Unix/Linux Systems Engineer

Systems Engineering / Development / Architecture / Integration
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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 seeking a Unix / Linux Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Eagan, MN. Hybrid remote work may be allowed but expect to be on-site 2-3 days/wk.


Day to Day Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Seek opportunities to enhance processes and streamline workflows, aiming to eliminate inefficiencies and optimize productivity within the dynamic environment.
  • Serve as a bridge between infrastructure support teams and application development teams, ensuring seamless coordination and effective communication in continuous deployment activities.
  • Continuously assess and update infrastructure components to align with evolving technology stacks, minimizing repetitive tasks and maintaining a current and efficient infrastructure environment.
  • Identify areas for automation and implement solutions to accelerate work processes, enabling infrastructure teams to deliver products earlier, consistently, and with greater reliability.
  • Demonstrate a strong proficiency in Linux/Unix administration, including troubleshooting operating systems such as SLES and RHEL, and performing lifecycle activities such as system build, patching, and decommissioning.
  • Leverage Ansible and/or Ansible Tower (AWX) for automation purposes, alongside other automation/configuration management tools like Jenkins, Puppet, or Chef, to streamline and optimize tasks.
  • Exhibit fluency in multiple scripting languages such as Python, Perl, or Ruby, utilizing them to automate processes and enhance efficiency in day-to-day operations.
  • Harness a wide variety of open-source technologies and cloud services to address business needs and improve infrastructure efficiency.
  • Integrate Git for version control and employ DevOps automation tools like Docker and Ansible to facilitate continuous deployment practices and ensure smooth deployment processes.
  • Utilize DevOps monitoring tools such as Nagios and Splunk to monitor infrastructure health, identify issues proactively, and maintain optimal system performance.
  • Utilize Jenkins and its add-on plugins, including Jenkins DSL plugin, to automate tasks and streamline workflows, adhering to best practices and ensuring always-available services.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 5 years or a Master's degree and 3 years of experience or a High School diploma and 9 years of experience.
  • Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder).
  • Must be able to obtain a USPS Postal Clearance.
  • Experience with Solaris or SuSE Linux systems in a large scale production environment
  • Experience with proficiency in Linux System Administration: Demonstrated ability in designing and administering Linux system builds, ensuring robust and efficient system performance.

  • Experience with mastery of Scripting Languages: Proficient in scripting languages such as bash, ksh, perl, python, ruby, etc., leveraging them to automate tasks and enhance operational efficiency.

  • Experience with understanding of IT Service Level Agreements (SLAs): Knowledgeable about IT service level agreements, ensuring adherence to service standards and meeting customer expectations.

  • Experience with performance monitoring and tuning: Skilled in performance monitoring, tuning, and debugging techniques, utilizing tools like GTF traces, region and transaction dumps to optimize system performance.

  • Experience with proficient in Process/Product Testing: Experienced in process and product testing and verification, ensuring the reliability and functionality of IT systems and applications.

  • Experience with familiarity with IT Platforms and Products: Knowledgeable about IT platforms and products such as Red Hat OpenShift, Puppet, Ansible, Ansible Tower, and VMWare/vSphere, enabling effective management and utilization of these technologies.

  • Experience with integration of Build Automation: Proficient in integrating build automation into daily processes, including server builds, patching, and configuration analysis, to streamline operations and improve efficiency.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active USPS security clearance.
  • Knowledge of Oracle CRS
  • Solid understanding of RHEL 7
  • Proven knowledge with Python or Ruby scripting
  • Proven knowledge of Docker or Jenkins
  • Red Hat Certifications are a plus.
  • Strong in the use of continuous integration and delivery processes and toolsLocal to the Eagan, MN area, no relocation assistance provided.

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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