Unix Systems Administrator (3578) (Secret to Top Secret)

| Patuxent River Estates, MD, USA
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SMX is seeking a Unix System Administrator for a fast-paced IT Data Center environment.  The chosen candidate will work closely with the customer, team members, as well as Systems Administrators at the Patuxent River Data Center (PRDC). The team member will assist in identifying those projects and tasks needing advanced level support and quick turnaround.  The team member will attend weekly and bi-weekly meeting to ensure that our customers are continually informed with task progress and concerns.  National Help Desk incidents and service requests are completed/resolved in a timely manner as well as work on ad-hoc projects involving different systems and applications across the Data Center. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Work collaboratively with other Data Center teams to provide input and solutions to meet business requirements.
  • Responsible for the creation and maintenance of Ansible playbooks and other administrative shell scripting.
  • Effectively analyze and resolve problems involving interaction between applications, server hardware/firmware/OS and storage by working with cross functional teams and equipment vendors with minimal supervision.
  • Taking ownership of issue as assigned and resolved in a timely manner.
  • Taking ownership of incidents and service requests via ticketing queue and seeing that the requests are completed in a timely manner.
  • Attend meetings with current and incoming customers for technical advice on proposed projects.

Required Skills: 

  • Clearance Required: Active Secret with the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret
  • DoD 8570 compliant (IAT Level 2) (Examples of minimum acceptable certifications: CCNA Security, CySA+, G SEC, Security+ CE, SSCP)
  • Experience with Red Had Identity Management
  • Experience with Red Hat Satellite
  • Knowledge of DoD Information Assurance practices, including Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) and Risk Management Framework (RMF) process
  • Experience with Red Hat Openshift
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) exposure
  • Experience working within a complex Unix team environment

Desired Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field is preferred.
  • Experience with escalating vendor support
  • Experience in RHEL 7 & 8
  • Cloud-based certifications



At SMX®, we are a team of technical and domain experts dedicated to enabling your mission. From priority national security initiatives for the DoD to highly assured and compliant solutions for healthcare, we understand that digital transformation is key to your future success.

We share your vision for the future and strive to accelerate your impact on the world. We bring both cutting edge technology and an expansive view of what’s possible to every engagement. Our delivery model and unique approaches harness our deep technical and domain knowledge, providing forward-looking insights and practical solutions to power secure mission acceleration.

SMX is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability status, protected veteran status, race, color, age, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or genetic information.  SMX is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including disability and veterans. 

Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation.

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SMX operates in the Cloud industry. The company is located in Hollywood, MD. SMX was founded in 1995. It has 1413 total employees. To see all 116 open jobs at SMX, click here.
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