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Jr. Systems Engineer
ECS Fairfax, VA

Jr. Systems Engineer

Fairfax, VA
  • Full-Time

ECS is seeking a Jr. Systems Engineer to work in our Fairfax VA office.

Job Description:

ECS is seeking a Jr. Systems Engineer to work in our Fairfax, VA office.

Job Description:

ECS is seeking a Jr. Systems Engineer with Cloud experience to work as a member of a team managing and maintaining a Mission Partner network enclave in support of the DoD community. The Jr Level Systems Engineer will work as part of a team to design, implement, and maintain the enclaves' physical and virtual infrastructure. The candidate will support a program team responsible for designing, developing, installing, documenting, managing, and maintaining the associated physical and virtual infrastructure. The candidate will work in a demanding, high-energy environment that requires innovative solutions to network, hardware, software, and operational challenges. The candidate will report directly to the Project Manager.

The candidate will work in a hybrid onsite/remote capacity (2-3 days/week in office) in the ECS Corporate office located in Fairfax, VA.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Install, configure, maintain, update, manage, and refine information systems.
  • Ensure system components maintain compliance with DoD requirements.
  • Examine enclave vulnerabilities and determine actions to mitigate them.
  • Coordinate and/or provide support for all enclave applications and operations.
  • Support out-of-band patching and upgrades; which may require non-standard working hours.
  • Recommend, schedule, and/or implement repairs within the enclave environment.
  • Develop and maintain images for virtual desktops and servers.
  • Evaluate system performance and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Schedule and perform backups on all enclave systems.
  • Conduct functional, interoperability, and security testing.
  • Analyze system performance for potential security problems.
  • Participate in technical incident response and security assessment activities.
  • Support the development of cyber security policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Provide knowledge transfer to team members and clients as needed.
  • Travel to data centers as needed for maintenance.
  • Architect, design, implement, and maintain Cloud solutions and new capabilities in AWS and/or Azure.
  • Leverage a variety of automation, instance, and/or container, orchestration, security, and native/non-native Cloud services for large DoD program(s).
  • Assist in partner network integration, testing, and monitoring.

We are a rapidly growing company that considers our employees and teams to be our most important assets. Our team environment provides opportunities for growth to individuals who are motivated to excel. We are situated in Merrifield, VA - well positioned for most commutes within the Northern Virginia area. We also offer opportunities for telework and have some of the most interesting and advanced IT businesses in the DC area. Our growing program works with the most forward leaning technologies and extraordinary customers who are thought and action leaders in within the AI/ML domain. We offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits package to the right person for this key position.

Required Skills:
  • U.S. Citizen.
  • Current, active Secret security clearance, with the ability and willingness to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance, if required.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science; Information Systems Management; or similar Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) discipline.
  • 2 years of relevant, hands-on, professional experience.
  • DoD IAT Level II certification (1 of the following): CCNA Security, CySA , GICSP, GSEC, Security , CND, SSCP.
  • Demonstrated experience troubleshooting/configuring Linux Operating systems (CentOS/RHEL and Ubuntu).
  • Experience working with AWS Cloud services and technologies including EC2, S3, RDS, EKS, VPC, and IAM or Azure Cloud services including VM, Storage account, RDS, AKS, VNet, and Entra ID.
  • Proficiency in supporting Linux and Windows endpoint operating systems.
  • Experience with Cloud networking, and troubleshooting Cloud networking environments (IP networking, DNS, VPN, Gateway, and load balancing).
  • A solid understanding of firewalls, NAT, SSL/TLS, etc.
  • Working knowledge of Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) for server, client, and application hardening.
  • Hands-on experience configuring and implementing backup procedures and policies.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand the system and its environment of operation.
  • Hands-on technical knowledge and capabilities, including:
  • Linux engineering (bash scripting, performance tuning).
  • Backup software (configuring, troubleshooting).
  • Networking (subnetting, planning).
  • DoD ACAS, HBSS, and SCAP.
  • Experience troubleshooting/implementing OS and application-level STIG compliance.
  • Understanding of network-level configuration and security, including firewalls, switches, and VPNs.
  • Ability to interface with all staff levels (peers, end-users, customers, executive management).
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to expertly balance multiple, competing priorities and execute accordingly.

Desired Skills:
  • Active Top Secret security clearance.
  • One (1) Linux and or Cloud certification.
  • Experience with scripting languages, particularly Python.
  • Working Knowledge of Docker/Kubernetes.
  • Web server administration (Apache, NGINX, etc.).
  • Knowledge of storage technologies.
  • Experience with system orchestration (Ansible, Chef, Puppet, etc.).
  • Experience in one or more automation languages (Cloud Formation, Terraform, PowerShell, ARM/Bicep Templates, BASH, Python).
  • Hands-on technical knowledge and capabilities, including:
  • Windows engineering (Active Directory, Group Policy, DHCP, DNS, etc.).
  • Hypervisors (VMWare ESXi, Nutanix Acropolis, etc.).
  • Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) certificate creation and configuration on various technologies.
  • Ability to write/edit and execute technical documents including, but not limited to: Standard Operating procedures, CONOPS, and other documents as required.
  • Hands-on knowledge and use of Atlassian's Jira and Confluence.
  • Experience working with DoD organizations and/or performers.

ECS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. ECS promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.

ECS is a leading mid-sized provider of technology services to the United States Federal Government. We are focused on people, values and purpose. Every day, our 3800 employees focus on providing their technical talent to support the Federal Agencies and Departments of the US Government to serve, protect and defend the American People.



Fairfax, VA



Posted date

April 08, 2024

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ECS job posting for a Jr. Systems Engineer in Fairfax, VA with a salary of $63,900 to $89,400 Yearly with a map of Fairfax location.