Linux System Administrator

    • Job Tracking ID: RTL:20-043
    • Job Location: Colorado Springs, CO
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 09/02/2020
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
    • Radford Job Code: 06422 Network Systems Administrator
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Job Description


Kratos Space is a leader in assured aerospace communication solutions and services. We are cutting-edge innovators and creative problem solvers working collaboratively to solve our customers’ toughest challenges. Kratos is valued for our ability to design and deliver leading edge, resilient solutions for aerospace communication, control, awareness and mission success across a continuum of offerings—from commercial to tailored custom solutions and integrated programs. We bring both the capability and confidence that our customers value and depend on.




At Kratos, we encourage an entrepreneurial spirit balanced with fiscal and operational discipline. We work hard, we solve hard problems, and we look out for and take care of our customers, each other and our families. Protecting and enabling our customer’s communication systems through innovative aerospace solutions is what motivates us.


We look forward to working with open, honest, caring and passionate individuals that want to bring their diverse backgrounds, perspectives and skills to help us continue to build a great company.

The Cybersecurity Technologies & Solutions team at Kratos Space is looking for a junior Linux system administrator to join the team. If Linux is your passion, security is a desire, and scripting is an interest, read on! The Cybersecurity Technologies & Solutions team focuses on hardening Linux operating systems for the products at Kratos Space. We also work with cybersecurity technologies including cross domain solutions. This position is focused on Linux OS hardening and verification of application functionality after OS hardening has been applied. The successful candidate will demonstrate the following:


•Basic to intermediate Linux administration skills (comfortable using CLI and tools such as yum, rpm, grep, sed, vi, SSH, man pages, etc.)

•Ability to patch and update Linux operating systems with yum and rpm.

•Ability to read bash scripts and automate administration and documentation tasks with bash.

•Detail oriented. OS hardening requires a lot of documentation to verify the details are correct.

•Desire to learn security concepts and apply them to all areas of job.

•Strong interest in automating hardening process with the goal of making OS hardening as seamless as possible for our customers.

•Comfortable with or able to learn source control tools such as Git and SVN.

•Aspire to learn about satellite communications applications and processes.

Experience and Skills

Required Experience:

•             Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field.


Desired Skills:

•             Certification in Linux System Administration and/or Security+

•             Experience installing patches for Linux based systems

•             Experience modifying Linux config files

•             Experience writing and modifying Linux shell scripts to automate administrative and cybersecurity tasks.

•             Familiar with DoD Certification and Accreditation processes (i.e., RMF, STIGS, NIST 800-53, DoD 8500.2, CIS Benchmarks)

•             Hands on experience using common tools and processes found in a DoD IA environment (i.e., STIG viewer, ACAS/Nessus, OpenSCAP)


U.S. Citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government Security Clearance is required.


Kratos offers challenging work, an excellent environment, & great benefits! Kratos is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer that recognizes the importance of diversity. We are committed to maintaining an inclusive environment and strongly encourage minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. Please, no phone calls, agencies or recruiters.