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Raytheon Technologies Systems Administrator II in Cambridge, Massachusetts

The Business Infrastructure (BI) Organization within Raytheon BBN Technologies is seeking a Systems Administrator to help support the scientific computing center at BBN’s Cambridge, MA location. Primary responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, s erver installation, configuration, maintenance, and documentation and planning . In addition, the incumbent will need to maintain other IT assets, prepare equipment for reuse or disposal, liaison with the other BI IT personnel, and other IT systems support as needed. This position also has a significant focus on responding to user-generated requests for particular hardware, software, and configuration changes.

The ideal candidate will be familiar with Linux operating systems, distributed configuration management tools, effective automation and development techniques, and network equipment and protocols. They should be able to learn and adapt to new technologies quickly and effectively. Flexibility and attention to detail is essential to the team’s success. BBN's work environment includes classified facilities to perform Government contract work, so an active security clearance or the willingness and ability to obtain a clearance, Security+ certification, and a knowledge of Risk Management Framework (RMF) and or NIST 800-171 standards are a plus.

Required Skills & Education:

  • BS/BA Degree with a minimum of 4 of years of experience or an additional 8 years of relevant work experience in lieu of a degree.

  • Working knowledge of networking essentials including common ports & protocols.

  • Experience in shell scripting or scripting languages such as: Bash, Python, and Perl.

  • Experience with system configuration tools such as Puppet, Ansible, Chef, Salt.

  • Facility for troubleshooting and solving technical problems.

  • Ability to perform system builds and upgrades, product installation and maintenance.

  • Ability to identify and automate routine tasks.

  • Ability to work in a team environment.

  • Ability to start and end tasks and projects to completion, with a sense of ownership about work.

  • A solid understanding of a Linux-based operating system and use of performance analysis to tune systems.

  • Demonstrated organizational and planning skills with a task-oriented mindset.

  • Ability to work efficiently and independently with minimal supervision (i.e. self-motivated and willing to stretch to meet important deadlines).

    Desired Skills:

  • RHCSA or other Linux-based certifications.

  • Experience with Cisco Switches/Routers.

  • Experience with installing and maintaining databases such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB.

  • Working knowledge of a variety of operating systems such as Windows 10, Mac OS X and Linux.

  • Knowledge of OpenLDAP, Samba, NFS, DNS, Apache Web Servers, and Lustre.

  • Demonstrated ability to support of a fast-paced set of developers and to balance priorities of multiple tasks.

    This position requires a U.S. person or the ability to obtain an Export Authorization from the appropriate government agency for non-U.S. person. 177999

Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.