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Linux Administrator, Expert - Secret - Springfield, VA - Military Veterans

at General Dynamics

Responsibilities for this Position
Location: USA VA Springfield - 7770 Backlick Rd (VAS110)
Full Part/Time: Full time
Job Req: RQ143667

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, RedHat, ServiceNow IT Service Management

15 + years of related experience
US Citizenship Required:

Job Description:

Design, develop, evaluate, and modify physical and virtual compute environments throughout systems life cycle.
Participate in system conceptual design and documentation
Determine system specifications, input/output processes, and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility.
Creates and maintains detailed system documentation.
Provides system/equipment/specialized training and technical guidance.
Provide input to briefings, transitioning concepts to execution, course of action (COA) development, and assisting in project technical planning and implementation.
Develop standard operation procedures (SOPs) and system documentation.
Collaborate with managers, network engineers, team members, and customer on solutions and issues.
Maintains current knowledge of rapidly changing technology, always on the lookout for new technologies, and works with management to evolve current processes.
Download, stage and deploy systems-related security policies and updates to maintain information system compliance with DISA security policies and procedures (STIGs, IAVAs, etc.).
Participate in special projects as assigned.
Develop scripts and automation (BASH, Python, Ansible, Puppet, etc.) to perform recurring systems administration tasks, automate installs, gather metrics, etc.
Administer Red Hat Enterprise Linux environments with an emphasis in the following areas:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7/8
Red Hat Identity Manager
Core Linux Infrastructure services (CA, [openssl], DNS [bind], DHCP [dhcpd], NTP [ntpd/MicroSync], Red Hat Identity Management [ipa-server], File Share [nfs, glusterfs])
Automation Technologies (Ansible/Puppet)
Logging Technologies (syslog-ng/Splunk)
Administer VMware virtual environments to include ESXi hosts, vCenter appliances, VxRail HCIs, and VSANs.
Deploy/Patch Red Hat and core infrastructure services software.
Upgrade and/or install, configure and maintain software as needed (GitLab, Splunk, NorthStar/Paragon, Puppet, Red Hat Identity Management, OpenNMS, VMware, IDPA, Firmware, etc)
May be required to work evening, weekend, and holiday hours as required.

Required Qualifications:
15+ years of Linux system administration experience is required.
BA/BS Degree - may substitute additional years of experience.
Active SECRET clearance.
Must be IAT level II compliant with DoD 8570.1
Microsoft Certified System Administrator.
ITIL V3 or V4 Foundation within six months of hire.
Must possess Red Hat Certified System Administrator (or above) certification and obtain new related certifications as released.
Must have experience developing ansible playbooks, puppet modules, python scripts, and bash scripts.
Experience with infrastructure including but not limited to: data center operations, server hardware, operating systems (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7/8), web servers (Apache, Nginx), virtualization (VMware), networking, storage, monitoring, etc.
Experience in infrastructure design and operations including firewall rules, fail over, monitoring, diagnostics, and performance tuning, etc.
Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
May be required to work evening, weekend, and holiday hours as required.
Depending on job assignment, additional specific certifications may be required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Certified ServiceNow Administrator (CSA) within six months of hire.
Experience supporting remote systems.
Experience with HBAC and RBAC policy creation in Red Hat Identity Manager.
Experience with direct customer support for both internal and external customers.
Experience with Server STIGs, patching, Tenable, ACAS, SCCM, and IAVA vulnerabilities.
Experience with automation processes and tools.
Experience with implementing and maintaining systems documentation.
Experience with developing training for both internal and external junior system administrators.
Experience with managing, monitoring and responding to key server infrastructure alerts.
Experience with Puppet, Ansible, VMware and IDPA technologies.
Experience with current scripting languages: PowerShell, BASH, Python, Ansible, Puppet, etc.

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

Travel Required:
Less than 10%

Telecommuting Options:

Work Location:
USA VA Springfield

Additional Work Locations:

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 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.


Springfield, VA

General Dynamics

General Dynamics is a global aerospace and defense company.

Our portfolio spans the realm of the world's most technologically advanced business jets, wheeled combat vehicles, command and control systems and nuclear submarines. We offer these through our five business groups: Aerospace, Combat Systems, Information Technology, Mission Systems and Marine Systems.

General Dynamics employs thousands of people across the globe, with locations in more than 45 countries. We rely on the skills of our employees and their knowledge of customer requirements to deliver best-in-class products and services.

Who We Are Looking For 

General Dynamics is seeking military veterans and military spouses across the country who bring a deeply rooted skillset that includes team-oriented approaches to problem-solving, demonstrations of leadership and an overall commitment to the mission of the organization.  We recognize the knowledge and skills gained during your military experience are invaluable to the success of a team. We’re proud of the thousands of veterans and military professionals who have chosen to apply their leadership, teamwork and problem-solving skills to a career at General Dynamics and to continue supporting the mission of those serving today.

Should I Apply?

At General Dynamics, our employees are the heart of our company. We rely on their dedication to excellence and their intimate knowledge of customer requirements to meet the needs of customers around the globe, day in and day out. Our employees' unique blend of skill, innovation and agility drives our continued success, and we take our responsibility to them seriously. If you are a military veteran or military spouse ready to advance your career, view our available career opportunities to the right for more information and to apply today!

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