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Linux Administrator


Linux Administrator



Job Overview:

The System Administrator candidate will provide support for implementation, troubleshooting and maintenance of Information Technology (IT) systems as well as manage IT system infrastructure and any processes related to these systems and provide support to IT systems including day-to-day operations, monitoring and problem resolution for all of the client/server/storage/network devices, mobile devices, etc. The selected candidate will also provide support for the dispatch system and hardware problems and remains involved in the resolution process. The selected candidate will be expected to configure and manage UNIX and Windows operating systems and installs/loads operating system software, troubleshoots, maintains integrity and configures network components along with implementing operating systems enhancements to improve reliability and performance. 


Position Details:

  • This position requires all candidates to be U.S. Citizens and possess an active Secrect Security Clearance. Candidates must be willing to be processed for a TS/SCI Clearance.
  • This position requires shift work (nights and weekends). 
  • Provides specific detailed information for hardware and software selection, implementation techniques and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements.
  • Conducts testing of network design.
  • Maintains technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, firewalls, hubs, bridges, gateways, etc.
  • Evaluates and reports on new communications technologies to enhance capabilities of the network.
  • Supports and provides Tier 1 (Help Desk) and Tier 2 (Escalation) problem identification, diagnosis and resolution of problems.
  • Provides support for the escalation and communication of status to agency management and internal customers.

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of (8) years of Systems Administration experience.

    • Please note, a Master’s degree in a technical discipline may substitute for two years of experience.

    • Please note, a PhD may substitute for four years of experience.
  • Proficiency with configuration management using Ansible or Puppet.
  • Skilled in Linux-related scripting (Bash, Perl, Python, etc.).
  • Experience with Apache web server configuration and management.
  • Management, deployment and troubleshooting of Java and Tomcat applications.
  • Experience analyzing and evaluating the security of new and existing IT systems and the procedures to protect information system assets from intentional or inadvertent modification, disclosure, or destruction.
  • Experience analyzing and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of Information technology and security controls that are in place.
  • Knowledge and understanding of operating systems, networks and services.
  • Knowledge of Red Hat version 6 or 7(rhel6/rhel7) with the ability to engineer, install, administer and maintain.
  • Experience evaluating security solutions to ensure they meet security requirements for processing classified information.
  • Manage changes to system and assesses the security impact of those changes.
  • Experience and/or familiarity with the following network protection devices: Firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS/IPS), log analysis, malware analysis, network traffic flow and packet analysis
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of best practices, trends related to information security
  • Strong research, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Good communication skills including preparing and presenting results, findings and alternatives and influencing management decision making based on the best available data


Desired Qualifications:

  • Desired Knowledge and experience with any of the following:
    • Apache/TomCat/NGINX
    • Kerberos/LDAP
    • SSL
    • IDM/Free IPA
    • Docker
    • Open Nebula
    • Ambari
    • Whois
    • Sourcefire
    • Puppet
    • Satellite Server
    • Nagios Training/certification in any of the following strongly desired:
    • Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)
    • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)


Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Computer Systems Engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited college or university.

  • A Master's degree in related technical field is desired.


Required Certifications:

  • DoD 8570.1-M Compliance at IAT Level I required.




This position requires all candidates to be U.S. Citizens and possess an active Secrect Security Clearance. Candidates must be willing to be processed for a TS/SCI Clearance.





WOOD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Company Name:
Security Clearance:
Top Secret
Dulles, Virginia
United States
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