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Linux Systems Engineer

Company: TEKsystems
Location: Bellevue
Posted on: September 14, 2022

Job Description:


TEKsystems has a Linux System Engineer position open with one of our biggest Government integrators. This position requires a Linux administration background in Red Hat Enterprise systems. The focus of the contract is to provide Information Technology solutions to the government and participate in the strategy, design, transition, operation, and continual service improvement of all products using a standardized framework that is globally recognized by the IT industry. This position will perform advanced operating system administration functions, with the majority of work being command-line activities in a server environment. Required to be on-call providing 24/7 on-site support.

Linux System Engineers will perform the following job functions:

--- Proficient administering RHEL 6 or later releases. This includes ability to manipulate the OS command-line environment using advanced Linux knowledge through the use of a large number of system commands and switches to troubleshoot and diagnose advanced operating system problems

--- Daily work consists of troubleshooting production systems housing mission-critical applications, as well as developing proactive solutions for preventing systems degradation and loss of capabilities. This includes tuning the systems to achieve optimal performance based on customer requirements and standard IT expectations for modern-day, high-demand systems.

--- The administrator will also be responsible for performing operating system patching during standard work hours, with additional patching to be performed on various evenings outside of core hours as the mission requires. This includes a requirement for being available to work outside of standardized work hours for system outages and altered shifts to support contingency operations aligned with Customer mission requirements.

--- This position requires flexible candidate that can tolerate a dynamic schedule based on the needs of both the department and the Customer. The candidate must participate in a rotating pager schedule being available for on-call support 24x7 throughout the year.

--- Be able to assume responsibility for advanced troubleshooting and working beyond standard core duty hours to satisfy mission requirements, address negative impact that could potentially affect the mission, and performing work during all non-core hours in excess of standard pager duties in the event of an emergency or lack of personnel to stabilize a system


--- Three to five years of Linux Administration in medium to large-scale networks

--- Scripting to automate various processes using shell scripts or Perl

--- Reviewing and revising documentation and standard operating procedures concerning the use of processes, and the overall management of mission systems

--- Multitasking, prioritizing essential tasks, developing schedules for teammates or following schedules outlined by management

--- Able to work with a team and develop solutions based on the technical expertise of other team members

--- Perform varying amounts of self-study to maintain state-of-the-art technical expertise in an evolving environment

--- Participate in vendor and/or operating system training if possible when the education is offered to the employee


--- Bachelor of Science in a computer-related field or equivalent work experience of three to five years of Linux Administration in medium to large-scale networks

Required Certifications:

--- DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification (Security+, CCNA Security, CySA+, GICSP, GSEC, CND, SSCP)

Desired Certifications:

--- Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator (RHCSA)

--- CompTIA Network+

--- Information Technology Infrastructure Library Foundations

About TEKsystems:

We're partners in transformation. We help clients activate ideas and solutions to take advantage of a new world of opportunity. We are a team of 80,000 strong, working with over 6,000 clients, including 80% of the Fortune 500, across North America, Europe and Asia. As an industry leader in Full-Stack Technology Services, Talent Services, and real-world application, we work with progressive leaders to drive change. That's the power of true partnership. TEKsystems is an Allegis Group company.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

We are an equal opportunity employers and will consider all applications without regard to race, genetic information, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. To view the EEO is the law poster click here. Applicants with disabilities that require an accommodation or assistance a position, please call 888-472-3411 or email This is a dedicated line designed exclusively to assist job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Messages left for other purposes will not receive a response.

Keywords: TEKsystems, Bellevue , Linux Systems Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Bellevue, Nebraska

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