Seal Beach, California

Job Description

At Boeing, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity and inclusion are shared values. We’re committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that’s welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.

The Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) team is seeking an Associate Linux System Administrator located in Seal Beach, CA. The selected candidate will be part of an amazing, collaborative team managing secure, world-class computing and storage services to support a proprietary customer.  You will be an integral part of the program and have the opportunity to work with multiple engineering and support groups on both on-going operational efforts and exciting future projects for a highly valued, dynamic program.  As a member of our diverse and highly-adaptive System Administration Team, you will work closely with other System Administrators, Communications Engineers, Information Assurance specialists, Cyber Security professionals, Systems Engineers, and Operations specialists who are passionate about providing top-quality secure computing and storage services to a variety of developers and data scientists across the United States of America.

Position Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop and manage the program's (high performance) computing and infrastructure systems

  • Provide creative problem solving, critical thinking, and advanced troubleshooting across a broad domain of secure computing systems and support activities

  • Manage data center computing operations while maintaining strict operational security requirements/directives

  • Manage availability of network, storage, computing, and software of multiple computing and storage systems

  • Ensure secure operations according to advanced security directives

  • Implementation of computer security policies and procedures

  • Develop and update documentation for processes and technical guides

  • Administer and enhance the program's computing and storage infrastructure

  • Administer and maintain (HPC) systems, engineered systems, and infrastructure systems

  • Design and provide technical guidance for multiple vendor teams to install computing equipment

  • Collaborate effectively within a small team environment as well as work tasks independently

  • Use creative, critical thinking, and troubleshooting skills across a broad domain of software development activities

  • Apply a logical approach in solving challenging problems

  • OS Environments: Unix (Solaris), Linux (RHEL), VMware ESXi, and Windows

  • Address and develop solutions for computing security requirements (e.g., Risk Management Framework (RMF))

This position is expected to be 100% onsite.  The selected candidate will be required to work onsite at the listed location.

This position requires a current Tier 5 (T5), formerly known as a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) (U.S. Citizenship required) or requires candidate agreed to enter a Continuous Evaluation program.

This position requires ability to obtain program access, for which the U.S. Government requires U.S. Citizenship only.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • Bachelor's, Master's or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry

  • Current/Active CompTIA Security+ Certification (e.g., DoD 8570.01 IAT Level II certification or higher).  (Note: Active certification would need to be obtained prior to establishing a start date.)

  • Experience with OS Environments: Linux (RHEL)

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work both independently and within a team environment

  • Experience with administration of Linux (RedHat/RHEL), and Windows Operating Systems

  • VMware Administration

  • Experience with High Performance Computing Systems

  • Experience with High Performance Storage Systems

  • Solution implementation for Advanced Computer Security Directives and Requirements (e.g., Risk Management Framework (RMF), STIG's)

  • Experience with parallel file systems

  • Perl / Python / shell scripting

  • Experience in networking, computing, and storage systems engineering

  • Experience with the following technologies: High Performance Computing processing and storage environments, data center management, system configuration management, engineering drawings, system configuration management tools, shell scripting, and service requests systems

  • Vendor management: ticket submittal, tracking, issue resolution, understanding Service Level Agreements

Typical Education/Experience:

Education/experience typically acquired through advanced technical education from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry (e.g. Bachelor) and typically 2 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. Master). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard


This position offers relocation based on candidate eligibility. Note: Basic relocation will be offered for eligible internal candidates.

Drug Free Workplace:

Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies.


This position is for 1st shift.

Eligible for 3ERP

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Seal Beach, California

Creating the world’s most innovative aerospace products and services requires a diverse and inclusive global team. We value the leadership, integrity and critical skills that veterans cultivate through their military experience. In 2021, Military Friendly ranked Boeing as a Top 10 Employer.

We’re committed to ensuring that veterans and their families succeed in their next mission. We support more than 800 military and veteran organizations globally, and are proud to have formed a partnership with the Institute for Veterans & Military Families to establish Future Force, a program that helps veterans transition to civilian life.

Bring your skills to our team and discover how we can go further together.

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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