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Systems Administrator - RHEL SME

Arlington, VA 22201
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Civilian, State and Local

Perspectas Civilian, State and Local segment partners with the U.S. Federal Civilian State and Local governments to provide infrastructure services, business solutions, and digital transformation services that help them achieve policy objectives and integrate citizen-centric services.


The scope of this effort is to provide IT Operations and Maintenance support for the HW/SW platforms on which Consular Affairs (CA) IT systems reside and operate domestically and overseas. The RHEL SME provides support at domestic Consular facilities working closely with the Government, as requested. The RHEL SME shall support the ISSO and ensure that security and internal controls are handled in accordance with DOS policies and procedures. The RHEL SME shall coordinate with the team to ensure that all problems/incidents are logged into the Ticket Management System and managed in accordance with the requirements specified by the government.

The candidate should have demonstrated experience working at a client site in a high stress and high threat environment and deliver measureable results.

The requirements described below support the RHEL SME position. The candidate will provide infrastructure support for CA servers, storage platforms, systems, networking equipment, and hosted systems in use at DOS facilities domestically and overseas.

  • Provide comprehensive technical support of all Consular infrastructure in use at DOS facilities.
  • Coordinate overseas assistance requiring local hands on support, with IRM as IRM staff provide local IT support for all overseas posts.
  • Provide Linux-based Server Hosting support, including but not limited to installing, managing, and maintaining Linux DOS compliant server environments including:
    • Midrange server platform HW running enterprise mission applications and services, application, database, middleware, web portal, and / or proxy servers).
    • VMWare virtualization clusters hosting of Windows and Linux servers on both internal (OpenNet) and multiple DOS Demilitarized Zones (DMZs) networks.
  • Perform system health checks and conduct proactive monitoring and performance management of servers including but not limited to analysis of Central Processing Unit (CPU) utilization, memory utilization, Input/Output (I/O), storage utilization and network interfaces.
  • Analyze and identify applications and services that degrade server performance.
  • Monitor and respond to alerts generated by the Enterprise Event Management and Monitoring capability.
  • Provide Preventative Maintenance (PM) and Remedial Maintenance (RM) for infrastructure.
  • Perform backups and restores of data.
  • Provide SW support, including but not limited to; operating systems, virtualization, SW authentications, SW utilities, and schedulers.
  • Support storage solutions globally including but not limited to, enterprise block, object and network attached storage, and managing multiple Storage Area Networks (SANs) housing multiple petabytes of data.
  • Support and resolve GOTS problems conferring with other DOS Bureaus that deploy and provide GOTS applications as needed.
  • Provide support for Oracle appliances (i.e. Exadata, Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance (ZDLRA)) installed within the Data Centers to support the CA database environment.
  • Support and maintain security, backup, and load balancing appliances in the physical and virtual environments and direct support of databases and Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) (i.e. Layer 7, F5, and Avamor).
  • In conjunction with engineering and implementation, as well as other CA/CST teams; including engineering and deployment, plan and implement infrastructure refreshes.
  • Support the Business Intelligence Data Smart Infrastructure that currently supports enterprise reporting for CA. p. Support authorized and vendor recognized patching for infrastructure.
  • Support, plan, and schedule remote or local backup/restore/recovery services.
  • Provide maintenance and monitoring support of the ESB environment and service with the latest version of services, patches and configuration in accordance with the engineering teams guidance and contractor recommendations.
  • Provide support for industry standard protocols (i.e. Windows Management Instrumentation/ Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (WMI and SMTP)).
  • Provide support for infrastructure audits, assessments, and compliance analysis. u. Submit system baseline requests to meet DOS and CA/CST requirements prior to deploying new HW/SW.
    Information Technology


  • Requires a Bachelors degree in Information Technology or Computer Science and 10-12 years.
  • Experience as RedHat Engineer/Systems Administrator.
  • Experience with OpenShift, Docker, CEPH (Object storage), Puppet, RH Satellite, VMWare vSphere, VRealize, VCenter; Ansible, Cisco switching and routing, VOIP, IPSEC, and firewall technology
  • Requires a Secret Government Security Clearance
  • Certifications:
    • RHEL 6, 7, 8; CompTIA A+ Certified, CompTIA Network+ Certified; CompTIA Security+ Certified

About Perspecta

What matters to our nation, is what matters to us. At Perspecta, everything we do, from conducting innovative research to cultivating strong relationships, supports one imperative: ensuring that your work succeeds. Our company was formed to bring a broad array of capabilities to all parts of the public sectorfrom investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering.

Our promise is simple: never stop solving our nations most complex challenges. And with a workforce of approximately 14,000, more than 48 percent of which is cleared, we have been trusted to do just that, as a partner of choice across the entire sector.

Perspecta is anAA/EEOEmployer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

As a government contractor, Perspecta abides by the following provision

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of the other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).


  • Information Technology
Posted: 2020-09-24 Expires: 2020-10-24

With offerings in mission services, digital transformation and enterprise operations, our team of 14,000 engineers, analysts, investigators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions. We have the expertise and experience not only to devise solutions, but to execute on them successfully.

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