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  • Survey/System Engineer (Construction/Roadways)

    Our client is seeking a System Engineer I to design hardware and system level solutions for their toll installation projects. Ashburn, VA - ONSITE
    $40-52 hourly5d ago
  • Systems Engineer

    The Systems Engineer will conduct trade studies, perform dynamic analyses, allocate and trace requirements, develop algorithms, author test procedures, verify requirements, integrate and test, perform root cause analysis, resolve defects, interface with vendors and customers, and interact with engineers of other disciplines to deliver quality products. In this important role, the Systems Engineer will collaborate in an Agile environment with other engineering disciplines and program personnel to perform engineering research, design, development, modification, and evaluation in support of complex systems and their components, equipment, sub-systems and networks. By applying for this role you will be considered for enterprise-wide opportunities within Lockheed Martin for the same or similar skill set. Lockheed Martin supports a variety of alternate work schedules that provide additional flexibility to our employees. You'll be backed by the inspiration of Lockheed Martin's culture, based on a heritage of innovation and creativity, serving the needs of our nation and humanity. Onsite Full-time: The work associated with this position will be performed onsite at a designated Lockheed Martin facility.
    $73k-96k yearly est.60d+ ago
  • CI Poly Systems Engineer (MBSE)

    Location: Herndon or Chantilly, VA TS/SCI CI Poly Systems Engineer (MBSE) (Jr, mid and senior level available) Our client in the Northern Virginia area is hiring for a Jr, Mid and Senior level Space Systems Engineers to join their team in 2 different office locations: Herndon, and Chantilly.
    $74k-98k yearly est.10d ago
  • Broadcast Systems Engineer

    Our client has an immediate requirement for a Broadcast Systems Engineer to support their team.
    $72k-91k yearly est.12d ago
  • System Engineer

    Seeking Senior Systems Engineers and Principal Systems Engineers to join the team in Chantilly, VA. Lucas James has partnered with a valued and reputable Space Intelligence client, and we are seeking both Senior and Principal level Systems Engineers with active TS/SCI with CI Poly clearance in the Chantilly, VA area.
    $74k-98k yearly est.4d ago
  • System Engineer (TS/SCI CI Poly)

    Our client in Chantilly VA is searching for a System Engineer with TS/SCI CI Poly clearance.
    $105k-137k yearly est.19d ago
  • Mid-Level Systems Engineer

    If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before starting employment with Decision Technologies, Inc. Decision Technologies, Inc. has extensive experience in RF Systems and Missile Sensors development, production transition, quality and reliability assessment, test and evaluation, and logistics support. Decision Technologies offers its employees a competitive salary and benefits package, 401K, Flexible Spending Accounts, and Short and Long-Term Disability. This is an exciting opportunity in the greater Washington, DC area for a Research Scientist (Mid-level) to support Department of Navy initiatives for Digital transformation, System-of-Systems Engineering (SoSE), DevSecOps, and the future of Digital warfighting.
    $85k-111k yearly est.7d ago
  • Support Engineer

    Respond to service requests from Janitza customers, both on-site and remote Reporting to the Technical Support Manager, the TSE will join our team in Ashburn, VA. You'll work closely with the sales team to specify custom monitoring solutions for data center owners and operators. Perform on-site commissioning of Janitza products We're looking for a Technical Support Engineer to assist sales, answer customer questions throughout the lifecycle of their project, and provide ongoing training and support. Janitza LP is the North American arm of Janitza electronics GmbH, a leading German manufacturer of electrical power monitoring hardware and software. Assist our customers with the configuration and setup of Janitza hardware and software
    $68k-89k yearly est.18d ago
  • Systems Engineer

    Encore Technologies is seeking a Systems Engineer to work for a with a client in Ashburn, VA. The Systems Engineer will also be responsible for planning, deploying, and maintaining back-end infrastructure as well as providing supervision and guidance for junior personnel.
    $90k-130k yearly13d ago
  • Satellite Systems Engineer

    US Citizenship Required. Conducts mission and program specific real time spacecraft and satellite flight operations during readiness, execution and evaluation phases. Develops detailed plans and procedures to provide maximum mission support in areas such as orbit dynamics, satellite performance analysis, command and control of on-orbit satellites. Provides technical direction for on-orbit mission support, plans for critical vehicle malfunctions and recommends alternate operating techniques to continue maximum mission support. Conducts failure analysis of the performance of the orbiting satellites via telemetry data.
    $75k-93k yearly est.15d ago
  • System Administrator

    full-time and onsite in Reston, VA! They are in search of a system administrator with heavy experience with Windows & Active Directory!
    $68k-89k yearly est.17d ago
  • System Administrator

    Location: Sterling, VA. No remote work option.
    $70k-88k yearly est.11d ago
  • Systems Administrator

    Systems Administrator - Job Description
    $72k-98k yearly est.14d ago
  • Cloud Systems Engineer

    The Microsoft Cloud Systems Engineer is responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware, software, and related infrastructure in cloud environments. Veritas Partners has an immediate need for a Cloud Systems Engineer to join our team in a HYBRID capacity out of the Dulles, VA area!
    $76k-108k yearly est.5d ago
  • Satellite Systems Engineer

    Applicant will have the opportunity to conduct mission/program-specific operations during readiness, execution, and evaluation phases. They will develop detailed plans and procedures to provide maximum mission support in areas such as orbit dynamics and performance analysis, provide technical direction for mission support, plan for critical activities, and provide alternate operating techniques. You will have the opportunity to work with different organizations and sites to implement various efforts across the IC. This includes resiliency test and tactics development as well as ops development. During the initial training period, the successful candidate will learn the system and may concurrently support tools creation, data analysis, and maintenance. This Position requires the completion of a formal training program and certification to perform duties. Candidate must have an active TOP SECRET Security Clearance prior to hire to be considered for this position. This position will require periodic off-hour shifts in support of program activities as well as on-call support. Some positions will require 24x7 rotating shift support. Basic Qualifications: Experience or understanding of spacecraft operations Experience supporting critical operations Experience in any of these Engineering functions: System integration Planning Software testing System modeling or analysis Desired Skills: Experience with astro-dynamics and orbital mechanics including classical orbital (Keplerian) elements Understanding of Satellite maneuver tools/techniques STK/orbital analysis program experience Microsoft Office proficiency (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint) Matrix mathematics, vector analysis, and an understanding of physics Knowledge of feedback control and classic mechanics Knowledge of basic coding skills in one or more programming language Experience with MATLAB, SQL, HTML, Python, UNIX/Linux Experience establishing customer intimacy Problem solving, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work across sites Education Requirements: Bachelor of Science plus 3 years' experience OR Master of Science plus 1+ years' experience. CLEARANCE REQUIREMENT: Candidate must have an active TOP SECRET Security Clearance prior to hire. All applicants selected will be subject to a US Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, US citizenship is required. NO SUBCONTRACT REQUIREMENT: No third-party applicants will be considered. If you are a third-party contracting company, please do not respond to this position.
    $81k-113k yearly est.13d ago
  • AEM System Engineer

    We are looking for a AEM System Engineer who will be supporting the AEM as a Cloud Service platform, our Anchor Platform in the cloud.
    $74k-98k yearly est.11d ago
  • Cybersecurity Systems Engineer

    At Boeing, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. Boeing Intelligence & Analytics (BI&A) is hiring a full time Cybersecurity Systems Engineer to join its team. Every day, Boeing Intelligence & Analytics supports global missions by building and delivering intelligence, analytics, and cyber solutions that enable users to advance national security.
    $71k-97k yearly est.11d ago
  • Linux Systems Engineer

    Tasks and Accountabilities: Provide technical support through the ability to analyze, troubleshoot, and solve complex technical problems across multiple technical disciplines. Follow Systems Engineering processes to develop technical solutions to engineering problems, ensuring customer and stakeholder requirements are satisfied. Perform site reliability engineering functions such as assessing standards, practices, technologies, and ecosystems, making recommendations for improvements and in support of going forward strategies, and facilitating implementation tasks. Implements Systems Engineering artifacts across the product development lifecycle. Document best practices/procedures, risk assessments, contingency planning, and disaster recovery & business continuity planning Write Linux RPM/YUM processes - building new packages, maintaining/updating existing packages and managing software distribution repositories Installation, Configuration and Maintenance of Cisco Switches, Kemp Load Balancers and FortiGate Firewalls System optimization of complex configurations through performance tuning and resource optimization Development of multifaceted shell scripts and reverse engineering of existing scripts and processes Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics related discipline Minimum of 4 years of experience with the following: Linux - Red Hat and CentOS required Intermediate Linux shell and BASH scripting experience is required. VMWare or Nutanix Experience in the engineering of enterprise level information technology systems and solutions including needs analysis, alternatives analysis, technical requirements development, and solution implementation. Excellent problem solving, issue identification, analytical and technical documentation skills Proactive, self-motivated with the ability to work both independently and on a team under pressure with a high level of attention to detail and confidence Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a team environment Ability to use learned skills and expertise to support more junior colleagues Candidates should have excellent communication and customer service skills. Experience with the following Preferred: Switches, routers and/or firewalls SaltStack and/or Ansible Red Hat or Cisco certifications a plus Experience working in an Agile development environment Experience with writing and deployment of Linux RPM/YUM processes Interest and/or experience in the Aviation industry with an understanding of Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) highly desired but not required
    $108k-138k yearly est.13d ago
  • System Administrator

    Scripting Industry Standard Certifications such as JAMF, VMWare, Microsoft, AWS We are looking for an IT Desktop Technician to sit On Site in Vienna, VA for a 3-6 month contract opportunity!
    $67k-90k yearly est.4d ago
  • Hydraulic Systems Engineer

    Crown Equipment - Defining the Future of Material Handling Hydraulic Design Engineer, Hydraulic Controls Engineer, Hydraulic Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Product Engineer, National Fluid Power Association (NFPA), Internal Fluid Power Society (IFPS) Crown Equipment Corporation is one of the world's largest material handling companies, with a reputation for award-winning product design, advanced engineering and technology, and superior after-sale service Crown produces a broad range of forklifts and automation and fleet management technologies that are revolutionizing the material-handling industry.
    $87k-104k yearly est.6d ago

Average Salary For a Linux Systems Administrator

Based on recent jobs postings on Zippia, the average salary in the U.S. for a Linux Systems Administrator is $83,032 per year or $40 per hour. The highest paying Linux Systems Administrator jobs have a salary over $107,000 per year while the lowest paying Linux Systems Administrator jobs pay $64,000 per year

Updated May 27, 2023
Average Linux Systems Administrator Salary
$83,780 yearly
$40 hourly

4 Common Career Paths For a Linux Systems Administrator

Senior System Administrator

A senior system administrator specializes in overseeing the computer system operations in an organization. Their responsibilities primarily revolve around monitoring the performance of all software and hardware, installing servers, configuring systems, and making sure every technical aspect is running smoothly. Should there be any issues, they must take charge of troubleshooting and providing solutions. As someone with more experience, a senior system administrator leads and evaluates the performances of fellow skilled professionals in the department, all while adhering to the company's policies and regulations.


Managers are responsible for a specific department, function, or employee group. They oversee their assigned departments and all the employees under the department. Managers are responsible that the department they are handling is functioning well. They set the department goals and the steps they must take to achieve the goals. They are also in charge of assessing the performance of their departments and their employees. Additionally, managers are responsible for interviewing prospective candidates for department vacancies and assessing their fit to the needs of the department. Managers also set the general working environment in the department, and they are expected to ensure that their employees remain motivated.

Senior Consultant

Senior consultants are individual contributors whose services are tapped by the organization for guidance on specific projects. They are experienced experts in a particular field that the company operates in or would like to have projects in. They are given primers on specific projects, and they comment on the feasibility of the undertaking. Once the task is deemed feasible, senior consultants act as guides throughout the project's planning and initial implementation stages. They provide their expert opinion to ensure the success of the project.

Systems Administrator Lead

A systems administrator lead is responsible for planning, designing, and implementing procedures for critical enterprise systems. Typical duties of systems administrators include managing the day-to-day operations of a company's computer and network systems, developing new application and system implementation plans, and establishing guidelines for installing and managing the organization's computer operating systems. In addition, you are expected to ensure the security of computer systems by preventing unauthorized use, user abuse, and acts of nature.

Illustrated Career Paths For a Linux Systems Administrator