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  • Cyber Systems Engineer

    Those supporting Peraton's DSCM program strive to leverage their expert knowledge and propose creative solutions to real-world cybersecurity challenges. Peraton's DSCM program encompasses technical, engineering, data analytics, cyber security, management, operational, logistical, and administrative support to aid and advise DoS Cyber & Technology Security (CTS) Directorate. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the inte Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. Benefits: At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. The Cyber Systems Engineer role will be in Rosslyn, VA and supports the Cyber Security Solutions team within the Emerging Technologies Division.
    $112k-179k yearly1h ago
  • 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 hourly6d 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
  • Sr Tableau Administrator with Tableau Cluster

    Title: Sr Tableau Administrator with Tableau Cluster
    $86k-123k yearly est.60d+ ago
  • Infrastructure specialist -windows admin

    Discussing system and server upgrades with IT managers.
    $68k-93k yearly est.6d ago
  • System Protection Technician/Engineer

    Upon arriving to the Herndon office daily, the Technician/Engineer will ride out with the Sr/Lead Technician to the various field sites. This role performs maintenance, installation and corrective activities on system protection devices, control circuits, metering, and communication equipment (both data and PLC) within the Energy Company's Transmission, Distribution and Generating network. Previous experience as a system protection technician, or relay settings, or Data centers of the sort is preferred The position is based in Herndon, VA. Progressive Global Energy is recruiting for System Protection Technicians (AS Degree) or Engineers (BS Degree) for a large Energy Company in Northern Virginia.
    $89k-112k yearly est.2d 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.11d ago
  • Broadcast Systems Engineer

    Our client has an immediate requirement for a Broadcast Systems Engineer to support their team.
    $72k-91k yearly est.13d 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.5d ago
  • System Engineer

    We are hiring for a Senior Systems Engineer with a broader administrative, low code, programming/customization knowledge and experience in networking, software, applications.
    $71k-95k yearly est.10d ago
  • Mission Systems Integration Engineer

    Gridiron IT is a Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) company specializing in IT Infrastructure, Cyber & Cloud Security, Software Development, and Enterprise Support. GridironIT is seeking a Mission Systems Integration Engineer local to the Arlington, VA area.
    $84k-115k yearly est.18d 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.20d ago
  • Windows Server Admin

    A solid understanding and experience in designing, deploying and troubleshooting L3 level Microsoft Windows server environment. Solid understanding of AD, GPO, OU, DNS, user and file permissions is must. A candidate with MCSE level knowledge and experience will be preferred. Experience with MS Exchange and PowerShell scripting will be an added advantage. Since position requires direct interaction with multiple customers, the candidate should have good communication (both verbal and written) and documentation skills. Work is remote only for a US based company with excellent working environment and culture. 5.00-15.00 Years
    $70k-98k yearly est.60d+ 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.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.8d 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 yearly14d 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.16d 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.18d ago
  • Systems Engineer Technical Specialist

    Our client, a fantastic company that provides the Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community (IC), Civil federal Agencies, and Industry with Information Technology, Mission Support, and CMMC policy, staffing and governance services, is looking to add to their impressive team. They are seeking a Systems Engineer for the following: LOCATION: Herndon, VA JOB DESCRIPTION: Using a holistic approach, designs, develops, evaluates, and modifies end-to-end systems and systems-oriented products through their entire life cycle. Establishes and coordinates development of standards, practices, and procedures as related to the overall product development. Designs interfaces and brings system elements together, so they work as a whole. Assesses performance using evaluation criteria and technical performance measures. Participates in system conceptual design and documentation of the design concepts. Participates in design reviews of components (hardware and software) to ensure applicability to the current system and traceability of requirements through compliance verification and validation. Implements DevSecOps CI/CD pipelines using tools such as Jenkins, Git, and Artifactory. Performs security hardening, patching and server certificate updates. Works with Cloud technologies. Develops documentation for System Installation Plans and System Administration Guides. QUALIFICATIONS: CLEARANCE REQUIRED: DoD TS/SCI w/CI Polygraph********* MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE Minimum of 10 years' relevant experience consistent with the Job Description and Qualifications. Must Have demonstrated experience and proficiency in the following: AWS Cloud & tools: EC2s, S3, RDS, ElasticCache, Elasticsearch, Docker, Maven, CI/CD tools: Jenkins, Git, Artifactory. OpenShift, PostgreSQL, Ansible. Implementing STIG hardening. Working in an Agile/Scrum environment/lifecycle. Linux Sysadmin. Windows Server. Desired, but not mandatory: Leading Agile/Scrum continuous-delivery engagements. Implementing CI/CD pipelines. Kubernetes. Wildfly, Keycloak. EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science in computer engineering or related major. 14 years total relevant experience in lieu of degree may be considered. CERTIFICATIONS: Must have: Active CompTIA Security+ or other IAT Level II certification (or higher)
    $84k-119k yearly est.6d ago
  • Systems Administrator

    Systems Administrator - Job Description
    $72k-98k yearly est.15d ago

Average Salary For a Unix Systems Administrator

Based on recent jobs postings on Zippia, the average salary in the U.S. for a Unix Systems Administrator is $87,936 per year or $42 per hour. The highest paying Unix Systems Administrator jobs have a salary over $119,000 per year while the lowest paying Unix Systems Administrator jobs pay $64,000 per year

Updated June 1, 2023
Average Unix Systems Administrator Salary
$94,450 yearly
$42 hourly

5 Common Career Paths For a Unix 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.


Consultants are individuals who were tapped by a company or an organization to work on a specific activity, depending on their field of expertise. They act as guides for the organization in undertaking projects that are related to their field. Consultants would usually assist organizations in planning, often giving advice when the need arises. They would, at times, take the lead in activities that involve data gathering and interpretation of data gathering results so that they can provide solid recommendations on actions that the organization may undertake. They may also guide the organization in implementing any changes brought about by their consultancy and in evaluating the effectiveness of the changes.

Linux Administrator

A Linux administrator is responsible for monitoring the efficiency of Linux operating systems to support business operations and high-quality deliverables. Linux administrators handle the resolution of Linux network issues, maintaining its stability and ensuring its safety and security from unauthorized access and malware threats. They also conduct regular maintenance to configure the system navigation and infrastructure, running multiple diagnostic tests to identify defects, and recommending strategic procedures for system enhancement. A Linux administrator must have excellent communication and technical skills, especially in providing technical support on faulty servers.

Oracle Database Administrator

An Oracle Database administrator is responsible for monitoring the organization's Oracle management system to ensure the smooth and successful flow of operations while maintaining database security. Oracle Database administrators regularly install updates on the software system to boost efficiency, manage user accounts, identify any inconsistencies for troubleshooting, process upgrades with backups, and to create instructional materials for users. An Oracle Database administrator must have excellent analytical skills, as well as highly-knowledgeable of the technology industry, computer network systems, and programming languages.

Storage Administrator

A storage administrator is typically in charge of managing and storing company data, ensuring its safety and accuracy. Their responsibilities typically revolve around devising strategies for data storage, developing and installing storage systems and back-ups, identifying errors and inconsistencies, troubleshooting, and performing regular maintenance checks to ensure the efficiency and security of storage systems. Furthermore, as a storage administrator, it is essential to produce progress reports and maintain records of all transactions, all while implementing the company's policies and regulations.

Illustrated Career Paths For a Unix Systems Administrator