Linux System Administrator

USA-MN-Bloomington
2 months ago
ID
2017-27062
Required Clearance
Secret, obtainable within 24 months
Category
Engineering-Software
Employment Type
Full Time

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in software engineering or a related technical field is required (or equivalent experience), plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred.

 

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:

A Department of Defense TS/SCI security clearance will be required. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

 

Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

 

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Linux System Administrator.  This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.

 

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND TASKS:

Linux System Administrators configure, maintain, and support integration and test of applications on computing platforms.  Responsibilities also include supporting engineers working on integration and development activities using the platforms, development of software applications and/or tools for new programs and subprograms.

 

Responsibilities also include:

  • Designing and implementing enhancements, modifications and corrections to existing software
  • Provide System Administration support to UNIX/Linux based high performance computing platforms
  • Provide tools and scripts to assist in administration and maintenance.
  • Pro-actively monitor system performance and functionality and resolve issues as needed
  • Coordinate, manage, and document configuration changes to platforms in conjunction with program leadership and CM functions

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Exercise creative and innovative thinking to advance our business performance
  • Deliver innovative, flexible, integrated solutions to meet customers changing business needs
  • Support and engage in programs, projects and practices behind the General Dynamics Mission Systems culture and strategy, and comply with all policies and procedures
  • Follow industry trends and developments to ensure General Dynamics Mission Systems services are consistent with, and/or superior to, industry best practices


KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Candidates should have development experience with the following:

  • CentOS/Redhat Linux system administration
  • HPC platform or mainframe system administration
  • Large software system installation and configuration
  • C/C++
  • Object Oriented design and development
  • Python, Perl or other scripting
  • Puppet configuration management

 

Candidates should have knowledge of several of the following technologies:

  • Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
  • Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID)
  • Infiniband
  • Linux Kernel
  • UNIX / Linux System Administration


PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

The preferred candidate will have significant experience with some of the following technologies:

  • Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
  • Infiniband
  • Linux Kernel
  • UNIX / Linux System Administration

 The ideal candidate will also have expertise in one or more of the following:

  • Software Architecture, Network Architecture, System Performance Optimization, operating system software (Linux, Unix)
  • Python, Perl or other scripting language
  • Enterprise software systems (Ganglia, SLURM, Nagios, Splunk, Cacti, Sensu, BMC, OpenView)
  • Open source development tools (Git, JIRA, Make, Jenkins, Maven, Ant, Subversion)
  • Puppet

 
PREFERRED DEGREE TYPES:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, or equivalent

 

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: 

Applicants selected may be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

 

Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!

 

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran

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