Sr. Red Hat Linux Systems Engineer Expert - Polygraph - Military veterans preferred

General Dynamics Information Technology (


  full-time   employee

United States

Designs and defines system architecture for new or existing computer systems.


Platform operators will work in a strategic customer environment to operate the day-to-day tasks of running the Pivotal Cloud Foundry Platform as a managed service on Amazon C2S. This is referred to as Pivotal Web Services (PWS). They work to ensure the PWS platform is operational on a daily basis.  This includes upgrading the platform, software runtime versions and deploying buildpacks in accordance to the security policy in place at the customer. Platform Operators are strong software developers who use their deep technical skills and cutting edge technologies to enable PWS to run meaningful production mission application workloads across the intelligence community.



  • Recommended Technical Skill Sets:


    • Expertise in Linux/Unix family
    • Demonstrated experience with configuration management script.
    • Demonstrated experience with application implementation meeting design and security requirements.
    • Experience with Object Oriented Design Methodology, design, implementation, and administration, (J2EE, JSON, HTML, and XML).
    • Experience with programming languages/frameworks including Java and JavaScript.
    • Experience with distributed systems and web architectures
    • Experience using configuration management tools like Puppet, Chef, Ansible, etc.
    • A clear understanding of container technologies such as Kubernetes and the tools & challenges around them
    • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
    • Experience with Platform as a Service (PaaS) such as Cloud Foundry, Heroku, Elastic Beanstalk or similar
    • Experience in automating tasks using a script or interpreted language such as bash, PowerShell, Perl, Python, or Java, and automation frameworks like Terraform, Vagrant, and Packer
    • Experience deploying web application frameworks, such as Node.js, Django, Zope, or Rails
    • Experience using any of AWS Cloud Formations, OpenStack Heat, Azure Resource Templates, or Google Deployment to automate deployment of cloud resources
    • Exposure to cloud APIs such as Fog, Boto, iCloud or similar
    • Ability to use a source control management system such as Git, Mercurial, or Subversion



    • Defining and deploying monitoring, metrics, and logging strategies across applications, systems and services where applicable
    • Implementing systems that are highly available, scalable, and self-healing on premise, and on the AWS platform
    •  Designing, managing, and maintaining tools to automate operational processes, backups, ensuring service offerings provide highly available services
    • Managing integration and production service environment for a rapidly growing service model

Highly Desired:

    • 3+ years of experience in Linux administration
    • Knowledge of firewalls and networking experience is a plus

Experience providing managed services in an IaaS, PaaS, SaaS Public Cloud environment



15+ years of related systems engineering experience.



For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.


BA/BS 15 years of related systems engineering experience.