Linux Systems Administrator

Title: System Administrator II


Location: Greenbelt, MD (Goddard)


ASRC Federal InuTeq provides High Performance Computing services throughout the HPC lifecycle for computational requirements, architecture, acquisition, and operations to federal government customers. Our employees embrace innovation and are committed to a culture of continuous, standards-driven process improvement and assimilation of industry best practices. We are seeking a Linux System Administrator for our NASA NACS High Performance Computing contract.


Summary: You will be an active member of the ASRC Federal account team, interacting with the Program Manager, Site Lead, Customer, and site staff attending regularly scheduled customer meetings to keep the customer informed of activities and progress, answer customer inquiries concerning all aspects of the various the program.


An individual at this skill level should have demonstrated his/her problem solving ability in the appropriate area of expertise with numerous technical publications and formal technical presentations, and should have some experience in mentoring and leading others in small team environments.



Duties and Responsibilities (Requesting Manager Defines):

  • Manage Linux/Unix systems in a heterogeneous environment supporting backend services, e.g. system configuration management, version control software, web and email servers, databases, system monitoring services, collaboration services, and asset inventory systems.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve in-depth technical problems on Linux
  • Monitor systems performance and maintain high-availability of critical systems
  • Test and certify security patches and new software before production deployment
  • Contribute to deployment and administrative repositories through creating Puppet manifests, Shell scripts, Python scripts etc.
  • Actively contribute to reviews and documentation
  • Provide off-hours support as required to maintain the availability of key systems and services
  • Participate in weekly team meetings
  • Mentor junior staff and cross train peers


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