Linux Systems Administrator - Top Secret SCI - every other Friday off!

Information Technology Pasadena, California


MORI Associates is seeking hands-on Systems Administrator with DevOps exposure/experience to help manage the functionality and efficiency of computer systems at JPL, that are running primarily on Linux operating systems. Will operate in a team environment consisting of both internal and external members, co-workers and customer.

Job Experience/Skill Requirements

Top Secret SCI with Polygraph.

Significant experience with Linux operating systems, particularly Red Hat Enterprise, networking, and IT security concepts

DOD 8570 Tier II Technical Cert – Security + CE example preferred. 

Experience with cloud and on-prem infrastructure: compute, network, storage, database, etc.

Significant experience with virtualization (VMWare and/or Oracle)

Experience with Configuration Management Systems (Salt, Puppet, Rundeck, etc.)

Practical experience with diagnosing and resolving technical issues

Experience with Linux containers, Docker, and Kubernetes container orchestration.

Experience automating routine tasks using Bash, Python, Java or other language in a proper SDLC

Experience supporting Windows systems and software.



The Systems Administrator will have the following responsibilities:

  • Deploy and maintain physical and virtual servers
  • Ensure optimal hardware and software operation
  • Harden computer systems consistent with security practices and established guidelines
  • Automate repetitive manual tasks with scripting (Bash, Python, etc.)
  • Resolve incidents quickly and identify root causes for long term fixes

To qualify for this opportunity,  you should have relevant BS degree and 4-10 years of systems administration including a minimum of 3+ years of Linux SA experience; years of experience may be substituted for BS degree. 

Individual should have excellent user interface / interpersonal / written and verbal communication skills.

 MORI Associates offers comprehensive fringe benefits including matching funds on company 401K plan.