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Red Hat Engineer


Applications Engineer


Fairmont, West Virginia, United States


Looking for an opportunity to make an impact? Join the Leidos Civil IT (CivIT) team in accelerating cybersecurity in a changing world where we make a difference by protecting critical networks for our government and commercial customers.

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, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainable. 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.

Are you ready to challenge yourself with an organization that encourage & support career growth on an enterprise-wide scale? Your greatest work is ahead!

We are in search of a Senior Red Hat Engineer to join our National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Cyber Security Center (NCSC) Security Engineering & Operations (SEO) team. As a Senior Red Hat Engineer, you will play a valuable part in supporting the NCSC’s mission to protect NOAA networks, computers, programs and data from cyber-attack damage and unauthorized access. You will perform a variety of assignments associated with managing and controlling computer information systems in a high paced environment.

As a Senior Engineer on the Enterprise Infrastructure Engineering team, you will interact regularly with the Network, Applications, SIEM/SOAR, ISSO, Vulnerability Assessment teams, and on-site technical resources to ensure both the security and on-going stability of NOAA network.

You will be part of a fantastic team working on multiple information systems in a high demand setting ensuring the uninterrupted and secure day to day operation of the cyber security program.

We're looking for a candidate who can support this role from Fairmont, WV/Silver Springs, MD/ or Boulder, CO.

If this sounds like the kind of environment where you can thrive while being challenged, keep reading!

Leidos Civil Group helps modernize infrastructure, systems, and security. We are a trusted partner to both government and highly regulated commercial customers looking for transformative solutions in mission IT, security, software, engineering, and operations. We work with our customers including the FAA, DOE, NASA, National Science Foundation, Transportation Security Administration, Custom and Border Protection, airports, and electric utilities to make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient. To explore and learn more about the Leidos Civil Group, click here!

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Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the operations, maintenance and upkeep of the Red Hat Server environment (both physical and virtual.) Responsible for maintaining the appropriate DOD Cyber compliance level as directed by the program Cyber Security Office via patching and configuration using DISA STIGs.
  • Works with project managers, developers, and end users to ensure application designs meet business requirements.
  • Maintains backups and provides support for annual contingency tests and security reviews.
  • Evaluates new and existing software products for monitoring systems.
  • Be able to respond to on site system emergency at Fairmont, WV location.
  • Install and configuring new hardware and software
  • Provide technical leadership to mid and junior engineers
  • Add, remove, or update user account information, resetting passwords, etc.
  • Answer technical queries and assist developers and end users
  • Responsible for security of the Linux systems.
  • Responsible for documenting the configuration of the systems.
  • Lead cross-team collaboration in support of development, testing, and deployment efforts.
  • Brief customers on the development progress throughout the PI cycle on program status, including the status of testing, deployment, and release readiness
  • Ensure documentation relative operational procedures, services, etc., are written and centrally accessible and updated as necessary
  • Have strong communication skills and be a team player

Basic Qualifications:

  • Requires a BS Degree and 4+ years of hands-on system administration with Linux / Red Hat experience. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Background in Linux Tools (RHEL 7/8, Ansible, Satellite, RHV)
  • Fluent using Red Hat CLI with solid understanding of Linux kernel on OS initialization
  • Familiarity with large scale operational environments (patching, monitoring of CPU’s, memory, disk utilization)
  • Requires troubleshooting experience
  • Ability to respond at all hours to operational requirements
  • Ability to work outside normal hours during routine maintenance windows

Preferred Experience, Skills, and Education:

  • Experience with Red Hat Open Shift, Ansible Tower
  • Experience with DoD DISA STIG and patching process
  • Knowledge of Linux scripting languages such as: Python, Perl, or Shell

Clearance / Citizenship:

  • US Citizenship is required
  • Must have an active Interim Top Secret or adjudicated Secret to be considered for this role.

Work Location:

  • Fairmont, WV with remote/Telework pending customer approval

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.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $68,900.00 - $124,550.00

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.