Unix/Linux System Engineer

Systems Engineering / Development / Architecture / Integration
Public Trust



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No remote/telework allowed
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About Peraton

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.


Peraton is currently seeking skilled and qualified candidates for their Unix/Linux System Engineer to join the Postal ETS program located in Eagan, MN. This is an on-site position with potential hybrid remote possibilities. First month will be full time on-site.  Details to be discussed during screening. You will join the Midrange System Administration teams and provide UNIX / Linux System Operational Upgrade/Availability services teams for an assigned set of US Postal Service applications. The scope includes the full range of system life-cycle phases including, Build, Application /Service Provisioning, Operations and Decommissioning.


Day to Day Work Responsibilities:

  • Upgrade of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Distribution from SLES 11 to SLES 12.x / SLES 15.x
  • SME level Unix / Linux System Administration, infrastructure support and automation support.
  • Installation and maintenance of OS
  • Contributor to Incident, Problem and Change Management processes.
  • User Support / Problem resolution
  • Automating existing processes
  • Disaster Recovery assistance

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years’ experience, Master’s degree with 3+ years’ experience or High School diploma/GED with 9+ years’ experience.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust clearance.
  • U.S. citizenship or Green Card Holder (Must reside within the U.S. past five years with no more than six months travel outside the U.S. during this time frame).
  • Experience dealing with management of large (>1000 systems) environments
  • Experience with Linux (SuSE and Red Hat)
  • Experience upgrading SUSE environments.
  • Experience with patch management.
  • Experience with VMWare
  • Have some understanding with configuration management of large environments, utilizing automation tools such as: AWX Tower, Ansible or other configuration management frameworks.
  • Ability to take customer requirements and create scalable configuration models to support them
  • Process Implementation and documentation
  • Experience using Change/Incident Management tools (ServiceNow)


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise with CONTROL-M
  • Expertise with SMT and custom patch solutions for SuSE and Red Hat systems
  • Expertise with GIT/ GitLab/Ansible/Anisible Tower (AWX)
  • Experience with Cassandra
  • Experience with Oracle CRS (installation/configuration/maintenance)

Target Salary Range

$86,000 - $138,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.
SCA / Union / Intern Rate or Range


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.

Our Values


At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way.

  • Paid Time-Off and Holidays
  • Retirement
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Career Development
  • Tuition Assistance and Student Loan Financing
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Additional Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Care
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