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Linux Systems Administrator

Wallops Island, VA 23337
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Civilian, State and Local

Perspectas Civilian, State and Local segment partners with the U.S. Federal Civilian State and Local governments to provide infrastructure services, business solutions, and digital transformation services that help them achieve policy objectives and integrate citizen-centric services.


Perspecta has an immediate need for a mid-level Linux Systems Administrator in Wallops Island, VA.

Require a mid-level Linux Systems Administrator to join our team in Wallops Island, Virginia to assist in the design, development, implementation and maintenance of real-time and high-performance Linux systems integral to the Near Earth Network communication link with robotic and manned spacecraft. In this role, you will:

  • Assist with design, implementation, and maintenance of Red Hat and CentOS systems in the Near Earth Networks integration and test area.
  • Assist IT Security Team with mitigating vulnerabilities of these systems to demonstrate NIST 800-53 compliance.
  • Collaborate with technical engineering teams to identify, resolve, and mitigate system anomalies and complex cybersecurity issues.
  • Develop technical products and reports visible to various groups and levels of leadership.
  • Support forensic efforts as required.
  • Assist with containment of threats and remediation of environment during or after any incidents.
  • Support regular audits and assessments and demonstrate system compliance and risk mitigation to assessors.


Requires a BS/BA degree (Computer Science, Information Technology, Mathematics, or other related technical field desired) with 5 to 7 years experience, or a MS/MA degree with 3 to 5 years experience, or PhD with 0 to 2 years experience. In lieu of a degree,equivalent combination of certifications, personal experience and years of related work experience will be considered.

  • 5+ years of related experience in Information Security and/or IT infrastructure experience.
  • A certification of Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) or Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) certification.
  • 5+ years of experience in CentOS and/or RHEL.
  • 3+ years of experience with Windows Operating systems to act as a backup to existing Windows System Admins.
  • 5+ years of knowledge of fundamental security and network concepts (intrusion detection, TCP/IP, SSL, ports, switching, routing, etc.)
  • 2+ years of scripting and automation experience.

Other Qualifications:

  • Experience with embedded systems.
  • Familiarity with building or maintaining satellite communication ground systems.
  • One or more of the following Red Hat certifications:
  • Red Hat Certified Specialist in Deployment and Systems Management.
  • Red Hat Certified Specialist in Performance Tuning.
  • Red Hat Certified Specialist in Security: Linux.
  • Red Hat Certified Specialist in Advanced Automation: Ansible Best Practices.
  • 2+ years of scripting experience such as Bash or Python (professional use for automation strongly preferred)
  • Familiarity with Clam A/V, Greylog, Nessus, Spacewalk, Commvault, Splunk, IBM BigFix, Forescout, EID Authenticate.
  • Ability to work well individually and in a team environment.
  • Strong communication skills.

This position requires United States Citizenship and eligibility to obtain a Clearance.

About Perspecta

What matters to our nation, is what matters to us. At Perspecta, everything we do, from conducting innovative research to cultivating strong relationships, supports one imperative: ensuring that your work succeeds. Our company was formed to bring a broad array of capabilities to all parts of the public sectorfrom investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering.

Our promise is simple: never stop solving our nations most complex challenges. And with a workforce of approximately 14,000, more than 48 percent of which is cleared, we have been trusted to do just that, as a partner of choice across the entire sector.

Perspecta is anAA/EEOEmployer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

As a government contractor, Perspecta abides by the following provision

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of the other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).


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Posted: 2020-09-24 Expires: 2020-10-24

With offerings in mission services, digital transformation and enterprise operations, our team of 14,000 engineers, analysts, investigators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions. We have the expertise and experience not only to devise solutions, but to execute on them successfully.

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