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Linux Site Reliability Engineer

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Date: Jun 5, 2018

Location: El Segundo, CA, US, 90245

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 24881 

All Locations: El Segundo, CA (California)  

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation.  A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning clandestine to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves.  When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators.  Are you ready to launch your career?


We are seeking a Linux Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) that will lead the Enterprise Computing Infrastructure Department to design and implement site reliability engineering.  SRE’s enjoy designing and improving the process of deploying, upgrading and scaling Linux systems and software using automation and configuration management tools.  Whenever possible, you will automate and configure as code.  The Enterprise Computing Infrastructure Department is responsible for enterprise Windows, Linux and storage infrastructure for the Aerospace Corporation.  You will play a vital role in improving our services and interfacing with engineers and scientists that are involved with cutting edge space and launch capabilities.


Key Functions

  • Build and improve configuration and automation tools to remove manual steps in deployment of Linux systems and software across the enterprise environment enabling more rapid, reliable and secure deployment, upgrades and scale out.
  • Build, improve and maintain monitoring tools to ensure that enterprise Linux systems meet service level objectives.
  • Lead roll-out and deployment of new product features that facilitate rapid iteration and continued growth including documentation and knowledge transfer to other team members.
  • Capacity planning and demand forecasting, anticipating performance bottlenecks and scaling the environment as needed


This position is available as an Aerospace Corporation Staff III or IV.




  • BS degree in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with administration and provisioning of Linux servers in a large scale enterprise environment (4 years experience)
  • Strong scripting ability (Bash, Perl, PowerShell, Ruby, Python, etc) (3 years experience)
  • Working knowledge of server virtualization with VMWare (3 years experience)
  • Experience automating repetitive tasks with scripting or applications
  • Experience with both bare metal and virtual system provisioning, orchestration and configuration management
  • Experience with configuration management tools such as Puppet, Chef, Ansible (2 years experience)
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Must work well in a team environment
  • Must possess strong organizational, time management and project management skills
  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to adapt to changing organizational need
  • Effective interpersonal skills to coordinate efforts and work with other internal and external organizations
  • Strong sense of ownership, customer service, and integrity.
  • Proven experience as a Linux System Engineer with exceptional troubleshooting skills
  • An eye for automation and instrumentation
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • US Citizenship



  • Experience with containers in a production environment
  • Hybrid systems and software engineer with software development ability and proclivity
  • Experience and knowledge of DevOps
  • SCI Clearance


Qualifications Staff IV



  • Staff III required qualifications from above
  • Extensive experience with bare metal and virtual system provisioning, orchestration and configuration management (4+ Years)
  • Extensive experience with configuration management tools such as Puppet, Chef, Ansible (2 Years+)
  • Subject matter expert level knowledge of at least one configuration management system (Puppet, Chef, Ansible, etc.)
  • Subject matter expert in at least one of the following areas: automation, configuration management, site reliability engineering.
  • Experience as a team lead, guiding and mentoring team members in areas of automation, configuration management or site reliability engineering.
  • Hybrid systems and software engineer with software development ability and proclivity



  • Experience with containers in a production environment
  • Experience and knowledge of DevOps
  • SCI Clearance

Transcript Requirement



Additional Requisition Details


Clearance Requirement: Secret 

Access: None 

Polygraph: None 

Relocation Available:  No 

Employment Type: Regular 

Work Schedule: Full Time 


Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.


Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.

You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

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