• Linux System Administrator

    Posted Date 4 days ago(1/14/2020 1:09 PM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    Top Secret
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred.



    Candidates should have demonstrated experience with the following:

    • Installation, configuration, and management of Linux systems (Red Hat experience preferred)
    • Scripting languages such as bash, Python, Ruby
    • Implementing security requirements


    Candidates should have knowledge of several of the following technologies:

    • STIGs (Security Technical Implementation Guides), RMF (risk management framework)
    • IO benchmarking frameworks such as fio, bonnie, mdtest, ior
    • Linux BPF tools
    • Storage Area Networks
    • Clustered File Systems
    • Configuration Management tools (Git/GitLab)
    • Kickstart to automate installation of operating system
    • System maintenance such as reviewing logs to resolve software and hardware problems
    • Monitoring and alerting packages such as Nagios and Ganglia
    • TCP/IP, Internet Routing Protocols, private and public networks, VLANs, Firewalls, Load Balancers, addressing schemes, subnet creation and subnet masking


    A Department of Defense Top Secret security clearance is required. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.


    Responsibilities for this Position

    General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Linux Systems.  This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.



    • 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
    • Interacts with third-party technology vendors and internal database staff
    • 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
    • The Server System Administrator is responsible for the day-to-day support of Server services
    • 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
    • Performs, maintains, troubleshoots and does analysis of alerts on Servers
    • Performs administration of physical and virtualized servers using industry standard technologies
    • Performs administration of servers in lab environments that are physical and virtualized using industry standard technologies 


    • Exercise creative and innovative thinking to advance our business performance
    • Deliver innovative, flexible, integrated solutions to meet customers changing business needs
    • Support and engage in programs, projects and practices behind the General Dynamics Mission Systems culture and strategy, and comply with all policies and procedures
    • Follow industry trends and developments to ensure General Dynamics Mission Systems services are consistent with, and/or superior to, industry best practices



    Company Overview

    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


    General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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