Intermediate Linux System Adminstrator – Digital Nova Scotia – Leading Digital Industry

Intermediate Linux System Adminstrator

Specific Job Description

The successful candidate will be the secondary system administrator for maintaining and upgrading the Synthetic Environment Advanced Combat Operator Trainer (SEACOT) and Synthetic Environment Advanced Warfare and Operations Leadership Facility (SEAWOLF) for the Canadian Navy trainer at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Stadacona. They will work as part of an overall team of software and system engineers to ensure high availability of the trainer for the Canadian Navy and to implement upgrades as required. The role requires good working knowledge of Red Hat Linux, OpenLDAP, autofs, Network File System (NFS), Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE), Kickstart, Anaconda, Bash scripting, and VMware virtual computer maintenance. Hardware replacement of computers, rack mount servers and components will be required, including product research, and purchasing.

Daily tasks include:

  • Monitoring for system issues
  • Fixing/replacing faulty hardware
  • Maintaining adequate sparing levels
  • Performing system updates/upgrades when required.

Employee Type: Full Time

Vacancy Type: Permanent

Business Environment

Lockheed Martin Canada is the Canadian-based arm of Lockheed Martin Corporation, a global security and aerospace company employing 98,000 people worldwide, including nearly 1,000 Canadians. By applying innovative approaches of our highly skilled and experienced Canadian workforce, we have been Canada’s trusted defence and aerospace partner for over 75 years. We operate major facilities in Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, Calgary and Victoria and work on a wide range of major programs from advanced naval technology products and unmanned systems software to providing delivery and in-service support of the latest military aircraft to commercial engine repair and overhaul capabilities.

Clearance required for role: Nato Secret

Required skills, qualifications and experience

The successful candidate:

  • Must have a minimum of 5+ years of experience with a solid understanding of
  • Linux system administration including knowledge of troubleshooting Linux networks and systems
  • Will be supporting a complex trainer and will be expected to solve problems quickly with support from the primary administrator to prevent impact to the
  • Navy training schedule
  • Will have to diagnose issues that arise in the trainer, including issues that may not have been seen before, and come up with the quickest way to get the system operational for training.
  • Will be largely responsible for day-to-day administration with some assistance from more senior staff if needed
  • Will deal with the customer on a regular basis as they maintain the trainer, and may occasionally need to explain to the customer the need for maintenance time or why the trainer is not functional
  • Will be required to assist in receiving and disposal of equipment, which can involve loading/unloading and transporting material to a dumpster.

Desired skills, qualifications and experience

  • Experience working in a classified environment
  • Familiar with hardware configuration management concepts
  • Familiar with fibre optic network environments
  • Familiar with Red Hat Identity Manager (IdM)
  • Secret Security Clearance
  • Procurement Experience
  • Knowledge and experience with Cisco switches and routers.

Workplace Vaccination Policy

Lockheed Martin Canada is committed to lead and support efforts to ensure a safe and healthy work environment for our employees, partners and customers. Our Workplace Vaccination policy provides direction on our approach to managing COVID-19 and that policy will likely evolve as conditions and legal requirements change. At this time, all current and future employees of Lockheed Martin Canada who work on certain federal government sites must be fully vaccinated. We are also asking all employees to voluntarily submit their current vaccine status.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Lockheed Martin Canada is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. We are committed to excellence in serving all customers, including people with disabilities, and we encourage feedback on the provision of these services.