Linux Systems Administrator

Clearance Requirement
Top Secret/SCI


Vykin Corporation is currently looking for an experienced TS/SCI cleared Linux Systems Administrator to join our team in Reston, VA.  We are a small defense contracting company that is veteran owned servicing the US Department of Defense.  The successful candidate will receive competitive wages, health plans and the opportunity to join a small company that still believes every employee counts.


  • Serve as a RedHat Linux Systems Administrator and maintain responsibility for daily operations and maintenance of unclassified and classified IT systems, including RedHat Linux version 6 and 7, RedHat JBoss, MySQL, JMS, Zookeeper, Storm, and SaltStack.
  • Work as part of a dynamic team to keep systems maintained and optimized through daily, weekly, and monthly patching, upgrades, and tuning when system maintenance is required.
  • Perform day–to–day operations and interface with internal and external clients to support system operations.
  • Contribute to and maintain operations' documentation, including configuration data, change requests, installation procedures, knowledge base articles, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), engineering diagrams, and test plans.



  • High School Diploma/GED + 12 years' systems admin experience, OR Associates Degree + 10 years' systems admin experience, OR Bachelors Degree + 8 years systems admin experience, OR Masters Degree +6 years systems admin experience, or PhD + 4 years systems admin experience
  • DoD 8570 compliance IAT Level II (e.g. CompTIA Security+)
  • Direct experience with administering RedHat Linux as a primary operating system
  • Experience with utilizing a ticketing systems
  • An Active in-scope TS/SCI with ability to obtain a CI polygraph

Working Conditions

The work is typically performed in an office environment, which requires normal safety precautions; work may require some physical effort in the handling of light materials, boxes or equipment.  The work location is a government facility located on a military installation in Reston, VA supporting a DoD customer.  The successful applicant will be working for and reporting directly to the prime contractor or the DoD customer as appropriate.  The above job description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. Requests for reasonable accommodations will be considered to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the principal (essential) functions of this job.


Vykin Corporation is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and strives to comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, marital status, HIV-positive status, as well as any other category protected by federal, state, or local laws. All such discrimination is unlawful and all persons involved in the operations of the company are prohibited from engaging in this type of conduct.


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