Senior Systems Administrator - (Puppet and Chef)

Clearance Level
Top Secret
Systems Administration
Keyport, Washington

REQ#: RQ82764

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Requisition Type: Regular
Who we are: 
Come Join Our Team! GDIT is a government contractor providing professional and technical services to various government agencies (i.e. defense). We are currently looking for a Senior Systems Administrator to join our winning team. The individual hired for this position will provide support for our government customer located in Keyport, WA. This is your opportunity to work with a technically advanced environments and users.The Senior Systems Administrator is responsible for the full range of administration, from building new servers, configuring/reconfiguring servers for performance and troubleshooting user issues.
 Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Responsible for Linux Operating System patches and upgrades as well as DOD STIG scanning and mitigations
  • Required to manage existing scripting for bash, chef, shell, and puppet
  • Manages the functionality and efficiency of a group of computers running on one or more operating systems
  • Maintains the integrity and security of servers and systems. Sets up administrator and service accounts
  • Maintains system documentation Interacts with users and evaluates vendor products
  • Makes recommendations to purchase hardware and software, coordinates installation and provides backup recovery
  • Develops and monitors policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources
  • May program in an administrative language
  • Develops and implements testing strategies and document results
  • Provides advice and training to end-users
  • Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced staff members
  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned
  • Participates in special projects as required


  • Must have current certification(s) sufficient to be designated an Information Assurance Technician (IAT) Level II or higher in accordance with DoD 8570 requirements
  • Secret clearance required to be considered, interim Top Secret clearance required to start. Must have final adjudicated secret.  Onboarding will be delayed for award of interim Top Secret normally 3-5 Weeks.
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.