Linux Engineer

Washington DC, DC 20392

Posted: 05/13/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire Division: Government/DOD Job Number: JN -052024-18911 State: District of Columbia

Job Description

Linux Engineer

Location: Washington, DC

Industry: Dept. of Defense

Salary: $140k-$165k Depending on Experience

Employment Type: Permanent Placement

Clearance: Active Secret clearance and US Citizenship Required

Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm


We are seeking a talented and motivated Linux Engineer to join our client s team. The successful candidate will be part of a team of network, system and security engineers tasked with the remediation of existing network equipment and upgrading to new equipment.


  • Active Secret clearance required
  • Bachelor s or Master s degree in technical field such as computer science or engineering preferred; 10+ years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Minimum 6+ years of experience in a Linux enterprise environment
  • Minimum DOD 8570 IAT II Certifications (Ex. Sec+, CISSP, GCIH, CYSA+) required.
  • Preferred to have CompTIA Linux+, Red Hat RHCSA, RHCE, RHCA, SUSE Certified Administrator SCA, or SCE.
  • Linux experience including Red Hat and its derivatives (centOS, RHEL, RockyOS).
  • Experience in shell scripting and manipulating the Linux command line.
  • Experience providing Linux Administration support Experience providing engineering infrastructure support in large scale enterprise server environments.
  • Experience providing technical guidance in software engineering techniques and automated support tools.
  • Experience with the following languages: Python, Ruby, Bash, PHP.
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS), CloudFormation, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure.
  • Experience with configuration management software (e.g., Ansible, Puppet Manifests and Foreman).
  • Experience with cloud computing, including PaaS, IaaS and SaaS.
  • Experience with CaaS (e.g., Kubernetes and OpenShift).


  • Perform systems engineering and software development in multiple large enterprise server environments (e.g., Linux, Red Hat and CentOS).
  • Assist in establishing standards for information systems procedures.
  • Perform technical evaluations and analysis.
  • Support the customer in the development and maintenance of systems baseline.
  • Assess server loads and work with technical leads to develop tuning recommendations.
  • Complete day-to-day Operations & Maintenance tasks.
  • Perform operating system software updates, upgrades and patches.
  • Travel: Up to 10% travel required and the ability to travel on short notice .
  • Additional duties, as assigned.




SRG Government Services is a leading provider of information technology, training, engineering, accounting and intelligence analytical services for agencies in the intelligence, defense, homeland security, cyber security, and federal civilian markets. SRG utilizes an innovative approach to identify and qualify talent that is unique to the federal contracting industry, featuring a cutting-edge platform that allows us to rapidly and precisely match professionals to client requirements. We have a proprietary database of over one million candidates and maintain continuous contact with our qualified talent.

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