Mid-Level LINUX/ Red Hat Systems Administrator - Space Programs
Responsibilities: Peraton is seeking a mid-level LINUX Red Hat Systems Administrator to support our NASA Space Exploration Network Services and Evolution contract (SENSE). The position will be primarily remote, with some travel to the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD and other locations as needed. As prime contractor on the Peraton Space Exploration Networks Services and Evolution (SENSE) contract you will be a part of a dynamic team responsible for systems engineering, design, development, integration, test, and maintenance of a platform which will enable any mission to be supported by any service provider. The team is also responsible for the delivery of capabilities into Operations. The platform will enable NASA to provide communications and navigation services in the Near Space Region to NASA missions and other customers. You will be an integral part of a world class team that ensures NASA space-ground communications and associated services are reliable and meet mission requirements.This position will report to the SENSE IT & Cyber Security Manager - Space Programs. Your responsibilities will include: Assist in the design, development, and creation of real-time and high performance LINUX systems integral to the first-ever optical communication link with a manned spacecraftAssist with design, implementation, and maintenance of Red Hat and CentOS systems in the project's I labAssist IT Security Team with mitigating vulnerabilities of these systems to demonstrate NIST 800-53 complianceCollaborate with technical engineering teams to identify, resolve, and mitigate system anomaliesDevelop technical products and reports visible to various groups and levels of leadershipSupport regular audits and assessments, and demonstrate system compliance and risk mitigation to assessors Qualifications: Required Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology or other related technical discipline and 5+ years of related technical experience in Information Security and/or IT infrastructure; an MS degree and 3+ years; without a degree, 9+ years may be considered 5+ years of experience in CentOS and/or RHEL5+ years of fundamental security and network concepts (intrusion detection, TCP/IP, SSL, ports, switching, routing, etc.)5+ years of scripting and automation experiencePosition requires ability to obtain a government Secret security clearance, which requires a US citizen; an active Secret security clearance is preferredDesired Qualifications:5+ years of experience working in multi-cloud environments (eg Azure, AWS)Cloud computing certificationA Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) or Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) certificationExperience with embedded systemsFamiliarity with building or maintaining satellite ground systems2+ years of Python experience (professional use for automation strongly preferred)One or more of the following Red Hat certifications:Red Hat Certified Specialist in Deployment and Systems ManagementRed Hat Certified Specialist in Performance TuningRed Hat Certified Specialist in Security: LinuxRed Hat Certified Specialist in Advanced Automation: Ansible Best PracticesAbility to work well individually and in a team environmentStrong communication skills Peraton Overview: Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world's leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can't be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.