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Senior System Administrator (Security Clearance required)

Company: Raytheon
Location: Aurora
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Job Description:

Raytheon IIS/GIS provides Operations and Maintenance support for the Intelligence CommunityJob Description:Raytheon has an opportunity for a Senior System Administrator to provide UNIX/Linux/Windows system maintenance and engineering support for a diverse high priority operational environment which supports a critical U.S. Government mission. This position will support an evolving system with opportunities for the candidate to provide technical input and direction for the architectural changes necessary to support growing requirements of the system. The candidate is expected to be self-directed, able to multi-task and prioritize work, possess excellent problem solving skills, have strong written and verbal communication skills, is customer focused, and organized. The candidate is expected to participate in the project life-cycle of activities focused on upgrading, and increasing the capabilities of the operational, and development and test environments. The candidate will follow Raytheon engineering process as well as other government mandated processes during the life cycle of systems they will maintain. The position allows for a flexible schedule but generally requires 8x5 daytime support during core hours, with occasional after hours call in support to resolve issues based on mission criticality and management guidance.Duties and responsibilities include:Support project design reviews, cost trade-off analyses, team meetings, program and customer meetings as needed.Develop and deliver configuration and deployment automation required for improving the functionality, availability, and manageability of platform and associated service.Provide System Administration support to include:Perform software application maintenance and OS maintenance on a diverse network of physical and virtual servers. Operating systems to include Windows Server, Red Hat Linux, and VMWare.Perform routine and preventative maintenance such as general computer tasks, application loads, storage management, system loading and system monitoringDetect, isolate, document, quickly report, and resolve system outages or problems utilizing program processes and procedures. These activities include collecting diagnostic data, restoring the system operation, developing workarounds, and other activities necessary for recovery of a systemDocument problems in logging and discrepancy reporting tools per customer requirements.Perform system monitoring, analyzing and documenting of performance and conducting trend analysis as required.Implement and maintain compliance of Information Security and Assurance policiesApply security hardening settings and work with our Information Assurance partners to maintain compliance with standardsAdminister backups and diagnose backup errorsPartner with application/project/security teams and vendors to plan, design, and implement new IT infrastructureCreate and maintain technical and detailed design documentationRequired Skills:Must have 4 years of experience plus a B.S./B.A. in Engineering, Computer Science, or Software Engineering or possess the equivalent of 8 years applicable experience in lieu of a degree.Performing Linux systems administration with Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS or SuSE Linux EnterpriseSystem maintenance activities such as user administration, system network management, patching, name resolution, authentication, daemon, init, and cron managementSystem backup and restore with tools such as NetVault, Backup Exec, and ClonezillaExperience with system deployment and configuration management tools such as Kickstart, Altiris, and PuppetExperience with VMware Virtual Center Server and vSphereExperience with database such as MySQL and Postgres Linux integration with Windows-based systemsSystem design, installation and configurationSystem security controls implementationVulnerability Assessment (testing, assessment, mitigation/justification)Experience with compliance of Security Requirements (i.e., ICD-503)Experience with compliance and implementation of Information Security and Assurance policiesTroubleshoot issues using built-in operating system functionality and system logsDocumentation including discrepancy reports, system configuration, test documentation, and user guidesGeneral shell scripting for system automationGeneral knowledge of engineering processes and system life cyclesProven experience creating, implementing, and maintaining scripts for process automation, infrastructure monitoring, and proactive reportingProven experience in all aspects of managing a Unix/Linux environment including the use of configuration management tools like Puppet and Chef for centralized management and configuration of systems to enforce security controlsKnowledge and understanding of information security principles including Operating System hardening techniquesAbility to utilize analysis tools to resolve complex network, systems, and application issuesAbility to provide explanations of complex technical procedures and processes clearly and accurately to both technical and non-technical audiencesMust be able to provide occasional off hour call in supportPosition may require occasional travel (2-3 trips per year)Excellent communication skills including preparing and presenting results, findings and alternatives and influencing management decision making based on the best available dataMust have a current DODI 8570.1-M IAT Level I certification or must obtain the certification within first 60 days of employmentQualified applicants may be subject to a security investigation and must meet minimum qualifications for access to classified information. U.S. Citizenship and an active TS/SCI security clearance with previous polygraph is required.Desired Skills:Experience in a DevOps role and environmentExperience managing modern Windows systems and Active DirectorySoftware release management and tools such as Subversion and VagrantVirtualization such as Vsphere and KVMHost-based security software such as IPTables and Symantec Endpoint ProtectionFamiliarity with Host-Based Security System (HBSS) suite of software applications (McAfee)Network monitoring systems such as What---s Up Gold and NagiosObject Request Brokers such as CORBA and RPCDirectory based authentication such as freeIPA or 389Public Key InfrastructureExperience and technical knowledge of satellite ground systems including hardware, software, and network architectureCompTIA Security+ certification or other industry-recognized certifications relevant to a Linux System AdministratorCISSP certificationBasic understanding of Oracle, SQL, or other databasesRequired Education: Must have 4 years of experience plus a B.S./B.A. in Engineering, Computer Science, or Software Engineering or possess the equivalent of 8 years applicable experience in lieu of a degree. 135597Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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