Senior Linux System Administrator

Company Info

ACES, Inc. offers a very competitive benefits package, excellent salaries and a great 401k retirement program. We have offices in Maryland and Colorado with talented employees supporting a number of government agencies concentrating on analysis, information technology services, and engineering. Our mission objective is to enable actionable intelligence by connecting the right people with the right tools. We believe in the character and integrity of our employees and we demonstrate this through limiting traditional bureaucratic activities and empowering employees to make decisions in line with customer expectations and the ACES, Inc. core values of Quality, Customer Satisfaction, Leadership, Integrity, and People. Taking care of our People, both our customers and employees, is our most important value, as it drives our business model and ensures success.

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Position Info

Come help us provide top tier engineering support to AF-DCGS, by contributing to the creation of a system that will automate the distribution of a suite of critical analysis tools, to support intelligence analysts in providing timely and accurate assessments, and so ensure a rapid response to constantly changing threats to our nations security.

Job Duties:

Virtualize and automate installation and distribution of a suite of intel analysis tools.
Automate system builds and continuous configuration management.
Automate patching and application deployments across many environments.
Deployment of virtualized and automated system builds to multiple sites.
Ensure that our deployed system meets or exceeds customer expectations.


BA or BS in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field (or equivalent experience required)
Thorough knowledge of Linux, specifically CentOS/RHEL, systems experience a plus!
Experience with cloud infrastructure and virtualization management technologies (VMware, XenServer)
Experience with production deployment, monitoring and operational support
Systems automation and configuration management experience (Puppet).
Application virtualization experience (Docker).
Working knowledge of Internet Protocols (FTP, SSH, DHCP, DNS, HTTP, HTTPS)
Strong communication and documentation skills
Ability to work in a geographically distributed team environment.
8570 Compliant certificate a must.

Requirements Summary

Required Skills:



Desired Skills:





ESXi vSphere, VMware





Willingness to travel would be ideal as well. Travel would probably be one week every 2-3 months.  Locations would include VA, CA, and GA.

Clearance Required:

Positions require a Top Secret security clearance, based on current background investigation (SBI), as well as the favorable completion of polygraph.  Clearance and polygraph processing will be completed by the U.S. Government.


General Requirements

  • Required Education: None
  • Required Years Experience:
  • Requires Travel:
  • Allows Relocation:
  • Citizenship Requirements:
    • US
  • Security Clearance Needed: Top Secret/SCI with Poly

Required Skills

  • Linux

Desired Skills

  • MongoDB
  • nginx
  • Docker
  • NiFi
  • Virtualization Technologies
  • Kubernetes
  • Redis
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