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LINUX Systems Engineer

Location: Maryland - Bethesda
Position City: Bethesda
Position State:
Position Zip Code: 20816
Country: United States


We are seeking motivated, career and customer-oriented Systems Engineers in the Washington, DC area to provide unparalleled support and begin an exciting and rewarding career.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Manage an existing operating environment management for systems.
• Design and maintain operating environments capable of automated switchover or failover with a minimal amount of 
human intervention.
• Provide response, trouble-shooting and resolution of problems as well as communication, tracking via Altiris, 
Jira Service Desk.
• Server/workstations rebuilds VMware and standalone environments, management of Linux servers and the 
VMware environment supporting them.
• Proactively track and manage availability, performance and capacity across the environment inclusive of 
infrastructure and services.
• Perform capacity management, tracking utilization and growth trends, and projecting expansion needs proactively.
• Produce and maintain standard operating procedures for use across infrastructure environment; 
• Troubleshoot technical incidents across the enterprise infrastructure environment, communicating status 
updates and escalating to other technical team to reach resolution.

Required Qualifications:

• Skills and Tasks. Exceptionally Complex, Inter-Discipline, Inter-Organizational. Can perform tasks of senior 
level technicians, specialists, and or managers not performed at Level 3 due to the size and/or complexity of the tasks.
• Individual Work/Teamwork/Leadership. May work individually or as a key member of a senior leadership team.
 Oversees and monitors performance across several disciplines, and when required, takes steps to resolve issues
• Guidance. Provides expert guidance and direction to Government and Vendor senior level technicians and managers. 
Directs multiple contractor and subcontractor teams through to project completion.
• Training and Certifications. DoD 8570 compliance or information assurance certification commensurate with
 technical objectives and services required within the task order. Applicable software or hardware training and 
certifications commensurate with the technical objectives, services required, and IT environment specified within 
the task order. Security+, Security+ CE, GSEC, SSCP, CCNA or CISSP.

Desired Qualifications:

• Experience with HP C class server platforms, management tools “insight manager/ advanced ILO”
• Experience with configuring and deploying Linux based operating systems on HP Proliant class processing platforms
• Solid network and systems troubleshooting experience with HTTP\HTTPS, SFTP, FTP, NFS, SMB, SMTP, SSH, NTP and 
TCP/IP, Internet Security, encryption
• Must be comfortable with the full lifecycle of performing requirements analysis, requirements definition, functional 
analysis, system design, systems integration and test.
• Must be proficient in Red Hat Enterprise Linux with in-depth knowledge of OS installation, security hardening and
 maintenance. Comfortable with working on physical and virtual (VMware) RHEL servers from scratch.
• Able to deploy and integrate new applications that may be requested.
• Capable of learning new applications that run on Linux quickly for testing and deployment.
• Administration and management of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7 servers to include installation, configuration, 
optimization, backup & recovery.
• Linux performance tuning & troubleshooting, identifying and resolving contention in CPU, memory, networking,
 disk I/O, etc.
• Familiar with fundamentals of Linux scripting languages for automation tasks and deployments. Bash Shell, 
python & Kickstart technologies.
• Integration & implementation of various services, LDAP, Samba, NFS, Bind, Apache, and other core technologies.
• Familiarity of configuration management. Experience with Red Hat Satellite Server, puppet, chef or Ansible Tower. 
• Red Hat Certified Engineer or Red Hat Certified System Administrator
• VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Education Requirements:

Degree from accredited institute in an area applicable to the position / Minimum years of relevant experience in 
addition to education level
High School Diploma / GED 12
Associates Degree / 10
Bachelor’s Degree / 8
Master’s Degree / 6
PhD / 4

Security Requirements:

Current TS/SCI eligibility in JPAS Must be able to successfully complete a CI polygraph

EOE M/F/Disability/Vet

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