Secret Lead Linux Sys Admin

Post Date

Mar 15, 2024


Colorado Springs,

ZIP/Postal Code

Aug 13, 2024 Insight Global

Job Type



System Administrator

Req #


Pay Rate

$60 - $90 (hourly estimate)

Job Description

A large DoD company in Colorado Springs is looking for a Secret Lead Linux Sys Admin to join their team. This person will:

- Provide leadership, guidance, and oversight for a team of high performing, mission minded Linux and Windows system admins

- Serve as the program Subject Matter Expert (SME) for system administration subjects, including operating systems, hardware/software integration, virtualization, and containerization

- Have a firm understanding of Windows and Linux operating systems to delegate tasks to existing team of Systems

- Work with system engineers to identify and define requirements for new systems/system modifications, developing designs, and implementing and testing solutions

- Ensure daily system monitoring, system backup and restoral, and application upgrades to ensure optimal and continuous system operations

- Be responsible for ensuring system software installs, maintenance, break/fix activities, and cyber security mitigations are performed in accordance with established policies, procedures and service level agreements

- Coordinate with hardware and software vendors and participate in all vendor-required activities, such as quarterly infrastructure reviews

- Assist in Systems Administrator tasks as the mission requires

- Develop and maintain system administration plans, procedures, processes and baseline configuration documentation

This is a contract to hire position. You are expected to be on contract for 6 months before converting to a full-time employee. The expected pay range for this position will be 65-75/hr.

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Required Skills & Experience

- Must have a minimum of 8 years direct/specialized experience in a computer operations environment performing systems administration of both Windows and Linux Systems

- 3 years leadership/management experience

- Recognized active Linux certification (Linux+, RHCSA, LPIC, LFCS)

- Experience supporting Windows Server and associated services (DNS, DHCP, WSUS, SCCM, etc.)

- Experience working with virtual environments using VMware

- Current DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification or higher (CCNA-Security CySA+ (formerly CSA+), GICSP, GSEC, Security+, CND, or SSCP)

- Experience with the application of security settings and other Department of Defense best practices such as DISA STIGS

- Must have an active DoD Secret Security Clearance or higher

Benefit packages for this role will start on the 31st day of employment and include medical, dental, and vision insurance, as well as HSA, FSA, and DCFSA account options, and 401k retirement account access with employer matching. Employees in this role are also entitled to paid sick leave and/or other paid time off as provided by applicable law.