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Senior Systems Engineer (Linux)

Applied Computing Techn
Winchester, VA
  • Expired: April 01, 2023. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description: Systems Engineer III (Linux)

Clearance Requirement: Active TS

Employment Status: Full Time

Classification: Exempt

Travel Required: NO

Location: Bluemont, VA/Remote

Essential Duties:

  • Provision, configure and maintain Linux systems, including routine and complex administration, security, patching, local firewall, antivirus, backup/restore
  • Provide technical support to the Operations and Engineering divisions in a dynamic and fast paced environment
  • Work with engineering teams to optimize system performance, including applications, network, storage, database and server technology
  • Solve complex technical systems issues, including Operating System, web, database, and applications servers, DNS, LDAP, SMTP, etc.
  • Develop process and technical documentation, including systems architecture diagrams
  • Diagnose, isolate, troubleshoot, and solve technical issues
  • Perform Linux patching in accordance with customer requirements and security notifications
  • Create, test, and maintain Linux shell scripts
  • Work with other Operations technical teams to support critical deployments, new initiatives, application upgrades, and general Linux support
  • Analyze systems to determine technical requirements that satisfy business requirements
  • Lead the evaluation, selection and deployment of new technologies and tools on Linux platforms
  • Ensure completeness and compatibility of the technical infrastructure necessary to support system performance objectives
  • Perform technical analysis and review of new technologies and identify potential benefits to the customers enterprise environment
  • Perform daily system administration, monitoring, and troubleshooting of Linux systems
  • Participate in requirements working sessions and perform code reviews
  • Support project management tasks across multiple simultaneous project deployments.
  • Generate weekly technical team status reports in accordance with standard processes.
  • Coordinate the review, presentation and release of design layouts, project plans, analysis and other technical team documentation.
  • Ensure deliverables are prepared to meet quality standards and in accordance with contractual obligations.
  • Ensure deliverables are prepared in a format to satisfy the project requirements, costs and schedule.
  • Brief senior leadership on the technical status of projects and tasks
  • Experience implementing DOD DISA STIGs

Minimum Experience, Education and Certification:
  • BS in Computer Science/Computer Information Systems/Engineering Degree or similar or 7+ years of relevant experience. (At the Governments discretion years of experience may be substituted in lieu of certifications or degree.)
  • 5+ years of Linux administration is required
  • 3 or more years of professional experience in virtualized architectures in VMWare or Cloud Service Providers (AWS, Azure and Google preferred)
  • Knowledge of clustering services, load balancing and replication services
  • Demonstrated experience in creating documentation of designs and solution.
  • Exposure to application, database, storage and network configuration within a Linux operating system administration.
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex enterprise solutions to internal staff and customer
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Desired Knowledge, Skills, Certifications and Abilities:
  • System engineering (5 years)
  • Linux/Shell scripting (5 years)
  • Application Deployment Experience (2 years)
  • RHSA &/or RHCE

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer. The person in this position frequently communicates with end-users, Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations. Must be able to remain in a stationary position 95% of the time.

Work Environment:

Work primarily in a climate controlled environment with minimal safety/health hazard potential. Sedentary, sitting, walking, occasional lifting (overhead waist level from floor), bending, frequent near vision use for reading and computer use; frequently fast paced environment.

This is not a comprehensive list of duties. Duties may change without notice in management's sole discretion.

Applied Computing Technologies, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation or gender, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability. ACT is an at-will employer. This means that your employment may be terminated by ACT at any time, for any reason, with or without cause. No provision herein shall in any way be construed to provide or create an employment contract or a commitment for a certain amount of work or definite term.

Applied Computing Techn


Winchester, VA
22601 USA