Senior RHEL Linux Engineer – remote

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Columbus, Ohio client is currently seeking a highly skilled Senior RHEL Linux Engineer to join their dynamic team. This role is instrumental in managing and enhancing our Linux infrastructure, ensuring operational efficiency, security, and system reliability.


**Will consider candidates that reside in the EST or CST time zone.

Key Responsibilities

  • Administer and support daily operations of RHEL Linux environments.
  • Deploy patches and updates to ensure system security and performance.
  • Manage security protocols, including firewall configurations, intrusion detection systems, and vulnerability scanning.
  • Lead the upgrade of operating systems from RHEL version 7 to version 8, ensuring smooth transitions with minimal downtime.
  • Automate tasks and processes where possible, utilizing scripting languages such as Bash, Python, or Perl.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to support infrastructure related to applications, databases, and network systems.
  • Provide expertise in system troubleshooting, incident response, and root cause analysis.
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive documentation related to systems architecture, configurations, processes, and service records.
  • Participate in on-call rotation for critical system support outside of normal business hours.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in Linux system administration, specifically with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).
  • Strong knowledge of system security measures, experience with SELinux, and firewall configurations.
  • Proficient in scripting for automation and configuration management tools (e.g., Ansible, Puppet, Chef).
  • Experience with virtualization technologies (e.g., VMware, KVM) and containerization (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes) is a plus.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with the ability to diagnose and resolve complex system issues effectively.
  • Strong communication skills, capable of working collaboratively with remote teams.
  • Certifications in RHEL (RHCE, RHCSA) or similar are highly desirable.


Nice to Have

Amazon Web Services

  • Proficient in managing AWS infrastructure, particularly in identity, storage, and compute services.
  • Design, implement, and manage AWS infrastructure ensuring seamless integration with Linux environments.

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