ES187 Linux Systems Administrator

We are seeking a full time, Systems Administrator to work at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt Md. The successful candidate will support operations and maintenance, on site at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Earth Sciences Data and Information Systems Project. 

You must be a US Citizen for this position.


  • Advanced Linux System Administration (CentOS / RHEL) including  configuration management and system security

 • Ability to interact, develop, engineer, and communicate at the highest  technical levels of organizational decision-making

 • Proficiency in system and network configuration and troubleshooting

 • Experience planning for and performing backups and restores

 • Familiar with  web application servers (Apache, Tomcat, Jboss, etc)

 • Experience in database installation, upgrades and maintenance (e.g.  MariaDB, PostgreSQL)

 • Experience with virtualization technologies (e.g. VMware, Xen)

 • Familiar with content and patch management software  (Spacewalk/Satellite)

 • Ability to create and maintain configuration and security  documentation

  • NASA experience or previous federal government support experience and  knowledge of the FISMA Certification & Accreditation (C&A) processes and  requirements is a plus


 • Serve as Linux Systems Administrator

 • Identify and meet customer requirements and ensure completeness and   compatibility of the technical infrastructure to support system  performance and availability. Develop requirements for server and other hardware components for submission to vendors

 • Collaborate with technical and non-technical team members

 • Maintain security and overall integrity of the systems per NASA  guidelines. Follow incident reporting process in case of events  affecting system security

 • Review new technologies against business requirements to identify  opportunities for improving: process, performance, reliability, data  management, storage, backup

 • Analyze, log, track and resolve software/hardware matters of  significance pertaining to networking connectivity issues, servers, and  applications to meet business needs

 • Perform troubleshooting to isolate and diagnose system problems;  document system events to ensure continuous functioning

 • Recommend and implement course of actions as needed

 • Provide monthly IT security metrics    

Experience: 3-5 years Linux Systems administration  

Education:  BS in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or related field