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Linux Systems Administrator

Ft Meade, md · Information Technology
Direct hire.  This is not a temp to perm job.  Seeking Linux System Administrator.  Must have current interim Top Secret clearance at a min, prefer active TS.  Location at Ft Meade, MD.  Pay range up to $96,000 a year with full benefits, but will depend on experience.  Will also consider 1099 contractors.  

A Linux System Administrator to be part of an exciting team, working on a large Department of Defense (DoD) Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) program.  The ideal candidate should be very well versed in Linux systems administration (Red Hat Enterprise) in the context of a multi-stage development to production setting where there are many controls and compliance requirements that must be met prior to moving to the next stage.  Experience with Information Assurance and DoD procedures is a plus.
General Requirements:
The ideal candidate should have at minimum the following qualifications:
  • At least two years Linux System Administration experience (Red Hat a plus)
  • At least one year working with virtualization technologies such as VMware
  • Must be able to build UNIX shell scripts from scratch to perform various configuration and automation tasks
  • Good Linux system administration skills, including deep understanding of command line tools and troubleshooting practices
  • Should have working operational experience on a federal contract, with a system lifecycle framework to include certification and accreditation, IA, and Privacy compliance requirements
  • Be able to perform the tasks as outlined on “Duties and Responsibilities”
  • Be capable of working effectively in a dynamic work environment, with other contractors and government personnel under tight deadlines
  • BS/BA degree is desired
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively with a variety of individuals (team player)
Duties and Responsibilities:
The System Administrator will perform the following primary tasks
  • Install, configure, and maintain a Linux-base application servers
  • Perform software upgrades, patches, and configuration tasks as it relates to the IaaS and PaaS.  This includes working with VMware, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and applications
  • Create  and maintaining the system lifecycle documentation set
  • Troubleshoot and Preproduction and Production environment
Security Clearance:
Top Secret security clearance is required.  Interim-TS will be considered.
Additional Information about Position and Company
  • Salary: up to $96,000 based on experience for full-time W-2 employee or 1099 Consultant at max $62.50/hr depending on experience
  • Job location:  6Fort Meade, MD 20755
  • Company benefits:
    • Medical/dental/vision insurance
    • 3 weeks PTO
    • 10 paid Federal Holidays
    • 401(k) plan with matching funds
    • Long-  and short-term Disability coverage
    • Company sponsored Life Insurance coverage
    • Hiring Referral Bonus
    • Reimbursement for approved technical training/exams
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