Linux Administrator

in Fort Belvoir, VA

Linux Administrator Job

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    Fort Belvoir, VA 22060, US

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    Information Technology

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Blackstone Talent Group, an award-winning technology consulting and talent agency is seeking a Linux Administrator to join our team at our client s site in Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

Job Description:

The candidate must be experienced with administering Linux servers, both physical and virtual. The candidate must have experience applying system security setting as outlined in the DISA Security Technical Implementation

Guides (STIG) and DISA Security Requirements Guide (SRG) to the customer s Linux systems and be familiar with their impact on the systems and related applications. The candidate must have excellent communication and documentation skills, and will be responsible for creating all related standards, operating procedures, and security documentation.


3-5 years work experience as Systems Administrator

Experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Operation, maintenance of software/network on virtual and physical hosts supporting the Linux operating systems

Account management

System Patching, System tuning, Backup and Recovery

Troubleshooting database problems, failures, and performance issues.

Experience with administering systems in a government environment a plus

Experience with VMWare is a plus

Unique/Additional Requirements:

Excellent problem solving, analytical, and decision-making capabilities, including understanding user requirements, troubleshooting technical issues, successfully resolving issues and challenges, and developing creative solutions for process improvement

Excellent communication skills

Excellent documentation skills

Strong organizational and collaborative skills

Strong teamwork and engagement as a project team member.

Ability to assimilate information rapidly, motivated to self-study new requirements

Maintain current industry knowledge of relevant concepts, practices, and procedures

Ability to work under time constraints

Willing to perform other duties as assigned

Adapt to changes in requirements and new projects

Maintain and upgrade PKI Certificates

Experience applying STIG/SRG to Linux servers

Experience with technologies such as Web Services, YUM, SSH, SSL/TLS, virtual environments, NAS

May program in an administrative language; Shell Scripting

Familiarity with programming languages such as Perl, PHP, Python are a PLUS

Familiarity with HBSS

ACAS scanning and reporting

SCAP scanning and remediation

Remote support to end users and servers

Experience with system imaging, installation, and updating

Knowledge of UNIX is a plus

Clearance Requirements:

Must have a minimum of a Top-Secret clearance with SCI eligibility on hire and confirmed within JPAS.


Bachelor s Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.

Certification Requirements:

DoD 8570.01-M IAT Level II Certification (e.g., CompTIA Security+ ce) at date of hire

DoD 8570.01-M IAT Level II Computing Environment (CE) Certification as determined by the Program Manager (e.g.., Red Hat Certification (RHCSA or RHCE)).

If you start only with a Security+ ce, continued employment will be contingent on receiving the additional Linux certification within 3 months after your start date.

CND-IS Certification (i.e. CEH, CySA+, GICSP, or SSCP only one is required)

If you start only with a Security+ ce, continued employment will be contingent on receiving the additional CND-IS certificate within 3 months after your start date.

Blackstone Talent Group is a division of Blackstone Technology Group, a global IT services and solutions firm that implements technological solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone s global talent augmentation practice was founded in 1998. Blackstone Talent Group has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in providing clients the best talent across a variety of industries and sectors.

EOE of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabilities

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Who We Are

Founded in 1998, Blackstone Talent Group is one of three divisions of Blackstone Technology Group. The other two divisions are Blackstone Federal, a premier engineering + transformation agency that serves the federal government, and Trellis Energy, the largest transaction management software firm fully dedicated to serving the natural gas industry. Blackstone Technology Group is a privately-held global IT services, solutions and resourcing firm. Headquartered in San Francisco, Blackstone now has more than 300+ employees across five offices nationwide. Blackstone Technology Group’s mission is to help clients adapt to the demands of a digital world, and has garnered an impressive track record of delivering successful results to a client list that includes Fortune 100 businesses and US federal, state and local government.

We provide contract, permanent and managed resource services to our clients. We source for commercial businesses and non-profits, as well as government clients requiring security clearances from public trust through multiple levels of top secret. Some of our skill specialties are IT, IT Operations, Engineering, Accounting and Finance, and Executive Search.

Our team never stops building connections with talent. And our network of fully-vetted, ready-to-work professionals allows us to provide exceptional speed and accuracy in our resource delivery that is unmatched in the industry. With a relationship-first engagement approach, we most often become a trusted partner with our clients and operate as an extension of their organizations.

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