Linux System Administrator - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

El Segundo
United States

Job Description
Raytheon’s vision is “One global team creating trusted, innovative solutions to make the world a safer place”; our core values embody trust, respect, collaboration, innovation, and accountability. We develop some of the most cutting-edge solutions in the world for markets and customers all over the globe. We are extremely committed to diversity and we’re looking for ideas from every area of industry, including computer science, electrical engineering, business administration, systems engineering, networking, security, data analytics, and more. We’ve consistently repeatedly been awarded with numerous awards such as ENERGY STAR© Sustained Excellence Award, 100 Best Corporate Citizens, Top Green IT Organizations, BEST Workplaces for Commuters, “Best Place to Work” by Human Rights Campaign, and Best Places to Work in IT (just to name a few). To quote our Raytheon Chairman and CEO, Thomas A. Kennedy: "Diversity is at the heart of all we do at Raytheon. We embrace diversity and diverse opinions; we treat people with dignity and respect to support our inclusive culture. This allows us to retain and attract the world-class talent and supplier base we need to develop the innovative solutions our global customers depend on. We view our diversity as a competitive advantage as a key enabler of our growth."

Join the Raytheon team today and put your mark on history to “make the world a safer place”.

This is an IT position supporting the Raytheon engineering community, working with a larger IT program support team in a dynamic multi-platform, multi-disciplined environment. The candidate is responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related Linux infrastructure for the classified programs. Duties include, but are not limited to providing computing support to classified programs in Linux desktop and server environments; troubleshooting and fixing incidents related to engineering software and hardware; and assisting in designing, implementing, and supporting Linux environments with emphasis on supporting Linux platforms.

Though this position is with a larger IT team, the candidate is expected to work well on his or her own with only general direction. The candidate is expected to be self-directed, able to multi-task and prioritize work, possess excellent problem solving skills, have strong written and verbal communication skills, is customer focused, and organized. In addition to the hard skills for supporting a technical environment, experience with an IT incident/service request system and strong customer interaction skills with users of all levels are required. The candidate would be expected to lead and participate on projects focused on the smooth transition of projects to production by performing operational activities within the project life-cycle.

The candidate’s roles and responsibilities include:

  • Develop infrastructure and service management concept of operations
  • Develop and maintain automation capabilities to streamline and secure technical processes
  • Develop and maintain disaster recovery plans
  • Plan for capacity and monitor performance and service availability
  • Administer backups and diagnose backup errors
  • Maintain strict access control to all networks and IT infrastructures
  • Partner with application/project/security teams and vendors to plan, design, and implement new IT infrastructure
  • Manage client agents for server monitoring as well as agents for server management
  • Proactively management of infrastructure to help maintain a healthy environment
  • Maintain infrastructure security standards for all systems & employ security hardening techniques
  • Create and maintains technical and detailed design documentation

  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment.
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will require the ability to access US only data systems.
  • Active Secret clearance
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience with the following:
    • Provide engineering computing support to classified programs in a UNIX, Solaris, Linux and Windows mixed environment
    • Troubleshoot and fix problems related to engineering computing software and hardware.
    • Assist in designing, implementing, and supporting an integrated Unix, Solaris Linux and Windows environment
    • UNIX, Solaris and Linux deployment, administration, performance tuning, monitoring, and account management
    • Linux and Windows Active Directory authentication integration
    • Automation via scripting
    • Multi-tenancy architecture knowledge
    • Cross-domain solutions
    • Network and infrastructure services such as domain controllers, global catalogs, DNS, and DHCP
    • Infrastructure backup, restore, disaster recovery and business continuity
    • Systems deployment, administration, performance tuning, and monitoring
    • Storage – NetApp FAS8000
  • Critical thinking – ability to solve technical problems independently and with collaborative teams
  • Proven understanding of datacenter concepts and technologies
  • Ability to effectively provide direction for a multi-disciplined IT team to product infrastructure solutions for large-scale, complex systems
  • Effective written and interpersonal communication
Desired Qualifications:
  • Window Servers, Active Directory and Group Policy
  • Familiarity with Splunk & Centrify products
  • VMware VSphere (ESXi, vCenter, etc)
  • System configuration experience (Puppet or CFEngine)
  • Knowledge of real-time operating system concepts and implementations VMware Infrastructure experience
  • System monitoring experience (Nagios, Cacti, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Symantec NetBackup
  • Familiarity with Symantec and ClamAV anti-virus software

Minimum Education Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Information Technology or related technical discipline and 4 years of relevant experience 126499BR 126499

Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.