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System Administrator Senior - Linux

Company:  Ball Aerospace
Location: 

Columbia, MD, US, 21046

Date:  Sep 13, 2021
Job Category:  IT Administration
Req. ID:  10362

A current, active TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph is required.

 

Powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus, Ball Aerospace pioneers discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most.

 

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 Systems Engineering Solutions Strategic Business Unit provides advanced systems engineering and technology applications for intelligence and information enterprises. These applications and solutions deliver enterprise data management, data analytics, modeling and simulation, and technology assessment capabilities that are used to create products that offer actionable information in support of warfighters and decision makers.

 

 

System Administrator Senior - Linux

 

What You’ll Do:

  • Interface with internal customers, security, and management teams for: maintaining production systems, resolving issues with services and physical systems.
  • Install, maintain, and support multiple Windows-based workstations and servers on physical and virtual platforms in support of program initiatives.
  • Support engineering applications.
  • Execute troubleshooting skills to address stability objectives both reactively and proactively.
  • Maintain a secure computing environment, including adherence to backup schedules, patching, virus updates, and regular security scanning and remediation.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Support 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 8 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.
  • DoD 8570 IAT-2 certification is required (SEC+, CCNA-Security, GSEC, SSCP, CISA, CISSA, CASP, GSIH or GCED).
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organization and project management/project coordination skills.
  • Strong experience installing, configuring, upgrading and migrating Linux servers.
  • Experience should include planning, configuring, maintaining, patching and monitoring Linux applications.
  • Strong expertise with Linux-based server class and workstation hardware.
  • Experience with VMware virtualization products (vSphere ESXI, vCenter, vRealize Operations Manager) is desired.
  • Strong documentation skills, organization skills, and the ability to interact with team members cross-functionally.
  • Strong experience with BASH or Python scripting and execution is desired.
  • Experience with specialized network environments (air gapped, limited access) is desired.

 

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or clean room, outdoors or remote research environment.
  • May access other facilities in various weather conditions.
  • Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required. 
  • Travel to CONUS and OCONUS government and non-government locations may be required.

 

Current Clearance Required:

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

 

Relocation for this position is not available.

 

Compensation & Benefits

  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $121,463 - $167,555 (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.

 

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.


Nearest Major Market: Baltimore

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