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My team is looking for a mid-senior career Linux admin. The job is in Lexington, MA. I've been commuting from Hudson, NH to here for 8 years. The work is supporting a research environment and requires U.S. citizenship and will require you to apply for a U.S. government SECRET clearance.

Please contact me if you are interested. Here's the detailed job description:
We are seeking a system administrator to build and maintain complex systems and networks in a research environment. The administrator will support highly technical end users by maintaining laboratories of research servers and networks, virtual environments, and desktop/laptop development systems. A successful candidate must have a desire to learn new skills and technologies, work well with a team, have strong communication and documentation skills, and seek creative solutions that further the overall goals of the organization.

Responsibilities include: 
?	Hardware and software installation of servers and network equipment
?	Application installation, configuration and integration
?	Designing and developing solutions to solve researcher problems and meet their IT needs
?	Document configurations, procedures, physical and logical system topologies, 
?	Automate and document repetitive tasks
?	Interface with internal site-wide IT organization to facilitate organizational efforts in security, compliance and asset management
?	Provide limited technical support to researchers
?	Perform regular maintenance tasks such as anti-virus scans, system patching, and software upgrades
?	Track tasks in an issue tracker to keep stakeholders appraised of task loading and status

Required abilities:
?	A BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience desired
?	A minimum of 5 years experience performing regular system administration duties on server class Linux systems
?	Strong Linux skills are critical
?	Ability to automate using scripting languages (e.g. shell or Python)
?	Experience with virtualization technologies (VMware vSphere preferred)
?	Demonstrated understanding of fundamental networking concepts and technologies (such as switching, VLANs, routing, firewall rules/access lists). Hardware experience with Cisco and/or Extreme preferred
?	Knowledge of common open source tools and services (web server, LDAP, DNS, DHCP, NFS, git)
?	Work with Puppet configuration management and the tools in the Puppet ecosystem (Puppet, Foreman, MCollective, vagrant). Experience is a plus, but must at least have a desire to learn these technologies

The position is currently for a full-time long-term contract, but open to the possibility of a direct hire now or in the future.

Due to our hiring process for contractors, there are a number of agencies on contract that we can put you in touch with, and salary would be negotiable between you and the agency based on their bid against a government RFP.

The position is at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington, MA, specifically in the Airborne Networks research group ( ). For those interested in public transit, Lincoln is accessible via the 76 bus from Alewide or via private shuttle bus from MIT campus (see ).

If interested please forward resumes to me at shawn at


Shawn K. O'Shea
IT Services
Group 65 - Airborne Networks
MIT Lincoln Laboratory

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