POSITION TITLE: Linux Admin/IT support for NOAA’s Ocean Surface Winds Science Team (OSWST)
This position serves as the principal Systems Administrator and IT resource for the Ocean Surface Winds Science Team in NOAA’s Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR) at NOAA’s Center for Weather and Climate Predictions in College Park Maryland. The OSWST operates an environment that includes 15 Linux CentOS servers and one Solaris Server, 1.4 Petabytes of mostly JBOD storage, Apache Web servers. OSWST performs experiments on NOAA P3 airplanes and the supported environment include systems and sensor interfaces that reside on those planes.
- Provide systems administration and general support for the OSWST infrastructure;
- Serve as the principal IT resource as member of a small team of scientists and analysts who collect, process, and analyze data to study and model Ocean Surface wind, using data collected via satellite- and air- based experiments;
- Administer, monitor and maintain all Linux servers, including unboxing, provisioning, baseline configuration, ongoing configuration management, patching, and de-commissioning;
- Perform Tier -2 and -3 helpdesk support for the OSWST systems;
- Monitor system performance and resource utilization;
- Assist with patching, developing and implementing firewall rules and security controls;
- Follow and support STAR Configuration Management practices;
- Manage OSWST Apache-based public web services;
- Manage and monitor perimeter security devices including firewalls;
- Setup and manage hardware and software JBOD storage systems;
- Maintain documentation regarding system configurations and processes;
- Support the OSWST data collection mission, including participation in P3 [airplane]-based data collection efforts (Some of these experiments can be in severe weather).
- Reports to Caelum NOAALink Program Manager;
- Receives technical guidance and priorities from the Government Task Manager and the OSWST Team Lead;
- Works with Caelum’s STAR IT Team for collaboration and cross support;
- Interacts and collaborates regularly with Federal and contract employees within STAR.
- Minimum B.S/B.A. in Engineering, Computer Science, or related field;
- Demonstrated proficiency, with a minimum of 6 years’ relevant experience as a Linux Systems Administrator;
- Experience and demonstrable expertise with the following technologies:
- CentOS Solaris
- Ability to compile software packages from source (FORTRAN and IDL)
- TCP/IP Networking and Firewalls
- Syslog, TCP Wrappers, DMZ implementation principles
- Change management
- Apache web servers
- Scripting: Bash, perl, python, ruby, etc.
- Experience with the following is valuable:
- TCP/UP, UDP, DNS, iptables, and NFS
- Programming: Compiling, linking, debugging, etc.
- Experience working on a science/research based technical team
- Experience in the NOAA environment or other U.S Government entity, particularly one supporting a science mission, is desirable
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to pass NOAA’s water survival safety online training requirements
COMPENSATION AND OTHER FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS AT HIRE:
*Base salary open, depending upon background and experience of successful candidate*
Place of performance: College Park, MD
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