Location: NASA Langley
Description: Jr. level Linux/Unix System Administrator to support NASA Langley Research Center’s Central
Storage System (CSS). CSS is a large-scale, high performance data and information storage system centrally
managed for the backup and restoration of information systems as well as the storage, and archival of test
and computational data that needs to be retained and readily accessible for reuse. Primary responsibility will
include hands on technical support work related to the overall health and maintenance of the CSS operating
system environments (Red Hat/Linux/AIX) in support of 24/7 operations. Provides basic systems administration
activities including user account management, server monitoring and maintenance, upgrades, and patching.
Assists in the daily activities of configuration and operation of systems.
- 2-3 years of experience monitoring and maintaining Unix Servers
(Linux, AIX, or RedHat preferred);
- 2-3 years of resolving technical issues in a Unix environment;
- Experience in development scripting;
- Knowledge of networking protocols;
- Knowledge of Ethernet and Fibre Channel networking and troubleshooting;
- Update and maintain UNIX Support Documentation (procedures, rules, standards);
- Provide, as necessary, support for the Development, Test, and Production Environments;
- Perform troubleshooting of system issues, interacting with other infrastructure teams;
- Participate in rotational duty to provide on-call support; including off-hours administration and problem
- Provide weekly maintenance support during off-hours;
- Must be a self-starter, willing to learn, and demonstrates independent initiative
- Storage Administration experience;
- Experience with AIX and DB2 Administration;
- Experience with HPSS/VFS administration;
- Experience with Syncsort’s BackupExpress (BEX) software;
- Experience in supporting 24/7 operations;
- Experience with disk and tape storage systems;
- Experience with encryption application management
Location: NASA Langley
Description: This position will supervise a team of 6 Systems Administrators (SAs) who are responsible for supporting NASA Langley Research Center’s data center server hardware and software infrastructure. The data center contains approximately 50 physical servers running Solaris, Red Hat, Ubuntu, and Windows, along with multiple virtual systems in a complex and interconnected environment.
The candidate will work with the data center clients to design and support activities such as: architecture changes, software and hardware migrations / upgrades / end-of-life, IT security compliance reviews, process automation, tools / technologies that will maximize efficiency and effectiveness.
The successful candidate must be a leader who can effectively communicate, manage projects, work with multiple stakeholders, and identify/manage/resolve issues within a fast-paced and dynamic operational environment.
The candidate will be responsible for reviewing and managing the SAs’ workload for projects, routine maintenance, and support tickets to ensure correct prioritization and appropriate progress is being made along with updates to the central documentation repository. The candidate will conduct weekly meetings with team and clients to review status at an in-depth level as well as ad-hoc meetings to review/discuss specific technical or project issues.
In addition, the candidate will have a working role as a senior SA and be responsible for hands-on maintenance of the Unix environment to include:
Install, configure, test, and troubleshoot Solaris, Red Hat, Ubuntu systems
Create, optimize, and maintain virtual environments VMWare and zone/container technologies
Configure and administer ZFS file system
Support Solaris trusted extensions
Manage and monitor SAN environment
Architect and pro-actively monitor systems for high availability and optimized performance
Conduct root cause analysis and remediate
Patch systems during regular monthly cycle or as required
Resolve support tickets; update ticket system and central documentation Wiki
Monitor and manage backup and restore process
Perform account administration.
- Ten plus (10+) years of hands-on technical experience in an enterprise environment to include:
- Strong background in installing, configuring, administering, and managing Solaris and RedHat servers to include resource management and Solaris ZFS file system configuration and administration
- Solid experience in installing, configuring, administering, and managing virtualized environments to include VMware and ESXi as w3ell as zone/container technologies
- Familiarity with SSH and key-based exchanges
- Familiarity with Solaris Live Upgrade
- Scripting skills in at least one of the following languages: Perl, Ruby, PHP or one of the standard shells sh, bash, ksh
- Working knowledge of basic Unix services and protocols such as DNS, DHCP, NFS, SMTP, etc.
- Experience with the implementation of practical IT security techniques, controls, and countermeasures as well as system security monitoring
- Technical team leadership experience
- Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/related field or relevant experience
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Job description includes the following tasks:
- Trim and Stability Booklet preparation/revision/upgrade to MSC standard; subsequent
submissions to the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), and revisions per ABS
- New software testing and troubleshooting.
- Intact and damage stability and longitudinal strength analysis using POSSE, SHCP and GHS
- Docking calculations and Docking Plan revisions in AUTOCAD.
- Structural drawing development in AUTOCAD.
- Simple finite-element modeling and structural analyses in ALGOR and MAESTRO.
- Simple beam calculations to analyze local structures.
- MSC Tech Library research in support of development of MSC Ships General Arrangement
and Lines Plan Archives.
- Act as a liaison with ABS, United States Coast Guard (USCG), ship's force, and Program
Managers in support of assigned work.
- Ship checks and other marine surveys in support of assigned work may be required.
The following is a list of requirements that a candidate for this position most possess:
1. Bachelor's degree in naval architecture, ocean engineering or marine engineering.
2. Minimum of six months of professional experience.
3. US Citizen.
4. Active SECRET clearance.
5. Must be available to start work April 1st 2013.
Location: Washington Navy Yard
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