Senior Systems Administrator - Cleared Linux Enterprise Infrastructure

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Clearance Requirement: A current, active TS/SCI CI Polygraph security clearance is required.


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The Operations Strategic Support Unit plays a fundamental role in enabling efficient business and program execution – from technologies and investments to supply chain, manufacturing and test operations, facilities management, and information technology services.


Senior Systems Administrator - Cleared Linux Enterprise Infrastructure


We are seeking a Systems Administrator with experience in deploying, configuring, and maintaining large enterprise environments and enterprise management tools for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. In this role the Systems Administrator will work on a team supporting Linux Enterprise Infrastructure including Red Hat Satellite, Ansible Tower, and Identity Management in multiple isolated development environments. The administrator will be expected to team with peers, internal customers, and management to strengthen the consistency and standardization of IT infrastructure through automation and enterprise services to achieve operational excellence and program success. While this position is an individual contributor role, collaboration and strong technical knowledge and skills will be essential attributes. 


What You’ll Do:


  • Interface with internal customers, program security, and management teams in planning for, deploying, maintaining, and troubleshooting services and systems.
  • Implement and manage Linux enterprise authentication and LDAP services including Red Hat Identity Management and FreeIPA to provide role-based access.
  • Provide configuration management services and solutions utilizing Red Hat Satellite; manage software environments and content views, configure and provision hosts, integrate software and configuration management with the Ansible Platform.
  • Manage custom software and container repositories in support of Software Engineering efforts.
  • Automate the installation, patching, and security compliance of Linux-based servers on physical, virtual, and container platforms.
  • Document technical processes and procedures as needed.
  • Work under minimal direction to determine, develop, and provide solutions/enhancements adhering to strict Information Systems security guidelines.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Support Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

What You’ll Need: 


  • Related Bachelor’s and 8 or more years of related experience; or HS Diploma and 14 or more years of related experience.
  • Each higher-level degree, i.e., Associate’s, Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for additional years of experience.
  • Related certifications may count towards years of related experience.
  • Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
  • A current, active TS/SCI CI Polygraph security clearance is required.
  • Certification meeting DoD 8570 compliance.
  • Expertise in the following preferred:
    • Red Hat Enterprise Administration with Identity Management/FreeIPA and Satellite
    • Knowledge of DOD Information Assurance practices and System Accreditation processes including configuring physical and virtual hosts to DISA STIG requirements
    • Experience supporting Software and Enterprise Application development environments and technologies including Docker
    • Deploy, configure, and maintain RHEL and CentOS Linux systems
    • Install and update Software packages from Repositories or local file system
    • Manage local users and groups and with active directory integration
    • Configure and manage services
    • Manage and Configure SELinux and Firewalld
    • Linux Troubleshooting
  • Must have strong documentation skills, organization skills, and the ability to interact with team members cross-functionally.
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organization and project management/project coordination skills. 
  • RHCSA/RHCE Certified is preferred.
  • Experience in Scripting Languages (Python, Ruby, Bash), Database Applications, Docker, VMware Virtualization Products, Real Time Kernels, MacAfee Antivirus, and VEEAM preferred.

Working Conditions:


  • Ball Aerospace is a drug-free workplace, which is imperative to the health and safety of all employees and is required as a condition of receiving contracts from federal agencies. Please remember that regardless of the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and other states, possession and use continues to be illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act. This includes the use of some CBD products. A post-offer, pre-employment drug test is a condition of employment.
  • Work is performed in an office environment, laboratory, cleanroom, or production floor.
  • Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required. 

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Verification that your current security clearance or government customer access meets the requirement for this position will be required.


Relocation for this position is available.


Compensation & Benefits:


  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $108,500 - $149,500 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)
  • This position includes a competitive benefits package. For details, copy and paste https://bit.ly/3pNSnxv into your browser or visit our careers site.

US CITIZENSHIP IS REQUIRED


Ball Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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