Linux Systems Administrator – US Navy, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA

Provide overall support to students, staff, and researchers engaged in work that requires Linux operating system based computation. This includes Linux workstations used in classroom environments, as well as Linux servers used by faculty, staff, and students for both research and teaching. In addition, the campus High Performance Computing (HPC) assets at NPS use a Linux operating system.

Specific tasks include:

  • Install, reinstall, update, and upgrade operating systems and software stacks on servers and workstations.
  • Install and maintain user applications, system patches and libraries.
  • Coordinate with other Research Computing team members to prioritize and accomplish assigned tasks.
  • Implement system security hardening in accordance with established information assurance policies.
  • Create and maintain online documentation for users, develop and maintain up to date standard operating procedures (SOPs) on the system design and software architecture of Research Computing systems.
  • Respond to user requests for assistance. This can range from simple questions, such as how to login to a machine and compile a program to much more complex assistance such as installing specialized software or assistance with improving the performance of a computer program.
  • Administer Linux systems running primarily Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) or CentOS, including installing and configuring workstations and Linux servers.
  • Administer a Linux network, including configuring IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, editing firewall rules (e.g., iptables), and configuring Network Address Translation.
  • Linux System Administrator Services will support the following components:
    • A diverse Linux user base across a number of NPS departments, many of whom require support of their unique environment.
    • High Performance Computing systems (including “MPI”, “Kubernetes”, and “Hadoop”).
    • A tape backup system.
    • Internal and external networks for rapid transfer of datasets.
    • AWS (Amazon Web Services) EC2 (Elastic Cloud) workloads.
    • GPU servers for Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning and other applications.


  • Experience with Linux operating system.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Strong ability to provide written end-user documentation.
  • Ability to install and configure Linux systems (RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu).
  • Experience with Windows and Mac operating systems.
  • Knowledge of Linux package managers (yum, apt).
  • Ability to perform routine system maintenance and troubleshoot performance issues.
  • Demonstrated experience with at least one of the following technologies used in Linux environments: Kubernetes, Cloud Computing (AWS), Docker, Openstack, Clustered Computing including HPC, Python Programming, or another new/emerging technology that would be beneficial to NPS Linux system operations.
  • Knowledge of the command line interface (CLI) and shell scripting (bash).
  • Experience or demonstrated ability installing compilers and application software.
  • Experience or demonstrated ability with license managers.
  • Ability to maintain system security.
  • Ability to provide technical support and guidance.
  • Information Assurance Technical (IAT) Level II (must be obtained within 6 months from date of hire).
  • Must be able to read and speak fluent English
  • Must be able to pass a Federal background check

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