Linux Administrator (VG01453)


  • Springfield, VA
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 1 month ago

Position Description:

SAIC is seeking a Linux Administrator to support a large federal government agency. Employee will perform on-site, at a secure government location Monday through Friday during normal business hours. Occasional off-hour, weekend and holiday support may be required during scheduled and un-scheduled events.

Note: this job is temporarily remote due to COVID-19.

Description of Duties:
  • Perform high-level, day-to-day operational maintenance, support, and upgrades for complex operating systems, workstations and servers.
  • Coordinate, direct and perform complex software installations and upgrades to operating systems and layered software packages.
  • Schedule installations and upgrades; maintain them in accordance with established IT policies and procedures.
  • Continually monitor and tune multiple systems to achieve optimum performance levels.
  • Ensure workstation/server data integrity by evaluating, implementing, and managing appropriate software and hardware solutions of varying complexities.
  • Ensure data/media recoverability by developing and implementing a schedule of system backups and database archive operations.
  • Plan and implement the modernization of servers.
  • Develop, implement and promote standard operating procedures and schedules.
  • Conduct hardware and software audits of workstations and servers to ensure compliance with established standards, policies, and configuration guidelines.
  • Develop and implement new standards, policies and procedures.

Required Education/Experience:

Bachelors and 5+ years of related experience or no degree with additional years of experience in lieu of degree

Required Experience/Skills/Attributes:
  • Linux (RedHat, CentOS, Debian, etc.)
  • TCP/IP based networking protocols (DNS, HTTP, LDAP, SMTP, SNMP, etc.)
  • Scripting languages (Shell, Perl, Python, etc.)
  • Relational databases (MySQL, MariaDB, etc.)
  • Storage Area Networks
  • VMWare
  • Docker
Desired Experience/Skills/Attributes:
  • Linux/UNIX certifications (RHCT, RHCE, LPIC, etc.)
  • ServiceNow certifications
  • CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+
  • ITIL Foundations
Clearance Requirement:

Must be able to obtain a Secret clearance in order to begin work


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