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Centurion is immediately hiring a Senior Red Hat LinuxAdministrator for a long-term Federal program supporting SSA in Baltimore, MD. The key skills are: RHEL Enterprise Linux 6.x/7.x/8.x Platform Administration, installation, configuration, server patching and upgrading, and Ansible Playbook Development. Must also be experienced in issue or problem analysis and troubleshooting. This is a hybrid position with a split shift schedule, so selected candidate must reside within commuting distance to SSA HQ in Woodlawn, MD. Typical schedule (time may be adjusted) looks like: Wed-Sun or Tue-Sat, Weekday is 2pm-11pm and weekend 9am-5pm. 

Position Description:

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 include:

  • 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

Basic Qualifications:

  • 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

Required Skills:

  • 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

Desired 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


  • Typically requires BS degree and 8+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6+ years of prior relevant experience
  • May possess a Doctorate in technical domain

Position Details:  

  • Clearance: Ability to Obtain a Public Trust 
  • US Citizenship or Authorization to work in US required 
  • Travel: < 10% (CONUS) 
  • Centurion Consulting Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer EOE M/F/D/V 
  • No third parties or subcontractors 

REF: JOB-4496