Columbus Technologies and Services, Inc.

Linux Systems Administrator (Mid Level)

Job Locations US-CA-Pasadena
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 4 weeks ago(3/18/2021 1:43 PM)
# of Openings
Software and Computing Systems


Must be a US Citizen
W2 with full benefits
Pay range $40-48/hr
Customer and contract specific training will be required and provided.
Labor Category: Linux System Administrator (Journeyman)



Job Description:

We are looking to hire a Linux System Administrator to join a team of SAs supporting clients located at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Job duties may include, and are not limited to:
- the installation, configuration, and maintenance of:
o enterprise infrastructure (switches, storage devices, SAN and NAS devices)
o physical and virtual machines (servers, VMWare ESXi VMs, cloud instances)
o RHEL-compatible operating systems (RHEL, CentOS, Oracle Linux)
o opensource and commercially available Linux services, applications, and technologies
- implementing new and working with existing backup solutions to perform data backup/restoration
- documenting processes, procedures, and technical walkthroughs
- monitoring systems using Nagios and Ganglia and responding to incidents (at times during off-hours)
- client support via on-site visits, phone calls, emails, and ticketing systems

Desired Education
Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of three years of experience demonstrating technical, communication, and development skills. May substitute experience for education.

This position requires a U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization.


Required Skills:
• Must be a U.S. Citizen    
• Position is Onsite in Pasadena, Not Remote.     
• Customer and contract specific training will be required and provided.
• Must be onsite from Day 1
Mandatory Skills
- In-depth knowledge of RHEL/CentOS Linux (components, commands, layout, maintenance)
- Experience deploying Linux services and applications such as LAMP
- Excellent user interface / interpersonal / written and verbal communication skills
- Three or more years recent and uninterrupted experience as a Linux System Administrator
- Strong knowledge of Linux networking and storage technologies
- Strong knowledge of bash scripting and automation
- Some experience deploying virtual machines
- Strong work ethic and an eagerness to learn
- Ability to work independently

Optional Skills
- Cloud Platforms (AWS or other)
- Configuration management
- Scripting (Python, PHP, etc)
- Containerization and orchestration
- Continuous Integration/Delivery
- Understanding of DB CRUD operations


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