Linux System Administrator

Overview

On Site
80k - 140k
Full Time

Skills

Linux administration
Root cause analysis
Linux+
Red Hat Linux
Linux
Bash
Infrastructure management
Computer science
Information systems
Command-line interface
File manager
Patch Management
Load balancing
Network monitoring
High availability
Performance tuning
Capacity management
Satellite
Ansible
Management
Data
Automation
Scripting
Python
C
Security clearance
Operations
Servers
Writing
Shell
Software deployment
VMware
Routers
Switches
Firewall
RHCSA
SUSE Linux
SCA
Red Hat Certified Engineer
LPIC
SCE
SAP BASIS

Job Details

Linux System Administrator

This company is looking for a Linux System Administrator proficient in RedHat Linux, RedHat Satellite, and Ansible for automated patching. This is a full-time salaried role supporting a government client based in Washington, DC, with the option of working remotely full-time. The preferred candidate will have proven experience in Linux server management within a data center setting, including OS patching and task automation using management tools and custom scripts (in bash/shell/Python). Experience in deployments, infrastructure management, and server patching is highly desirable.

This position will remain 100% remote, but the candidate must be local to the D.C. Area.

Required Skills & Experience:
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in Linux Systems Administration.
  • Ability to obtain a Public Trust clearance is required.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred, ideally in computer science, information systems, or related technical field.
  • Proficiency with RedHat Linux versions 7, 8, and/or 9 within a server-based data center setting.
  • Advanced skills in Linux command line operations including navigation, folder/file management, and disk management.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage large numbers of servers concurrently (over 100).
  • Proven experience in writing, maintaining, and executing shell scripts.
  • Familiarity with deployment automation tools such as Ansible or CloudFormation.
  • Hands-on experience in patch management utilizing RedHat Satellite.
  • Understanding of other data center components including VMWare, SAN, Routers/Switches, Firewalls, and Load Balancing.
  • Competence in system and network monitoring, troubleshooting, diagnostics, and root cause analysis.
  • Experience with high availability architectures, performance optimization, and capacity planning.
Desired Skills & Experience:
  • Minimum 6 years of experience in Linux Systems Administration.
  • Master's degree preferred, ideally in computer science, information systems, or related technical field.
  • Previous experience working with a civil federal agency.
  • Background as a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE).
  • Preferred certifications include RedHat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) or SUSE Certified Administrator (SCA).
  • Additional desirable certifications could include RedHat Certified Engineer (RHCE), Red Hat Certified OpenShift Administrator, Red Hat Certified Specialist in Advanced Automation, CompTIA Linux+, Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPIC), or SUSE Certified Engineer (SCE).


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis now and in the future.
This position doesn't provide sponsorship.

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