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1 Rocket Rd
Hawthorne, CA 90250

Overview :

In an era when most technology based products follow a path of ever-increasing capability and reliability while simultaneously reducing costs, launch vehicles today are little changed from those of 40 years ago. SpaceX aims to change this paradigm by developing a family of launch vehicles which will ultimately reduce the cost and increase the reliability of space access by a factor of ten. …

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IT LINUX SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR

Hawthorne, CA, US

 

SpaceX - Full-Time | Job date : 07-06-2018

Description

SpaceX is looking for an experienced Systems Administrator with deep knowledge and broad experience across Linux-based technologies and application support. The ideal candidate will be flexible and flourish in a fast paced and challenging environment.  He or she should be a self-starter, self-motivator and possess ingenuity to excel at this position.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Work closely with other SpaceX engineers to gather requirements, research, evaluate, design, plan, deploy, and support Linux-based / open source software platforms and related technologies in a world-class environment that meets the needs of the demanding SpaceX engineering teams. Build highly-resilient, high-performance, scalable, and flexible systems.

Exercise a high degree of responsibility for the processes, systems, and tools you create and manage; all supporting the goal of making humanity an interplanetary species.

Make recommendations, justify, and implement improvements using an accepted change control methodology.

Work within a diverse group to design and deliver creative solutions and resolve problems in a timely and proactive manner by interacting with internal business units.

Define, document and follow standards and best practices for systems design, testing, and implementation.

Drive scripting and automation to develop solutions to common problems.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

 

3+ years of experience in IT systems administration.

Experience with Linux servers in physical and virtualized environments.

Experience in Python or other scripting and automation languages.

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

 

Expertise in creating repeatable, reliable, scalable systems architectures, with high availability, fault tolerance, performance tuning, monitoring, and statistics/metrics collection.

Expert working knowledge (including the ability to setup, configure, upgrade, manage, and troubleshoot) Linux-based and open-source systems and technologies such as Apache, BIND, HAProxy, NGINX, sendmail/postfix, iptables, etc.

Linux shell skills (bash scripting, output parsing, etc).

Experience in source code and version control tools such as Git and Subversion.

Experience with configuration management (Puppet, Chef, Ansible), provisioning, infrastructure as code, and other DevOps concepts and tools (Vagrant, Docker, etc).

Comfortable working with mission critical and sensitive systems, with a sense of urgency appropriate to the responsibilities.

Excellent communications skills with the ability to communicate with internal/external customers, vendors, management etc. in both formal and informal situations. 

Disclaimer: Local Candidates Only
This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.