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Senior Red Hat Linux Administrator (RHEL)




Ellicott City, Maryland, United States


Leidos is seeking a Senior Red Hat Linux Administrator (RHEL) to be part of the mission solution and help lead SSA’s Digital Modernization Strategy. Join one of our high performing teams responsible for building the next-generation enterprise APIs and modern responsive user interfaces, supporting the Social Security Administration (SSA) and their mission to meet the changing needs of the public, positively impacting at least 65 million American lives per month. We are a team of forward-looking professionals in need of a strong candidate with these key required skills: RHEL Enterprise Linux 6.x/7.x/8.x Platform Administration, installation, configuration, server patching and upgrading, RHEL Ansible Playbook Development and issue or problem analysis and troubleshooting

If this sounds like a mission you want to be a part of, keep reading!


Your passion and values might be a good fit for our teams if you answer “yes” to the following questions:

  • Are you looking for a company that puts employees first, with a focus on career, flexibility, and well-being?

  • Do you enjoy collaborating with colleagues and teammates and believe that the best ideas are fostered in an inclusive environment?

  • Are you searching for a team with a strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive for daily mission success?

  • Are you comfortable with proactive outward communication and technical leadership?

  • Do you enjoy being a catalyst, solving complex problems, and providing innovative solutions?

  • Do you have the flexibility, creativity, and resilience to pivot the mission for success?

  • Do you have the courage to make tough ethical decisions with pride, transparency, and respect?


Our teams are dedicated to supporting new team members in an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Experienced team members will be assigned to new hires for one-on-one mentoring, collaborative reviews, and coaching on customer engagement to help each new hire successfully onboard and demonstrate their skills. Projects and tasks are assigned in a way that leverages your strengths and will help you further develop your skillset.


Every position we take is more rewarding when you know the why behind it. Know your work makes a difference to support those who need it most. If your passion is enabling life changing service to those around, you this is the place for you. Find you passion in a team environment where all members are valued regardless of contractor or employee status. Find your “Why” with us and take your place in our Leidos Family!!

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Administrator is responsible for providing technical and system administration support through troubleshooting, identifying and addressing issues, patching and updating of RHEL servers and assist in deploying or installing applications or configurations approved for deployment. Tasks for this position includes:

  • Assist technical leads in implementing systems and software updates

  • Deploy RHEL patches and platform updates

  • Document processes, procedures and configurations

  • Perform daily operations support functions, including problem isolation and resolution

  • Provide status updates of task and project updates

  • Provide system administration support

  • Troubleshoot platform and application issues

  • Tasks beyond RHEL Administration tasks and lead efforts in developing new strategies for operational efficiencies

  • Work with applications teams and stakeholders as the platform technical lead

  • Work with highly experienced and technical resources

  • All other duties as assigned or directed

FOUNDATION FOR SUCCESS (Basic Qualifications)

This experience is the foundation a candidate needs to be successful in this position:

  • BS degree and 8+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6+ years of prior relevant experience.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust Clearance.

  • 7 years of experience as a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x/8.x Platform Administration (administration, installation, configuration, optimization, backup & recovery)

  • 7 years of experience with performance tuning & troubleshooting, identifying and resolving memory, CPU, access, networking, disk I/O, etc.

  • 5 years of experience working Virtual Platforms

  • 5 years of experience working with Ansible Playbooks (creating, developing, updating and executing)

  • 3 years of experience with scripting languages for automation tasks and deployments (e.g., Bash Shell and Python)

  • Expertise in the Linux command-line environment

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Must be US Citizen or US Permanent Resident (Green card holder)

*** Selected candidate must reside within two (2) hours of SSA Headquarters in Woodlawn, MD OR be willing to relocate prior to first day of employment


These skills will help you succeed in this position:

  • Solid experience as a Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Administrator

  • Excellent knowledge and experience with RHEL applications and tools – Ansible, Satellite, RHEVM, etc.

  • Experience in providing support for installation, configuration and troubleshooting of middleware applications


Showcase your knowledge of modern development through the following experience or skills:

  • Adept at working independently, but also in a team environment

  • Demonstrated experience delivering technology solutions in a fast-paced, deadline driven enterprise environment

  • Excellent understanding of change management, testing requirements, techniques, and tools to ensure high availability of systems

  • Experience developing and maintaining Red Hat Ansible Playbooks

  • Prior Federal government experience

  • Self-starter, highly motivated individual who adapts to a dynamic work environment

  • Strong attention to detail with an ability to operate effectively across multiple priorities

At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams and contribute to our communities. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business. Every position we take is more rewarding when you know the why behind it. Know your work makes a difference to support those who need it most. If your passion is enabling life changing service to those around, you this is the place for you. Find your passion in a team environment where all members are valued regardless of contractor or employee status. We are excited for you to take your place in our Leidos Family.

Are you an US citizen or US resident and think you might fit? We recommend you apply and start the conversation today! Join us in supporting our SSA contracts in Woodlawn, Maryland.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $108,550.00 - $196,225.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.