Systems Administrator – Secret Clearance

Location: Pensacola, FL

Job Location:

Pensacola, FL



Our company is supporting a highly important project for a U.S. Government client, involving the development, implementation, and maintenance of a secure network operations environment. We are currently seeking an IT Administrator with expertise in Linux Systems to contribute to our team.


- Utilize expert knowledge in Linux/Unix environments to provide infrastructure support within a highly secure cybersecurity environment

- Collaborate with a team of skilled administrators to offer senior-level expertise in maintaining an RHEL environment

- Serve as a mentor to junior system administrators and suggest design improvements to enhance system operability


- Must be a U.S. Citizen

- Active Secret clearance and eligibility for TS/SCI clearance

- Ability to obtain DHS Suitability

- Minimum of 4 years of system administration experience in Linux, preferably with Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 7 or 8 (RHEL7 / RHEL8), including engineering, installation, administration, and maintenance of complex system architectures

- Proficiency in Linux OS installation, security hardening, and ongoing maintenance

- Experience in the installation, configuration, optimization, backup & recovery of Linux servers

- Skilled in Linux performance tuning and troubleshooting, with the ability to identify and resolve issues related to CPU, memory, networking, disk I/O, etc.

- Ability to script in Bash, Perl, Python or other equivalent languages

- Familiarity with tools such as Red Hat Satellite Server, Puppet, Chef, and/or Ansible

- Proficiency in managing system changes and assessing their security impacts

- Experience in integrating and implementing various services such as LDAP, Samba, NFS, Bind, Apache, etc.

- Familiarity with configuration management

- Strong research, analytical, and problem-solving skills

- Effective communication skills, including the ability to present findings and influence decision-making based on data

Preferred Qualifications:

- Experience with Infrastructure as Code (IaC) using Ansible or similar tools

- Previous work experience in an agile development environment

- Knowledge of software development using languages such as Java and RESTful services

- Familiarity with multilevel security systems, SELinux, and/or Cross Domain Solutions

- Experience with data orchestration software like Apache NiFi or StreamSets

- Proficiency in distributed compute environments such as Hadoop

- Familiarity with Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform capabilities, including a solid understanding of the AWS Well-Architected Framework and AWS certification

- Experience working with AWS through the CLI and management console, including configuring Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs)

- Previous exposure to DevOps and/or DevSecOps environments

- Familiarity with technologies like ELK Stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana), Ansible, Nessus, Zscaler, ClamAV, AIDE, Splunk, DNS, NAT, git, Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift, and Jenkins in a cloud environment


- Bachelor's degree in Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Computer Systems Engineering, or a related discipline is required. Four years of experience may be substituted for a degree.

Preferred Certifications:

- DoD 8570.1 IAT Level I

- Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)

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