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Linux System Administrator with DevOps Focus

Company: nou Systems
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: March 21, 2023

Job Description:

Linux System Administrator with DevOps Focus
nou Systems, Inc. (nSI) is here to solve diverse and challenging technical problems in an enjoyable, stimulating environment, while providing unsurpassed value to our customers.
We are pleased to announce the opening for an experienced Linux System Administrator with DevOps Focus who will join our Sensors and Test Ranges group in Huntsville, AL and become part of our rapidly growing technology company operating in missile defense, cybersecurity, test range modernization, and space control marketspaces. You will be part of a team known for working in communications / telemetry / sensors and data science and data analysis for Government customers.
Here's what you'll be doing:
You'll be providing Linux System administration in support of development and testing efforts relating to remote sensing and command and control projects with a focus on DevOps, Continuous Integration, test, and system configuration control. We need your expertise to engineer deployable infrastructure, including hardware and software, that is replicable, cyber resilient, standards compliant, as well as flexible and extensible. Some specific duties:

  • Create and deploy execution environments to support the development teams (e.g., physical servers and workstations, local and cloud VMs, Docker images, custom containers) that are replicable and configuration managed via Configuration as Code (CaC), Continuous Configuration Automation (CCA), and Infrastructure as Code (IaC) paradigms.

  • Develop processes and infrastructure to automatically provision, deploy, and test first-party software on updated systems and 3rd party software packages and repositories, troubleshoot compatibility issues, and keep tested configurations and images up-to-date.

  • A focus on "infrastructure as code" and "configuration as code" to create self-documenting, reproducible execution environments for a variety of development and test use-cases

  • Support Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) configuration and testing by implementing and maintaining recipes to replicate development, test, and deployment execution environments, help troubleshoot CI pipeline failures with development teams

  • Provide DevOps support for rapid development, software testing, and field-site configuration validation activities.

  • Debug and resolve issues with operating system configurations, services, networking, environment configurations, package updates, etc.

  • Interface with the company IT department and coordinate on strategic initiatives relating to efficient provisioning and configuration of compute resources, configuration standards, and development vs. corporate compute environments and standards

  • Maintain documentation and configuration management of development, test, and deployed systems.

    Here's what you'll need:
    You must have a bachelor's degree, at minimum, in a related field such as Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Management of Information Systems, etc. and the ability to obtain and maintain a SECRET clearance. Lacking any one of these disqualifies you from this job.
    You also must have:

    • Proficiency in Linux Systems Administration (Red Hat flavors).

    • Proficiency with Continuous Integration (CI) / Continuous Deployment (CD) and automated software build and testing systems (GitLab CI, Jenkins, etc.)

    • Experience with virtualization solutions (VMware, OpenShift, etc.)

    • The ability to work regularly at our site in either Huntsville, AL or Lexington, MA.

      Other qualifications we hope you bring to the table:

      • 4+ years of experience

      • RedHat certification

      • Proficiency with Continuous Configuration Automation (CCA) DevOps tools (Docker, Puppet, Terraform, Ansible, etc.)

      • Experience with automation solutions, systems provisioning and management solutions

      • Experience with scripting or software development

      • Experience with Operating System/application security hardening (DISA STIG's, etc.)

      • Experience with Secure Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) scanning and customization

      • Experience in regulated environments

      • A positive attitude coupled with a sense of urgency compatible with a fast-paced environment, and an ability to think clearly and develop creative solutions

      • A strong desire to learn new technologies, techniques, and specialties and well as the ability to conceive and create new approaches or solutions to resolve issues and push development forward expediently.

        Other specifics about this position:
        Confirmation that you have been vaccinated from COVID-19 or have submitted a request for religious or medical exemption will be required before employment begins.
        Contingent upon contract award?
        No, this position is not contingent upon contract award.
        Remote work option?
        No, this position does not have the option for remote work.
        Who is nou (pronounced 'new') Systems?
        nou Systems, Inc. (or nSI for short) is a rapidly growing technology company that cares about its people located all over the globe. Our people are passionate about missile defense, cybersecurity, test range modernization, and all-things space and space-market related. We offer significant advancement and personal career development opportunities within our dynamic high-tech company.
        Although we are a rapidly growing company, winning the Inc. 5000 List as one of America's fastest-growing private companies from 2017-2021, our culture is firmly established in treating our employees like family. See some words our employees use to describe our culture with the attached Culture Cloud.
        Benefits of working at nSI
        nou Systems, Inc. offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and diverse benefits that reflect our company culture of service, excellence, and a supportive work environment.
        Other specific benefits include:

        • Competitive Wages*

        • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

        • Medical plan with Health Savings Account eligibility

        • Generous company-funded Basic Life Insurance

        • Company-funded Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

        • Optional Accident and Critical Illness Insurance

        • Personal Time Off, Annual Leave, and Paid Federal Holidays

        • 401(k) Retirement Plan

        • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

        • Tuition Reimbursement for ongoing training, continuing education, or advanced degree programs

        • Personal Development, Learning Opportunities, & Lunch-n-Learns

        • Opportunities for Advancement

        • Skills Development & Certifications

        • Employee Referral Bonus Program

        • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

        • Monthly Telephone Allowance

        • Remote-work friendly

        • If you work from the corporate office - Fully stocked breakrooms!!!

          *Final compensation for this position is determined by a variety of factors, such as a candidate's relevant work experience, skills, certifications, and geographic location.
          nSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer
          Employment opportunities at nSI are based upon a candidate's qualifications and capabilities to perform the essential functions of a particular job and are free from discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. citizenship is required for most positions.

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