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Linux Systems Administrator

Job title: Linux Systems Administrator
Contract type: Permanent
Industry: ICT
Salary / Rate: Negotiable
Minimum security clearance: PV
Job start date: ASAP
Job expiry: 2021-04-30
Reference: 665W
Contact name: David Jam
Contact email:

Job description

Join a Linux focused team operating within the Australian Intelligence Community!

VSG have a great opportunity for a PV cleared Linux Systems Administrator to work with an ACT based client on a large transformation project. If you are interested in assisting government stakeholders and Product Owners with the development of Government Off the Shelf (GOTS) capabilities including the maintenance, enhancement and integration of key ICT systems, then this is the role for you. We also have contract positions available for PV cleared professionals that are interested in this role.

Company Description:

Renowned as an employer of choice, our client is an award winning,  global ICT market leader that is highly respected in the defence and national security space  and is a leading provider of enterprise software products to the Australian Intelligence Community.

Benefits on offer:

  • Excellent salary and career progression

  • Collaborative and dynamic team

  • Very interesting government project

  • Unlimited and paid for industry qualifications and certifications

  • Local and international training meet ups

You will be responsible for:

  • Assisting Product Owners in developing GOTS capabilities

  • Enhancing and integrating key system capabilities

  • Maintaining complex ICT systems

  • Delivering administrative support to ICT infrastructure projects

  • Managing ICT systems throughout their lifecycle

  • Overseeing system integrity and reliability

Job Requirements and Skills:

  • PV security clearance required

  • Ideally certified in Linux (LFCS, LFCE) and/or  Red Hat Certification (RHCSA, RHSE etc) or, etc)

  • 2+ years Linux or Red Hat Systems Administration experience ideally within Defence, Fed Govt. or AIC

  • Demonstrated experience working with Linux and/or Red Hat platforms, middleware, cloud computing, application development, storage or automation products.

  • Understanding of virtualized system management, installation, deployment, client-based security, repositories, and creating core builds.

  • Automation experience using Linux programming (Python, Perl, Ruby, Shell etc.) and well-developed shell scripting (Bask, Perl etc.)

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Tertiary / industry qualifications will be highly regarded but are not essential

  • Team player

To apply or register your interest, please hit the apply button and attach your CV and details (strictly in confidence) or email

Know someone who is suitable for this role? VSG have a $1,500 referral program! Head over to our website for further details

About Vertical Scope Group (VSG):

VSG provide end-to-end security cleared recruitment services to corporate clients, government departments, and professionals. It’s our business to know the market, and we do this by working with our trusted network of consultants, senior government officials, subject matter experts, industry leaders, academics, Department of Defence, Australian Intelligence Community (AIC) and Australian Public Service (APS) members.

Over the past 15 years we have been entrusted to assist over 6000+ registered security cleared (Baseline, NV1, NV2, PV) professionals, including our network of 600+ PV cleared individuals in finding meaningful employment across a range of industries.

VSG take your privacy seriously and will always treat your information in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles, we will never release your personal details without your prior written consent.

If you are currently a serving member in the Australian Defence Force looking to transition, or hold an existing security clearance contact us to see our currently available opportunities. We have ongoing job opportunities for PV (TS PV /Top Secret Positive Vetting) cleared professionals.

Don’t have a security clearance and wondering how can I get one?

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