Systems Engineer Advisor (Linux)

Clearance Level
Systems Engineering
Tampa, Florida
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success


Red Hat Ansible

Server Management

REQ#: RQ170615
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work with the largest government agency in the nation. Make an impact by advancing the Department of Defense’s mission to keep our country safe and secure.

Job Description

Please take this opportunity to join one of GDIT’s fastest long-standing growing programs!  US Battlefield Information Collection and Exploitation System eXtended (US BICES-X) is a cutting-edge program supporting DoD intelligence information sharing on current and emerging global threats to mission and coalition partners and emerging nations. With an internationally dispersed team supporting each combatant command, the US BICES-X team is in direct support of the war fighter and their missions. We are seeking a creative and driven professional with a passion for solving real world issues on a cross-functional, fast paced team. 

The Senior Systems Engineer is a strong, self-motivated, solution-oriented individual who will be joining an experienced team to support the implementation and sustainment of multiple networks. We are looking for an experienced, innovative and enthusiastic systems engineer to join us in delivering high quality IT systems.


  • Automate installation of software using tools such as Puppet, Ansible, Bash, and/or Python
  • Provide higher tier support and in-depth hardware and OS troubleshooting, configuration, backup, security measures, backup, and disaster recovery services.
  • Develop advanced Linux-based solutions in support of enterprise level systems to include local repository management, centralized user management, multifactor authentication, DNS, DHCP, time services, security automation, and enterprise-wide log collection, monitoring, and analysis.
  • Develop installation procedures and automation for Red Hat infrastructure and third-party software.
  • Develop strategies and automation to maintain the security posture of all Linux resources to a level consistent with a DISA reportable systems.
  • Develop methods for deploying development environments that mirror production environments for risk mitigation in test and evaluation of software and hardware solutions.
  • Develop and maintain Red Hat Enterprise Linux baseline images for deployment in disconnected secure environments.
  • Develop and provide documentation and training to System Administrators of various Linux based technical solutions.
  • Determine system specifications, input/output processes, and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility.
  • Provide input and participation in briefings, transitioning concepts to execution, course of action (COA) development, and assisting in project technical planning and implementation.
  • Develop and maintain standard operation procedures (SOPs) and system documentation.
  • Collaborate with managers, network and systems engineers, team members, and customers on solutions and issues.
  • Review, analyze, and verify current security configuration and effectiveness in response to DoD requirements and emerging threats.
  • Achieve and maintain Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) compliance.
  • Continuous improvement mindset to ensure quality of delivered services.
  • Mentor and coach less experienced team members.
  • May be required to perform duties outside of normal day shift hours to include weekends/holidays.


Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of five (8) years’ experience in building, maintaining, and supporting Red Hat Linux technologies and related platforms: Ubuntu, CentOS, Fedora, Infrastructure as Code (Terraform/Ansible), Cron Jobs, RHDIM, Bind 9, GitLab, Apache web server management, Firewall Management Knowledge, and shell scripting.
  • BA/BS Degree – may substitute additional years of experience.
  • A minimum of two (2) years’ experience with VMware related technologies
  • Active Secret clearance
  • Must be IAT level II compliant with DoD 8570.1
  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)
  • Proficiency with automation/scripting languages Puppet, Ansible, Bash, etc.
  • Proficiency working in a team with Git source control manager.
  • Experience with Linux System Administration and Linux System Hardening.
  • Experience with RHEL 7/8/9 OS platform.
  • A demonstrated strong working knowledge of Virtual infrastructure technologies.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
  • Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)
  • Familiarity with CI/CD practices and tools such as Azure DevOps, Azure Pipelines, or GitLab
  • Experience delivering solutions in accordance with agile and waterfall methodologies.

Work Requirements
Years of Experience

8 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree


Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

Salary and Benefit Information

The likely salary range for this position is $119,000 - $161,000. This is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary. Rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.
View information about benefits and our total rewards program.

About Our Work

We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

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.