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Linux Systems Administrator

Job Type: CTH

Job ID: 10642

Linux Systems Administrator, Columbia, MD 


Our client is seeking a Linux Systems Administrator for a contract to hire opportunity in Columbia, MD. 


Job Description 

The Linux Systems Administrator will be responsible for ensuring that our client's systems and networks fully support the operations of the company, focusing on functionality, business continuity and security. In addition to keeping existing systems operational and secure, the Linux Systems Administrator should proactively look for ways to utilize technology to improve the overall operational effectiveness.


  • Support all laptops, desktops, servers, virtual machines, firewalls, routers, switches, access points, and other hardware and software.
  • Ensure all networking and system functions are fully configured and operational to successfully deliver training to our customers.
  • Troubleshoot network and system performance and security issues.
  • Assist in maintaining a network and system disaster recovery plan and the ability to execute it when necessary.
  • Work directly on providing IT build-outs for technical courses and supporting their execution.


  • User-centric mentality with superior customer relationship and communication skills.
  • Linux system administration skills.
  • Basic technical skills in TCP/IP Switching and Routing.
  • The willingness and desire to continuously learn new technologies
  • Able to work in a team-first environment while maintaining focus on time-critical tasks
  • Passionate, hardworking, and well organized with the ability to prioritize many ongoing tasks.
  • 3+ years of recent experience in Linux Systems administration and TCP/IP Networking in a production environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Networking, or related area of study.

Preferred Skills

  • Experience with virtualization and cloud platforms, particularly KVM and OpenStack.
  • Experience with configuration management tools, particularly Saltstack.


Please Note

  • Only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • No calls, inquiries, or Third Party Vendors please.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer (Unable to sponsor H1B Visas)

Since 1988, The ACI Group, a National IT staffing firm, has been committed to hiring the industry’s leading professionals, and presenting exciting career opportunities. We have access to varied types of contract, permanent and contract-to-perm positions and offer a choice of employment options including a full benefits package.

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