Linux Systems Administrator

3 weeks ago
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Function
Information Technology
Job Schedule
Regular Full-Time


MAXIMUS is a leading operator of government health and human services programs and has partnered with state, federal and local governments to provide critical, high quality health and human service programs to a diverse array of communities. Operating under MAXIMUS’s founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People® since 1975, MAXIMUS Federal Services is entirely focused on helping government agencies run programs cost-effectively and serve program constituents with improved outcomes. By being a responsible steward for government programs, we help the federal government deliver on its promises through our people, process and technology. Our focus is always on outcomes and results that connect citizens more effectively with government services.




  • Support research activities efforts including administration and design of network components and High Performance Computing environments
  • Provide production support for core services including mail, web hosting and virtual machine environments
  • Provide production support to High Performance Computing clusters running Sun Grid Engine
  • Help develop core utilities for the System Administration group including a repository and patch infrastructure system 
  • Contributes to automation and Infrastructure-as-Code efforts in order to streamline processes


The Ideal Candidate will Possess the Following Additional Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED required and at least five (5) years of Systems Administration experience
  • Bachelor's degree in an accredited college or university and at least three (3) years of related Systems Administration experience preferred
  • Systems Administration experience with Redhat Linux Enterprise and CentOS Linux distributions required
  • Experience with Sun Grid Engine required
  • Senior Scripting experience (BASH and/or PERL or Python) required
  • Experience with DevOps, containers and Cloud (AWS/Azure) required
  • Exposure to Globus grid technology software required
  • Some experience with Apache and Tomcat web servers required
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team setting
  • Adaptability, flexibility and ability to deal with ambiguity and change
  • Excellent oral and written communication and customer service skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and good analytical skills

Physical Requirements:

  • Work is performed in a general office environment
  • Ability to sit for up to 80% of time

Additional Requirements as per Contract/Client:

  • Ability to obtain and maintain Public Trust Security Clearance
  • United States Citizenship or Permanent Residency


EEO Statement

A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource.

MAXIMUS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

MAXIMUS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.


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