Linux Systems Administrator

Full Time

  • No Travel Required

Job Description



Bowhead seeks a Linux Administrator to join our team in Dahlgren, VA. The Linux Administrator is responsible for system administration and customer support of servers and workstations in a Research, Development, and Testing and Evaluation (RDT&E) environment.


  • Providing technical problem solving and in-depth consulting for system operations.
  • Will work as part of a team responsible for administration and management of servers, end-user workstations, and potentially clustered systems operating in both unclassified and classified network environments.
  • Analysis, design, and implementation of modifications to the system software in order to improve system performance, correct errors, or fulfill specific needs.
  • Participate in planning new hardware acquisitions, developing operating policy, interacting with vendors, educating customers, and communicating and collaborating with other projects within the organization.
  • Work closely with scientists and engineers to help them use workstations and servers to solve their computationally intensive problems.
  • Support of individual user workstations and associated software will be required.
  • Linux Admin will provide support for application installation, licenses management, software tracking/distribution and backup/recovery of system configurations and user data files. Assist users in applying for accounts, and approving user access.


  • BS degree preferred, and a minimum of two to five (2-5) years demonstrated experience in system administration of Linux-based servers and Linux-based workstations.
  • Must have well-developed Linux system management skills.
  • Must have experience with hardware experience with HP and Dell systems.
  • Must meet DoD 8570 Information Assurance Workforce (IAWF) criteria or Information Assurance Technical (IAT) Level II certification at time of hire.
  • Must have demonstrated experience working in an environment with rapidly changing job priorities.

Physical Demands:
  • Must be able to lift up to 5 pounds
  • Must be able to stand and walk for prolonged amounts of time
  • Must be able to twist, bend and squat periodically

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance at the Secret level. US Citizenship is a requirement for this contract.

In accordance with Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, candidates should be aware that they may be required to have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.