• Linux System Administrator

    Job ID
    Work Location
    US-MD-Annapolis Junction
    Regular Full-Time
    Clearance Level
    TS/SCI with Polygraph
  • Company Overview

    INNOPLEX, LLC is a family-focused company that has been awarded numerous awards to include Top Ranked Benefits, Best Places to Work, and Best Government Contractor in Howard County! Established in 2005, we have over 85 employees with the majority having a rich military service history.  Our employees are mostly located in the surrounding areas of Columbia, MD and Aberdeen, MD. INNOPLEX, LLC is a mission-focused company with a wide range of expertise to include RF SIGINT Solutions, Wireless Protocol Processing, Cyber, and Mission Critical IT Operations.


    INNOPLEX, LLC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



    Provide system administration and software support for field exploitation systems within the client program. Perform Linux system setup and management for both physical and virtual Operating Systems (OS), to include provisioning, configuring, patching and managing updates, platform securing/hardening. Provide manual and automated system management across widely dispersed Linux systems. Provide drastic system scalability (e.g., from 2 systems to 200 systems via virtualization). Integrate virtual machines and VM clusters into development environment. Communicate with Software Developers and other team members to gather requirements and implement solutions. Work with developers of existing systems to understand how they want their current systems to be virtualized. Automate system administration functionality (e.g., provide automatic patch installation). Research, evaluate and recommend methods and products for protecting computer data and applications. Develop technical documentation, to include system administration architecture documentation and diagrams, configurations, baselines, administrative procedures and instructions. Coordinate with developers to define operational system security requirements, develop System Security Plans and related security documentation and coordinate system security accreditation and authorizations. Perform system administrator functions and provide support for integrating security solutions into multiple systems, to include:

    • Assist multiple teams with system security related activities
    • Identify security weaknesses and propose technical solutions to mitigate them
    • Upgrade and enhance system functionality based on customer feedback
    • Document system operational functionality, operating system (OS) set up and configuration, configuration and use of management tools, and SA processes and procedures
    • Perform laboratory system testing
    • Perform maintenance functions for existing systems within the project


    The following special technical skills are also REQUIRED:


    • Minimum 5 years’ experience administering LINUX/UNIX systems
    • General understanding and experience working with and configuring LINUX disk encryption
    • Experience with LINUX Volume Manager
    • Experience provisioning systems, configuring systems, patching and managing systems, and securing/hardening systems
    • Experience administering virtual machines.
    • Experience in developing and implementing system configuration scripts in Perl, Bourne, Bash and/or C-Shell
    • General working knowledge of Cisco and/or Dell routers and switches
    • Experience creating documentation to outline processes and procedures.
    • Experience with using Ansible (preferred), SALT or Puppet for system configuration management
    • Experience with building, deploying, and/or in general working with Red Hat Package Manager modules (RPMs)
    • Experience with:
      • Linux firewall configuration (ip tables)
      • Kickstart
      • NAT and gateway setup
      • Remote server management
      • Server certificates (environment specific), encryption and secure protocols
      • Yum
      • Scripting languages to include but not limited to: Bash, Perl
      • Use of management tools
      • Building RPMs

    The following special technical skills are also DESIRED:


    • Experience deploying software updates to remote systems
    • Experience administering and configuring VMs
    • Experience in planning and implementing requirements associated with the Agency’s Secure the Net (STN) and Secure the Enterprise (STE) initiatives

    Additional Requirements / Qualifications

    • Ten (10) years experience in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity within the Federal Government is required.
    • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline from an accredited college or university is required. Five (5) years of additional system administration experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.
    • Must currently hold an active TS\SCI with Polygraph Clearance!



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