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Linux Administrator (End User Support 2) - 2561

Date: Feb 22, 2021

Location: San Antonio, TX, US, 78229

Company: HII's TSD

A division of Huntington Ingalls Industries

  • Defense & Federal Solutions
    • Defense & Federal Solutions, a business group within Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Technical Solutions division, helps solve tough national security challenges for the Department of Defense, the intelligence community and federal civilian agencies. Our expert capabilities include intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), and cyber; secure enterprise IT engineering and operations; military training and simulation; logistics management and integrated product support; and fleet maintenance, modernization, repair and sustainment.

Job Description


HII-MDIS is currently seeking a Linux Systems Administrator to support a Federal government agency, located in San Antonio, Texas. In collaboration with other Linux System Administrators, the successful candidate will install, configure, maintain, test, and periodically audit various national systems, to ensure their day-to-day operation.


The work schedule for this role is Monday-Friday, 7am-5:00pm CST. The successful candidate may be on-call periodically. (The successful candidate will work remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, and they will be expected to work on-site in San Antonio when the government agency determines it’s safe to return to the office.)

Essential Job Responsibilities


The System Administrator will provide Tier 2 support for various commercial-off-the-shelf and government-off-the-shelf national systems. As part of this role, they will be responsible for installing, configuring, maintaining, testing, and periodically auditing such systems, to ensure their day-to-day operation.


The following statements of duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of all personnel within this position. Actual duties and responsibilities may vary depending upon assignments and other factors.

Duties and Responsibilities (to include but not be limited to the following):


  • Install, configure, maintain, and periodically audit the Off-The-Shelf packages
  • Testing software releases
  • Research and remediation of security vulnerabilities
  • Develop and maintain:
    • Documentation of Linux system, server configurations and processes
    • Administrative support tools
    • Procedures for implementation/adaptation of products and services

Provided Tier 2 support and on-call coverage

Minimum Qualifications


All candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and drug screening per HII requirements.

2 years relevant experience with Bachelors in related field; 0 years experience with Masters in related field; or High School Diploma or equivalent and 6 years relevant experience.

Preferred Requirements


Education: Bachelor's degree Experience: A minimum of six (6) years of general experience, with at least three (3) years specifically in a related role.

Associate’s degree may be substituted for education: if the candidate has six (6) years of specialized experience related to the position

Master’s degree or PHD, with three (3) years of generalized experience.


  • Experience with the Linux environment (Red Hat)
  • Intermediate knowledge of Bash/AWK/SED
  • Good customer service skills
  • Previous experience providing help desk support and/or network support
  • Knowledge of legacy RHEL
  • Configuration management experience
  • Knowledge of Apache Tomcat and/or experience hosting Java-based application
  • Understanding of Windows server environment

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Mission Driven Innovative Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs more than 42,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.

Huntington Ingalls Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.

Nearest Major Market: San Antonio