POSITION TITLE: Linux Admin/IT support for NOAA’s Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR)
This position serves as a member of the IT Team that supports the complex infrastructure of NOAA’s Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR) at NOAA’s Center for Weather and Climate Predictions in College Park Maryland. The team supports an environment that includes over 400 servers, both virtualized and bare metal primarily running CentOS. In conjunction with over 10 Petabytes of both SAN and clustered storage. End users include over 200 science researchers and analysts who develop and validate products used to measure, analyze and monitor the oceans and atmosphere using NOAA data from environmental satellite. The environment also include apache web servers.
● Provide systems administration and general support for the STAR infrastructure.
● Serve as a member of a small team of IT Service provides who support the researchers and analysts who execute the STAR mission.
● Administer, monitor and maintain Linux/CentOS servers including unboxing, provisioning, baseline configuration, ongoing configuration management, patching, and decommissioning.
● Perform Tier 1-2 helpdesk support the STAR systems entering and executing tickets in the STAR Ticketing system.
● Monitor system performance and resource utilization
● Assist with patching and developing and implementing firewall rules and security controls
● Follow and support STAR Configuration Management practices
● Setup and manage hardware and software for STAR storage systems
● Maintain documentation regarding system configurations and processes.
● Reports to Caelum’s Lead IT Systems Admin.
● Receives technical guidance and priorities from the Government Task Manager (the IT Team Lead).
● Works across Caelum’s STAR IT Team for collaboration and cross support
● Interacts and collaborates regularly with Federal and contract employees of within the STAR
● Minimum B.S/B.A. in Engineering, Computer Science, or related field
● Demonstrated proficiency, with a minimum of 4 years’ relevant experience as a Linux Systems Administrator
● Experience and demonstrable expertise with the following technologies:
o CentOS/RedHat or comparable Linux distributions
o Ability to compile software packages from source (FORTRAN and IDL)
o TCP/IP, UDP/IP, SSH, DNS, NFS, and Firewalls
o Syslog, selinux, DMZ implementation principles
o Change management
o git revision control
o Scripting: Bash, perl, python, and/or ruby, etc.
● Experience with the following is valuable:
o Puppet and/or Ansible
o Apache/nginx web servers
o Programming basics: Compiling, linking, debugging, etc.
● Experience working on a science/research based technical team
● Experience in a NOAA or other U.S Government particularly in support of a science mission is desirable
● Strong written and verbal communication skills
COMPENSATION AND OTHER FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS AT HIRE:
*Base salary open, depending upon background and experience of successful candidate*
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