Linux (EMS) Engineer with TS/SCI Clearance in Springfield, VA at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 11/12/2019

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Job Description

Designs and defines system architecture for new or existing computer systems

General Summary:

A Linux Engineer is needed to support Data Center Service in support of installation, administration, management, configuration, testing, and integration tasks related to Fault and Performance tools.  Work independently as part of a small team of system engineers responsible for the care and feeding of a diverse IT infrastructure

Principle Duties:

  • Demonstrated hands-on experience and knowledge of Linux platform (i.e. RHEL, CentOS) including administration, management, and troubleshooting for physical and virtual platforms
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience and understanding of proactive monitoring concepts, including experience configuring and deploying Network and systems monitoring (i.e. SNMP, Nagios, Splunk, SolarWinds, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience performing trend analysis on overall system health, performance, and capacity management with regard to utilization and growth
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain capacity metric
  • Performs software upgrades, patch installs, firmware upgrades then test for functionality on a periodic basis.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the following infrastructure principles: Fault tolerance, High availability, Scalability and Capacity planning, Data center organization, Backup / Recovery
  • Create shell and Perl scripts in various shells to automate daily and periodic tasks
  • Maintain server configuration baselines and configuration compliance against baseline/benchmarks
  • Collaborate with Application Teams to perform system maintenance and patch management tasks
  • Document work for leadership, update/create Standard Operating Procedures, and brief staff and customers various tasks.
  • Work with others engineers to establish and modify thresholds to better monitor systems
  • Working with software and hardware vendors to resolve issues and share requirements
  • Assume other duties/projects as they arise and be responsive to the needs of the department

                   Must have current 8570 IAT II Level Certification (CNA-Security, GICSP, GSEC, Sec+ CE, SSCP) or higher.

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Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience

Professional certification in one or more relevant technologies.

Must have current 8570 IAT II Level Certification (CNA-Security, GICSP, GSEC, Sec+ CE, SSCP) or higher.

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8+

8-10 years of related systems engineering experience.

3-6 years of experience with monitoring tools

Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be able to support a large, complex server and network infrastructure
  • Must possess a strong work ethic, be self-directed, and be a detail-oriented professional
  • Must be willing to learn and adapt to new, cutting edge technologies
  • Must be willing to document work and participate in customer change procedures
  • Must possess excellent time management skills and the drive to work unsupervised
  • Must be a team player; willing to both share knowledge and learn from others to ensure the team's success

Required Skills: 

  • Experience with Linux systems in the areas of system administration troubleshooting, integration, shell scripting, and development
  • Advanced scripting skills to include experience using Perl and Python
  • Experience with Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Ability to partner with other systems administrators, storage administrators, application developers, and network engineers to solve complex problems
  • Strong understanding of enterprise networks including load balancers, routers, switches, TCP/IP, DNS, Local Area Networking, AD, GPO
  • Fault event rules development, performance threshold management

  • Experience with tools in an enterprise environment

  • Event analysis

  • Experience with one or more of security hardening, backup management, capacity planning, change management, or patch management.

  • Advanced knowledge of systems engineering principles, methods, and techniques.

  • Knowledge of the current industry hardware, software, and equipment.

 Desired Skills: 

  • Experience with BMC fault and performance management tools; including installation, configuration, and administration
  • Experience with CA eHealth and/or other network performance tools
  • Experience with any of the following: JIRA, Nagios, Python, Puppet, YUMRpo, Ansible Tower, and/or ILOM
  • Familiarity of VMware ESX 6.0/6.5/6.7
  • Experience with Windows System Administration
 

For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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