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Barrios Technology Systems Administrator (Linux/Solaris) in Houston, Texas

Our long-term client relationship with Boeing Corporation has led to a need for a Systems Administrator (Linux/Solaris) on the Boeing Engineering and Technical Services (BETS-SWS) contract located in Houston, Texas.

BETS-SWS provides support to Boeing’s Houston-based International Space Station (ISS), CST-100, and other site programs under the suite of Boeing Engineering & Technical Services Support (BETS) contracts. The BETS-SWS team designs, develops, tests and certifies avionic and simulation software and hardware; and maintains flight-equivalent labs for development, simulation and test of flight and ground software.

Barrios Technology Ltd. is a woman-owned and operated small business headquartered in Houston, Texas. We provide a full spectrum of engineering, operations and related technology services in support of the aerospace community and have successfully supported NASA for 40 years. Barrios Technology is the prime contractor for the Human Space Flight Technical Integration (HSFTIC) contract and Research, Engineering, Mission Integration Services (REMIS) contracts along with subcontractor support to multiple prime contractors as listed below. Barrios employees have the opportunity to contribute to the US Space Program through work on the International Space Station (ISS), Orion, Space Launch System and Exploration programs. Our primary locations are at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, TX and the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, AL. We also support commercial space programs and provide systems engineering services to the oil and gas industry. Our customers include:

  • Boeing on the Boeing Engineering and Technical Services (BETS) contract at JSC and MSFC

  • Jacobs Technology on the JSC Engineering and Technical Services (JETS) contract at JSC

  • COLSA Corporation on the Huntsville Operations Support Center (HOSC) contract at MSFC

  • Rothe Development, Inc. on the Joint Operations, Integrated Systems Technology (JOIST) contract at JSC

  • Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Commercial Resupply Services 2 (CRS2) contract in Colorado and Houston

  • Leidos Innovations on the Cargo Mission Contract (CMC)3 at JSC

  • Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems (formerly Orbital ATK) on the CRS2 contract in Houston, TX and Virginia

  • British Petroleum (BP) in Houston, TX

  • Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (SGT) / KBRwyle on the Mission Systems Operations (MSOC) contract at JSC

  • Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (SGT) / KBRwyle on the Integrated Mission Operations Contract II (IMOC II) contract at JSC

  • KBRwyle on the Fully Integrated Lifecycle Mission Support Services (FILMSS) contract at Ames Research Center

The Systems Administrator (Linux/Solaris) will:

  • Perform all activities related to LINUX systems and network administration.

  • Be responsible for all activities related to LINUX system, and network administration.

  • Ensure long-term requirements are included in the overall planning.

  • Be responsible for the installation, maintenance, configuration and integrity of the system and software

  • Implement system enhancements that will improve reliability and performance.

  • Perform OS installations, configuration changes to SDIL systems.

  • Perform software installations and configurations.

  • Perform regular and IT Security patching.

  • Support system hardening per benchmark requirements.

  • Evaluate COTS application and provide recommendations based on detailed product analysis.

  • Perform Web administration if required.

  • Maintain System Configuration Management.

  • Provide architecture analysis support.

  • Write and maintain technical and operational engineering documentation.

  • Integrate existing software and platforms.

  • Support system performance monitoring and tuning.

  • Provide anomaly debug and resolution support.

  • Perform system network capacity planning and monitoring.

  • Manage accounts and Licenses.

  • Support application development by monitoring and correcting system defects.

  • Work with peers and other departments concerning the maintenance and performance of software systems.

  • Follow all applicable safety guidelines.

  • Conduct themselves in an ethical manner, following all applicable company policies and customer policies.

  • Continually update technical knowledge and skills.

  • Follow all ISO and CMMI Procedures for product deliveries.

  • Provide accurate and timely written and verbal feedback and status.

  • Complete all mandatory training as assigned.

  • Perform Quality Assurance duties as required.

  • Perform all other assigned duties.

This position is posted at multiple levels. Depending on the candidate’s experience, position requirements and business needs, we reserve the right to consider candidates at any level for which this position has been advertised.

Required Education/Experience/Skills:

  • BS/BA in Computer Science or related IT field from an accredited college or university and five (5) years of progressive, relevant experience.

– OR –

  • BS/BA in Computer Science or related IT field from an accredited college or university and ten (10) years of progressive, relevant experience.

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (5-6-7)

  • SUSE Enterprise Linux 11

  • Oracle Solaris 10 and 11

  • RSA Securid Manager and Red Hat PAM software

  • Requesting and installing PKI/Digicert Certificates

  • Creating LINUX VM’s using VMWare Vcenter


  • Familiarity with GlusterFS, Satellite servers, Overland/Tandberg Agility/NeoXL

Essential Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.

  • Applicant selected may be subject to government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

  • Work may involve sitting for extended periods.

  • May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lb.

  • Must have sufficient mobility to enter areas of test facilities where necessary.

  • Generally an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on task.

  • Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, fax, etc.)

  • Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule is critical.

  • Ability to work outside normal schedule and adjust schedule to meet peak periods and surge requirements when required.

  • Must be able to work in a team atmosphere.

  • Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.

  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

  • This position may require some commuting and traveling to other installations as needed.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity; for immediate consideration, apply now!

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.

  • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which this position has been advertised.

    Barrios Technology is an Equal Employment Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job ID: 2020-1767

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