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Linux Administrator/Network Engineer (Entry-level) Secret Clearance Required to Apply


Cipher Tech is seeking a Linux system administrator and network engineer.

  • System Administration
    • Testing, configuring, and troubleshooting a multitude of hardware, software, and networking systems to meet the needs of our company.
    • Administering Linux workstations and servers.
    • Designing, building, installing, and maintaining various online and offline networks
    • Adding, integrating, and supporting services within offline networks (Gitlab, OS patches, PyPi, communications systems, etc.)
    • Implementing and maintaining container/orchestration solutions such as Docker, Kubernetes, etc.
    • Supporting general IT requests to include troubleshooting hardware, software and network issues for technical and business operations users.
    • Maintaining Active Directory users, groups and DFS shares
  • Networking
    • Configuring, deploying and maintaining next-generation firewalls (NGFW) (e.g., Palo Alto, Cisco, etc.)
    • Building out logical separations using firewall zones and VLANs
    • Configuring and deploying both SSL and IPSec VPNs
    • Configuring and deploying IPS/IDS and SEIM systems

A natural interest in learning new technology stacks and possessing a willingness to research and resolve technical issues in new domains is required.

This position requires US citizenship, a SECRET level security clearance, and will be 100% on-site in Vienna, VA.


  • Must be able to script in Bash, Python or ansible
  • Must hold a Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering, computer science, CCIS, IT or other similar field of study
  • Must have Linux server administration experience
  • Must understand network architecture and be familiar with configuring network devices
  • Must be able to communicate (oral/written) effectively
  • Must possess the ability to research, troubleshoot complex software and hardware issues independently in a timely manner
  • Must possess a SECRET level clearance (or higher).
  • Must be willing to work 100% onsite in Vienna, VA


  • Mission focused work environment
  • Subsidized medical/dental/vision insurance
  • HSA contributions
  • 401k matching
  • Holiday and Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Monthly WAN parties & quarterly events
  • Flexible hours

Remote work is not an option. We do offer relocation assistance. Please see our careers page or inquire with your recruiter about the terms and conditions.

Vaccination Notice:

Please be aware that you are applying for a position to work as a federal contractor. As such, Cipher Tech will require, and your employment will be subject to, such vaccinations as are required by federal, state, and local law requirements.


At Cipher Tech Solutions, Inc. (Cipher Tech), we take great pride in supporting some of the most mission critical work in the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community. The majority of our company is comprised of extremely talented engineers and developers who write production tools in direct support of one of two missions: digital forensics and malware reverse engineering.

Digital forensics is the practice of extracting and processing evidence from computers, phones, tablets, cameras, flash-drives, and just about any other form of digital media. The results of our work are then used to support federal and military law enforcement, counterintelligence, and counter-terrorist activities.

Malware reverse engineering is the practice of analyzing, oftentimes extremely advanced, malicious code. The goal of a reverse engineer is to understand how the malicious code works and determine facts such as: how did it infect the victim's computer, what kind of information it is seeking to steal, how is it communicating with the author (actor), and who that actor might be working for.


Be aware that you are applying for a job that requires a U.S. Government Security Clearance.

If you do not already hold a US government security clearance, we do have the ability to sponsor you for one, however be advised that this can be a multi-year process.

The U.S. government will not issue security clearances to current or recent users of illegal drugs. On your application to us, you must acknowledge that you have not engaged in any illegal drug use within the past twelve months (illegal drug use includes, but is not limited to, the use of illegal substances, the misuse of prescriptions, the misuse of over-the-counter substances, and the use of medical or recreational marijuana that may be deemed legal at the state level but is still considered illegal by the federal government).