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Job #: R-00027190
Location: Clarksburg, WV
Category: Systems Administration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos’ Defense Group has an immediate opening for a talented Red Hat Engineer to be a key member of a team supporting DoD ABIS in Fairmont, West Virginia.

This is an information technology system that supports identity superiority by providing the critical capability for warfighters to identify known or suspected terrorists and third country nationals in the course of military operations. DoD ABIS is the authoritative biometrics enterprise system that provides matching, sharing and storing of biometrics data. The capability can receive multi-modal biometrics submissions to include iris, face, palm and finger prints from biometrics collection devices, which will support the warfighter in making, retain, capture, or release decisions. By providing access and responding to requests the system has a direct impact on the availability of critical intelligence information that is of vital interest to DoD and other government agencies.

The roll will include providing technical expertise, support, guidance, and recommendations to design, deploy and support solutions for a primarily virtualized Linux environment. This engineer should be well versed in Red Hat products (REL 7, RHV, Ansible), troubleshooting, patching, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), and server configuration. 

Job Description:

  • Systems documentation, systems performance monitoring, systems availability monitoring, system troubleshooting, and patching.
  • Perform system vulnerability management and remediation of systems.
  • Perform DISA STIGS on applicable systems.
  • Interface and coordinate with other teams and external users/organizations to design engineering solutions.
  • Satellite system management automation to deploy, scale and manage Red Hat infrastructure (REL 7) across physical and virtual environments
  • Demonstrated experience with server configuration management (infrastructure automation) tools (i.e. - Ansible)
  • Design and implement solutions for integration within client environments for various Red Hat products such as IdM (Identity Management), Satellite, RHV (Red Hat Virtualization), RHDS (Red Hat Directory Server), Ceph, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering. Additional experience can be considered in lieu of degree.
  • A minimum of 8 years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrable expertise in the Linux operating system (the majority of our products run on Enterprise Linux, either RHEL or CentOS)
  • Able to obtain required DOD 8570 certificates within 60 days of start date.
  • Experience with AWS cloud services and automation
  • Experience supporting enterprise server hardware (Dell or HP)
  • Ability to apply for Secret clearance within 30 days of hire and obtain within 6 months of hire. Secret clearance requires U.S. citizenship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Secret or Top Secret Security Clearance
  • DOD 8570 certified


External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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Systems Administration


Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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