Linux / BUR Administrator

Clearance Level
Systems Administration
Not Applicable, Maryland

REQ#: RQ62379

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT has an immediate opportunity for a Linux/BUR Administrator with the ability to obtain a Public Trust clearance located in Woodlawn, MD. In this role you will be an active member of the HIGLAS-HOM Linux Team performing analysis, configuration, installations, upgrades, monitoring, maintenance, troubleshooting, patching, compiling, securing and repair of Linux servers in a heterogeneous environment.  The right candidate will work well with a team, exhibit excellent customer service skills at all times and be self-motivated seeking ways to improve the environment.

GDIT is supporting Hosting, Operations and Maintenance (HOM) services for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Healthcare Integrated General Ledger Accounting System (HIGLAS) program. On this program, GDIT is responsible for providing proactive and predicative Operational management and engineering support of the HIGLAS enterprise environment, including but not limited to:

  • Network
  • Information Security
  • Storage
  • Linux and Windows Systems
  • Database
  • Virtualization
  • Enterprise Monitoring
  • Application Development


  • Provide technical expertise in the areas of system design, installation, configuration, tuning, capacity planning, troubleshooting and problem resolution.
  • Participate as necessary in the validation matrix role to independently test and validate solutions to ensure fulfillment of all business requirements, compliance of regulations and quality of solutions.
  • Sets up administrator and service accounts, maintains system documentation, tunes system performance, and installs system-wide software.
  • Install new software, troubleshoot, grant permissions to applications, and assist in training lesser experienced users.
  • Perform system updates, make recommendations on server configurations, and implement changes in multiple environments from test or development to production.
  • Develop and maintain custom scripts and stored procedures to automate repetitive tasks and improve consistency in operations and maintenance activities. May include creating scripts using various languages to include Bash, Python, or PHP to automate various tasks in multiple environments using Puppet.
  • Deploy approved release packages and break-fix solutions in accordance with all enterprise architecture and configuration, change, and release management policies and procedures.
  • Monitor infrastructure, systems operations, and critical application services 24/7; provide information and statistics relevant to system limits on capacity, data storage, system utilization, etc.; respond to critical outages and restore services within agreed upon service levels.
  • Experience developing and interpreting detailed installation instructions and supporting documentation to effect system design deployments.
  • Interact with the Program Manager, Team Lead, customer, and site staff occasionally attending regularly scheduled customer meetings to keep the customer informed of activities and progress, answer customer inquiries concerning all aspects of the various the program. 
  • Maintain the integrity and security of servers and systems by following established security protocols and practices; analyze systems and keep systems current with changing technologies. 
  • Respond to alerts, customer reported issues, escalate problems as required, and resolve significant matters exercising independent judgment and within established support practices.


Required Skills and Experience: 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field and least 8+ years of work experience with the design, installation, administration & maintenance both physical and virtual Red Hat Enterprise Linux based web application servers, database servers, and proxy servers running RHEL/OEL versions 7, 6, and 5 or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Implement proper system patching to address security vulnerabilities and accurately report security incidents.
  • Perform system administration tasks and monitor system resource usage.
  • Demonstrated success in automating server builds, standardizing images, and managing Linux systems via central management tools such as Satellite, Spacewalk, or Puppet, etc.
  • Experience with deployment and administrative repositories through creating Puppet manifests and Shell scripts.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in developing scripts using Bash, Korn, Perl or Python.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with RHEL 6.X/7.X systems.
  • Oracle Linux 6/7.
  • Puppet/Bolt.
  • Experience with Oracle engineered systems (Exadata and Exalytics).
  • Experience with managing work tasks via tools such as JIRA and ServiceNow.
  • Experience with enterprise technologies such as VMware, and OpenStack.


  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with customers and work in a team environment.

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.