Linux System Administrator

Apex Systems Washington , DC 20319

Posted 3 days ago

Job Description: Job #: 989953

Job Title: Linux System Administrator

Location: Washington, DC

Schedule: 40 hours/week

Terms: 6 month contract to hire

Apex Systems, the nation's second largest IT staffing and technology services firm, has an immediate opening for a Linux System Administrator to sit on-site in Washington, DC.


  • Perform most system administration activities during the system-wide maintenance window

  • Troubleshoot and correct servers issues by using log files and Zabbix and other troubleshooting tools and techniques

  • Apply patches using Satellite and Yum and subscription services and troubleshoot and correct any restart issues

  • Perform operational activities on a SAN ( e.g. create and remove SAN volumes, increase or decrease volumes, and data recover from SAN snapshots)


  • Strong Linux background with bash scripting experience

  • Experience with RedHat Satellite 6 including creating content views and host groups.

  • Working knowledge of and experience with using Puppet

  • Two years of experience with KVM Hypervisor or four years of experience working with other virtualization tools

  • One to two years of experience working with a SAN

  • One to two years of experience working with Zabbix or similar monitoring tools

  • One to two years of experience working with iLO or iDRAC

  • Must be able to work independently on standard O&M administration activities and well within a team on larger projects

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including technical documentation.

  • Comfortable working directly with senior Federal technical staff.

Nice to Haves

  • Experience as a Windows System Administration including with HyperV

  • Experience reading TCP dumps

  • Knowledge of IP Tables

  • RedHat certification is desirable


  • 7 years of experience with undergraduate degree or equivalent

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 [ Phone number blocked ] -6178.

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Linux System Administrator

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