Los Alamos National Laboratory Cybersecurity Technical Staff 1 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The candidate selected for this position will be responsible for day-to-day Red Hat Network Satellite Server (RHNSS) operations. RHNSS services approximately 2000 Red Hat Linux workstations and servers in the Visitor facing, Unclassified, and Classified networks. Duties include system administration of the production RHNS servers which include proxy, connected, disconnected and test servers.The RHNS team is responsible for providing the user community with a HTTP based network installer (LANL ExpressWay Red Hat), system rescue services, and updates via HTTPS for registered Red Hat Enterprise Linux clients. The selected candidate will utilize RHNS to keep track of registered clients’ hardware and software, errata that apply to each system, along with vulnerabilities that affect each system and the listing of outdated packages. The selected candidate will workwith Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions 6 and 7 workstations and servers. The RHNS team is also responsible for providing LANL packages (STOR, rhusreg, csdreg, DOE Warning Banner) through custom LANL channels. The selected candidate will ensure that Red Hat updates have gone through Quality Assurance/Quality Control before being released to the LANL user community. Duties include lead in the testing, evaluation, planning and deployment of the next generation of Satellite Server 6 as well as serving as LANL’s primary contact with Red Hat.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Red Hat Linux systems administration and security configuration experience

  • Demonstrated innovative problem solving in a heterogeneous computing environment

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently analyzing problems, proposing, implementing and documenting solutions

  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and solve difficult technical problems on the Linux platform

  • Architecting solutions that are or include UNIX/Linux systems in an enterprise environment

  • Experience using formal ticketing management system

  • Experience with programming using the bash shell and at least one scripting language (Perl, Python, etc)

  • Superior customer service in computer support

  • Ability to work in an unclassified and classified environment

Desired Skills:

  • Experience administering a Red Hat Network Satellite Server

  • Familiarity with at least one Linux distribution other than Red Hat Enterprise Linux

  • Familiarity with at least one relational database system (MySQL, postgres, Oracle, etc)

  • Demonstrated experience working with Virtualization

  • Familiarity with RHEL DISA STIG or NIST USGCB

  • Experience with kickstart installations and Anaconda installer

  • Ability to supervise and mentor colleagues

Education: Position typically requires a bachelor’s degree in a technical field and a minimum of 2 years’ related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Notes to Applicants:

  • Please provide a comprehensive cover letter that details how you meet the qualifications for this position.

  • Some travel may be required typically for training and technical conferences

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy “Q” clearance is required.

Additional Details:

Clearance: Q(Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter.

*Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Regular position:Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Equal Opportunity:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

The Configuration and Development Services, Network and Infrastructure Engineering Division (NIE-CDS) provides the Division and the Laboratory with development tools, configuration guidelines, and platform-specific configuration management and patching services.

Maximum Salary: 118200

Minimum Salary: 72500

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Work Telephone: 505-665-1683

Contact Name: Tedder, Billie Jo (BJ)

Organization Name: NIE-CDS/Configuration & Development Services

Email: bjtedder@lanl.gov

Job Title: Cybersecurity Technical Staff 1

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC62106