Linux Administrator

Job Title
Linux Administrator
Job ID
Herndon,  VA
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Linux Administrator
Herndon, VA

@Orchard LLC has been retained by a true innovator within the Intelligence and Defense community, committed to putting the well-being of their employees at a similar level of importance as their focus on client mission. We are supporting their search for a skilled Linux Administrator to directly support intelligence community customers with quick reaction support, focused on data, tools and technology. 

As a Linux Administrator you will…

  • Perform high-level, day-to-day operational maintenance, support, and upgrades for complex operating systems, workstations, and servers. 
  • Coordinate, direct and perform complex software installations, upgrades, and patching to operating systems and layered software packages. 
  • Troubleshoot complex issues between hardware and software components 
  • Schedule installations and upgrades and maintain them in accordance with established IT policies and procedures. 
  • Continually monitor and tune multiple systems to achieve optimum performance levels. 
  • Ensure workstation server data integrity by evaluating, implementing, and managing appropriate software and hardware solutions of varying complexities. 
  • Plan and implement the modernization of servers. 
  • Implement and promote standard operating procedures and schedules. 
  • Conduct hardware and software audits of workstations and servers to ensure compliance with established standards, policies, and configuration guidelines. 
  • Infrastructure support for the Open Stack environment 
Active Top Secret clearance with an ability to obtain SCI access and willingness to obtain CI Polygraph
US Citizenship required

Linux Administrator Qualifications:

  • Linux administration: RedHat, CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, etc. 
  • Networking protocols: HAPROXY, DNS, HTTP(S), LDAP(S), SMTP, SNMP, SSSD, etc.  
  • Scripting languages: Shell, Python, Ansible, RegEx, etc 
  • Storage: Ceph Storage, SANs, etc 
  • Cloud Technologies (IasS, SaaS, PaaS): Openstack, Azure, AWS, VMWare 
  • Containerization: Docker, LXC 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or related field 
  • 5+ years of related experience 

Additional Skills We’d Like to See

  • Relational databases: MySQL, MariaDB, HadoopDB, etc. 
  • Certifications: RHCT, RHCSA, A+, Network+, Security+, ITIL Foundations 
Established in 2010, @Orchard LLC, also known as, Talent Orchard has an exceptional reputation, providing staffing solutions to time-sensitive, talent scarcity issues to deliver better talent management ROI.  Our specialty lies in the critical area of program talent acquisition and resource management, not in one narrow skillset, but across many areas of technical and functional delivery. To learn more about our other exciting opportunities, visit our Jobs Page at

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