SAIC is hiring for the position of a Linux Administrator located in Kansas City, MO.
person is responsible for maintaining the operational status of Linux OS-based
servers and appliances and will work closely with other members of the IT
Operations department on the program. The duties of this position are to
provide broad spectrum Linux support to complex enterprise solutions.
candidate will be required to work both independently and collaboratively to
address incidents, problems, provide access management, and contribute to
infrastructure enhancement projects. The candidate will operate Linux OS-based
platforms and services, including enterprise cross-platform integration with
LDAP, Active Directory, DNS and other standard services on a regular basis. Responsibility
also includes monitoring alerts, managing the ticket queue, and keeping
documentation up to date. Candidate is required to have strong analysis and
decision-making skills with the ability to participate in briefings,
participate in technical cross-functional meetings, strong commitment to
process, and understanding of change and configuration management principles.
Candidate must be willing to provide 24/7 coverage (on-call rotation) and
participate in after-hours Linux OS Update patching on a rotational basis.
and maintenance of Linux server systems running Red Hat Enterprise Linux (5, 6,
and 7) and limited selection other non-RHEL based servers.
of Linux OS infrastructures including local user administration and Active
Directory-integrated user administration.
tier II support for the IT Service Desk.
in after-hours weekly shifts that respond to business emergency requests
in after-hours monthly patching rotation.
of new software and system upgrades including evaluation and installation of Linux
monitor systems and resolve issues.
with the rest of the Linux IT Operations team to perform project tasks in
support of large projects
Degree and 5+ years of relevant experience.
Additional work experience is acceptable in lieu of a Degree.
knowledge of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server for versions 5, 6 and 7. Comparable experience with CentOS, Ubuntu,
openSUSE or Debian may be substituted but seeking candidate with primary experience in maintaining RHEL systems.
knowledge of RHEL than is required of a Red Hat level 1 technical support
engineer or for simply passing a certification examination
knowledge of Linux-PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules for Linux), SSH, SMTP,
SNMP, NFS, and other Linux core services.
to set up and troubleshoot problems with networking between RHEL and non-RHEL
platforms such Windows Server.
to learn new products and technologies.
written and oral communication skills.
customer service and time management skills
ability of end-to-end problem management and ownership
to create and manage work instructions, system and project documentation.
- Working knowledge of authentication functions
and protocols such as LDAP, Kerberos, and Active Directory
- Scripting knowledge to automate tasks and
processes utilizing bash, ksh, python, etc.
- Understanding of system security concepts and
mitigation strategies (POAMs, vulnerabilities) to include test and planning
- Conceptual knowledge of SAN and or NAS systems.
- Ability to manage endpoints with enterprise
tools such as Red Hat Satellite, Red Hat Spacewalk or IBM BigFix.
- Experience with backup solutions, particularly
Tivoli Storage Manager and Veeam.
- Red Hat Certified System Administrator or
equivalent a PLUS
Must be able to obtain to Public Trust prior to starting. Must be a US Citizen.
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