HP035 Systems Administrator

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The Solar Data Analysis Center (SDAC) at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD is seeking a Systems Administrator to support computer systems for the STEREO Science Center (SSC), Virtual Solar Observatory (VSO), and the SOHO Experimenter’s Operations/Analysis Facility (EOF/EAF). We are seeking an experienced candidate with excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to work independently and within a team, and the drive to solve problems and learn new techniques.


  • Perform minor and major upgrades of all operating system software on Mac OS and Linux servers and desktop computers
  • Interact with GSFC network personnel to resolve problems related to DNS, routing, firewalls, and planned outages
  • Patch, upgrade, and configure software and operating systems to comply with GSFC IT security policies
  • Port software between different platforms and operating systems
  • Install application software and computer hardware
  • Diagnose and resolve computer and networking issues for local and remote users
  • Execute and manage system backups
  • Automate routine administration processes to improve efficiency

Experience and Skills:

Required (at least two years):

  • MacOS and Linux (Redhat/Centos/Debian) systems administration
  • Understanding of DNS, firewalls, and TCP/IP network administration
  • Maintaining network backups and logs of multiple systems
  • RAID configuration and troubleshooting
  • Basic computer hardware maintenance (e.g. drives and fan replacement)
  • Basic manipulation of public/private keys


  • Apache2 + ModSecurity + SSL
  • PIV / Smart Card Authentication.
  • System monitoring and management tools (e.g Puppet, Nagios, Graylog, Splunk)
  • Postfix + Dovecot +SSL
  • Perl, Python, and shell scripting languages
  • C and Interactive Data Language (IDL) programming languages
  • Nexsan, and NetApp systems administration



  • 2-4 years of employment as a systems administrator
  • Evidence of continuing education/certification in IT topics


  • Bachelor’s or Associates degree in Computer Science

US Citizenship is required for this position

NASA is the pinnacle of human achievement. We at ADNET Systems, Inc. are proud to be a member of this unique team, and now, so can you. Come join ADNET Systems.

Team ADNET brings over 25 years of experience to information systems and professional services for the federal government. With a history of expertise in software development, computer network design, IT security, mission operations support, and educational outreach, Team ADNET is deeply embedded in the Space and Earth Science at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD.

ADNET Systems, Inc. is working with Goddard Space Flight Center to fulfill NASA’s vision for space exploration, and working with the Science and Exploration Directorate to fulfill its many missions.

ADNET Systems, Inc. is an employee-centric company, committed to providing premier benefits that support our employees and their families. With affordable medical and dental plans coupled with leading disability and life insurance options, ADNET offers our employees the benefits most sought after by today’s professional candidate. Furthermore, our benefits package features the extras that distinguish us from other small businesses, ensuring our high employee retention that our customers appreciate. Some features of our compensation plans include:

Annual Leave/Sick Leave
Military and Family Emergency Leave
Paid Holidays
Swag Bags
Performance Bonuses
Medical and Dental Plans
Direct Deposit Payroll
401K Plan with Company Matching and Immediate Vesting
Tuition Reimbursement