UIC Alaska

Senior Linux Systems Administrator

Information Technology
Location : Location
Minimum Clearance Required
Travel Requirement




Bowhead seeks a Senior Linux Administrator to join our growing team in Dahlgren, VA. The Senior Linux Administrator will be working as part of a team, administer and manage servers and end-user workstations in both unclassified and classified network environments on a Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) Program.


Essential responsibilities of the Senior Linux Administrator include, but are not limited to:

  • Utilize Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administration experience to provide technical problem solving and in-depth consulting relative to system operations
  • Provide expertise and support for data gathering, analysis, and reporting for the Cybersecurity Compliance Assessment (CSCA) Tool monthly
  • Provide support Dahlgren Information Repository for CyberSecurity (DIRCS) development and other automation/data consolidation to provide value added cyber compliance reporting from existing toolset in use and display those on a per asset/package/department basis and would be capable of providing views useful to both management and more detailed reporting for technical POCs.
  • Automate installation methods and system imaging (e.g. Kickstart/Ansible)
  • Use cryptographic experience to set up public key infrastructure (PKI) to create, manage, distribute, use, store, and revoke digital certificates and manage public-key encryption
  • DISA STIG implementation and work within Configuration-Managed Environments
  • Analyze, design, and implement modifications to system software to improve and enhance system performance by correcting errors
  • Plan new hardware acquisitions, interact with vendors, educate customers, and collaborate with other projects within the organization
  • Work closely with engineers to help them use workstations and servers to solve their computationally intensive problems
  • Support application installation, license management, software tracking / distribution and backup/recovery of system configurations and user data files
  • Understand and use essential tools for handling files, directories, command-line environments, and documentation
  • Operate running systems, including booting into different run levels, identifying processes, starting and stopping virtual machines, and controlling services
  • Configure local storage using partitions and logical volumes
  • Create and configure file systems and file system attributes, such as permissions, encryption, access control lists, and network file systems
  • Deploy, configure, and maintain systems, including software installation, update, and core services
  • Manage users and groups, including use of a centralized directory for authentication
  • Produce and deliver reports on system utilization
  • Use shell scripting to automate system maintenance tasks
  • Configuring system logging, including remote logging
  • Configure a system to provide networking services, including HTTP/HTTPS, DNS, SMTP, SSH and NTP


  • Minimum three - six years' experience in system administration of Linux-based servers and Linux-based workstations
  • Ideal Linux Admin will have Department of Defense experience with security guidelines and policies. (DISA STIGS) is a plus
  • Seeking specific experience with the following operating systems and services is required: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL 7.x)
  • Must meet DoD 8570 Information Assurance Workforce (IAWF) criteria or Information Assurance Technical (IAT) Level II certification at time of hire (i.e., Security+).

Desired Skills:

  • Have knowledge of corporate services including: DNS, SMTP, RHEV, Splunk, Apache
  • Demonstrated experience managing the installation and maintenance of IT infrastructure
  • Hardware experience with Dell systems is a plus
  • Experience working in an environment with rapidly changing job priorities
  • Remedy ITSM Ticket Management experience
  • Linux+ or Red Hat Certification preferred

  Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds 
  • Must be able to stand and walk for prolonged amounts of time
  • Must be able to twist, bend and squat periodically

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Must currently hold a security clearance at the Secret level.  US Citizenship is a requirement for Secret clearance at this location.




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