Digital Services - Enterprise Linux Services SME

Position Details

LOCATION: Fort Meade, MD



  • Develops technical solutions for the management of networks, software, hardware, configurations, and architectures. Provides interpretation to systems matters that are moderately complex in nature.

  • Provides troubleshooting support for system hardware a.nd software issues that are highly complex in scope.

  • Trains end users on the proper use of hardware and software. May train large groups of end users.

  • Performs advance software installations and upgrades to operating systems and layered software packages.

  • Applies advanced knowledge in monitoring and tuning the system to achieve optimum performance levels.

  • Provides guidance to less experienced personnel on workstation/server data integrity by implementing standard software and hardware solutions.

  • Leads data/media recoverability by following a schedule of system backups and database archive operations.

  • Conducts advanced to complex hardware and software audits of workstations and servers to ensure compliance with established standards, policies, and configuration guidelines.

  • Ensures that performance and security of computers meet the needs of network users. Uses extensive independent judgement and is unsupervised.

  • Recognized subject matter expert in job area typically through advanced education and work experience. Manages large projects with limited oversight from manager.

  • Evaluates and assesses existing systems and plans long-term strategies.


Must meet contract level requirements for appropriate position. In addition, position requires a minimum of 8 years of experience with background in Red Hat Linux. RHCSA certification or equivalent preferred. ITIL v3 certification preferred

(Candidate shall have appropriate certification in compliance with the requirements of the DoD 8570 Information Assurance Category IAT Level II.)



  • The candidate must be experienced in Linux Server administration, primarily RED HAT

  • Has experience with Storage and Virtualization.

  • Competent to work at a high technical level on all phases of systems engineering activities.

  • Good communication skills: shows tact, effective listening skills and follow through.

  • Anticipates questions and is prepared with answers.

  • Detail oriented and organized; able to understand information systems and ensure accuracy of work.

  • Able to review the work of others and detect errors or needed modifications.

  • Provides technical guidance and leadership to engineers with less experience.

  • May coach and review the work of less-experienced professionals.

  • May serve as a team or task leader (Not a people manager).