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** PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:Our client supports the Missile Defense Agency in the development, deployment, testing, and enhancement of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). This group performs detailed systems and component engineering, flight and ground test analysis, and advanced capability development using the BMDS Analysis Enclave (BAE).There is a need for a dedicated Linux Systems Administrator to support the BAE who is experienced with medium sized environments with enterprise level requirements. Qualified candidates should be experienced in modern Linux environments and strong understanding of system architecture and design. Responsible for performing systems administration of Linux RHEL 7/8 servers, Red Hat Identity Management (IdM), and Red Hat Ansible Automation. They will also demonstrate experience in server performance optimization, central authentication using IPA, cyber security, OS and application patching, McAfee, scripting, Ansible automation, and disaster recovery
Duties include, but not limited to:
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES• Design, configure, test, and deploy Linux servers throughout the enterprise (local and remote), as well as develop solutions for accessing and managing servers remotely• Leverage automation tools, such as Ansible, to automate typical tasks such as server imaging, software deployments, and other routine day-to-day tasks• Work closely with management and software developers to deploy new services and capabilities throughout the enterprise• Maintain and upgrade storage devices• Strong backup experience and proven ability to protect mission critical data• Configuration of distributed environments, including NFS for storage• Maintain, upgrade, and monitor existing Linux servers• Provide regular status reports on systems and services throughout the enterprise• Troubleshoot server, storage, network, performance, and user issues• Apply security patches and harden systems to meet DoD requirements• Maintain compliance with all Information Assurance (IA) requirements• Work with the security team for reporting and verification of system security utilizing industry standard tools such as Auditd, Nessus, ACAS, and SCAP Compliance Checker (SCC)• Participate in Change Management meetings• Occasional travel and extended or off-nominal work hours may be required to support missions and remote site upgrades• Provide user support, and work with vendors to resolve issues
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS• Must be a U.S. citizen with active secret clearance• BS in Computer Science or related field and 5 years' experience or MS Computer Science and 2 years' experience• Strong knowledge of Red Hat 7/8 Linux to include System Administration, Red Hat patch management, User Management, Security Requirements, Backup procedures, Disk and File Management• Centralized account management (experience with Red Hat Identity Management or Free IPA server is a plus)• Current DoD 8570 IAT Level II Certification (GSEC, Security+ CE, SSCP, CCNA-Security)• Applied understanding of DoD STIG's and SCAP• Must have Linux Certification or equivalent.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS • Knowledge of Virtualization Technologies such as VMware or RedHat Virtualization• Network support including SSH server implementation, Linux networking configuration, host based firewall, web servers• PKI, Multi-Factor Authentication, and PIV Technologies• Linux kernel, system tuning and performance analysis• High Performance Computing Systems (rack mount, blade servers, etc.)• Raritan KVM experience• Experience with missile defense system elements such as C2BMC, THAAD, GMD, Aegis and/or AN/TPY2.
WORKING LOCATIONS & ADDITIONAL INFO• Location: Lexington, MA• Travel: CONUS travel may be once a quarter for a week (Hawaii & Alaska included)• Employment Status: Full-Time Employee with full benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, PTO, Retirement)• Other: All candidates must also successfully pass a Commercial Background Investigation (CBI)
This job posting sets forth the authorities and responsibilities of this position, which may be changed from time to time as shall be determined.
Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, is an innovative small business committed to providing world-class technical, management, and training support services to government and public sector clients. We focus on people, processes, and performance to deliver superior results. Since our inception in 1997, our commitment to mission success and customer satisfaction has been recognized with exponential growth and exceptional past performance ratings. We accept challenging assignments and drive projects from the planning stages, through implementation, and into operations and support.
Please note: Final compensation for this position will be determined by various factors such as the Federal Government contract labor categories and contract wage rates, relevant work experience, specific skills and competencies, geographic location, education, and certifications.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
Valid through: 11/10/2021