• Linux IT Specialist

    Job Locations US-MD-Lanham
    Posted Date 3 days ago(4/17/2018 2:36 PM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Job Function
    Information Technology
    Job Schedule
    Regular Full-Time
  • Project/Position Introduction

    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.


    We are seeking a Linux IT Specialist to join our team to support our Internal Revenue Service (IRS) client located in New Carrollton, MD. Location of work is daily at the IRS facility in New Carrollton, MD. The IRS facility is conveniently located directly across the street from the New Carrollton Metro station!


    The Linux IT Specialist will coordinate, install, monitor, and troubleshoot hardware, applications and software used on Linux Tier 2 systems in the IRS.


    This position may require working shifts and/or weekends.




    • Plan and coordinate the installation of new products or equipment; installation of new or implementation of new Linux operating systems patches, upgrades, and releases
    • Install hardware, applications and software; control current versions in use and future releases of application software, and document the physical configuration of the system
    • Optimize the functionality of networks and systems using performance tuning tools and techniques
    • Diagnose and recover failed systems using systems diagnosis tools and fault identification techniques
    • Resolve installation problems, identify and mitigate security vulnerabilities and risks, and maintain server integrity and availability
    • Initiate corrective or preventive actions, such as increasing disk or memory capacity to improve system performance

    The Ideal Candidate will Possess the Following Additional Education and Experience

    • Bachelor's Degree in related field from an accredited college or university required; an additional four years of related work experience can substitute for a degree
    • Six (6) or more years of related experience. Master’s Degree may be substituted for two (2) years of experience
    • Three (3) years of experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Operating System (5, 6, and 7)
    • Exposure to Red Hat Clustering and middleware products such as JBoss
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Excellent troubleshooting and customer service skills
    • Highly detail-oriented and productivity-oriented
    • Good verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to work well independently or in a team setting

    Preferred qualifications:

    • zLinux knowledge and experience
    • z/OS knowledge and experience, especially with virtualization, management software products that enable automation of Linux virtual servers in a z/OS environment

    Physical Requirements:

    • Work is performed in a general office environment

    Additional Requirements as per Contract:

    • Candidates must meet requirements to obtain and maintain an IRS Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) clearance (active IRS Moderate Risk MBI clearance is a plus)
    • Candidates must be a US Citizen or a Legal Permanent Resident (Green Card status) for 3 years, and be Federal Tax compliant

    EEO Statement

    EEO Statement
    Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies MAXIMUS deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you

    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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