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System Administrator, Linux SME – TS/SCI Required


Cloud System Administrator


Honolulu, Hawaii, United States


Work Where it Matters

Akima Systems Engineering (ASE), an Akima company, is not just another federal systems support contractor. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), our mission and purpose extend beyond our exciting federal projects as we support our shareholder communities in Alaska.

At ASE, the work you do every day makes a difference in the lives of our 15,000 Iñupiat shareholders, a group of Alaska natives from one of the most remote and harshest environments in the United States.

For our shareholders , ASE provides support and employment opportunities and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years.

For our government customers , ASE delivers solutions in maritime IT, systems engineering, and integration across the Department of Defense and stands ready to help improve operational performance at a reasonable and sustainable cost.

As an ASE employee , you will be surrounded by a challenging, yet supportive work environment that is committed to innovation and diversity, two of our most important values. You will also have access to our comprehensive benefits and competitive pay in addition to growth opportunities and excellent retirement options.

Job Summary:

Akima Systems Engineering (ASE) is looking for a System Administrator, Linux SME to work in Honolulu, HI. The Linux SME is responsible for the comprehensive management of over 60 servers across various networks and security classifications. This role is crucial in maintaining the operations, confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information assets in accordance with established IT standards and procedures. To join our team of outstanding professionals, apply today!


Job Responsibilities:

  • Installs, maintains, and updates Linux/UNIX systems such as Red Hat 7 and newer, along with managing applications including BIND DNS, ACAS, SMTP Relay, SPLUNK, and APACHE.
  • Ensures all systems comply with the DoD Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) requirements, maintains Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) compliance, and updates system automation and security enhancements.
  • Monitors security and performance logs, reviewing and responding to ServiceNow tickets, and participating in technical meetings to provide expert recommendations.
  • Handles the development and maintenance of custom scripts, Kickstart deployment files, and Linux/UNIX SOPs, ensuring systems are adequately backed up and restored as per DoD and agency policies.
  • Will work closely with developers to create workflows for Linux-based assets in ServiceNow, use Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) for security monitoring, and manage the Continuity of Operations (COOP) testing and documentation.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI clearance
  • IAW DoDM 8410.03, must meet intermediate proficiency level.
  • Must possess ONE of the following 8570 IAT-II certifications:
  • CCNA Security
  • CySA+ (Cybersecurity Analyst)
  • GICSP (Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional)
  • GSEC (GIAC Security Essentials Certification)
  • Security+ CE
  • SSCP (Systems Security Certified Practitioner)
  • Must have at least three years of experience managing, supporting, patching, backing up and restoring Linux/UNIX systems and applications in a DoD environment.
  • Must have experience securing systems and applications in accordance with Federal and DoD regulations, directives, policies and Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG).
  • Must have experience with managing BIND DNS, DNS Zones, and DNSSEC.
  • Must have experience managing Linux/UNIX operating systems in a Virtual Machine Operating Environment (VOE) like VMware.
  • Must have experience installing, configuring and managing Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) within a DoD environment.
  • Must have experience managing SMTP Relay’s.
  • Must have experience managing and securing Apache Web Servers.
  • Must have experience managing YUM servers.
  • Must have experience with Ansible.
  • Must have experience managing, supporting, and using SPLUNK and a Syslog server.
  • Must have experience supporting Endpoint Security Solutions (ESS) agents on Linux/UNIX systems.
  • Must be “Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) 6 (or later)” certified and certification must be in good standing.
  • Must be able to work occasional after-hours and weekend work as may be required to support service outages.
  • Occasional after-hours and weekend work may be required to support service outages, and monthly status reports must be provided detailing accomplishments, ongoing issues, and efforts requiring government action.

Posted Salary Range

148000 to 165000

Benefits Information

Regular - The company offers a comprehensive benefits program, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and a range of other voluntary benefits. Paid Time Off (PTO) is offered to regular full-time and part-time employees.

We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability, or have known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us at or [Register to View] (information about job applications status is not available at this contact information).

Job: Information Technology

Travel: None

Organization: ASE - Akima Systems Engineering

Clearance: TS/SCI

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-11213