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Raytheon Technologies Sr Systems Administrator I in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Raytheon is seeking a Sr Systems Administrator

with strong Linux and VM System Administration background to join our team in a sustainment environment. DoD Secret environment, co-located with the Customer.

Responsible for planning, developing, installation, configuration and maintenance of IT systems, storage, end user hardware, software, cloud, and other infrastructures aligned with customer requirements. This includes end-to-end solutions, including execution of detailed design, implementation, and sustainment activities that ensure functionality, data consistency, security and usability of systems aligned with the intended requirements and consumer priorities. Enables IT system consumers to produce their intended work products efficiently and reliably through cross-functional collaboration. Responsible for proactive and predictive management of IT environments, ensuring optimal availability, performance, and integrity be maintained through system expansion, modernization, sustainment, and retirement, based upon the demand from the system consumer. Troubleshoots and resolves IT system issues. Prepares work estimates in support of internal projects and Business Development proposal efforts. Automates routine activities, leveraging scripting and off the shelf solutions to effectively manage IT resources in physical, virtual, and cloud environments and to secure systems. Installs consumer and end user software.

This position requires US Citizenship with a current DoD Secret Clearance

Requires a current Security+ Certification

Will be located in Colorado Springs, CO.

Required Skills:

In-depth understanding of Enterprise level computer technologies to include:

Linux System Administration in a development environment; strong background in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL 5/6/7)

Highly proficient with Installing, troubleshooting and upgrading Linux Server

Knowledge of patch management tools such as RPM and YUM package management, Red Hat Satellite

Deploying Linux OS using kickstart

Active Directory Management:

Managing and troubleshooting GPO’s, DNS, and DHCP as it pertains to the Linux OS.

Adding machines into active Directory using the Centrify Management tool

Setting up service accounts, user accounts and permission them using Centrify Groups.

Strong knowledge of VMware Horizon 7.x

Deploying Linux VDIs

Troubleshooting virtual machines using vCenter to include Networking, OS and host issues.

Extensive knowledge VMware vSphere 6.x Infrastructure

How to create a VM

How to troubleshoot virtual machines using vCenter to include Networking, OS and host issues.

Create, maintain

and update software deployment and configuration guides, tune system performance, troubleshooting, installing system wide software and allocate mass storage space

Basic Network Administration knowledge utilizing CISCO

HP hardware: Install, troubleshoot physical hardware in support of the enterprise environment (i.e. server, workstations and thin clients)

Application support and troubleshooting to include

COTS/GOTS/FOSS Software installations.

Excellent knowledge of computer security concepts to include DOD STIG deployment and troubleshooting as well as system monitoring and logging.

Ability to write technical documents to include Engineering documents, Installation and configuration documents as needed.

Experience with creating and troubleshooting scripts using various languages to include Powershell, Bash, Ruby, Python, etc.

Experience with Automation Tools; CHEF, Puppet

Willing and able to travel approximately 20% to additional local off-site locations for installations and maintenance work on short notice as needed

Must be able to lift up to 35 pounds in support of hardware installations.

Must have a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics, and 6 years of related work experience.

Must be a US Citizen with a current DoD Secret Clearance

Must have a current Security+ Certification

Desired Skills:

Experience with the Centrify Management suite

Experience with desktop workstation collaboration products and protocols

Systems integration experience

Understanding of Storage Area Network concepts (SAN) and Network Attached Storage (NAS).

A degree in Science, Technology Engineering or Math (STEM) with emphasis in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Information Technology,

or related STEM degree program from an

Accredited University/School/College and 4+ years of relatable experience.


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.