Sr. Red Hat Linux Systems Administrator

VMware, Red Hat, cybersecurity, secret clearance
Full Time
Depends on Experience

Job Description

Connexion’s mission is to provide "best in class" services to job seekers. We strive to achieve excellence in job placement, staffing, and recruiting services, while treating candidates with the professionalism and respect they deserve. 

Senior Systems Administrator

Our client is seeking: Sr Systems Administrator - Need Secret Clearance

Looking for a self-motivated, high energy, mid to senior level System Administrator to provide cutting edge services within the Intelligence Community! This position supports a rapid reaction development contract. The successful candidate will serve as a Systems Administrator for a cross domain solution and supporting architecture. Support services will include, but not be limited to: Linux, Ansible, Docker, commercial monitoring tools and configuration management tools. The individual will support various GOTS and COTS software applications in a secure environment and assist in the generation of status reports, CONOPS, security and procedural documentation. Professional customer interaction is a must.

Compensation, Benefits, and Employment Type

  • Contract – Permanent
  • Location: Herndon, VA
  • Job# bh11359

Essential Functions:

  • Configure, monitor, maintain, troubleshoot VMWare or RHEV
  • Configure, monitor, maintain, troubleshoot MS Windows and Red Hat Linux systems
  • System configuration experience with Enterprise Identity Management tools (LDAP, IPA, etc.)
  • Establish and maintain up-to-date cybersecurity configurations based on DISA STIGs and IAVM Notices
  • Conduct weekly cybersecurity system audits
  • Lead efforts to field changes to production systems to a schedule
  • Address and detect issues that impact projects and implement/develop courses of action (COAs) to mitigate or alleviate the impact to projects
  • Support critical operations during standard and non-standard working hours


  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 6 years of prior relevant experience or Graduate Degree and a minimum of 4 years of prior related experience. or equivalent
  • DoD 8570.01-M IAT Level 2 certification (e.g. CCNA-Security, CySA+, GISCP, GSEC, Security + CE, or SSCP)
  • Active TS/SCI security clearance

Preferred Additional Skills:

  •  DoD 8570.01-M IAT Level 3 certification (e.g. CASP+ CE, CCNP Security, CISA, CISSP (or Associate), GCED, or GCIH)
  • 1-5 years of experience with Red Hat Linux and Windows administration or engineering
  • Technical experience with MS Windows, or CentOS
  • Experience with PowerShell and Bash scripting
  • Experience with Kickstart and Puppet configurations, and WSUS Windows Patch Management
  • Experience with constructing and configuration of data Cloud environment such as AWS or GovCloud, using Map Reduce/Hadoop and government software
  • Experience in VMware life-cycle management (snapshots)
  • System configuration experience with SANs (i.e. Dell Storage Solutions)
  • Experience with thin client systems accessing server-based architecture
  • Experience implementing patches, scanning, remediating findings, auditing (IAVA Compliance)
  • Working knowledge of RMF and cybersecurity requirements
  • Previous experience supporting DoD/government customers
  • Hardware/software requirement verification/system validation experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work and grow in a dynamic, fast paced, team-oriented environment
  • ICD 503 or DCID 6/3 experience
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Active clearance with a CI polygraph is preferred
  • Ability to travel up to 10%
  • SKILLS AND CERTIFICATIONS [note: bold skills and certification are required]
    TS/SCI Red Hat Linux VMWare RMF Windows
    Security Clearance Required: Yes


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Position Id : bh11359
Originally Posted : 3 months ago
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