Linux Systems Administrator (Fairfax)

Bowhead in Fairfax, VA

  • Industry: Information Technology - Systems And Network Administrator
  • Type: Full Time
  • $94,380.00 - 144,680.00
position filled
Bowhead seeks a Linux Administrator to provide system administration and customer support of servers, workstations, and network switches in a Research, Development, and Testing, and Engineering (RDT&E) tactical environment. Must demonstrate experience in Linux and Window system administration and will be expected to provide technical problem solving and in-depth consulting for problems involving system operations.
In this role as the Linux Admin, you will work closely with scientists and engineers to help them use workstations and servers to solve their computationally intensive problems and make required code development changes in a tactical environment that is also deployed to the Warfighter.
Essential duties of the Linux Admin will include:
Management of servers, end-user workstations in both a private and Internet connected network environment.
Analysis, design, and implementation of modifications to the system software in order to improve system performance, correct errors, or fulfill specific needs to manage developer code repository and tactical baseline configurations.
Linux Admin will provide daily antivirus and malware support, system backup and recovery, and patch/remediation for vulnerability management.
Linux Admin participates in planning new hardware acquisitions, developing operating policy, interacting with vendors, educating customers, and communicating and collaborating with other projects within the organization.
Work with ISSO as a means to obtain and sustain system C&A as required by DoN.
Requires a Bachelor's degree and five (5) years of experience in the installation, maintenance, and administration of stand-alone computer systems, local area networks (LANs), and/or wide area networks (WANs).
Must demonstrate ability to interface effectively with US Navy personnel to develop and support technical positions and to justify technical recommendations.
Familiarity with the Department of Defense networking and security accreditation requirements is highly desired, such as Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) for various Operating Systems and software, Data-at-Rest (DAR) drive encryption, and Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP).
Experience managing Linux Software RAID (device creation, monitoring, replacing failed disks, nested RAID levels) and Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices highly desired.
Experience with writing and debugging UNIX/Linux shell scripts, or familiarity with languages such as Python or Perl for purposes of task automation and system monitoring.
Demonstrate strong system administration of Linux-based workstations with expertise in RedHat Enterprise Linux.
CentOS and Scientific Linux would be acceptable as RedHat Enterprise Linux skills.
The ability to manage a Yum/RPM patch management server is required.
Experience with the following technologies/capabilities is a plus:
Kickstart/Anaconda; SSH; Samba/NFS; Software versioning/Source Code Control System/Continuous Integration Administration (git/gitlab/TRAC/jenkins); Build Environment Support - GCC/GNU Make/Java; Access Control Lists (ACL); Disk Quotas; and LUKS disk encryption.
Cisco Switch management with network troubleshooting skills and support include working knowledge of tcpdump, iptraf, and netstat along with usage of tcp-wrappers and iptables.
The ability to secure an operating system following the DISA STIGS is highly desirable.
Demonstrated experience working in an environment with rapidly changing job priorities is necessary.
Demonstrated experience managing the installation and maintenance of IT infrastructure is desirable.
Requires CompTIA Security+, CCNA-Security, or GSEC; Linux+ or MCITP and CISSP a plus.
SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED: Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance at the Secret level. US Citizenship is a requirement for a Secret clearance at this location.
Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug & alcohol screening and/or random drug screen, and must follow UICs Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program requirements. If the position requires, an applicant must pass a pre-employment criminal background history check. All post-secondary education listed on the applicants resume/application may be subject to verification.
Where driving may be required or where a rental car must be obtained for business travel purposes, applicants must have a valid driver license for this position and will be subject to verification. In addition, the applicant must pass an in-house, online, driving course to be authorized to drive for company purposes.
UIC is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V. In furtherance, pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, UIC and its subsidiaries may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants, based on the provisions contained within The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.
All candidates must apply online at, and submit a completed application for all positions they wish to be considered. Once the employment application has been completed and submitted, any changes to the application after submission may not be reviewed. Please contact a UIC HR Recruiter if you have made a significant change to your application. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC Human Resources for assistance (
UIC Government Services (UICGS / Bowhead) provides innovative business solutions to federal and commercial customers in the areas of engineering, maintenance services, information technology, program support, logistics/base support, and procurement. Collectively, the fast-growing Bowhead Family of Companies offers a breadth of services which are performed with a focus on quality results. Headquartered in Springfield, VA, we are a fast-growing, multi-million-dollar corporation recognized as one of the top 25 8(a) companies for government contracting.
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Associated topics: http, infrastructure, network, operating system, router, scom, server, system center configuration manager, system center operations manager, tcp ip

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