Senior Linux Systems Administrator at Lockheed Martin Corporation - Military veterans preferred

Lockheed Martin (


  full-time   employee   contract

White Sands Missile Range
New Mexico
United States

Senior Linux Systems Administrator

Job ID: 486837BR
Date posted: Jun. 12, 2019
City: White Sands Missile Range
State: New Mexico
Program: P272
Description:The coolest jobs on this planet… or any other… are with Lockheed Martin Space.

At the dawn of a new space age, Lockheed Martin is a pioneer, partner, innovator and builder. Our amazing men and women are on a mission to make a difference in the world and every day we use our unique skills and experiences to create, design and build solutions to some of the worlds’ hardest engineering problems. Our culture encourages employees to dream big, perform with excellence and create incredible products. We provide the resources, inspiration and focus and if you have the passion and courage to dream big, we want to build a better tomorrow with you.

You will work within a dynamic, high performing team of System Administrators that are focused on designing, implementing and performing O&M for the Multi-Level Security (MLS) Super Computer Facility.

You will be part of the Operations and Maintenance team that is a distributed Infrastructure team of 6-8 individuals responsible for the successful design, integration and support of multiple data centers utilizing High Performance Computer (HPC) systems (computation and storage), software, scheduling, and research applications in order to meet the Super Computing needs of the customer research and development community of projects.

The System Administrator responsibilities are primarily focused on the installation, configuration and O&M of the HPC utilizing Red Hat (RHEL 6.5 and 7.x) OS, leveraging and enabling the SELinux policies, with additional tasking in Trusted Solaris 11 technical areas.

Knowledge and familiarity with SAN Storage Hardware and System configuration is desired.

You should be comfortable working in a team environment where daily tasking will provide support to a large number of different platforms which range from enterprise servers to small/midsize servers, as well as working with the customer to achieve mission goals.

You will be part of the team that is responsible for system installations, upgrades, configurations, software installation, troubleshooting, user interface and support, operations and maintenance (O&M) etc.

Knowledge of various protocols such as DNS, SMTP, NFS, FTP, Telnet, ssh, etc. protocols and system network tuning and configuration is required.

A Top Secret security clearance with an investigation w/in the past 5 years is required to start.

To promote the sharing of ideas, Lockheed Martin fosters an inclusive work environment that encourages differences and big-picture thinking.

Our employees play an active role in strengthening the quality of life where we live and work by volunteering more than 850,000 hours annually. Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy:
•Paid time off
•Work/life balance
•Career development
•Mentorship opportunities
•Rewards & recognition

Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. You 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.
Basic Qualifications:
Prior Experience working in one or more of the following:

Operations and Maintenance Environment for program or customer

System Administrative Role supporting operating systems or Networks or Storage

Familiar with Linux or Solaris Operating Systems

Security+ Certified or ability to acquire certification within 2 months
Desired Skills:
Prior System Administrator Experience supporting the different levels of Systems Operations and Maintenance
RedHat Linux administration, configuration and maintenance experience
SELinux Experience a Plus or willingness to learn SELinux
Prior Experience as a Linux OS System Administrator Solaris 11TX Administration and configuration
Network & firewall configuration familiarity
Familiar with Security Controls Such as ICD503, Certification Test Plans, etc.
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Lockheed Martin 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.
Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.
Experience Level: Experienced Professional
Business Unit: ESS4400 SPACE
Relocation Available: Possible
Career Area: Systems Engineering: Design and Verification
Clearance Level: TS/SCI
Type: Full-Time
Virtual Location: no
Work Schedule: STANDARD-Mon-Fri/8 hours a day
Shift: First