RedHat Linux System Administrator

Job Locations US-MD-Baltimore
Requisition ID
Position Category
Other / Technical
Public Trust
Defense Mission & Health Solutions


Peraton is seeking a RedHat Linux System Administrator who will support several projects a large federal agency.  The position will be located in Woodlawn, MD.


The qualified applicant will become part of Peraton’s Health Systems Management operating unit, which focuses on Healthcare IT solutions for our Federal, State, and Local government clients. The qualified candidate should also have strong analytical, problem solving, and communication skills with a keen attention to detail.


What you’ll do:


  • Design and maintain the 24x7 UNIX/Linux server infrastructures that support SSA mission critical web-based applications.
  • Maintain the UNIX/Linux Servers and secure the servers according to the Policy Compliance Management requirements. 
  • Manage and work in a UNIX operating system and services.
  • Installation, configuration and tuning of RedHat 6 (REHL 6) and RedHat7 (REHL 7) virtual servers
  • Configure and maintain Red Hat Satellite System Management Platform.
  • Troubleshoot and Resolve UNIX Operating System-based issues from Performance to Configuration
  • Backing up and Protecting UNIX environments using platform-specific tools
  • Perform daily system checks, review and respond to events reflected in various management tools, perform server patch management.
  • Notify Government representative of issues involving performance of the operating environment.
  • Conduct system audit reviews and perform maintenance functions as required to ensure system health.
  • Write and debug bash and korn shell scripts to assist in all manner of server management.
  • Work with the team and application sponsors to resolve issues that arise in the daily administration of the UNIX/Linux environment.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve problems for all applications.
  • Support, implement and maintain new applications coming into the environment.
  • Present status information on issues and problems at the weekly team meetings.
  • Document software changes.
  • Document problem resolution steps.
  • Assist in troubleshooting and problem resolution on Linux systems – performance, health, configuration
  • Assure best-practices and standards are implemented and adhered to for software systems
  • Perform daily system checks, review and respond to events reflected in various management and monitoring tools
  • Notify Government representatives of issues involving performance of the operating environment
  • Conduct system audit reviews and perform maintenance functions as required to ensure system health
  • Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate technical topics to management and non-technical audiences
  • Interface with the customer on a daily basis


Required qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree and  5 to 7  years of relative experience, Master's degree and 3 to 5  years of relative experience,  additional years of  experience in an IT field may be accepted  in lieu of a degree.
  • 4 years RedHat Enterprise Linux v6.x/7.x Operating System experience
  • 2 years WebSphere, ColdFusion and Apache Application Server platforms for both configuration and troubleshooting of hosted applications experience.
  • 2 years PERL and Python scripting
  • 1 year XML
  • 1 year of commonly used Linux tools such as JIRA, Confluence, BitBucket
  • Must be able to obtain a Public Trust clearance

Desired qualifications:

  • 2 years of experience with version control (CVS, Subversion, Git, etc.)
  • Demonstrate knowledge in Red Hat Cloud Computing discipline such as RedHat CloudForms, OpenShift, Docker, or other IaaS or PaaS solutions via training or seminars.
  • Strong understanding of and compliance with IT development process (SDLC).
  • Strong requirements planning and project implementation skills and be able to work with internal technical staff and outside contractors to deliver results.
  • Web-based and E-Commerce development or in-depth support experience a plus
  • JavaScript, CSS, XML, and HTML 5 experience a plus
  • Certification in one or more of the following:
  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)
  • Red Hat JBoss Administration (RHCJA)




At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way. 





Peraton Overview

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

Target Salary Range

$66,000 - $106,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

EEO Tagline (Text Only)

An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


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