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Linux Systems Administrator II - Cleared Ansible Automation - Sign-On Bonus Included!

Company:  Ball Aerospace
Location: 

Boulder, CO, US, 80301

Date:  Jul 1, 2022
Job Category:  IT Administration
Req. ID:  18984

Clearance Requirement:   A current, active TS/SCI CI Polygraph security clearance is required.

 

Ball Aerospace is powered by endlessly curious people who promote a sense of belonging and equality with an unwavering mission focus. We pioneer discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most. What’s more, our company balances listening to experiences, providing feedback, and partnership at all levels to create a more inclusive environment. Our team members are able to fully invest in the work that they do, bringing dynamic thinking and energy to Ball Aerospace. 

 

We create innovative space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive insightful observations of our planet, deliver actionable data and intelligence, and ensure those who defend our freedom go forward bravely and return home safely. For more information, visit Ball Aerospace Career Site or connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

 

The Operations Strategic Capability Unit plays a fundamental role in enabling efficient business and program execution – from technologies and investments to supply chain, manufacturing and test operations, facilities management, and information technology services.

 

Linux Systems Administrator II – Cleared Ansible Automation

 

We are seeking a Systems Administrator with experience in deploying, configuring, and maintaining large enterprise Linux environments using Ansible Automation. In this role the systems administrator will work to automate the configuration and maintenance of Linux hosts using Ansible Automation and Ansible Tower.  The administrator will be expected to team with peers, internal customers, and management to strengthen the consistency and standardization of IT infrastructure through automation and enterprise services to achieve operational excellence and program success. While this position is an individual contributor role, collaboration and strong technical knowledge and skills will be essential attributes. 

 

What You’ll Do:   

 

  • Create ansible plays, playbooks, and roles to provision, deploy, secure, and maintain virtual and physical Linux hosts with commercial and custom software.
  • Automate the installation, patching, and security compliance of Linux-based servers on physical and virtual platforms in support of program initiatives.
  • Execute troubleshooting skills to address stability objectives both reactively and proactively.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Capabilities Units and the Company.  Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

 

What You'll Need: 

 

  • Related Bachelor’s and 5 or more years of related experience; or HS Diploma and 11 or more years of related experience.
  • Each higher-level degree, i.e., Associate’s, Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for additional years of experience.
  • Related certifications may count towards years of related experience.
  • Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
  • A current, active TS/SCI CI Polygraph security clearance is required.
  • Experience in administrating Red Hat and CentOS enterprises.
  • Valid Driver’s license.
  • Certification meeting DoD 8570 compliance.
  • Strong documentation skills, organization skills, and the ability to interact with team members cross-functionally.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Strong organization and project management/project coordination skills. 
  • Preferred: RHCSA/RHCE Certified
  • Preferred: Experience in Scripting Languages (Python, Ruby, Bash), Database Applications, Docker, VMware Virtualization Products, Real Time Kernels, MacAfee Antivirus, and VEEAM.
  • Expertise in the following preferred:
    • Knowledge of DOD Information Assurance practices and System Accreditation processes including configuring physical and virtual hosts to DISA STIG requirements.
    • Knowledge and Experience in Ansible Playbook and Role creation.
    • Experience supporting Software and Enterprise Application development environments and technologies including Docker.
    • Deploy, configure, and maintain RHEL and CentOS Linux systems
    • Install and update Software packages from Repositories or local file system.
    • Manage local users and groups and with active directory integration.
    • Configure and manage services.
    • Manage and Configure SELinux and Firewalld.
    • Linux Troubleshooting.

 

Full-Time On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site full-time. Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.

 

Working Conditions:

 

  • Ball Aerospace is a drug-free workplace, which is imperative to the health and safety of all employees and is required as a condition of receiving contracts from federal agencies.  Please remember that regardless of the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and other states, possession and use continues to be illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act.  This includes the use of some CBD products.  A post-offer, pre-employment drug test is a condition of employment.
  • Work is performed in an office environment, laboratory, cleanroom, or production floor.

 

Verification that your current security clearance or government customer access meets the requirement for this position will be required.

 

Relocation for this position is available.

 

Compensation & Benefits:

 

  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $89,000 - $133,500 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)
  • This position includes a competitive benefits package. For details, copy and paste https://bit.ly/3pNSnxv into your browser or visit our careers site.
  • This position is eligible for a Hiring Incentive of a minimum of $10,000 for external hires only.

 

US CITIZENSHIP IS REQUIRED

 

Ball Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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Nearest Major Market: Boulder
Nearest Secondary Market: Denver

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