KEYW Corporation

  • Senior Systems Engineer/Integrator- LINUX

    Job Locations 3 weeks ago(11/20/2018 3:02 PM)
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    A Systems Engineer is needed to provide system administrator and operational engineering support for multiple systems of different classifications. The Systems Engineer will work independently, or as part of a team, to achieve day-to-day objectives with significant impact on operations results and project deliverables. The candidate will need a proactive attitude, strong customer service skills, the ability to communicate effectively, and the ability to integrate into an existing technical team comprised primarily of contractors and some government customers. To be successful in this role the candidate will need to demonstrate proficiency with Linux.


    Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to:

    • Manage the daily activities of configuration and operation of IT systems
    • Provide system administration for RHEL/CentOS 5,6,7 to include user account administration, installation, and configuration
    • Analyze system logs and identify potential issues with computer systems
    • Introduce and integrate new technologies into existing data center environment
    • Applying operating system updates, patches and configuration changes
    • Installing and configuring new hardware and software
    • User account management and user access controls
    • Produce and maintain standard operating procedures for use across all infrastructure environments
    • Responsible for documenting the configuration of the system
    • System performance tuning
    • Install and configure infrastructure related software (e.g. DNS, LDAP, Linux repositories for patching and updates, etc.)
    • Performing daily tasks within physical and virtual environments
    • Install and configure infrastructure applications and support integration with critical application environment
    • Maintain an existing operating environment consisting of physical and virtual Linux and Windows servers/workstations and the virtual environment supporting them
    • Provide response, troubleshooting and resolution of problems as well as communication and tracking of status updates
    • Server/workstation builds in virtualized and physical environments
    • Proactively track and manage availability, performance and capacity across the environment inclusive of infrastructure and services
    • Assist with in-person and over the phone service desk support
    • Rigorously follow Configuration Management process
    • Provide 24x7 customer support by participating in after hours on-call rotation and occasionally perform scheduled maintenance and upgrades during evening or weekend hours



    Required Qualifications:

    • Active TS/SCI Clearance
    • Currently possess DoD 8570 certification at IAT level II, (e.g. Security+ CE)
    • Applicable software and/or hardware training and certifications related to the IT environment
    • 5+ years of IT experience as a Systems Administrator
    • 3+ years of recent experience installing, configuring and deploying Linux based operating systems
    • Must be proficient in Linux with in-depth knowledge of OS installation, security hardening, and maintenance
    • Experience with VMware virtualization technologies
    • Experience troubleshooting networks and systems
    • Linux performance tuning and troubleshooting, identifying and resolving contention in CPU, memory, networking, disk I/O, etc.
    • Familiar with the fundamentals of a scripting language for automation tasks and deployments (e.g. Bash Shell, PowerShell, or Python)
    • Integration and implementation of various services: LDAP, NFS, Bind, Apache and other core technologies
    • Thorough understanding of fundamental network and internet protocols (e.g. DNS, HTTP/HTTPs, and TCP/IP)

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Bachelors Degree
    • RHCSA/Linux+ certification
    • Experience automating system tasks using Bash, Python or other scripting/programming language
    • Experience with Windows desktop operating systems: Windows 7/10
    • Experience with Windows server operating systems: Windows Server 2008 r2/2012 r2/2016
    • Experience with Dell and HP desktops and HP, Dell, and Cisco UCS servers
    • Experience working with configuration management tools (e.g. Ansible, Chef or Puppet)
    • Familiarity with DevOps methodology
    • Comfortable with the full lifecycle of performing requirements analysis, functional analysis, system design, system integration and test



    Clearance Requirement: This position requires a TS/SCI Security Clearance, based on current background investigation. 


    KeyW is an EEO employer. We are committed to providing fair and equal employment consideration, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.


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    About the Organization

    KeyW is a pure-play national security solutions provider for the Intelligence, Cyber and Counterterrorism Communities' toughest challenges. We support the collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of information across the full spectrum of their missions. We employ and challenge more than 2,000 of the most talented professionals in the industry with solving such complex problems as preventing cyber threats, transforming data into intelligence and combating global terrorism.


    KeyW, together with its direct and indirect subsidiaries, encourages and actively supports a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and commits to provide equal opportunity to each individual, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other classifications protected by Federal, State or local law. In fact, we foster an environment that promotes diversity, balance and fun—because we believe in the importance of having a workplace as unique as the challenges we solve.


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