Los Alamos National Laboratory Linux Engineer (Computing Systems Professional 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Sensitive & Special Operations (SSO) Division provides a secure and compliant TS/SCI level environment for the execution of National Security programs through the use of classified networks and systems. The Special Security IT & Cyber Operations group (SSO-3) currently manages several classified networks and has an ongoing commitment to provide desktop, server, and network support and services to the LANL Field Intelligence Element (FIE) and other Government agency Intelligence Community users.
We are seeking a knowledgeable and motivated Linux Engineer to work as a member of the LANL FIE IT development team to design, install, manage, and troubleshoot Linux operating systems, networks, applications, and other services on multiple TS/SCI computer networks. Working independently and with the team, your expertise will support a variety of enterprise level systems and services. You will work on several challenging IT related projects in a dynamic, technically diverse, and classified computing environment and will collaborate with the cyber-security team to ensure compliance with technical security requirements.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements
Technical Experience & Expertise
Demonstrated extensive experience performing advanced systems administration of Linux-based workstation and server computing systems in an enterprise environment, including configuration, deployment, and troubleshooting (e.g. Red Hat Linux versions 7 and 8, Centos, Debian, etc.)
Experience and advanced skills in configuring and managing Linux-based automation tools for rapid deployment of operating systems, applications, and configuration setting (e.g. Ansible, CFengine, puppet, etc).
Experience and advanced skills with managing Linux system updates on both network connected and standalone systems (e.g. Satellite server, RPM repos, manual RPM installations)
Extensive experience in Linux-based scripting and automation languages (e.g., bash, python, Ansible)
Proven track record working effectively in a team environment, including addressing interpersonal issues and interacting with customers and peers in a professional and responsive manner
Experience in writing technical documentation and the successful deployment and management of enterprise IT systems
- Demonstrated contributions to the development and implementation of IT business processes and procedures
Demonstrated experience in maintaining an enterprise infrastructure in virtual environments using VMware products, including ESXi and Vsphere
Experience managing enterprise storage systems (iSCSI, NetApp NAS, SAN)
Experience building systems to comply with NIST 800-53, CIS, or DoD STIG requirements.
Experience working with version control workflow environment
Demonstrated experience with cross-platform integration of Linux and Microsoft Windows
Experience with basic networking management and troubleshooting
Desire, ability, and experience providing leadership to and mentoring junior staff
Active Q clearance or DoD Top Secret and SCI clearances is highly desired
Training/Certifications: Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) certification
Education: Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and a minimum of 8 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of related education and experience. Applicable foundational vendor certifications are desired
Note to Applicants: Work will be performed primarily on-site at laboratory property. Duties may require work at remote locations across multiple facilities at LANL. Some travel may be required for training and certification purposes.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos.
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
Dental and vision insurance
Free basic life and disability insurance
Paid maternity and parental leave
Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
Onsite gyms and wellness programs
Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
The Sensitive and Special Operations (SSO) Division is responsible for the certification, accreditation, and compliant operation of all LANL SCIFs and Special Access Program Facilities (SAPFs), as well as providing security and operational oversight for all IW (Intelligence Work) conducted at LANL. It is the Division’s responsibility to provide the infrastructure and operational support to facilitate successful execution of intelligence programs while maintaining the integrity of a comprehensive security program. This is accomplished through routine interface with a diverse assortment of sponsor representatives and program security personnel.
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
Clearance: Q/SCI (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements
for access to classified matter.
Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. SeeDOE Order 472.2for additional information.
New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.
Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader.Please refer to LaboratoryPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.
Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call1-505-665-4444option 1.
Contact Name Frary, Suzanne R
Vacancy Name: IRC83253
Organization Name SSO-3/Special Security IT & Cyber Operations
Minimum Salary 94100
Maximum Salary 155700
Req ID: IRC83253
Category: Information Technology