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*NEW* Linux System Administrator



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Skills: system administration linux RedHat VMware NFS AWS scripting

Do you want to help a small company make a BIG difference in space? Do you take ownership of your job and responsibility for your actions? Then come work for Red Canyon and help us continue our mission of helping mankind reach the stars!

Red Canyon is seeking a self-motivated, detail oriented, goal driven Linux System Admin to work in the Los Angeles, CA area.

After reading the below requirements and responsibilities, if you feel you are the perfect candidate, please email your Word formatted resume and cover letter (in the body of the email) that details how your experience and education are a perfect match for our requirements.

We are looking for a Linux System Administrator to work with a team of System Administrators supporting end-users at our customer site.

Job duties include all aspects of system administration including installation, configuration, implementation, and maintenance of Linux and Solaris servers, both hardware and virtual.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Setup and maintenance of disk storage devices, SAN and NAS devices, and network equipment
Building, configuring, and troubleshooting open source and commercial applications
System backups and restoration
User support
Participating in the creation of technical and user documentation
Security Clearance:
Clearance is not required for this position
No VISA Sponsorship

Education / Work Experience:
Bachelor’s degree with at least 4 years of System Administration experience

Required Skills:
4+yrs of System Administration experience using Linux w/ a focus on Redhat/CentOS, including system design, configuration, maintenance, upgrade and administration
Strong knowledge of VMware ESXi/vSphere/vCenter
Strong knowledge in scripting (python, shells)
Experience managing storage, working with Netapp a plus
Strong knowledge of design, implementation, and support of networked systems and technologies such NFS, DNS, and LDAP
Knowledge or experience with Container Technology such as Docker
Experience with Solaris 10/11 a plus
Knowledge of cloud computing (AWS, Azure, Microsoft Cloud etc)
Experience with configuration management technologies (Puppet, Salt, Ansible, etc.)
Well versed in securing the Linux operating systems (firewalls, patching, etc.)
Experience in supporting end users directly.
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.

Desirable Skills:
Good understanding of routers, switches and computer network configurations including firewalls and troubleshooting
Ability to operate in a team environment consisting of both internal and external members, co-workers and customers
Ability to document and electronically store daily task information, architecture, processes, and user instructions
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

Work Location:
The work will need to be performed in Pasadena CA

Due to contractual requirements, only U.S Citizens will be considered.
Red Canyon Engineering and Software: “Exploring Other Planets, Improving our Own”

Red Canyon contracts with NASA, NREL (National Renewable Energy Lab), DoD, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Honeywell, Millennium Engineering, United Launch Alliance, Harris Inc., SAIC, Lewis & Fowler, Ball Aerospace, Sierra Nevada Corporation, and Raytheon among others. We specialize in building spacecraft, developing renewable energy technologies to help make our planet a better world and cutting edge research and development. Our disciplines include systems engineering, mechanical design, structural analysis, real time flight and ground software, simulation software, user interface software, and mission management software. We help our contractors with the full life cycle of product development from requirements to test and delivery.

Some of the programs we have previously or currently worked on include: Mars 98, Odyssey 01, Stardust, Genesis and Deep Impact, Mars Phoenix, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Orion, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, GOES-R, OSIRIS-REx, Maven, JUNO, Grail, and the MarsFlight and LunarSIM Simulation. We also work on classified programs.

Red Canyon’s home office is located in scenic Denver, Colorado, and our regional office is in historic downtown Titusville, Florida. We are a small company that maintains a flat organization to decrease our overhead and costs to our customers. Our number one focus is to solve some of the most complicated engineering problems humankind is facing.

We have a fun and talented team of engineers and we are committed to our engineers continued success and development. Included in our employment package are immediate HUBZone bonus, health benefits, profit sharing, referral bonuses, and a generous 401(K) retirement plan.

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