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Lead Linux System Administrator

Company: Leidos
Location: Columbus
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Description Leidos is seeking an experienced Linux System Administrator for the role of Core Infrastructure Senior Systems Administrator - Linux in support of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Unified Cyber Situational Awareness (UCSA) program in Pensacola, FL. The position is primarily responsible for the planning, development, implementation, maintenance, troubleshooting and recovery of mission critical enterprise Linux systems. Additionally, the successful candidate will also be responsible for analyzing operational requirements, implementing Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) solutions and troubleshooting PKI related issues affecting mission critical systems supporting the Department of Defense (DoD). This position must be within 50 miles of Pensacola FL, Ft Meade MD, or Columbus OH, is telework friendly, but the candidate must be able and willing to work on-site as needed. -Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage and administer the UCSA's Red Hat Enterprise Linux-based systems (RHEL 7 and 8), ensuring their availability, security, and optimal performance in both the VMware and cloud environments (AWS, Azure, GCP, OSP).
    • Implement and configure two-factor authentication with smart cards on RHEL 7 and 8 that connect to Active Directory, enhancing system security.
    • Apply DISA Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) to RHEL systems, ensuring compliance with security standards, including access controls, user authentication, and data encryption, to safeguard the RHEL environment.
    • Gather and analyze metrics from operating systems as well as applications to assist in performance tuning and fault finding.
    • Provide training and guidance on industry best practices to a small team of junior and/or intermediate Linux administrators, mentoring their skills and professional excellence.
    • Participate in both internal and external system design consulting, platform management, and capacity planning activities.
    • Utilize Git for version control, including repository management, branching, merging, and code collaboration.
    • Design and maintain CI/CD pipelines for automating build, test, and deployment processes, ensuring efficient software delivery.
    • Implement Infrastructure-as-Code practices, using tools such as Ansible, Terraform, Chef, or Puppet, to automate and manage infrastructure deployments in the cloud and on-prem.
    • Stay current with emerging technologies and industry trends in running production systems, site reliability engineering, and suggesting and implementing recommendations for enhancements and improvements.Basic Qualifications
      • Bachelor's degree and at least 8 years experience in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field (or equivalent experience) .
      • Extensive experience working as a Linux Administrator, preferably at a senior level, with a strong focus on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL 7 and 8) in both the VMware and cloud environments (AWS, Azure, GCP, OSP).
      • Strong knowledge of RHEL operating systems and their administration, including installation, configuration, and troubleshooting.
      • Proven experience in implementing two-factor authentication with smart cards on RHEL 7 and 8, connecting to Active Directory.
      • Proficiency in Git for version control, including repository management and code collaboration and experience with designing and maintaining CI/CD pipelines for automated software build, test, and deployment processes.
      • Familiarity with Infrastructure-as-Code principles and tools (e.g., Ansible, Terraform, Chef, Puppet).
      • In-depth understanding of networking concepts and protocols (TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, VLANs) on RHEL platforms.
      • Experience in implementing and maintaining security measures in RHEL and Windows environments.
      • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to mentor and motivate team members.
      • run production Unix systems in a quantity > 10
      • Strong knowledge of the advantages and disadvantages of automation
      • SECRET Clearance
      • IAT Level II (i.e., Security+)
        • Experience with Defensive Cyber Systems and Operations
        • Experience with DISA Defensive Cyber Platforms
        • Familiarity with SAFe AgilePay Range:Pay Range $84,500.00 - $152,750.00The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only -and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

Keywords: Leidos, Columbus , Lead Linux System Administrator, IT / Software / Systems , Columbus, Ohio

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