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MAXAR System Administrator in San Jose, California

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Maxar is seeking a Linux System Administrator to join our team in Palo Alto, CA. In this role, you will be responsible for the administration of mission control, satellite ground control, and test systems. In particular, you will be responsible for installing, configuring and maintaining Linux (CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu) on servers and end-user stations. Additional duties includes repairing computers, making network connections, writing scripts and other tasks. This position will provide you the opportunity to work with a great team on exciting projects which help support the design, manufacture, test, launch, and control of our satellites.

An ideal applicant is one who: (1) is methodical, attentive, and does proactive preparation, (2) likes working in small teams of System Administrators and Software Engineers, (3) is willing to work off hours during mission-critical activities or when problems arise (4) is able to quickly isolate issues (whether in software or hardware), and (5) is able to resolve problems on their own.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

  • Requires 5 years of relevant experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or relevant field. 4 additional years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.

  • Must have previous Linux Systems Administration experience in a professional or educational environment

  • Strong understanding of IP based networking, subnets, switching, hardware and cabling

  • Strong understanding of computer hardware, replacing disks, memory, CPU's, GPU's, & PSU's

  • Must be able to setup and configure CentOS, Debian & Ubuntu systems from scratch

  • Knowledge of HTTP(S), SMTP, LDAP, DNS, DHCP, NTP and other internet protocols

  • In-depth experience with SSH, SCP, NFS, DD, TAR, RSYNC, SNMP, X11, VNC, & Remote Desktop

  • Experience setting up and maintaining KVM/QEMU environment

  • Shell scripting is a great asset to this position, Bash and/or Perl / Python

  • Experience working with distributed revision control systems such as git or Mercurial

  • Experience working with software and hardware based raid arrays in Linux

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience setting up Windows 7 or 10 systems

  • Knowledge of network boot environments

  • Experience creating and debugging Linux preseed & kickstart environments

  • Experience creating and debugging custom Linux based firewalls

  • Experience maintaining local Linux repositories and creating custom packages

  • Experience with automation systems such as salt, puppet, or Jenkins

  • Experience with DRBD, GlusterFS, or other Linux HA environments

MAXAR Technologies offers a generous compensation package including a competitive salary; choice of medical plan; dental, life, and disability insurance; a 401(K) plan with competitive company match; paid holidays and paid time off.

We are a vertically integrated, new space economy story, including segments across the value continuum for every moment leading up to and following launch. We lead in satellite communications (building and operating), ground infrastructure, Earth observation, advanced analytics, insights from machine learning, next-generation propulsion, space robotics, on-orbit servicing, on-orbit assembly, and protection of space assets through cybersecurity and monitoring of space systems. By integrating our leading-edge capabilities, we provide innovative, cost-effective solutions, value for customers, and thus unlock the multiplier effect of our combined businesses.

Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.