Linux/Unix Administrator

Job Locations US-VA-Springfield
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Aveshka is seeking a Linux / Unix Administrator to perform administration and maintenance activities on various UNIX and Linux servers in use at the client site.  Successful candidate will troubleshoot, and maintain integrity and configuration of network components, along with implementing operating systems enhancements.



  • Build, configure, monitor and maintain Unix based systems in a virtual environment
  • Build, configure, monitor and maintain storage environments
  • Provides tier 2 and 3 supports for escalations from Help Desk
  • Knowledge and experience troubleshooting Linux and Unix based systems
  • Participate in on-call rotations
  • Optimize system operations and resource utilization as well as perform system capacity analysis and planning
  • Work on high visibility or mission critical aspects of a given program and performs all functional duties independently.
  • Possess and apply a comprehensive knowledge across key tasks and high impact assignments.
  • Provide system administration and operational support for server infrastructure, hypervisor, and Operating Systems. Contractor shall design and implement automated failover and automated recovery solution.
  • Implement, and maintain an Automated Configuration Management, by using tools to ensure consistent configurations on all server operating systems.
  • Manage and monitor the performance, utilization of the various server resources
  • Utilize tools and processes, including but not limited to software distribution, backups, performance measurement, tuning, license and asset management to allow automated as well as remote systems management of the server environment.
  • Provide support to resolve incident, problem, or service requests that require subject matter expertise and cannot be resolved by the EOC.
  • Contribute to the Root Cause Analysis efforts when applicable.
  • Coordinate with the designated government lead to establish an automated and on-demand capability for the reporting of Capacity/Performance to include the measurement and analysis of resource utilization and trends for both physical and virtual assets. Contractor shall also establish a dashboard for performance monitoring and resource utilization including Real-Time and Historical trends.
  • Provide remote support for OS and standard software build installation activities as required to meet SLAs.
  • Perform system or component configuration changes necessary to support Server Virtualization products.
  • Provide and maintain security hardened baseline configurations (software) and deploy security (patches), software maintenance (patches) and new software releases across the Database and supporting products infrastructure


  • 3+ years of experience and a B.S. degree. Bachelor of Science (BS) can be substituted with an additional 4 years of related experience
  • 3+ years experience providing technical guidance for directing and monitoring information systems operations
  • 3+ years of experience Directing compilation of records and reports concerning network operations and maintenance. Troubleshoots network performance issues. Analyzes network traffic and provides capacity planning solutions.
  • 3+ years of experience directing system-level design and configuration of products including determination of hardware, OS, and other platform specifications.
  • 2+ years of experience providing quality assurance review and the evaluation of new and existing software products.
  • 2+ years of experience providing input to policy level discussions regarding standards and budget constraints.
  • 3+ years of experience demonstrated professional expertise gained from experience with operating systems including Windows and/or Linux OS.
  • RHCSA, MSCE/MSCA, CCNA or VCP certifications are desired.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Familiarity working in remote office and/or multiple customer locations
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment
  • Ability to support infrequent after-hours and weekend escalations as needed (aside from on-call rotation)
  • Must be proficient the use of the Microsoft Office productivity suite


About Aveshka:

Aveshka is a professional services firm focused on addressing our nation’s most complex threats and challenges. As a small business we’re committed to supporting our clients’ missions with services delivered by our diverse and experienced staff. With expertise in cybersecurity, emergency preparedness, and public health, our experience base spans federal, state, and local governments, as well as private sector entities.


Aveshka encourages collaborative communication and ongoing learning.  Some of our benefits include:


  • Extensive training programs
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Education reimbursement
  • Technology benefits
  • Commuter benefits
  • Generous paid time off and much more!


Aveshka is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)


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