TheSecure Resilient Systems and Technology is a fast-growing group made up of engineers, scientists, support staff, and IT staff who share a common passion for solving some of the hardest technical problems relevant to national security. We enjoy working together and we appreciate each other. We have worked hard to create a culture in which everyone is empowered and supported in learning, growing, and realizing their full potential.
If you are looking for a place where people are happy to come to work, where you feel appreciated, and where your work contributes to things that truly matter, apply here to learn more. You may discover this is exactly the place you are looking for.
As a Senior Systems Administrator (Level 4) you will work with your colleagues to help plan, coordinate, and manage our group's IT-related activities. You will be responsible for the execution of such activities, and supporting our Group Office and Technical Staff. You will have an opportunity to initiate and take part in creative improvements to our existing IT-related processes. You will have the opportunity to use your skills and experience to support users and systems to drive projects to success, learn new tools and technologies and apply them to future projects.
You will have the following responsibilities spanning a variety of network configurations and operating systems:
Maintain the integrity and security of datacenter servers and systems
Plan and execute on datacenter hardware maintenance and deployments
Install, maintain, administer, troubleshoot, and provide user support of software
Work closely on project teams to provide expertise to solve technical problems
Set up administrator and service accounts, maintain system documentation, tune system performance, install and maintain system software, and allocate mass storage space
Make recommendations for hardware and software purchases
Ensure security compliance, respond to scan results, proactively remediate issues
Interact with third-party technology vendors and internal providers
Conduct systems analysis and development to keep systems current with changing technologies
Write scripts and use configuration management tools to automate repetitive tasks and manage complex deployments.
Provide and monitor back-up and recovery processes
Maintain a solid understanding of Linux, Unix, Windows and macOS operating systems.
Strong experience with Linux as a desktop and server OS, including provisioning, securing, and maintenance with an emphasis on CentOS7+, RHEL 7+, and Ubuntu18+
A focus on users with the ability to support developers and researchers with server installations, applications, and technologies
Hardware experience with desktops, laptops and servers
Experience with system deployment to bare metal and VMware ESXi/vCenter environments
Experience with Satellite or Katello/Foreman for Linux deployment and maintenance
Server purchasing, racking, and networking in a datacenter environment
Datacenter hardware experience with racks, cable management, networking, UPS
Managing server and storage networking services including DHCP, DNS, VLANs, firewalls, and TLS
Monitoring server and network health with Nagios, administering Nagios instance
Scripting with UNIX shell
Experience with Docker containers, and orchestration tools like Kubernetes or Docker Swarm
Investigating and deploying new tools and technologies to improve services, support, and enable modern practices for research programs
Perform security patching and maintenance of closed area and secure networks according to procedures and requirements
Experience working with: Atlassian suite (Jira, Confluence), Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Outlook), MS Active Directory, LDAP, SAP
Working in a small team, wearing many hats
Ability to recommend technology solutions, deploy, and maintain them independently as well as with support of the IT team
Manage and prioritize long-term environment improvement projects concurrently with short term support needs and support requests
Strong oral and written communication to document and share knowledge with other system administrators as well as developers, researchers, and other external organizations
Must be enthusiastic, innovative, and motivated self-starter able to work independently to complete tasks and meet goals
Bachelor's degree plus a minimum of six years of experience, OR a master's degree and a minimum of four years of experience, OR equivalent
Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD secret clearance
Deployment automation with Ansible or Puppet with Foreman, Katello, or Satellite
Experience managing tickets in Atlassian Jira
Experience with documentation with Atlassian Confluence
Experience with AWS virtualization, networking, storage and user access
Scripting or programing in a language such as Perl, Python, or Powershell
Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.
MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.
Requisition ID: 33581
Nearest Major Market: Boston
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