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NASA Computer Systems Engineer

Job ID: 2215810
Location: GREENBELT, MD, United States
Date Posted: Nov 15, 2022
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Sys Administrator
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Computer Systems Engineer to support the Ocean Biology Processing Group at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC).  

The Ocean Biology Processiong Grpup ( at GSFC is a world leader in satellite-based remote sensing of the ocean. The OBPG operations include a 24x7 satellite data ingestion, processing and distribution facility with over 10PB of capacity as well as support for data analysis and software development environments. This position will support the operations, upgrading and maintenance of the OBPG computing systems.

Duties include: configure and maintain the reliable operation of computer and network servers; install and upgrade computer components and software, manage virtual servers, and integrate automation processes; perform preventive maintenance on the operating systems as well as repair to system/environment problems; monitor and troubleshoot hardware and software errors; maintain and update OS and application software and firmware in both server and end-user environments; evaluate, test and recommend procedural, hardware and software solutions to address project needs; and comply with NASA IT security, configuration and patching policies.


Education: Bachelor's degree in related technical discipline

Required skills:
 • Minimum of 5 years of Linux/Unix systems engineering/administration experience
 • Support of Linux server and workstation configurations (Red Hat and Ubuntu preferred)
 • Good interpersonal skills for end-user support, the ability to work independently to resolve system issues and good documentation skills
 • Must pass a NASA background check for System Administrators

Desired skills: 
 • Linux cloud computing/container software and administration (Docker / Kubernetes)
 • Virtual machine administration, specifically RedHAT oVirt
 • Automation of administration and compliance with tools such as Ansible
 • Experience working in the NASA computing environment

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


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