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Ubuntu RedHat System Administrator

Ubuntu RedHat System Administrator

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Clearance Requirement: Secret

Aquila is seeking a Systems Administrator to contribute to one of this country’s premier defense research organizations. As a part of our team, a successful candidate can make a significant, positive impact within a fast-paced, customer-focused, and technically innovative work environment. Aquila strives to deliver the best of the best in technical services to customers. Candidates that possess a love for technical challenges, a desire to constantly learn, and the desire to establish themselves as critical players within a team are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • Provide systems administration, technical support, and end-user help desk support
  • Deploy day-to-day imaging of systems per defined specifications
  • Conduct patching and configuration management using tools such as Puppet, Ansible, and Red Hat Satellite
  • Manage file systems, partitions, and other system reconfiguration and resource changes using LVM and disk utilities
  • Support system backups
  • Provide advanced technical support for customer environments and services
  • Provide tier 2 and 3 supports for customer-reported issues and requests.
  • Update, review and create customer documentation
  • Execute Automation processes for Infrastructure setup (and maintaining processes)
  • Setting up continuous build (CI/CD) environments to speed up software development and deployment.
  • Collaborate with team to support the desktop users enterprise infrastructure and IT equipment
  • Support Sr. System Administrator staff as needed with the development of automated methods for setting up and maintaining system configurations for customized configuration management, automation, and maintenance of Linux systems.
  • Maintain and update documentation including standard operating procedures network drawings and configuration documentation
  • Support software development teams in the installation maintenance, troubleshooting, and optimization of a variety of development tools (version control, integrated development environments, continuous integration tools, and collaboration tools) development libraries kernels, and hardware drivers.

Required Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of Red Hat / CentOS variants of Linux to include system administration user management, security hardening, backup procedures, disk and file management, software, and kernel compilation and installation, and system troubleshooting
  • Proven ability to quickly and effectively learn new technologies
  • Strong teamwork experience self-motivated and organized.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Windows desktop and server administration

Preferred Skills:

  • Working knowledge of Windows and Mac desktop administration
  • Experience with tools for system imaging, system configuration, configuration management, and security auditing
  • Experience with enterprise-grade networking virtualization storage and or backups

Qualifications and Background:

  • AS/BS or equivalent in related technical discipline.
  • At least 5 years of applicable experience in a professional IT enterprise environment
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be willing to undergo an extensive background investigation
  • May be required to hold and maintain a government security clearance

Travel: None

Telecommute: Primarily on site

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