Sr Systems Administrator I - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

Langley Air Force Base
United States

*Job Description
The Sr. Systems Administrator I – Platform Administrator will be part of a team delivering “Platform” as a capability supporting the Air Force Air Operations Center (AOC) program. This team of Platform Operations specialists works on large-scale, distributed, fault-tolerant virtualized Linux based environments. In both an AWS and on-premise VMware environment they utilize Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) and other technologies to provide Platform as a Service (PaaS) and seek to continuously improve the state of the running production system through automation. This is a diverse team of highly skilled engineers who embrace Agile and DevOps to pioneer a radically new concept for rapid delivery of software mission capabilities to the AOC program.

As a Platform Operations Administrator, you will be responsible for installation, maintenance, upgrades, monitoring, and management of multiple technologies as a managed service in the AOC development and production environments. Along with managing the entire deployment and operations lifecycle of these platforms and supporting technologies, you will work with the Infrastructure team to handle integration with the on-premise Dell/EMC VxRails architecture.
Work location is remote with regular travel to the Kessel Run Experimentation Lab in Boston, MA required. Some travel to Langley AFB, in Hampton, VA and other AOC sites may also be required.

This role will include, but is not limited to tasks like the following:

  • Develop and implement automation in AWS to provide development teams self-service capabilities
  • Create, implement and manage Pivotal Cloud Foundry deployments
  • Provide expertise for operational management of monitoring, access management, disaster recovery, security compliance/auditing, networking, storage, service brokers and buildpacks
  • Develop and deliver configuration and deployment automation required for continuously improving the functionality, availability, and manageability of platform and associated services.
  • Set up administrator and service accounts, maintaining system documentation and troubleshooting
  • Working closely with developers and other IT Services teams in troubleshooting issues.
Required Skills:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with an active DoD Secret (or above) Security clearance
  • Subject Matter Expertise in System Administration of Linux/Unix Operating System
  • Experience developing automation solutions with competence in scripting languages for automating frequently executed activities.
  • Working knowledge of networking concepts and experience with relevant technologies such as Load Balancers/DNS/SSL/Firewalls/NAT/NTP
  • Experience administering AWS environments
  • Experience troubleshooting Operating Systems and Applications
  • Experience with large scale production systems and dealing with production issues
  • Strong experience working as part of a team collaborating on problem resolution.
  • 4 years of experience in related fields or technologies to this job description

Desired Skills:

  • Experience working in VMWare vSphere environments
  • Experience with Cloud Foundry, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and/or Kubernetes
  • Experience solving problems at the Linux/Unix command line
  • Experience in an Agile/DevOps/DevSecOps environment
  • Professional Certifications such as: RHCE, Linux+, MCSA, AWS Solutions Architect, AWS Developer, Security +, CISSP, CCNA
  • A software development or DevOps automation background.
  • Experience administering the Windows Server operating system
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code (IAC) tools (e.g. Chef, Puppet, Ansible)

Required Education:

Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science or a related engineering field; or equivalent experience and a minimum of 4 years of prior relevant experience.


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.