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Linux Systems Administrator


Location: USA MARYLAND Bethesda

Clearance Level Needed: TS/SCI


Bluehawk is seeking a motivated, career and customer oriented Linux Systems Administrator to join our team in the Bethesda, with possible limited travel in the NCR area (e.g., DC, Reston, and Quantico) and to alternate data center (West Virginia) to provide unparalleled support to our customer and to begin an exciting and rewarding career within Bluehawk.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • General Linux system administration, security patching, OS upgrades, troubleshooting problems, and ensuring maximum availability.
  • Write system scripts for daily administration and document system infrastructure.
  • Install new software releases, system upgrades, evaluate and install patches and resolve software and hardware related problems.
  • Perform system backups and recovery.
  • Maintain data files and monitors system configuration to ensure data integrity.
  • Maintain the functionality, security, and uptime of critical technology systems such as wireless networks, virtual machine and storage infrastructure, and communication systems.


Required Qualifications:


  • Skills and Tasks. Researches and evaluates new concepts and processes to improve performance. Analyzes cross-functional problem sets, identifies root causes and resolves issues. Assists more junior level technicians, specialists, and managers in their activities. Can perform all tasks of lower level technicians, specialists, and/or managers.
  • Individual Work/Teamwork/Leadership. Works individually, actively participates on integrated teams, and leads multiple tasks, projects or teams. Oversees and monitors performance, and when required, takes steps to resolve issues.
  • Guidance. Directs multiple teams through to project completion. Provides guidance and direction to lower level technicians, specialists, and managers.
  • Training and Certifications. DoD 8570 compliance or information assurance certification commensurate with technical objectives and services required within the task order. Applicable software or hardware training and certifications commensurate with the technical objectives, services required, and IT environment specified within the task order. Security+, Security+ CE, GSEC, SSCP, CCNA or CISSP.
  • Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience with HP C class server platforms, management tools insight manager/ advanced ILO
  • Experience with configuring and deploying Linux based operating systems on HP Proliant class processing platforms
  • Solid network and systems troubleshooting experience with HTTP\HTTPS, SFTP, FTP, NFS, SMB, SMTP, SSH, NTP and TCP/IP, Internet Security, encryption
  • Must be comfortable with the full lifecycle of performing requirements analysis, requirements definition, functional analysis, system design, systems integration and test.
  • Must be proficient in Red Hat Enterprise Linux with in-depth knowledge of OS installation, security hardening and maintenance. Comfortable with working on physical and virtual (VMware) RHEL servers from scratch.
  • Able to deploy and integrate new applications that may be requested.
  • Capable of learning new applications that run on Linux quickly for testing and deployment.
  • Administration and management of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7 servers to include installation, configuration, optimization, backup & recovery.
  • Linux performance tuning & troubleshooting, identifying and resolving contention in CPU, memory, networking, disk I/O, etc.
  • Familiar with fundamentals of Linux scripting languages for automation tasks and deployments. Bash Shell, python & Kickstart technologies.
  • Integration & implementation of various services, LDAP, Samba, NFS, Bind, Apache, and other core technologies.
  • Familiarity of configuration management. Experience with Red Hat Satellite Server, puppet, chef or Ansible Tower.
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer or Red Hat Certified System Administrator
  • VMware Certified Professional (VCP)




Requires Bachelors degree (in Computer Science or related field) or equivalent, and five to seven years of related experience.


Degrees/ Equivalent Experience/Education


Years of Experience


  • 11-13 years w/High School Diploma
  • 05-07 years w/Bachelors Degree
  • 02-04 years w/Masters Degree


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