Linux System Administrator (AWS Cloud) [2023-022]

Space Operations

ITS, LLC. is looking for a Linux System Administrator with extensive AWS Cloud experience to join a team of SAs supporting clients located at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Please note that this position will be required to work on-site in Pasadena, CA. All candidates must be able to work in Pasadena on the first day of employment.

Due to past issues with relocation, only candidates that are currently local to the Pasadena CA area will be considered for this position.

Job duties may include, and are not limited to:

•The installation, configuration, and maintenance of enterprise infrastructure

•The installation and configuration of RHEL-based operating systems, packages, and services

•Managing infrastructure through code using Git, Jenkins, Terraform, and Packer

•Spinning up and managing EKS clusters, EC2 instances, S3 buckets, Lambda functions, etc

•Deploying Kubernetes clusters with dynamic provisioning

•Supporting on-prem bare-metal systems, virtual machines, and cloud instances

•Security vulnerability remediation and system/instance migrations to newer OS distributions

•Monitoring systems and responding to incidents (at times during off-hours)

•Client support via on-site visits, phone calls, emails, and ticketing systems

•Documenting processes, procedures, and technical walkthroughs

Required Skills:

•Five or more years recent and uninterrupted experience as a Linux System Administrator

•Four or more years recent and uninterrupted experience as an AWS Cloud System Administrator

•In-depth knowledge of RHEL/RHEL derivative Linux (components, commands, layout, maintenance)

•AWS and RHEL Security Hardening procedures and best practices

•Experience deploying Linux services and applications such as LAMP

•Excellent user interface / interpersonal / written and verbal communication skills

•Strong knowledge of common Linux application, service, networking, and storage technologies

•Strong work ethic and an eagerness to learn

•Ability to work independently and in a team environment

•Ability to learn and grow skillset as needed to support client requirements


•Configuration Management (e.g. SaltStack)

•Containerization (Docker, Podman, or Singularity)

•Container Orchestration (Kubernetes)

•Scripting (e.g. Python)

•Networking (routers and switches)

•Experience with ELK Stack, Redis, Message Brokers

Bachelor's Degree

A minimum of 4 years of experience demonstrating technical, communication, and development skills. May substitute experience for education.

Pasadena, California

No Clearance Required


In compliance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the salary range for this role is $115,000 - $120,000.Please note, salary is based on education, experience, and responsibilities.

U.S. Citizenship is required. EOE including disability/vet
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