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Linux System Administrator




Suitland, Maryland, United States


Are you ready for a rewarding career?

Unleash your potential at Leidos, where we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customer’s success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainably. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business. Our team is solving the world’s toughest security challenges for customers with “can’t fail” missions. From scanning for illicit material at ports and borders to predicting future events and instability up to five years in advance, our products help customers make the world safer.

If this sounds like an environment where you can thrive, keep reading!

Are you looking for an exciting job opportunity that will allow you to use your skills and expertise to make a real difference? The National Security Sector has just the role for you! We are seeking a Linux System Administrator, with a current TS/SCI to join our team at the National Maritime Intelligence Center in Suitland, MD. In this dynamic position, you will have the chance to work across projects and teams to provide support for the Office of Naval Intelligence's (ONI) Hopper Global Command Center's Enterprise Applications. Your daily activities will directly impact real-world operations and assist in implementing and leveraging the latest capabilities of Linux Enterprise systems and develop technical solutions to problems that are complex and not always immediately identifiable to timely meet customer’s objectives. This is an opportunity you won't want to miss! Join us today and be part of a dynamic team dedicated to making a difference.

Great News! Program is now offering additional Paid Time Off or a Sign-on Bonus!

What Will You Do

  • Install, rebuild, configure, maintain, administer and document Unix/Linux systems, software, system related products, hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with established standards.

  • Create, document and implement repeatable processes to install, test, upgrade, maintain and patch system environments and software.

  • Troubleshoot and resolve system-related incidents detected during monitoring, by other technical teams, or reported by users.

  • Review Information Assurance Vulnerability Alerts/Bulletins (IAVA/B) related to current operating environment and implement remediation plans.

  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for routine and non-routine procedures that assist in the management and operation of the Linux Enterprise operating environments.

  • Perform any required re-accreditation actions such as DISA STIG review, OS upgrades, vulnerability scan remediation, and document various required lists (PPSM, H/W, and S/W) during the normal accreditation cycle.

  • Recommend changes to the government for improvement in the operating and/or security environment.

Your Areas of Knowledge & Expertise (job qualifications)

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 7 or more years of related work experience; additional years of experience will be considered in lieu of degree.

  • 6 or more years of demonstrated experience in administering and maintaining Linux systems and applications.

  • 6 or more years technical experience of installation, configuration, and security of server environments.

  • Expert knowledge of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) System Administrator and Network technologies and protocols

  • Experience operating in virtual environments.

  • Knowledge of cloud architectures and solutions.

  • Proven experience with applying various security standards (i.e. DISA STIGs, ACAS scans, etc.).

  • Proficiency in Docker container strategies, automated testing, and monitoring.

  • Experience with Bash, Ksh shell scripting

Clearance Required

  • An active DoD Top Secret/SCI level of clearance (to be considered, must have currently)

Certifications Required

  • A Current IAT Level II DoD Approved 8570-M Baseline Certification (e.g., Security+ce or equivalent) or the ability to obtain within 30 days from date of offer of acceptance.

At Leidos, the opportunities are boundless. We inspire our staff with interesting assignments that allow them to thrive professionally and personally. For us, helping you grow your career is good business. We look forward to learning more about you – apply today!



Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $87,100.00 - $157,450.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.