Apex Systems Inc. is immediately seeking a Linux Engineer who is a self-starter, highly organized and has a strong drive for quality. This position will support one of our highly regarded clients in the government arena, and offer a strong upside for growth. If you want to work with a dynamic group of dedicated, technical professionals on a collaborative team that supports a life-saving mission of global importance, we encourage you to apply.Position: Linux EngineerLocation: Greater Washington DC Area Clearance: Public TrustTimeline: ImmediatelySchedule: Monday-FridayDescription for Linux Engineer: Sr. Linux Administrator responsible for deploying, optimizing, and maintaining critical web applications on Windows/Linux systems to ensure maximum uptime, security and efficient operation.Linux Engineer Job Description: The selected candidate will support the Data Center by monitoring the security tools and also help users from a Desktop support perspective. Please see below for specific role and responsibilities.Role & Responsibilities for Linux Engineer: Configuring and supporting the day-to-day system management tasks such as trouble-shooting, backup management and performance tuningMaintains system stability, performance monitoring, security, and storage capacity requirements.Installation and maintenance of Plug-ins, Feature, Web parts, Templates and custom softwareIdentify hardware and software platform issues and work with System Admins to implement proper patches and updatesPerformance tuning and recommend performance improvementsMonitor and support third party services, applications (web services, client applications) and other service provider data interfacesPerform daily management of hosted applications, Troubleshoot and resolve performance problems and issues,Planning, development and implementation of application upgrades,Document procedures used for hosted application administration,Training technical staff in hosted application administrationMaintains system stability, performance monitoring, security, and storage capacity requirements for Web based applications.Monitor and support third party services, applications (web services, client applications) and other service provider data interfacesPerformance tuning and recommend performance improvementsMonitor and support third party services, applications (web services, client applications) and other service provider data interfacesAfter hours or weekend work may occasionally be required for pre-planned maintenance or troubleshooting.Requirements for Linux Engineer Expert knowledge of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x & 7.xGood knowledge of Windows operating systems is a strong plusExperience installing, maintaining and troubleshooting IIS V6, V7.5 and V8.5* Experience in managing hardware load balanced applicationsExperience in administering SSL certificates for web servers (creating, applying, troubleshooting)Detailed knowledge of TCP/IPStrong troubleshooting skills Nice to haves for Linux Engineer: Experience with Microsoft SQL 2012, 2014 & 2016Experience with PHP, Java, R, LDAP, SimpleSAML, Moodle, .Net, Tomcat, JBOSS, PuppetKnowledge of Bash shell or equivalent.Experience installing, maintaining and troubleshooting MySQL/PostgresKnowledge of switching, routing and enterprise storageDrupal ExperienceExperience installing, maintaining and troubleshooting LAMP stackMCSE/RHEL Certifications*Please note that as a member of the Apex Systems team, you'd be eligible for Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance; Short Term Disability; Hospitalization Coverage; Direct Deposit; Weekly Pay Periods; Training and Development Programs; and our Referral Program.*EEO EmployerApex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at [Click Here to Email Your Resume] or 844-463-6178.