Senior UNIX Administrator

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Apex Systems
Solaris, Systems, Recruiter, Project, Linux, HP-UX, Access, Security, UNIX, Scripts
Full Time

Job Description

If interested in this opportunity - please contact Alex Prisinzano at

Candidates must be s and already hold a DoD Secret Clearance as a precondition of employment.

We have a long term contract role for a Solaris/Unix Systems Administrator role for large-scale and high-visibility projects within a DoD data center. Key details are below, this role is within a fast-paced, enterprise level government project supporting cutting edge technologies. Initial objectives include a major migration from RHEL 5/6 to 7.

If interested in this, or any other opportunities in the DoD space, please send a resume and best contact information to Alex Prisinzano, Professional Recruiter, via

You can search all of our open jobs, and sign up to receive job alerts that match your criteria, via itcareers.apexsystemsinc.com.

Key Aspects of This Role
  • Project Details: Supporting a mixed & growing environment of Solaris, Unix, Linux, RedHat, CentOS and HP-UX Servers
  • Salary Range: 80,000-120,000/year depending on experience
  • Tech Stacks: RHEL 5/6/7, Solaris 10, Unix, CentOS, HP-UX, VMware
  • Environment: Large, multifaceted data center
  • Team: heavily silo'd teams that play to one another's strengths
  • Additional Aspects: Strong growth potential (transition towards lead/architecure down the road), technical training (i.e. Pluralsight license), certification discounts (CompTIA and Cisco), potential remote work flexibility
  • Key Requirements: 3+ years Unix Systems Administration, (5+ preferred) Solaris/RHEL

Why APEX?
  • We offer weekly pay, direct deposit, competitive pay rates
  • Health/Medical benefits, Life Insurance, 401k, Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Discounts to most major certification programs, access to multiple technical training platforms and programs

Why SW Virginia?
  • Beautiful scenery Blue Ridge Parkway(!)
  • Low cost of living
  • Access to many major cities on the east coast within a few hours ((2hr 20 min to Charlotte, 4hr to DC, 3hr to Richmond)

Required Certifications:
  1. CompTIA Security+ (can be obtained after offer!) or 8570 compliant
  2. Solaris, Linux+, or RedHat Certification preferred

Unix Systems Administrator Responsibilities:
  • This position will work with the existing UNIX team to manage, maintain, deploy, troubleshoot and support servers for a mixed customer environment.
  • Plan, execute and implement new system hardware and software and create and maintain team technical instructions, operating procedures and policies as needed.
  • This position will need to be adept at monitoring and tuning system performance, ongoing operation of the servers, hardening of the servers and reporting of the overall security and operational status.
  • The position will also recommend improvements to the enterprise and manage new software/hardware integrations when required.
  • The position will need excellent communication and team skills.
  • This position will provide support towards the lifecycle of a mixed environment of vendor equipment in the datacenter to include firmware version control and periodic preventive maintenance.


EEO Employer

Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or


Company Information

Apex Systems is a world class technology services business that incorporates industry insights and experience to deliver solutions that fulfill our clients’ digital visions. We provide a continuum of service from workforce mobilization and modern enterprise solutions to digital innovation to drive better results and bring more value to our clients. Apex transforms our customers with modern enterprise solutions tailored to the industries we serve. Apex has a presence in over 70 markets across US, Canada and Mexico. Apex is a segment of ASGN Inc. (NYSE: ASGN)

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Dice Id : apexsan
Position Id : 1094987
Originally Posted : 2 months ago

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