Location: Herndon, VA

Job ID: 5599


Capital TechSearch is hiring Linux Systems Administrator to join our team.  In this role, you will be responsible for Linux system administration, security patching, OS upgrades, troubleshooting problems, and ensuring maximum availability.


You will:

  • 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.

You skills and experience include:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Admin with in-depth knowledge of OS installation, security hardening and maintenance, including physical and virtual (VMware) RHEL servers
  • 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)
  • Full lifecycle of performing requirements analysis, requirements definition, functional analysis, system design, systems integration and test.

In this role you need:

  • Security+ / DoD 8570 or information assurance certification / Security+ CE / GSEC / SSCP / CCNA or CISSP
  • Associates Degree and 8 years or Bachelor's Degree and 6 years or Master's Degree and 4 years

Security Requirements:
  • Current TS/SCI eligibility in JPAS
  • Must be able to successfully complete a CI polygraph

No c2c, No Remote, No 3rd Party.


About Capital TechSearch - recently honored with inclusion in Forbes 2017 lists of America's Best Recruiting Firms and Inc5000 for 2017.  Capital TechSearch provides technology talent to some of the most successful companies in the commercial and federal marketplace from our offices in Richmond, VA and Herndon, VA.  We focus on quality and value for our clients and candidates alike. We don't settle for anything less than the right candidate in the right position at the right time.  https://capitaltechsearch.com


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Please call our office if you have any questions. Capital TechSearch, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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