Senior Linux Systems Administrator-WorldWind

ASRC Federal Holding Company - Mountain View, CA3.7

30+ days agoFull-time
ASRC Federal Research and Technology Solutions (ARTS) has a contract to provide comprehensive IT services to NASA Ames Research Center located in Mountain View, CA.

From cloud computing & network/information security to systems administration and technology development, we are encouraging talented IT professionals to explore the vast opportunities available on this NASA contract in the heart of Silicon Valley.

We are currently seeking a Senior System Administrator with Linux and IT security experience who will work as a member of the software development team to provide World Wind Android, JavaScript and Java support, typically to US Government agencies, i.e., U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Missile Defense Agency, NGA, DoJ and FAA at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA.


Provide Linux system administration for the World Wind Program software development team
Install, deploy, maintain and troubleshoot OS and application software
Provide firewall support, both hardware and software
Implement IT security controls and processes
Develop shell scripts and documentation to automate tasks
Prepare geospatial data for use by map data services
Continuously monitor and support real-time map data services
Continuously monitor IT security logs and alerts
Maintain custom web services implemented in Java
BS/BA in Computer Science or related field (or equivalent years of experience)
7-9 years of directly related work experience
Expertise with Linux distributions such as CentoS and Ubuntu
Experience implementing IT security controls and processes
Experience with Geospacial Information Systems (GIS) toolsets such as GDAL and QGIS
Experience with map data services such as MapServer and GeoServer
Apache and Tomcat administration
Understanding of firewall rule sets
Ability to learn, adapt and formulate effective solutions quickly with little supervision
Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) plus customer service skills are required
Excellent troubleshooting skills and the ability to work well in a team-based environment
Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident. No Visa Sponsorship available.
Desired Skills

Java and JavaScript programming
BASH and Node JS scripting
Automated test frameworks such as JMeter
Virtualized server environments (e.g. VMWare ESXi)
Monitoring systems such as Splunk and Nagios
Modern web caching frameworks
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