Apple and Windows based operating systems

Team ADNET brings over 25 years of experience to information systems and professional services for the federal government. With a history of expertise in software development, computer network design, IT security, mission operations support, and educational outreach, Team ADNET has now expanded into Space and Earth Science at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD.

Team ADNET is working with Goddard Space Flight Center to fulfill NASA’s vision for space exploration, and working with the Science and Exploration Directorate to fulfill its many missions.

ADNET Systems, Inc. is an employee-centric company, committed to providing premier benefits that support our employees and their families. With affordable medical and dental plans coupled with leading disability and life insurance options, ADNET Systems, Inc. offers our employees the benefits most sought after by today’s professional. Furthermore, our benefits package features the extras that distinguish us from other small businesses, ensuring our high employee retention that our customers appreciate:

Annual Leave/Sick Leave
Military and Family Emergency Leave
Paid Holidays
Swag Bags
Performance Bonuses
Medical and Dental Plans
Direct Deposit Payroll
401K Plan with Company Matching and Immediate Vesting
Tuition Reimbursement
In-house Seminars/Workshops/Classes