Applied Insight

  • Linux Administrator

    Job Locations US-VA-Chantilly
    Posted Date 5 months ago(11/21/2018 9:01 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    At Applied Insight, we leave no stone unturned in solving our customers’ technology challenges. Supporting the Federal Government with the strongest mission focus, our solutions empower people to collaborate more effectively in delivering services vital to the nation. Our unique approach to information technology considers people first. We make it our job to understand our customer’s mission and the user’s reality right from the start, combining technology and process to deliver what customers really need to succeed – from adaptation to innovation – drawing on our long experience of supporting the US Defense, Intelligence and Federal Civilian communities.


    Applied Insight (AI) is seeking a Linux Administrator in Chantilly, VA. The operations team is responsible for supporting break-fix, sustainment, continuous monitoring, and PKI enablement functions.


    The ideal candidate will have experience with Linux and technical troubleshooting techniques supporting an operations team. This position requires off hours/on call support for one week every two to three months.


    • 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
    • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned
    • Participates in special projects as required


    • Active in-scope TS/SCI clearance and polygraph required
    • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience
    • 2-5 years of directly related experience in systems administration and analysis
    • Linux management through the command line and use of command line text editor
    • Linux patching methods and procedures (Especially Red Hat)
    • Experience using a ticket management system (Example: JIRA, Remedy, HP Service Manager)
    • General knowledge of networking concepts, topology, and principles 
    • Understanding of troubleshooting techniques and system maintenance methods
    • Strong customer service skills

    Desired Skills:

    • Experience supporting environments (test, regression, production) and software deployments
    • Principals of Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
    • Principals of the Apache web server
    • Principals of application integration
    • General understanding of ports and protocols
    • Revising technical operational documentation
    • Principals of the Tomcat web server
    • Principals of the Weblogic web server
    • Oracle DSEE administration
    • Oracle OVD administration
    • Principals of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI and Public Key Enabling (PKE)
    • Puppet Enterprise management and/or module development
    • Nagios administration
    • Gitlab administration
    • Principals of Web API’s


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