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IT Concepts Senior Red Hat Linux Systems Admin in Woodlawn, Maryland


IT Concepts (ITC) is an 8(a) SDVOSB founded on the concepts of customer-centric, driven to deliver, teamwork, integrity, and innovation. Founded in 2003, ITC was established with a simple yet important promise to “deliver solutions that work”. As we continue to grow in the support of our government customers, we are looking for driven and innovative individuals to join our team.

IT Concepts is seeking a RedHat Linux System Administrator who will support several projects at a federal agency. The position is located in Woodlawn, MD. The qualified candidate should have strong analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills with sharp attention to detail.


  • Installation, configuration, and tuning of RedHat 7 (REHL 7) and RedHat8 (REHL 8) virtual servers

  • Design and maintain UNIX/Linux server infrastructures that support SSA’s mission-critical web-based applications and secure the servers according to the Policy Compliance Management requirements.

  • Configure and maintain Red Hat Satellite System Management Platform

  • Troubleshooting and problem resolution on Linux systems performance, health, configuration

  • Perform daily system checks, review and respond to events reflected in various management tools, and perform server patch management.

  • Manage and work in a UNIX/Linux operating system and services.

  • Troubleshoot and Resolve UNIX/Linux Operating System-based issues from Performance to Configuration

  • Back up and protect UNIX/Linux environments using platform-specific tools

  • Conduct system audit reviews and perform maintenance functions as required to ensure system health.

  • Resolve issues that arise in the daily administration of the UNIX/Linux environment.

  • Write and debug bash and Korn shell scripts to assist in all manner of server management.

  • Troubleshoot and resolve problems for all applications.

  • Document and present status information on issues and problems at the monthly team meeting.

  • Document software changes and problem resolution steps.

  • Support, implement and maintain new applications coming into the environment.

  • Assure best practices and standards are implemented and adhered to for software systems

  • Perform daily system checks, review and respond to events reflected in various management and monitoring tools


  • Strong background with Red Hat Enterprise Linux v7.x/8.x is required.

  • Requires a Bachelor's Degree and 10+ years of hands-on system administration with Linux / Red Hat experience. Additional experience can be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • Certification In One Or More Of The Following

  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)

  • Red Hat JBoss Administration (RHCJA)

  • Should be an expert in Linux Tools (RHEL 7/8, Ansible, Satellite, RHV).

  • Should be familiar with large-scale operational environments (patching, monitoring of CPUs, memory, disk utilization).

  • Ability to work outside normal hours during routine maintenance windows.

  • Experience WebSphere, Introscope, and Apache Application Server platforms for both configuration and troubleshooting of hosted applications experience.

  • Experience in PERL, Python scripting

  • Experience in XML

  • Experience using Linux tools such as JIRA, Splunk, Ansible, Introscope, and UCD

  • Requires strong oral and written communication skills

  • Microsoft experience is a plus


The Company:

  • Founded in 2003, IT Concepts was established with a simple yet important promise to “deliver technology concepts that work.” This founding principle, which permeates throughout our team and company culture, has propelled ITC to the upper echelons of the industry. With award-winning services and unflinching dedication to country and clients, ITC remains committed to teamwork, innovation, and collaboration.

  • We’re an SBA 8(a) and CVE certified Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business focused on providing best in class IT Services, Management Consulting, and Data Services Solutions to our clients.

  • We’re ISO 27001:2013, ISO 20000-1:2011, and ISO 9001:2015 certified and have CMMI DEV and SVC ML3 ratings

  • We’ve been named part of: Inc 5000’s Fastest Growing Private Companies in 2016, 2018, 2020 and 2021; Washington Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Companies in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019; Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019.

The Employer:

  • We offer great benefits – Competitive Paid Time Off, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Identity Protection, Pet Insurance, 401(k) with company matching.

  • We invest in our employees – Every employee is provided with a stipend to invest in certifications, a master’s degree, or even a doctorate.

  • We work hard, we play hard -Nationals Games, Happy Hours, Holiday events, philanthropic endeavors, etc…at ITC we enjoy working together but also take time to connect with each other and our community through various events and activities.

IT Concepts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. As such, any personnel decisions (hire, promotion, job status, etc.) on applicants and/or employees are based on merit, qualifications, competence and business needs, not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, genetic information of the employee or family member of the employee, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other factor protected by federal, state or local law.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.