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Systems Administrator (Linux & Windows)

Company: Peraton
Location: Las Cruces
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Job Description:

Peraton is looking for a System Administrator who will be responsible for maintaining MS Windows and Red Hat Servers and workstations, as well as demonstrate best IT security concepts and practices for awarded task order work. The position is located at the NASA White Sands Complex in Las Cruces, NM. Peraton is the prime contractor for NASA at the White Sands Complex (WSC) near Las Cruces, New Mexico. Operating here are two functionally identical satellite ground terminals: The White Sands Ground Terminal, and the Second TDRSS Ground Terminal. These ground terminals ensure uninterrupted communications between various ground stations, NASA's orbiting fleet of Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS), customer spacecraft (satellites), and the computer systems that support such spacecraft. WSC serves as an interface for distributing satellite data to control centers and scientists who then use the daily influx of data to expand our ever-growing knowledge of the Earth and the universe. What you'll do Designs, develops, programs, installs, tests, documents, implements, conducts research for and maintains computer systems and utilities. Analyzes internal or external customer's needs, and determines equipment and software requirements for solutions to problems by means of automated systems. Develops customized solutions to customer/user problems. Establishes system parameters and formats, ensures hardware and software compatibility, and coordinates and/or modifies user requirements in terms of existing and projected computer capacity and capabilities. Revises existing systems and procedures to correct deficiencies and maintain more effective data handling, conversion, input/output requirements, and storage. Maintains smooth operation of a multi-user computer system, including local area networks. May include setting up user accounts, maintaining documentation and installing system-wide software and allocation of mass storage space. Coordinates electronic office systems activities. Recommends HW/SW purchases and coordinates installation. Trains users. Contributes to the development of policies and monitors policies and standards for allocation and use. Develop and maintain disaster recovery plan for area of responsibility. Carries out responsibilities in compliance within established security guidelines. Additional skillsets and responsibilities:

  • Prior MS Windows system administration experience, including
    • Active directory experience in Server 2008R2/2012R2/2016
    • GPO creation and management
    • WSUS management
    • IIS management
    • Prior Red Hat Enterprise (RHEL) system administration experience, including
      • RPM patch management (Spacewalk experience a plus)
      • Shell Scripting
      • Knowledge of distributed file systems and disk quota management
      • Experience with VMWare product suite a strong plus, including
      • ESXi Server infrastructure
      • vCenter configuration and management knowledge
      • vMotion configuration and management knowledge
      • Experience with SIEM tools a strong plus
      • Experience with industry-wide IT security tools, appliances, and software packages
      • Experience with server monitoring, capacity management, and event alert response
      • Experience with system event log configuration
      • Basic knowledge of packet routing, and Firewall maintenance
      • Creation and publication of local operating procedures.
      • Ability to handle multiple tasks and provide deliverables by established deadlines. You'd be a great fit if
        • Bachelor's degree in computer science, or other related science.
        • 2+ years' experience MS Windows and Red Hat Linux administration
        • 2+ years' experience with Linux OS terminal command line.
        • 1+ years' experience working with cyber (IT) security concepts. It'd be even better if you
          • Completed Security + certification.
          • Experience, or ability to learn in a large scale, dynamic environment requiring immediate problem response.
          • Experience in root cause analysis.
          • Experience in performing credentialed scans utilizing Tenable Nessus Pro Suite.
          • Strong written and verbal communication skills. What you'll get
            • An immediately-vested 401(K) with employer matching
            • Rapid PTO accrual schedule with floating holidays
            • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
            • Tuition assistance, financing, and refinancing
            • Paid maternity and paternity leave
            • Company-paid infertility treatments
            • Cross-training and professional development opportunities
            • The ability to influence major initiatives SECURITY CLEARANCE This position requires the candidate to be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance. In order to obtain a clearance you need to be a US Citizen and show proof of citizenship. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.

Keywords: Peraton, El Paso , Systems Administrator (Linux & Windows), IT / Software / Systems , Las Cruces, Texas

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