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Systems Administrator – Linux – Secret clearance required

Dahlgren VA General Dynamics Information Technology

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Job Family:

Systems Administration

Job Description:

Join GDIT and be part of the team of men and woman that solve the world’s most complex technical challenges.  We have an opportunity for a Systems Administrator (Linux, Red Hat preferred) to join the program in support of a Navy Customer in Dahlgren, VA.

The Systems Administrator will be responsible for overall systems administration and customer support of servers and workstations in a Research, Development, Testing and Engineering (RDT&E) environment.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing technical problem solving and in-depth consulting for systems operations

  • Will work as part of a team responsible for administration and management of servers, end-user workstations, and potentially clustered systems operating in both unclassified and classified network environments

  • Analysis, design, and implementation of modifications to the systems software in order to improve systems performance, correct errors, or fulfill specific needs

  • Participate in planning new hardware acquisitions, developing operating policy, interacting with vendors, educating customers, and communicating and collaborating with other projects within the organization

  • Work closely with scientists and engineers to help them use workstations and servers to solve their computationally intensive problems

  • Support of individual user workstations and associated software will be required

  • Systems Administrators will provide support for application installation, licenses management, software tracking/distribution and backup/recovery of system configurations and user data files

  • Assist users in applying for accounts, and approving user access.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS degree preferred, will consider 4 additional years of experience in lieu of degree

  • Minimum of three (3) years' demonstrated experience in systems administration of Linux-based servers and Linux-based workstations, Red Hat preferred

  • Must have well-developed Linux systems management skills

  • Must have experience with hardware experience with HP and Dell systems

  • Must meet DoD 8570 Information Assurance Workforce (IAWF) criteria or Information Assurance Technical (IAT) Level II certification at time of hire

  • Must have demonstrated experience working in an environment with rapidly changing job priorities

  • SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED: Must currently hold a Secret clearance and be eligible to receive a TOP SECRET/SCI clearance upon hire, current Top Secret or TS/SCI preferred

  • US Citizenship is a requirement for this contract

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Work Location:

USA VA Dahlgren

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COVID-19 Vaccination: GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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