Linux Engineer

  • Radford, VA
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 7 hours ago


On Site
Full Time


Security clearance
Cloud architecture
Cyber security
Root cause analysis
Software deployment
Virtual machines
Oracle Linux
Red Hat Linux
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Information architecture
Impact analysis
Information assurance
Vulnerability management
Cloud computing
IT service management
Oracle Application Express

Job Details

Job#: 2006860

Job Description:
Apex Systems is looking for a Sr. Linux Engineer to support one of our to DoD clients with an exciting new project.
100% onsite in Radford, VA

Applicants must meet the following requirements:
Education & Experience:

Masters Degree + 10 years or Bachelors Degree + 12 years
Security Clearance: DOD Secret (Fully Adjudicated), minimum
If you meet the above criteria and are interested in applying please send your resume to Grace at
We are inviting a talented Senior Linux Engineer to be a part of a trailblazing cloud project. This role is central to the development and management of a hyper converged, multitenant private cloud hosting environment that supports a range of strategic applications. You will be working with an extensive suite of VMware products to establish a cutting-edge Software Defined Data Center (SDDC).
Job Responsibilities:
- Collaborate with engineering teams to develop and maintain a high-performance cloud architecture.
- Design, deploy, and manage Infrastructure as Code (IaC) for Linux-based services, ensuring efficient operations.
- Utilize IaC for provisioning Linux resources for newly hosted applications.
- Administer Spacewalk patching servers for Linux hosts.
- Perform daily management of Linux-based services within the cloud environment.
- Implement security and hardening measures for Linux services, adhering to commercial best practices and government cybersecurity controls.
- Conduct troubleshooting and root cause analysis for Linux-related issues.
- Manage major version upgrades of Linux virtual machines, including resource deployment, application migration, and teardown of old VMs.
- Provide on-call support for resolving critical after-hours production incidents.
- Recommend enhancements for security, scalability, manageability, and performance across various technologies.
Required Skills:
- Security+ or equivalent DoD 8570.01-M IA Tech Level II certification.
- Linux administrator computing environment certification (to be obtained within 6 months of hire), such as Oracle Certified Professional - Oracle Linux 8 System Administrator, Red Hat Certified System Administrator, or Red Hat Certified Engineer.
- Extensive experience with OEL/RHEL.
- Proficiency in automation and Infrastructure as Code (IaC), including Terraform and Ansible Tower.
- Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
- Expertise in troubleshooting across the entire technology stack (network, storage, server, and applications).
- Familiarity with DoD STIGs and IA Vulnerability Management (IAVM) is advantageous.
Why Join Us?
- Lead and innovate in a significant cloud project that is set to revolutionize hosting environments.
- Work in an environment that values creativity, technical excellence, and collaboration.
- Opportunities for professional growth in a technologically advanced and supportive setting.
- Competitive compensation and benefits package.
Application Process:
If you are a passionate Linux Engineer eager to make a significant impact in a pioneering project, we invite you to apply. Please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your experience and why you are the ideal candidate for this role.

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