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Jacobs System Administrator EG Labs in Houston, Texas

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Are you passionate about human space exploration, understanding the origins of the universe, and working with a passionate and diverse team to make a difference? If you are, we need you!

We need your talent, teamwork, and energy to help us achieve great things that inspire people all over the globe. We need you to bring creative ideas and diverse backgrounds to help us envision, shape, and deliver systems that will enable the exploration of space while benefiting people here on Earth. We are excited about what we do, and we need you on our team as we take on exciting challenges for NASA’s pursuits in deep space exploration. Jacobs is NASA’s largest engineering solutions provider working together with NASA at centers across the United States.

We have an exciting opportunity for a System Administrator at Johnson Space Center (JSC) to join the team with our Engineering Division.

  • This position, working on the Jacobs JETS2 contract, will support the Aeroscience and Flight Mechanics Division. This System Administrator would work with several different labs in the Aeroscience and Flight Mechanics Division. These labs support analysis for all crewed space flight, including analysis for commercial partners.

  • Supporting both Windows and Linux based systems. Managing and designing networking both wired and wireless that are specific to each lab. And maintain security updates on all lab systems. You will work alongside other System Administrators within the Aeroscience and Flight Mechanics Division. Utilizing established best practices and developing best practices of your own. Day to day tasks will include investigating system problems, proactively monitoring system health, and completing security upgrades.

  • Other duties as required may be requested. ​

Here’s what you’ll need :

Requisition Qualifications:

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

  • Typically requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalent certification in a related area or experience in the field.

  • 1 year in any IT-related field.

  • Experience with Linux OS - We utilize a RedHat-based OS, but if your experience is with a different Linux OS that is fine.

  • ​Experience with Windows OS – Windows 10 and later.

  • Demonstrated problem-solving experience.

  • Demonstrated task planning, and effective communication skills.

  • Demonstrated experience assisting others with IT-related issues.

  • Experience working in a team environment.​

Requisition Preferences:

Familiarity with any of the following is preferred but not required for the position:

  • RedHat-based systems.

  • IT Service Desk Support.

  • Configuration management software (ansible, puppet, BigFix, SCRM).

  • Monitoring and alerting.

  • Log consolidation and monitoring.

  • Git/Gitlab Usage.

  • Johnson Space Center campus network.

  • NASA security mechanisms (security plans, POAMs, ATOs, Risk Assessments)​.

Why Join Our Team?

Click on the below links to view just a small sample of all that we do! Come join our team and be part of our future. We look forward to seeing you!

See What We Do (https://app.frame.io/presentations/225c1d41-60d8-58cc-bf8c-fd204fb246d9)

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In addition to exciting career opportunities, we also have:

  • Excellent personal and professional career growth

  • 9/80 work schedule (every other Friday off), when applicable

  • Onsite cafeteria (breakfast & lunch)

  • Much, much more!

For more information on our partnership with NASA at Johnson Space Center (JSC), please visit www.wehavespaceforyou.com

  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency may be a requirement for this position.

  • Must be able to complete a U.S. government background investigation.

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

Essential Functions

Work Environment

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

Physical Requirements

Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of time). May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs. (5% of time).

Equipment and Machines

Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, 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.

Other Essential Functions

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.

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