Criterion Systems, Inc.

Linux Systems Administrator - Remote

Job Locations US-Remote
Information Technology
Regular Full-Time


At Criterion Systems, we developed a different kind of business—a company whose real value is a reputation for excellence built upon the collective skills, talents, perspectives, and backgrounds of its people. By accepting a position with Criterion Systems, you will join a group of professionals with a collaborative mindset where we share ideas and foster professional development to accomplish our goals. In addition to our great culture, we also offer competitive compensation and benefit packages, company-sponsored team building events, and advancement opportunities. To find out more about how Criterion can help you take your career to the next level please visit our website:


Criterion Systems, Inc., is seeking a Systems Administrator to provide Remote support to a USDA contract based in Ft Collins. Colorado.  The contract supports a variety of customers with DEVOPS, DEVSECOPS, and Architecture support needs. This position is 100% Remote, and Veterans are encouraged to apply.



We are looking for a System Administrator who understands and embraces a DevSecOps philosophy and has successful experience supporting a DevSecOps Team. You will work closely with development, operations, and security to support/ensure access to automation tools for our government client.  Specifically, you will be responsible for managing Linux systems and other middleware that support rapid and reliable configuration management, as well as continuous integration, build, release, and monitoring solutions.  You will also be responsible for ensuring that all supporting systems are operational and maintain various levels of certification. 

  • Effectively prioritize work and complete tasks on time.
  • Able to work and collaborate with a remote team.
  • Assist with software and infrastructure management, inventory, installations, configurations, and connectivity.
  • Provide support for administering web and application servers.
  • Evaluate and implement technologies that improve efficiency, performance, and reliability.
  • Analyze requirements and determine best fit architecture.
  • Design and build solutions that are generic, scalable, and reusable.
  • Collaborate with other engineers to develop deployment and maintenance strategies for existing and new services
  • Analyze and troubleshoot problems within middleware tools.
  • Assist with various compliance activities, including vulnerability management and mitigation.
  • Maintain documentation related to processes, procedures, solutions, and architecture.


  • 0-2 years system administration experience
  • Linux system administration experience.
  • Scripting/development skills.
  • Python and UNIX shell scripting are preferred.
  • Experience with application monitoring tools.
  • Experience with logging configuration and analysis.
  • Experience with Configuration Management tools such as Ansible, Chef, Puppet, and/or SaltStack.
  • Must be clearable to a Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Experience managing RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux)
  • Splunk experience is a plus.
  • Experience managing and configuring JBOSS, OpenShift, or Tomcat web containers
  • Experience with JBoss Fuse, Appian, and Oracle DB
  • Experience with GitLab, JIRA, and other Atlassian tools
  • Experience with IDEs, such as IntelliJ, Eclipse, or similar
  • Experience with Security/Compliance
  • Knowledge of DevSecOps processes, procedures, and tools (such as git, CI/CD, Configuration Management)
  • DoD experience preferred


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