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Linux System Administrator

Washington, DC
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Job Description:

MTS STAFF is looking to hire a mid-senior level Linux System Administrator for a client located in Washington, DC. This is a short term contract position (3-6 months but may extend longer). The position is 100% remote in DC. If you are interested please contact Rhoni Watson: with your updated Resume in word format and a good time/number to reach you.

Position: Linux System Administrator

Location: Washington, DC. (REMOTE)

Clearance: Candidates must be US Citizens or permanent residents

Duration:3-6 month contract (possible extension)


The position will be focused on:

-patching Linux servers

- documentation and providing logs upon request from the Application programmers and developers

-analyzing Rapid7 vulnerability reports

-work through Sys-test and UAT on vulnerability remediation.

Essential Job Functions

  • Analyzes, logs, tracks and resolves complex software/hardware matters of significance pertaining to networking connectivity issues, printers, servers, and applications to meet business needs.

  • Coordinates hardware/software installations and upgrades to ensure work is properly performed according to company policy. Recommends resolution to complex matters of significance and coordinates the implementation of the approved course of action.

  • Coordinates and monitors troubleshooting to isolate and diagnose common system problems; documents system events to ensure continuous functioning. Recommends course of action and implements as approved.

  • Oversees the installation of client department-specific applications and systems. Ensures installations are according to appropriate operating procedures; determines revisions or updates to installation as needed.

  • Coordinates testing, upgrades and configuration of system files and services. Ensures changes are according to appropriate operating procedures; recommends revisions or changes based upon results. Prepares for and prescribes approaches to possible downstream implications.

  • Utilizes standard corporate tools to record change and problem activities for tracking purposes


  • 6-10 years of experience as a Linux/Unix Systems Admin.

  • Experience with

    • Oracle Solaris: Unix operating system

    • Writing/Modifying shell scripts

    • Red Hat (6, 7, 8)

  • Web Logic

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certifications: Red Hat Cert.; COMPTIA Sec +; etc

  • Associates or Bachelors degree

Additional information about the client: Employees are well diversified, community involvement and wellness programs are strongly encouraged. Metro Accessible (close to Union Station)

EEO Employer

MTS STAFF is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. MTS will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 301-355-0269.

  • Red Hat Linux
  • Windows OS
  • Active Directory
  • VMware
  • Patching (Satellite and WSUS)
  • File Transfers
  • STE/STN experience a plus
  • Account Management
  • Scripting a plus


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay
  • Commission pay

Application Question(s):

  • Can you travel to the following states, Maryland, Southeastern PA, Eastern part of Virginia?


  • Drivers License (Required)

Work Location: On the road

  • Health insurance



Washington, DC