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Systems Engineer

Dulles, VA, USA | BAE Systems

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    7-10 years
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IT Program in Chantilly, VA seeking a UNIX/LINUX Systems Engineer to join our dynamic team offering mission critical support to our government customer. If you are looking for an opportunity to help shape the future architecture for client applications, work with a very diverse team of technical professionals, and share your knowledge and experiences, then this position if for you!

This position is part of a talented technical team responsible for the ongoing development, operations and maintenance of a variety of client applications running primarily on Linux. The ideal candidate must be a self-starter with strong work habits, is able to complete task independently while working as part of a team, and have demonstrated career experience in maintaining large numbers of UNIX servers. Experience should include designing and rolling out new systems, maintaining, upgrading, replacing, and improving the long-term performance of the systems.

Some duties of the position include:

Serving as a senior member of the team supporting the installation, optimization, integration, troubleshooting, backup, recovery, modification, security, and upgrading of IT systems and components

Working with members of the infrastructure team to minimize down time

Providing services that enable customers to effectively apply IT to business requirements

Sharing knowledge of tools and mechanisms for distributing new or upgraded software to ensure customers receive current versions of supported software, as they become available

Working with other senior staff to recommend and design systems architecture and topology from both general and specific perspectives

Assisting, recommending, establishing and maintaining appropriate server baseline

Maintaining up to date patching of applicable Linux servers

Building servers by providing technical configuration, setup, installation services, hardware and coordination of application projects

Maintaining operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with Windows Systems Administrators and Network Engineers

Setting up administrator and service accounts

Maintaining system documentation

Tuning system performance

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 8 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

The candidate must have an Active Intel Security clearance with a Favorable Polygraph. Candidate will not be considered without it.

Previous experience as a Systems Administration utilizing Linux and Windows platforms.

Proven working knowledge of database technology

Demonstrated coding and scripting experience in multiple languages

Extensive knowledge of TCP/IP, LDAP and other core technologies

Ability to monitor servers, determine health, and proactively provide alerts and recommendations when server performance is outside of baseline

Knowledge of modifying kernel and device driver behavior

Ability to demonstrate strong understanding of network and server security

Proficient at automating manual processes with regard to server operations and maintenance

Ability to communicate verbal and written information professional to technical and non-technical personnel

Knowledge of multiple operating systems, applications, and database platforms

Understanding of government Information Security policies and procedures

Working knowledge of Agile and Scrum methodologies

Preferred Skills and Education

Experience working on an Agile team

Willingness to learn Windows Systems Administration on a cross-functional Agile Team

Willingness to implement Lean principles, Agile engineering and DevSecOps

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