Linux Systems Administrator

Clear Ridge Defense - Fort George G Meade, MD

Clear Ridge Defense is seeking a TS/SCI cleared professional to serve as a Linux Systems Administrator in Fort Meade, Maryland.  

Roles and Responsibilities 

  • You will be providing support for implementation, troubleshooting and maintenance of Information Technology (IT) systems. 

  • Your expertise in Linux system administration will support IT systems including day-to-day operations (Tier 1 / 3), problem identification, diagnosis and resolution), installing and maintenance operating systems, configuring and installing hardware/software, troubleshooting, and sustaining the operational health of the infrastructure. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline from an accredited college or university and five (5) years of experience in System Administration. Nine (9) years of System Administrator experience may be substituted for a Bachelor's degree. 

  • TS/SCI clearance with polygraph. 

  • Exceptional interpersonal communication skills. 

  • Experience with Cent OS 7/8 server builds/management. 

  • Experience with Yum/Spacewalk/RedHat satellite server, repository builds/management. 

  • Experience in Kickstart/Satellite builds/management. 

  • Experience with LDAP/Central Authentication/Centrify. 


  • You are extensively familiar with Centrify. 

  • You are well versed with ACAS scans and STE/STN requirements. 

  • You are experienced with RedHat 8 and RedHat satellite servers. 

Additional Information 

Come learn how we take care of our team, and why we were ranked Inc. 5000 Magazine’s #140 Fastest Growing Company nationwide – ranking #5 in Maryland and #7 in Government Services! And see how we were ranked a 2021 Top Workplace by the Baltimore Sun! 

Clear Ridge Defense is the premier service solutions provider supporting the Service and Joint cyberspace operations and intelligence community in three core areas of expertise: 

  • Cyber Systems & Software Engineering 

  • Cyber Intelligence & Operations Planning 

  • Security Risk Analysis, Mitigation & Training 

All delivered by highly talented and focused team members that are supported by an unmatched professional and family-oriented culture that leverages and builds on sound, proven principles.  

Benefits Snapshot: 

  • 100% Fully-Covered Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance 

  • 100% Fully-Covered Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance 

  • 100% Fully-Covered Life and AD&D Insurance 

  • Unique Flexible PTO 

  • 11 Paid Federal Holidays 

  • $500 New Uniform Bonus for Transitioning Military

  • Monthly Tax-Free Cell Phone Stipend 

  • Monthly Tax-Free Gym Wellness / Streaming Subscription Stipend to include Amazon Prime, Netflix, Audible, etc. 

  • Competitive 401k Matching to plan for retirement 

  • Free financial advising from qualified experts 

  • Annual $5,000 Training Allotment 

  • One-of-a-kind Referral Program: $5,000 per referral OR $250/mo indefinitely, with no limit to number of referrals 

  • Business Development and Client Expansion Bonuses 

  • Monthly Company-Paid Socials and Events 


Posted On: Monday, January 3, 2022

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