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Red Hat Platform Administrator

Description of Work:


Seeking a Red Hat Platform Administrator to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. The qualified candidate will work with technical engineers in leading, building, managing, and supporting the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) platform.  

The successful candidate is a self-starter who has a well-rounded hands-on experience, ability to analyze requirements, provide operational support, and should be able to provide identification/fixes for the problems identified within existing systems design/implementation of new systems, support operating system and application installation, configuration, upgrades and patching. Work activities include:


  • Provide hands-on System Administrator support of the RHEL platform in the Dev, Test and Production environments
  • Develop processes and procedures for new and current management of the RHEL server environments
  • Identify opportunities to utilize automation for defining, building and automating repeatable processes using Ansible Playbooks and utilize Ansible Tower for deployments
  • Lead efforts in working with stakeholders in establishing standards and defining processes for supporting applications
  • Lead analysis, troubleshooting and resolution of infrastructure and application issues in conjunction with application owners and vendors
  • Participate as the technical platform resource and led for application deployment and project implementations
  • Provide off-hour support as needed for patching and system upgrades


Basic Qualifications:

Minimum knowledge, skills, abilities needed.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and 7 years of work experience, Master’s Degree and 5 years of work experience, or 11 years of relevant experience in lieu of a degree
  • 9 years of experience or more as a RHEL Linux System Engineer/Administrator Version 6.x, 7.x or later in a larger environment
  • 7 years of experience or more monitoring and optimizing the performance of the Red Hat system
  • 3 years of experience or more with Red Hat Satellite v6 or later
  • 2 years of experience or more supporting IBM WebSphere or Introscope Middleware Applications 
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a US Public Trust clearance



Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these skills will be given preferential consideration


  • Experience with Linux kernel internals, patching, including performance tuning, troubleshooting, bug fix updates, and core builds
  • Experience in developing and implementing Ansible Playbooks and using Ansible Tower platform
  • Experience using Bash Scripting to automate daily OS level tasks, monitoring
  • Experience with application build automation tools like Jenkins, and Git
  • Experience with Performance tuning and monitoring (i.e. Nagios and Solarwinds)
  • Knowledge of Red Hat OpenShift and RHEVM
  • Knowledge of DevOps and continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) or modern application frameworks
  • Knowledge of and operational experience with methodologies related to Agile and DevOps
  • Knowledge of enterprise server security and patch management
  • Knowledge of configuration and change management
  • Familiarity with managing and maintaining Virtualization technologies
  • Technical documentation skills
  • Excellent communication skills, including strong writing skills


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