Senior Linux Systems Engineer

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Systems Engineering
Laurel, Maryland

REQ#: RQ99149

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Requisition Type: Regular

We are GDIT. We stay at the forefront of innovation to solve complex technical challenges. 

GDIT is your place. Make it your own by discovering new ways to apply the latest technology securely and expertly. Own your opportunity at GDIT and you’ll be a meaningful part of improving how agencies operate. Our work depends on a Senior Linux Systems Engineer joining our team to support one of our Maryland customers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the development, integration, deployment, and sustainment of critical systems.
  • Provide support for implementation, troubleshooting and maintenance of Information Technology (IT) systems.
  • Manage IT system infrastructure and any processes related to these systems.
  • Provide support to IT systems including day-to-day operations, monitoring and problem resolution for all the Linux client/server devices.
  • Heterogeneous environment so knowledge of Windows, VMware, Networking and Storage a plus.
  •  As a Senior Linux Systems Engineer, you will troubleshoot Linux Servers and Workstations, performing root cause analysis, modifying configurations, diagnosing network and storage issues, scripting, and other tasks as needed. 


  • Strong Linux system administration experience 
  • Skilled in CentOS7, CentOS8 Stream or Red Hat Linux  (ability to engineer, install, administer and maintain)
  • Centrify 2018, Version 2020 is a plus (ability to deploy and maintain)
  • Linux scripting
  • Deployment / reimaging via DHCP and Kickstart
  • Spacewalk and Yum
  • IAVA resolution
  • Security+ certified
  • Strong communication skills and ability to be a team player
  • Must possess current/active TS/SCI with POLYGRAPH

  • Bachelors Degree and 12 years’ experience in System Administration and/or Network Engineering OR equivalent combination of skills and experience

  • Must meet 8570 IAT II requirements to include one of the following certifications: CCNA Security, GIC SP, GSEC, Security+ CE, SSCP, CASP CE, CCNP Security, CISA, CISSP, GCED, GCIH, CSA+.

Nice-To-Have Skills:

  • Red Hat Certified
  • Windows system administration experience
  • Ansible and/or Puppet
  • Salt
  • Splunk
  • Nessus Security System
  • VMware, VMware Horizon
  • Networking


  • Full-flex work week
  • 401K with company match
  • Customizable health benefits packages
  • Collaborative teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
  • Rewards program for high-performing employees


We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.