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Linux Administrator - Glendale

Requisition ID:  228821

Job Title:  Linux Administrator


Bechtel seeks a Linux Administrator to support its IT department in Reston, Virginia. This position is with a team of Linux Administrators who support 700 Linux servers. Bechtel's state-of-practice for Linux is highly developed. Yet we expect rapid expansion, requiring this new position.


The Linux team genuinely enjoys technology. They work hard and learn constantly. Routine tasks are relentlessly displaced by automation: installation, patching, desired state via Ansible, etc. Innovation is pervasive.


Socially, the Linux team promotes a lighthearted and mutually-supportive environment. They have regular technical interchange and freely trade ideas via peer reviews.


Since this position will partially support Bechtel's government unit, the candidate must be a US Citizen.


Job Duties

  • Install new Linux VM's following an automated installation process.
  • Troubleshoot failed installations.
  • Maintain a patch lifecycle and install patches, quarterly.
  • Write and maintain Ansible playbooks to automate Linux configurations.
  • Rarely, rack-and-stack server hardware.
  • Open cases with Red Hat Support or Oracle Support.


Skills - the job duties require the following skills

  • Fluent reading and writing in English with good communication skills
  • Knowledge of specific Linux versions: Red Hat 7 or Oracle Linux 7
  • Linux command line skills
  • RPM packaging with Red Hat or Oracle Linux.
  • LVM
  • NFS
  • Shell scripting with Bash or Python
  • Configuring firewalld
  • Ansible
  • Configuring Linux networking


Bonus Skills - a candidate with these skills merits stronger consideration

  • Active Directory/LDAP
  • Ansible, Ansible Tower
  • VMware
  • Splunk
  • Windows and Powershell


Basic Qualifications


Recognized Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Technology from an accredited college or university, and 3 years of relevant work experience.

OR in lieu of degree - 9 years of practical work experience in information technology or other relevant experience with specialized courses in network/telecommunications, customer support, and/or infrastructure operations


Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.