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Red Hat Linux Engineer

KaylaTek, Inc. | Arlington VA 22201 USA | Full Time, Contract | Posted: 04/09/2021

Job Descriptiontop

Come join our growing team with a 21st Century Vision! At KaylaTek, we understand that the key to our success is the quality of the people we employ. Our focus is not just on jobs, but on building and enhancing your career through ongoing professional development, training, and high quality of life. Our team members choose KaylaTek for a number of reasons including our competitive compensation and benefit packages, dedication to education, as well as our outstanding service. Our Grow Strong Vision encompasses a place for employees to grow, learn and feel a sense of belonging, not just a place to work.

KaylaTek has an exciting opportunity for a Red Hat Linux (RHEL) engineer to join and expand the distinguished Systems Administration & Integration (SAI) team to operate and maintain the RHEL environment which includes Satellite services versions 5x/6x/ and 7x. The qualified candidate will provide information technology support for both NIPRNet and SIPRNet environments and will include installation, configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting support running on virtual servers. The ideal candidate will monitor policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources. This position is a company position with full benefits and the candidate will work for a premier, mission critical AFNCR IT Support contract.


  • Qualified candidate will work at the Pentagon, but we can make a location shift to Joint Base Andrews (JBA) if that is more desired.
  • Qualified candidate must work on-site two (2) days per week, but be flexible to work on-site when issues or mission require SIPRNet responsibilities
  • Ability to be on-call and carry on-call cellphone during non-working hours
  • Ability to work off-hour shifts and weekend shifts as needed to support ongoing operations

Job Requirementstop

Essential Job Functions

  • Ability to develop custom tools using Puppet, Python and Bash to automate Linux infrastructure
  • 10+ Years of Linux System Administration
  • General understanding of Linux internals (system calls, file systems and processes)
  • Experience with Linux Systems hardening (DISA's STIG's)
  • Experience with maintaining Red Hat Satellite Server
  • Experience with patch management, packaging and OS installs
  • Must be highly versed in Linux administration and best practices
  • Experience with supporting Linux VMs running in a VMWare environment
  • Understanding of networking concepts such as routing and subnets
  • Experiencing with developing and maintaining custom tools in Puppet, Python, Perl, Ruby and/or Bash to automate UNIX infrastructure
  • Team player and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Must be able to work on multiple projects concurrently; adjust to changes and priorities and respond efficiently and effectively to emergency situation
  • Excellent problem solving, attention to detail, multitasking, communication and complex troubleshooting skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Experience with Linux Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) servers and Security Centers
  • Experience with monitoring tool Nagios
  • Operational experience with RHEL7
  • Familiarity with CentOS
  • Ability to be on-call and carry on-call cellphone during non-working hours
  • Ability to work off-hour shifts and weekend shifts as needed to support ongoing operations

Desired Skills

  • Self-starter, proactive in determining goals and objectives and pursuing the necessary course of action
  • RHEL certification

Required Education, Certification and Security Clearance

  • B.S. Degree and 10+ years' experience as a Linux Administrator
  • Currently possess DoD IAT Level II certification - Security+CE or equivalent certification or higher.
  • At least a Final DOD SECRET clearance required.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. KaylaTek is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. KaylaTek also participates in e-Verify.

Job Detailstop

Location Arlington, VA, 22201, United States
Annual Salary 140,000.00 - 145,000.00/Yearly
Travel Required 1% of the time
Categories Accounting & Finance, Construction, Skilled Labor & Trades, Aerospace & Aviation, Human Resources & Recruiting, Administrative & Clerical, Counter Intelligence & /SIGINT/HUMINT/MASINT, GIS Imagery & IMINT, Computer Software, Computer Hardware, Legal, Manufacturing & Production, Transportation & Warehousing, Logistics & Supply Chain, Science, Chemical & Biological, Customer Service & Help Desk, Education / Training / Instructor, Environment, Executive, Facilities, General, Government, Graphic Arts / Media / Advertising, Hospitality / Housekeeping, Journalism, Law Enforcement & Security, Medical & Biomedical, Nuclear, Professional, Research and Analyst, Sales, BD & Marketing, Telecommunications, Contracts & Acquisitions, Cyber Security, Data Science, Linguists, Translators & Interpreters, Engineering
Ctznship Statuses Eligible to work in USA
Sec Clearances Top Secret/SCI with Full-scope Polygraph, Top Secret/SCI with CI Polygraph, Top Secret/SCI, Top Secret/SSBI, Top Secret/EBI, Top Secret (TS), Secret, Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Experience Years 10 yrs
Relocation Cost Paid None
Interview Cost Paid None
Pref Degree Bachelors
Certifications 1. RHEL Certification 2. 8570 Certification - Security+ or IAT-II equivalent.

Location Maptop

Contact Informationtop

Contact Name Teresa Drwiega
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Primary Phone 703-896-7697
Job Code 2021-06