• Linux Systems Administrator, Level 1

    Location US-VA-Herndon
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/4/2018 1:33 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Experience (Years)
    IT Operational Support
  • Overview

    WOOD is currently hiring Linux Administrators to join our team in Dulles, VA. As a Linux Systems Administrator you will be supporting a support the design, development, and deployment of a new DevOps infrastructure and advanced cyber security capabilities on a Mission Critical program supporting the DHS.


    • Collaborating within Agile Scrum teams as a key contributor responsible for the design and implementation of advanced cybersecurity capabilities, including the selection of hardware and software required to enable the cybersecurity capabilities.
    • Deploying, managing and troubleshooting physical, virtual, and cloud-based Information Technology (IT) environments consisting of Windows/Unix/Linux servers, workstations, storage, Active Directory, DNS, user identity and access controls, host-based security software and network configurations, and installed applications.
    • Assessing present and future capacity requirements, conducting trade studies, providing specific detailed information for hardware and software selection, developing Bill of Materials
    • Conducting automated installation and testing
    • Developing high quality technical documentation, including user guides, test plans, and contract deliverable items and supporting product line training.
    • Supporting risk assessments and the implementation of risk mitigation countermeasures



    Must have a Top Secret Clearance with a SSBI within the last 5 years, TS/SCI Preferred

    • Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, or a related discipline or equivalent experience.
    • Practical experience with Windows, Unix, and Linux operating systems, VMware, TCP/IP networking, encryption, host-based security, DNS, Directory Services, Storage, cloud-based environments (AWS, OpenStack).
    • Labor Categories:
      • Level I Candidates must have 1 year of Systems Administration experience and the willingness to learn new technologies
      • Level II Candidates Must have a 2+ years
      • Level III Candidates must have 4-6 years

    Desired Skills (not all required):

    • Systems Administration certifications preferred such as Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE), Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE), and VMware Certified Associate or Professional (VCA or VCP).
    • Ability to develop automation scripts using one of more of the following shell and scripting languages: Bourne, C, Korn, Bash, Perl, Python, VBScript, and PowerShell.
    • Experience or familiarity with Agile development methodology and Cybersecurity.
    • Experience working in a DevOps environment or a Network/Security Operations Center
    • Experience and/or familiarity with trouble-ticket or other tracking system.
    • Experience with capacity planning, conducting trade studies, identifying detailed information for hardware and software selection, and developing Bill of Materials


    WOOD Consulting Services is headquartered in Fulton, Maryland with an office in Washington, DC. WOOD embraces a simple philosophy… take care of our people and they will take care of our customers. We seek to hire and retain high caliber-talent to meet the needs of our customers with excellent services. For over 20 years, WOOD has followed that philosophy and built a reputation as reliable mission-enablers helping U.S. agencies achieve mission success.


    WOOD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status.



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