Linux Systems Administrator

Job#: 1272737

Job Description:

Apex Systems has multiple openings for Linux Systems Administrators in Melbourne, FL supporting a major government integrator. Looking for Windows and Linux Admins with VMWare and Storage experience.

***If interested, please email your resume to!***

Candidates must be US citizens able to obtain and/or maintain a Department of Defense Secret/Top Secret security clearance as a condition of employment

What are the top 3 MUST HAVE technologies of the position?

1. Redhat

2. 5 years systems admin experience

3. enterprise environment

4. active dod clearance

5. min Security+ certification (must have before starting)

6. NetApp Storage experience


1. Vmware

2. Ansible automation

3. scripting (no particular language)

4. Storage (netapp, emc, etc)

Client Job Description:

  • Perform all duties as assigned of a Systems Administrator for a large classified government contract
  • Maintain smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network, software, and system engineers, PC desktop technicians, project managers, end users, and customer and IT management.
  • Create and maintain Linux based server and desktop virtual machines utilizing VMWare technology.
  • Provide backup and recovery services; manage file systems and disk space; manage virus protection system and update virus definitions on a routine basis.
  • Create and maintain user and computer accounts and modify file permissions and security access lists.
  • Test new releases of products to ensure compatibility and minimize user impact.
  • Develop and document technical processes and procedures as needed.
  • Recommend and implement system enhancements that will improve the performance and reliability of the system including but not limited to: hardware & software upgrades, patching and patch management solutions, monitoring, and configuration management.
  • Analyze internal or external customer requirements and determine equipment and software requirements for solutions to problems by means of automated systems.
  • Maintain security audit and logging information on all classified networked and standalone computers as directed by the Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM).
  • Interact, meet, discuss, and troubleshoot issues with vendors; evaluate vendor products, services, and suggestions.
  • Work effectively and with little supervision to troubleshoot and resolve tickets using web based ticketing system.
  • Adhere to strict Information Systems Security guidelines in all cases and prepare security documentation for input to Computer Security.
  • Reports project status as required for all recurring and non-recurring efforts.
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, with internal or external customers, in written and oral format.
  • Able to support multiple networks and programs based on need.

The following are minimum qualifications for this position.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology related discipline and 5 years’ hands on Linux experience (an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree)
  • Experience operating under and managing systems within NISPOM Chapter 8, DCID 6/3-ICD 503, RMF, STIG, JAFAN, or JSIG information system environments
  • Familiarity with various Linux Red Hat OS variants, support model and deployment methodologies
  • Current Security+ certification or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire
  • Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds
  • Ability to work after hours and weekends as needed

Candidates must be US citizens able to obtain and/or maintain a Department of Defense Secret/Top Secret security clearance as a condition of employment

EEO Employer

Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 844-463-6178.

Employee Type:

Melbourne, FL, US

Job Type:
Infrastructure and Security

Date Posted:
July 1, 2022