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Linux Systems Administrator

Job Id : 823

Jobtitle : Linux Systems Administrator

Location : Melbourne, FL

Company Name : Apex Systems

Industry : Information Technology

Salary : $50,000 - $60,000  YEAR

Job type : Fulltime

Posted on: 2019-07-01

Required Skills : Management, Information Technology

Benefits : No benefits are available

Job Description

Linux Admins, come to the Space coast!

Apex Systems is looking for an experienced Linux administrator for a major government contractor 

This is an exciting contract-to-hire opportunity in the government services industry.


***If interested, please email your resume to [email protected]!***

Client Job Description:

Perform all duties as assigned of a Linux system administrator for a large classified government contract

Maintain smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network, software, and system engineers, PC desktop technicians, project managers, end users, and customer and IT management.

Create and maintain Linux based server and desktop virtual machines utilizing VMWare technology.

Provide backup and recovery services; manage file systems and disk space; manage virus protection system and update virus definitions on a routine basis.

Create and maintain user and computer accounts and modify file permissions and security access lists.

Test new releases of products to ensure compatibility and minimize user impact.

Develop and document technical processes and procedures as needed.

Recommend and implement system enhancements that will improve the performance and reliability of the system including but not limited to: hardware & software upgrades, patching and patch management solutions, monitoring, and configuration management.

Analyze internal or external customer requirements and determine equipment and software requirements for solutions to problems by means of automated systems.

Maintain security audit and logging information on all classified networked and standalone computers as directed by the Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM).

Interact, meet, discuss, and troubleshoot issues with vendors; evaluate vendor products, services, and suggestions.

Work effectively and with little supervision to troubleshoot and resolve tickets using web based ticketing system.

Adhere to strict Information Systems Security guidelines in all cases and prepare security documentation for input to Computer Security.

Reports project status as required for all recurring and non-recurring efforts.

Able to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, with internal or external customers, in written and oral format.

Able to support multiple networks and programs based on need. 


The following are minimum qualifications for this position.


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology related discipline and 5 years’ hands on Linux experience (an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree)

Experience operating under and managing systems within NISPOM Chapter 8, DCID 6/3-ICD 503, RMF, STIG, JAFAN, or JSIG information system environments

Familiarity with various Linux Red Hat OS variants, support model and deployment methodologies

Current Security+ certification or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire

Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds

Ability to work after hours and weekends as needed


Candidates must be US citizens able to obtain and/or maintain a Department of Defense Secret / Top Secret security clearance as a condition of employment









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