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Linux System Administrator - Secret Clearance preferred (On-Site)
General Dynamics Information Technology, Inc. Oakton, VA

Linux System Administrator - Secret Clearance preferred (On-Site)

General Dynamics Information Technology, Inc.
Oakton, VA
  • $114,750 to $155,250 Yearly
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Paid Time Off , Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Full-Time
Type of Requisition:

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:


Public Trust/Other Required:

Job Family:
Systems Administration

Job Qualifications:

Linux System Administration & Networking, RedHat, Troubleshooting

5 + years of related experience
US Citizenship Required:

Job Description:

Discover a career that is challenging, impactful, and mission-critical. Join our team as a Linux System Administrator and make an impact. While you help us advance the mission, we'll help advance your career.

US Citizenship required. Candidate must be local to the area and work onsite.

Representative Duties and Tasks:
  • Responsible for managing the functionality and efficiency of a group of computers running on one or more operating systems
  • Maintains the integrity and security of servers and systems
  • Serves as a front-line interface to users with technical issues
  • Makes recommendations for hardware and software purchases
  • Collaborates with the program teams including Operations, Software Development, QA, Security
  • Interacts with third-party technology vendors
  • Conducts systems analysis and development to keep systems current with changing technologies
  • Duties may include installing new software, troubleshooting, granting permissions to applications and training users
  • Performs Server administration for Server Operating Systems
  • Performs administration of physical and virtualized servers
  • Responsible for the configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting of physical and virtual hardware
  • Configures, maintains and troubleshoots network related interfaces on servers
  • Performs OS and vendor software patching on servers
  • Monitors Physical and Virtual Servers performance using monitoring tools

What you bring to the table:
  • Experience with installation, configuration, and management of Linux systems (Red Hat experience preferred)
  • Bachelor's degree in systems engineering or a related specialized area or field is required, plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.

Security Clearance Requirements:
Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required at time of hire. GDIT will sponsor the security clearance. Applicants selected will be subject to a Government background investigation and must meet eligibility and suitability requirements. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Nice to have experience:
  • Ansible for configuration management and application deployment
  • Monitoring and alerting packages (e.g., Nagios, Grafana, and Prometheus)
  • Experience with at least one scripting languages such as Bash or Phython
  • Networks, VLANs, Firewalls, Load Balancers, addressing schemes
  • STIGs (Security Technical Implementation Guides)
  • Storage Area Networks
  • Clustered File Systems

What sets you apart:
  • Ability to grasp and apply new information quickly and handle increasing responsibilities with growing complexity
  • Ability to interact effectively with project teams, managers, and end users
  • Creative and innovative thinking with the ability to multi-task
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development

  • 401K with company match
  • Comprehensive health and wellness packages
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
  • Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications
  • Cutting-edge technology you can learn from
  • Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays

The likely salary range for this position is $114,750 - $155,250. This is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary. Rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

Travel Required:

Telecommuting Options:

Work Location:
USA VA Oakton

Additional Work Locations:

Total Rewards at GDIT:
Our benefits package for all US-based employees includes a variety of medical plan options, some with Health Savings Accounts, dental plan options, a vision plan, and a 401(k) plan offering the ability to contribute both pre and post-tax dollars up to the IRS annual limits and receive a company match. To encourage work/life balance, GDIT offers employees full flex work weeks where possible and a variety of paid time off plans, including vacation, sick and personal time, holidays, paid parental, military, bereavement and jury duty leave. To ensure our employees are able to protect their income, other offerings such as short and long-term disability benefits, life, accidental death and dismemberment, personal accident, critical illness and business travel and accident insurance are provided or available. We regularly review our Total Rewards package to ensure our offerings are competitive and reflect what our employees have told us they value most.

We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

We connect people with the most impactful client missions, creating an unparalleled work experience that allows them to see their impact every day. We create opportunities for our people to lead and learn simultaneously. From securing our nation's most sensitive systems, to enabling digital transformation and cloud adoption, our people are the ones who make change real.

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.


General Dynamics Information Technology, Inc.

Oakton, VA



Posted date

May 08, 2024

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General Dynamics Information Technology, Inc. job posting for a Linux System Administrator - Secret Clearance preferred (On-Site) in Oakton, VA with a salary of $114,750 to $155,250 Yearly with a map of Oakton location.