Linux System Administrator

System Administration Fort Meade, MD


** Active Top Secret (TS/SCI) clearance with polygraph required**

As a Linux System Administrator will fill a critical gap on a small team of engineers working to build an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) system. You will participate in a new long-term effort to consolidate a diverse set of systems into a new cohesive solution that improves system manageability and security, while providing enhanced capability with a strong focus on improved user experience. You will be a part of the early stages of this high visibility effort to help build a sound foundation to ensure the project’s continued successYou will also have opportunities to learn / use Docker, Kubernetes, Python, Git/GitLab and AWS, understand Active Directory or FreeIPA, become familiar with nginx, HAProxy, or other load balancer technologies, gain Storage Technology experience including hyper converged, SAN, or IP based storage, and use any relevant experience or knowledge supporting managed attribution programs.

For over 12 years, Visionist has been solving the Intelligence Community's toughest software and analysis challenges. We are an employee-owned small business, meaning our employees see the benefit of their contributions and have a stake in our overall success. If you’d like to join a group of individuals supporting mission critical tasking in a cleared environment, then Visionist is the place for you! Learn more about us here! 

5 Benefits You’ll Love!

  • Grow with career progression opportunities and personalized road maps.
  • Supported/company paid upskilling through continued education, training, conferences, and lunch & learns.
  • 32 days off per year (4 weeks PTO + 12 holidays).
  • Competitive pay including an annual raise AND end of year bonus.
  • Fun and frequent employee events and family gatherings like lunches, happy hours, cooking contests, D&D club and much more!


  • Work with current owners and administrators to understand existing systems, requirements, and problem areas
  • Provide direct input for organization long-term efforts and visions for future architecture and design
  • Provide system administration functions to fix critical problems or implement stop-gap solutions as part of the transition to the new consolidated architecture
  • Translate existing requirements and use-cases of current systems into scalable and supportable long-term solutions
  • Implement and support final solution(s)
  • Participate in frequent internal engineering and strategy team meetings
  • Build direct customer relationships to improve organizational feedback loop


  • 9 yrs. experience in System Administration
  • Understanding of system monitoring, health/status, and best practice security methodologies
  • Experience in the following:
    • RedHat (RHEL), CentOs Linux, and/or UNIX
    • Managing NiFi data flows
    • VMWare or associate technologies (ESX, NSX, VSAN, KVM, Nutanix or other)
    • Ansible or other automation platform/methodology
    • System scanning/hardening – STIGS/CIS Compliance
    • Installing, hardening, patching, and backup/restoration of Linux systems
    • Windows Server environments
    • CNO or equivalent

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Next steps: Apply online and one of our recruiters will reach out to you. We have a streamlined process of phone screen with a recruiter, interview with a Visionist team at our HQ in Columbia, MD, and that’s all!

Interested in learning more about Visionist and the work we do? Check out our website!

U.S. Citizenship required (green card holders and permanent residents not eligible). Applicants selected will be required to obtain/maintain a government security clearance. 

Visionist Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action / Protected Veterans / Individual with Disabilities employer.