Berkeley Lab's Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) Department has an opening for a Unix Systems Engineer. This position will be responsible for the engineering, implementation and operational support of ESnet's computing infrastructure systems and services. Responsibilities will include providing systems administration support for hundreds of instances of various operating systems, participating in and/or leading projects to engineer and implement infrastructure services, and independently carrying out operational support service duties.
What You Will Do:
With other engineers, lead engineering of all Linux and FreeBSD operating system environments and their associated management infrastructure.
Maintain, configure, and provide provisions to ESnet computing infrastructure.
Independently lead small to medium infrastructure projects; participate as a key member for large projects including service strategy projects.
Suggest and implement improvements to systems hardware, systems management, infrastructure services, scripting, templating, and automation.
Independently carry out on-call operational support duties.
What is Required:
BA/BS in Computer Science or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Eight (8) years of experience with system administration, including Linux/FreeBSD systems.
Extensive experience in scripting and templating (e.g. python, yaml, and jinja2).
Demonstrated expertise in scaling automation with platforms including Ansible, Gitlab, docker, and Kubernetes.
Experience managing and maintaining highly available relational database platforms
Significant experience implementing and managing technologies relevant to current and future Infrastructure Group projects, including hyperconverged infrastructure, virtualization, hybrid cloud deployment, automation, container orchestration, network storage / mass storage, identity management, and authentication platforms.
Experience with package management, creation, and deployment in FreeBSD and Linux
Demonstrated expertise with monitoring and alerting platforms including LibreNMS, Stackdriver, Alerta, PagerDuty, and custom solution platforms.
Experience managing and maintaining Domain Name Systems infrastructure using tools like bind and NameSurfer.
Strong written and interpersonal communication skills.
Project Management skills: demonstrated expertise leading project teams to successfully complete and develop project scope, on time and within project budgets.
This is a full-time 2 year, term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
This position will be remote initially, but limited to individuals residing in the United States tentatively due to COVID-19. Once the Bay Area shelter-in-place restrictions are lifted, work may be performed at your home office or at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."
Internal Number: 92811
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