Linux / Unix Server Engineer - TS/SCI

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Systems Engineering
Annapolis Junction, Maryland

REQ#: RQ110186

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Requisition Type: Regular

We are GDIT.  We support and secure some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country.  At GDIT, Linux/Unix Engineering is responsible for the physical/virtual platforms, server build deployments, configurations, server virtualization, hyperconverged platforms, etc.

GDIT is your place.  Make it your own by discovering new ways to apply the latest technologies securely and expertly.  By owning your opportunity at GDIT, you’ll become a critical part in how we successfully solve our clients’ biggest challenges, deliver on promise, and innovate the client’s physical/virtual infrastructure for the future.  Our work depends on a Linux/Unix Engineer joining our team to support Government activities in Sterling, VA.

At GDIT, we foster a people-focused and customer-centric environment in delivering Server & Compute Platform Engineering Services.  As a Linux/Unix Engineer supporting the Government, you will be trusted to work on Platform Engineering Services.  In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Employing best practices when implementing patch management / vulnerability management in the Linux construct.
  • Conducting system security engineering activities (Linux/Unix Focused).
  • Installing, monitoring, and tuning Linux/Unix Server operating system software and virtual machine sub-system software to obtain ATO (Authorize to Operate) for new image build.
  • Capturing and refining client requirements.  Ensuring that the requirements are effectively integrated into information technology component products and information systems through purposeful designing, developing, and configuration.
  • Performing research, analysis, and design for all Linux/Unix computing systems including network infrastructure.
  • Developing, implementing, and documenting formal configuration guides as needed.
  • Providing security controls and maintaining necessary network/data separation
  • Ensuring essential services are installed on supported versions of OS and keeping the versions up to date.

What you’ll need:

  • Active TS/SCI clearance and ability to obtain and maintain a CI poly
  • DoD 8570 IAT Level II Certification:  Security+ CE, CND, SSCP, GSEC, GICSP, CySA+, or CCNA Security.
  • Education:  Bachelor of Science Degree, or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years related experience with DoD Systems
  • Experience with DoD vulnerability analysis and Industry Best Business Practices
  • Quick learner, able to learn new software and technologies
  • Must have strong experience with Linux/Unix and Unix shell scripting (5+ years)
  • Redhat Enterprise Linux (Physical and Virtual (VMware) Environment)
  • Solaris (Physical and Virtual (VMware) Environment)
  • Must have strong Redhat Satellite Server and Ansible experience
  • Experience in standing up new services and tools on virtual machines within a Linux environment.
  • Experience with Gitlab, Docker, and repo mirrors.            
  • Experience with Python. PowerShell, and Bash scripting.
  • Familiar with VMware ESXi and VSphere.
  • Familiar with virtualization network on multiple classifications




Full-flex work week

401K with company match

Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career

Collaborative teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators

Ability to make a real impact on the world around you


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About Our Work

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

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.