By Light Professional IT Services

  • Linux Administrator

    Job Locations US-Merrifield VA
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Job Function
    Information Technology
    Minimum Clearance
  • Overview

    Metova, a By Light company, is seeking a qualified and highly motivated Senior LINUX Administrator to work within the National Guard Readiness Center in Arlington, VA.


    • Responsible for the full range of administration, from building new servers, configuring/reconfiguring servers for performance and troubleshooting user issues.
    • Responsible for Linux Operating System patches and upgrades as well as DOD STIG scanning and mitigations.
    • Required to manage existing Perl and Korn scripts.

    Required Experience/Qualifications

    • 5-6 years experience with LINUX Systems admin.
    • CompTIA Security+ certification
    • ITIL Foundation Certification (can be obtained within 60 days of employment)
    • Experienced with management and administration of Red Hat Linux 6.5 or above and a solid understanding of VMware vSphere 6.0 or above and ESXi.
    • Perl and Korn scripting experience
    • Must have strong troubleshooting skills, good written and verbal communications skills and the ability to communicate technical issues with non-technical people.
    • Must be able to document system configurations
    • Korn and Bash scripting required

    Preferred Experience/Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Sciences desired
    • Preferred minimum of 3 years of experience in Linux administration. Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum qualifications may be substituted
    • Knowledge of DISA STIG processes
    • Experience managing SFTP/FTP servers
    • PowerCLI scripting experience

    Special Requirements/Security Clearance

    • DoD Secret Security clearance required
    • Position requires some weekend/after-hours work
    • May require limited travel.

    Physical Demands

    • Normal demands associated with an office environment.
    • Ability to work on a computer for long periods of time.
    • Ability to communicate with individuals by telephone, email, and face to face.


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