Linux Systems Engineer

Job Locations US-NE-Offutt AFB
Requisition ID
Position Category
Top Secret/SCI
Defense Mission & Health Solutions


We are seeking an Linux Systems Engineer to join our team of qualified and diverse individuals at Offutt AFB. This position is a Systems Engineering position with a strong emphasis on Linux implementations for USSTRATCOM’s enterprise and mission systems. The Linux Systems Engineer is responsible for all technical phases of projects addressing USSTRATCOM’s Linux requirements. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. 

What you'll do:

  • Perform as primary assigned engineer to prepare and implement technical solutions to address customer requirements. 
  • Coordinate requirements based on information gathered from customer-provided documentation, customer interviews, and affected lines of service.
  • Develop project definitions and engineering estimates to include cost estimates and cost benefit analysis.
  • Manage and/or perform implementation for approved technical solutions.
  • Participate in all phases of the development life cycle with emphasis on the planning, analysis, testing and acceptance phases.
  • Design and prepare technical reports and related documentation.
  • Prepare briefings and prepare updates on project/task status.
  • Prepare purchase requests and configuration management documentation.
  • Attend Integrated Product Team (IPT) meetings with government customers to learn of new requirements.
  • Interact with the customer to determine customer needs and ensure what is implemented meets those needs.
  • Provide technical expertise, respond to tasking’s, etc.
  • Build UNIX / Linux servers, ensure security requirements are met, test servers/systems/software/hardware, and integrate/install them into the production environment.
  • Ensure all necessary documentation to operate and maintain the equipment and/or software is provided to the Operations Division team members.
  • Perform performance monitoring and provide documentation of issues and recommendations to Operations Division team members.


Required Qualifications:


What you'll need:

  • Bachelor's degree with 5-7 years, Master's degree with 3-5 years, PhD 0-2 years or 8+ years relevant working/ military experience. 4 additional years in lieu of degree can be considered.
  • US Citizen with an active Top Secret security clearance with eligibility for SCI – or a minimum of a Secret security clearance
  • Experience with RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.x / 8.x, VMware VSphere 6.x and higher, Red Hat Satellite 6.7 and higher
  • Experience with Automation/Configuration Management for Linux (Puppet/Ansible)
  • Experience with Containers (Docker/Kubernetes) and Container Orchestration (Tanzu/OpenShift)
  • Experience with vRealize Automation and vRealize Operations
  • Working understanding of system engineering processes and tasks including requirements gathering, creating a technical solution, implementation, and test/verification.
  • Experience with System integration (hardware, software, network, and database)
  • Experience with Multi-hardware system operation, performance, and system effectiveness
  • Experience with SAN hardware layout and configuration
  • Experience with system security, Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG)
  • Experience with system engineering tools, Visio
  • Strong technical writing skills

Required Certifications:

  • DOD 8570 Information Assurance Technical Level II (or higher) is required (e.g., Security + CE, CCNA Security, CySA+, GICSP, GSEC, CND, SSCP)

Desired Certifications:

  • ITIL Foundations
  • Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator (RHCSA)
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)





At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best, beyond the work you do with us daily. We are 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 offers free healthcare to employees and their families who work onsite at the Offutt AFB, location.



BS 10-12, MS 8-10, Phd 5-7

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

$86,000 - $138,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

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An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


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