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Linux Systems Engineer

Job ID: 2216363
Location: WASHINGTON, DC, United States
Date Posted: Nov 3, 2022
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: IT Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret
Potential for Remote Work: Temporarily Remote
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Job Description

Description

The Vanguard 2.2.1 contract is seeking a Linux Systems Engineer/Platform Developer to support the Office of Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technology within the Bureau of Information Resource Management for the Department of State. The customer is seeking a motivated individual with a background in System Administration to manage a Red Hat Enterprise Linux environment hosted in Amazon Web Services and to manage the daily activities of configuration and operation of systems which may be mainframe, mini, or client/server based.  We are a team of “doers” with a bias towards action and have a proven track record of implementing innovative technology solutions to solve complex challenges. Our team believes in the importance of usability, user experience, and design within our applications. We are breaking the stereotype of clunky government applications by using modern design and project management tools, such rapid prototyping and agile development methodologies, to build and customize solutions that are easy to use and effective at meeting their business objectives.The position may allow temporary remote work due to Covid-19.  Position may be called back onsite at any time at the customer's request. 

Responsibilities

As a Linux Systems Engineer/Platform Developer, you will work with a team to manage the daily activities of configuration and operation of systems which may be mainframe, mini, or client/server based. Plan and monitor the optimizing of system operation and resource utilization and perform systems capacity analysis and planning. Plan and monitor assistance to users in accessing and using business systems. The candidate must be a forward-thinking Linux System Administrator/Architect to support the modernization, deployment, configuration, security, and operation of Enterprise Information Technology infrastructure for a variety of customers and application workloads.

The role operates in an Agile / Scrum environment. It requires a solid understanding of the full software lifecycle, including functional requirement gathering, design and development, automated testing of software applications, and documenting requirements and technical specifications. In this position, you will be a contributor to the technical solutions discussions and primary party responsible for the system documentation required by our clients.

  • Capturing user requirements and documenting user stories
  • Designing and configuring Enterprise SaaS solutions
  • Participating in design reviews and code reviews
  • Creating test plans and participating in testing reviews
  • Resolving defects
  • Researching and assisting in the development and participation in the hands-on installation, configuration, and maintenance of large enterprise applications.
  • Automating and maintaining the deployment of application and configuration components
  • Assisting in the documentation for testing
  • Assisting in monitoring, alerting, reporting, and data analytics of technical solutions
  • Assisting in monitoring log files in the command-line interface
  • Assisting in production support of business applications: managing application instances; troubleshooting application failures; diagnosing performance or reliability issues of applications
  • Assisting application teams in the use of support tools

Qualifications

Required Education & Experience

  • Bachelors and three (3) years or more experience; Associates and five (5) years or more experience; may accept additional experience in lieu of degree
  • Three or more years working in an Enterprise IT infrastructure.
  • Three or more years of experience in UNIX/Linux administration
  • Experience with one or more programming languages, such as Java, C#, Ruby, Python, JavaScript/Node, etc.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to clearly understand and articulate complex problems.
  • Solid written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Requirements development and analysis experience.
  • Ability to work well independently as well as collaborating with a team

Required Clearance

  • US Citizenship
  • Active Secret clearance with eligibility to obtain Top Secret clearance. 

Preferred

  • Experience with SaaS based platforms such as ServiceNow or Salesforce
  • Familiarity with collaboration tools:
    • Atlassian JIRA & Confluence
    • MS Teams
    • Slack
    • Zoom
  • Familiarity with patch management tools such as Red Hat Satellite
  • Experience scripting (Shell, BASH, other)
  • Experience with virtualization technologies such as VMware
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively prioritizing and executing tasks in a constantly changing environment

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.

Overview

SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are approximately 26,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.4 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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