Red Hat Linux (RHEL) Administrator

Washington, DC


Job Description:

Government Tactical Solutions, LLC “GovTact” is seeking a Red Hat Linux (RHEL) Systems Administrator SME to support our government customer in Washington, DC. Daily Responsibilities include support of Red Hat Linux systems, and various applications (Red Hat Satellite, Cloud Forms, Puppet, Confluence, Gitlab, Splunk, Jenkins, OpenShift) to provide smooth operation of the environment. This is primarily a support role with great emphasis on engineering of CI/CD pipeline infrastructure. Help train junior members with patching, and other O&M related tasks. Candidate is expected understand and comply with certification and accreditation requirements. Help create and maintain SOPs. To be successful in this challenging and critical role, candidate will be expected to have the following: will possess many years of working experience in large - multi-site environments, expert knowledge of RHEL, in-depth knowledge and real world experience in automation, be able to troubleshoot & mitigate issues, working knowledge of databases, detailed oriented, a team player, and is willing to learn.   



  • The candidate should have demonstrated Red Hat experience as an engineer and administrator working at a client site in a high stress environment and deliver measurable results

  • Experience designing and managing Red Hat systems in multi-datacenter environments, with HA and DR design experience

  • Knowledge of Linux Administration

  • Proficient with Bash

  • Proficient with Red Hat IDM and the commands required to automate actions within Active Directory

  • Proficient with Satellite and the commands required to automate actions within Satellite

  • Proficient with Puppet and the commands required to automate actions within Satellite

  • Manage all aspects of CI/CD the environment, including installation, upgrade, patching, and monitoring

  • Must have good scripting experience in at least one of the scripting languages (bash, perl, python, ruby)

  • Experience in DevOps team member to integrate CI/CD pipelines with OpenShift

  • Provide technical leadership and technical guidance on projects

  • Participate in internal workshops and provide presentations of the proposed solutions

  • Hands on experience working with Openshift 3.x, 4.x – RBAC, AD/LDAP Integration, CI/CD, Secret Management, Image Scanning, Certificates, SSL/TSL

  • Provide T3 level engineering support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux environment

  • Assist in troubleshooting CI/CD related tasks in OpenShift & Jenkins

  • Working knowledge of Nexus, Docker, Maven, Jenkins, SonarQube, Gitlab is a must

  • Understand all elements of the software development life cycle, including planning, development, requirements management, Configuration Management, quality assurance, and release management

  • The candidate must be able to deliver technical documentation and user documentation as required

  • This position may require occasional off hours support to perform upgrades and patches

  • Must be a team player

  • Available Shifts:

  • 1st Shift: Mon – Fri (7am – 3:30pm)



  • Requires an active SECRET Government Security Clearance

  • BS/MS Information Technology; Computer Science

  • 10+ years senior level RHEL engineering experience
    6+ years with in depth RHEL troubleshooting skills, working with automation tools (Ansible, Puppet), Scripting experience with (PERL, Bash, Python, or Ruby)

  • Understanding and working knowledge with databases (Oracle, MySQL, or PostgreSQL)

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Working knowledge of Linux internal components, and kick start.

  • 10+ years required experience in Information Technology, hardware, software, development

  • Certifications: Red Hat Certified Engineer, or Red Hat Certified Architect


Desired Qualifications:

vCenter, CEPH (Object storage), RH Satellite, VMWare vSphere, vRealize, Jenkins, Nexus Repository Manager, Maven, HAProxy, Apache Web Server, Gitlab, PostgreSQL, OpenShift.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

GovTact and Insperity provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants in all company facilities without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, (or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to lactation), physical disability, mental and/or intellectual disability, age, military status or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition (including, but not limited to, cancer related or HIV/AIDS related), genetic information, or sexual orientation in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. 

This applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.