Linux Systems Administrator

IPC Technical Services LLC. based in Tucson, Arizona, is a minority, women-owned small business. We provide strategic consulting, IT, Cyber Security and Engineering Services, managed services for commercial, government and non-profit organizations.

IPCTS is seeking an experienced Linux Systems Administrator. As a Linux Systems Administrator (Sr. Computer Systems Technologist II, Principal Computer Systems Technologist) you’ll collaborate with a diverse team supporting Raytheon’s critical programs with classified information system capabilities in a mixed Unix-based/Windows-based environment. As a Linux/Unix Subject Matter Expert, you’re responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining secure, cost-efficient environments across various classified programs at our facility.
If you’re a team player who is passionate about innovation and constantly seeking ways to improve how business is done, look at this Linux Systems Administrator opportunity!

Position Location: Andover, MA


  • US Citizenship is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of Day One of employment.
  • Qualified applicants will be subject to a security investigation and must meet minimum qualifications for access to classified information’s.
  • Citizenship and an active TS/SCI security clearance with CI polygraph are required.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Your primary responsibilities will include technical project implementation and sustaining engineering services for Linux/Unix-based environments. You’ll also provide daily system administration/maintenance support on Windows, Linux, and UNIX-based environments in client/server, network and data storage capacities.
  • Collaborating with partners to define computing requirements and create end-to-end solutions consisting of hardware and operating system technologies
  • Integrating and partnering with programs to solve complex infrastructure problems
  • Assuring an elevated level of reliability and performance through systems monitoring and infrastructure management
  • Responding to online end-user service requests
  • Ensuring server and application compliance with security and performance requirements (NISPOM, RMF)
  • Converting and upgrading to new systems
  • Developing, revising and maintaining technical and operational documentation (including procedures) to continually improve our computing environments
  • Maintaining and growing your own technical competence in multiple areas (such as Windows, Linux, virtualization, User Authentication, DNS, NFS, system imaging/build automation)
  • Assisting in developing the overall performance and capability of your technical team through mentoring and knowledge sharing
  • International or Domestic travel (potential)

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Science, Mathematics or a Technical Discipline OR 8 years of applicable professional experience in a related field in lieu of a Bachelor’s Degree.

Required Skills:

  • 6+ years of experience with Windows and / or Linux System Administration.
  • Experience with virtual computing technologies such as VMware ESXi and/or vSphere.
  • Experience troubleshooting Linux Operating Systems and Applications
  • Security+ certification or willingness to obtain within 6 months of employment
  • US Citizenship is required

Desired Skills:

  • CISSP certification
  • Strong knowledge of other *nix operating systems (e.g. Solaris, Irix)
  • Working knowledge of Windows operating systems, including Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 2K3 Server, Windows 2K8 server
  • Knowledge of Active Directory and group policy management
  • Working knowledge of thin client technologies
  • Experience with data storage and data backup technologies
  • Working knowledge of operating system provisioning – Cobbler, Ghost, MS MDT
  • Working knowledge of system update management – WSUS, SCOM, Chef
  • Working knowledge of computer system monitoring – Nagios.
  • Working knowledge of unified OS account management technologies.
  • Good understanding of fundamental TCP/IP concepts
  • Scripting / programming experience
  • Strong understanding of fundamental networking/distributed computing environment concepts.
  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written
  • Curiosity, problem solving, desire to learn new skills
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Experience working as part of a team collaborating on problem resolution.
  • Language expertise in addition to English

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