SENIOR LINUX ENGINEER

Fairfax, VA

Job ID: 130351 Industry: Government

LINUX SYSTEMS ENGINEER

Candidate MUST HAVE a TS/SCI with Polygraph security clearance in order to be considered.

Program and Project Description:

Our client' s program manages the customer’ s Global Communication System and ensures that COMMS are up and running 100% of the time.  They provide the engineering design services; software development; material procurement, logistics, integration, configuring, and shipping; installation; bandwidth procurement; operations; customer billing; and maintenance for terrestrial and satellite networks in hundreds of locations across the globe.  They also interface with the end users at the hundreds of sites around the world to understand their current and future needs and coordinate new equipment installations or maintenance with them.  They support terrestrial or satellite installation teams the opportunity to travel to places they’ ve only read about to install equipment that provides the new or upgraded services.

Job Description:

Immediate opportunity for an experienced Systems Engineer supporting an IP network.  In this role you will provide Linux engineering performing systems engineering, systems administration, and maintenance of Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers. This is a unique role allowing you to engineer and administer Linux engineering, software integration and tier three support.

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:
  • Develop and deploy automated solutions for an enterprise Linux infrastructure using a variety of tools (e.g., Puppet, Foreman, Red Hat Satellite, expect, kickstart, python) 
  • Provide technical  expertise and guidance  in software engineering techniques and automated support tools 
  • Provide software integration and tier three administrations duties as needed 
  • Prepare required documentation, including both program-level and user level documentation 
  • Assist in establishing standards for information systems procedures 
  • Perform system engineering and administration tasks as needed 
  • Complete day to day Operations & Maintenance tasks 
  • Perform operating system software updates, upgrades and patches using Red Hat Satellite 
  • Perform technical evaluations, analysis and troubleshooting for all supported servers         
  • Assist in server maintenance and special projects 
  • Attend TEMs to discuss and agree upon MOAs, ensuring MOA is within scope of supporting teams’ work
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of systems baseline

Required:
  • BS degree and 8+ years of experience
  • Ability to provide expert system engineering duties and maintenance tasks 
  • Experience with provisioning tools 
  • Linux Engineering experience in Red Hat, CentOS and variants 
  • Proficiency in shell scripting and manipulating the Linux command line
  • KickStart
  • Design and Enterprise Inter-operability experience

Desired:
  • Experience with Puppet, Foreman, Red Hat Satellite, expect, kickstart, python
  • Certifications: PHP, RHEL, RHCS, SE Red Hat

Job Type: Full Time 

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