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Senior Linux Solutions Architect (Solutions Architect 3/4)

Company: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Location: Los Alamos
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

What You Will DoThis position will be filled at either the Solutions Architect 3 / Solutions Architect 4 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.eXperience Information Technology (XIT) division is seeking an energetic and customer-focused Solutions Architect 3/4 for the XIT Classified Systems Services (XIT-CSS) group. XIT-CSS consists of approximately 85 professionals, technicians, and students. XIT division is responsible for the desktop and server support for computing environments at the Laboratory. The division is organized around field support groups that are focused on supporting unclassified and classified programmatic and mission support needs, and a technical services group that provides the enterprise level configuration management services for these computing environments.Solutions Architect 3 ($105,700 - $176,400) The successful candidate will work on a team supporting institutional and programmatic customers at locations across the laboratory, performing a wide variety of system administration activities for classified servers and workstations, including but not limited to:Configure, deploy and manage Linux/UNIX systems including server and desktop management in a heterogeneous environmentConfigure, deploy and manage virtual desktops and serversProvide expert knowledge of hardware and operating systems including system architectures, network infrastructures, and client/server principlesScripting and automating tasksDeploy and manage Linux / UNIX systems to include imaging and central managementWork with authentication services such as LDAPDeploy, configure and maintain configuration management tools, such as CFengine, Ansibile, PuppetManage projects from inception through implementation, including project management, documentation, and training of users, system administrators, or others who may maintain or use the end productsProvide technical leadership and architectural direction to solving complex software and hardware issues in a heterogeneous computing environmentConfigure and manage storage and backup solutionsResearch, document, and communicate current and future technologiesInteract with customers and peers in a professional and responsive mannerWork effectively in a team environment to resolve issues, prioritize tasks, assist, and mentor fellow team members, and participate in continuous process improvement effortsPractice Information Architecture (IA) processes and standardsSolutions Architect 4 ($127,800- $215,000) In addition to the duties outlined above, the Solutions Architect 4 will be required to:Architect, plan, design, document and implement complex Linux solutionsTest emerging technologies to ensure adherence to compliance requirementsArchitect and implement services such as CFEngine, Ansible and LDAP within a large complex heterogeneous environmentSecure systems by implementing STIG and NIST cyber security frameworksUse authentication methods such as Active Directory, Smartcard and Kerberos; standard network protocols, including NFS, CIFSAnalyze and implement appropriate network and host security frameworks, including firewalls and traffic monitoring as neededWhat You NeedMinimum Job Requirements:Extensive experience administering Linux / UNIX systems (physical or virtual) and developing and managing security policiesExperience with configuration management and imaging of Linux / UNIX systemsExperience scripting automating tasks in Linux / UNIX supported language (e.g., Bash, C, Perl, Python, Java)Experience planning, designing, and implementing storage area networks (SANs), RAID storage configurations and storage appliances (NetApp and Dell EMC Isilon, etc.)Experience with project management principles including specifying, budgeting, scheduling, testing, and implementing server and workstation solutionsAdditional Job Requirements for Solutions Architect 4:Mastery of Linux / UNIX systems to include knowledge of hardware and operating systems including system architectures, network infrastructures, and client/server principlesExtensive experience scripting automated tasks in a Linux supported language (e.g., Bash, Perl, Python, Java, or similar scripting languages)Experience leading complex projects that require in-depth analysis, gathering of customer requirements, and cross-discipline solution setsExperience providing technical leadership and architectural direction for complex systemsExtensive experience with vulnerability remediation including use of cyber-related tools for auditing, compliance verification, vulnerability testing, system patching and continuous monitoringEducation/Experience at Solutions Architect 3:Position requires a minimum of 10-15 years of related experience. At this level, post-graduate coursework may be desirable.Education/Experience at Solutions Architect 4:Position requires a Bachelor's Degree and 15 years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. At this level, postgraduate coursework may be expected.Desired Qualifications:Active DOE L or Q clearance, or equivalent transferable clearanceExperience securing Operating Systems using NIST and STIG cyber security frameworksExperience administering Microsoft Windows desktops and serversAdvanced vendor certification (RHCSA, RHCE, VMware, Storage)Location: This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM.COVID Vaccine: The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires. Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.Note to Applicants:For full consideration, please submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses each key requirements of the positionPosition requires working onsitePosition may require working off-peak hours and providing "On-Call" supportThe Laboratory's compensation structure defines a salary within the assigned salary band that is contingent upon training, education, and experience of the selected candidateWhere You Will WorkLocated in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes: - PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network - Dental and vision insurance - Free basic life and disability insurance - Paid childbirth and parental leave - Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually) - Learning opportunities and tuition assistance - Flexible schedules and time off (PTO, and holidays) - Onsite gyms and wellness programs - Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)Additional DetailsDirective 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2. Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.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. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.*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. Although New Mexico and other states have legalized the use of marijuana, use and possession of marijuana remain illegal under federal law. A positive drug test for marijuana will result in termination of employment, even if the use was pre-offer. Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to Policy Policy P701 for applicant eligibility requirements.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 regard 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 or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.Employment StatusFull Time

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