Linux Systems Administrator - Active Top Secret required

Clearance Level
Top Secret
Systems Administration
Washington, District of Columbia
Hybrid Workplace
Key Skills For Success

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REQ#: RQ171215
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to serve as a critical component of our nation’s safety and security. Make an impact by using your expertise to protect our country from threats.

Job Description

Systems Administrator – Active Top Secret Required

Seize your opportunity to make a personal impact as a Systems Administrator with GDIT. A career in systems administration means connecting and enhancing the systems that matter most. At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Systems Administrator, you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on a Systems Administrator joining our team to bring professionalism and initiative to a fast-paced environment that offers extensive options for training, certification, and career advancement. When we succeed, you succeed and together our best becomes better.

HOW A Systems Administrator WILL MAKE AN IMPACT:

  • Basic knowledge of containerization and container orchestration

  • Experience developing methods for deploying development environments that mirror production environments for risk mitigation in test and evaluation of software and hardware solutions

  • Develop and provide documentation and training to improve utilization of various Linux based technical solutions

  • Experience troubleshooting complex system hardware and software issues

  • Solid knowledge of protocols such as DNS, HTTP, LDAP, ICMP, ssh and SNMP

  • Solid knowledge of Networking, VLANs, Firewalls, Load Balancers, and addressing schemes

  • Skilled in system administration tasks such as file system, network, and account troubleshooting

  • Knowledge of repository management practices, patch administration, and vulnerability remediation

  • Experience working in DevOps and/or DevSecOps environments

  • Experience with STIGs (Security Technical Implementation Guides)

  • Ability to grasp and apply new information quickly and handle increasing responsibilities with growing complexity

  • Ability to interact effectively with project teams, managers, and end users

  • Creative and innovative thinking with the ability to multi-task

  • Commitment to ongoing professional development


  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or similar relevant degree

  • Required Experience:  3+ years of related experience as a Linux or Kubernetes Administrator

  • Required Technical Skills: DoD 8140 compliance required

  • Security Clearance Level: Active Top Secret with a T5 or T5R completed within the last 5 years

  • Required Skills and Abilities: Highly motivated, self-starter with great communications skills; effective problem solver; able to thrive in a fast-paced, changing environment

  • Preferred Skills: Experience deploying and maintaining applications in a Kubernetes environment. Basic knowledge of Elasticsearch or any distributed full-text search engine. Basic PostgreSQL database administration . Infrastructure as Code (IaC) utilizing Ansible for configuration management and application deployment. Monitoring and alerting packages (e.g., Nagios, Grafana, and Prometheus. Experience with at least one scripting languages such as Bash

  • Location: Washington, District of Columbia; limited telework may be available


  • 401K with company match

  • Comprehensive health and wellness packages

  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career

  • Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications

  • Cutting-edge technology you can learn from

  • Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays

Work Requirements
Years of Experience

3 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree


Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

Salary and Benefit Information

The likely salary range for this position is $101,566 - $132,250. This is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary. Rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.
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About Our Work

We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

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.