Linux Systems Engineer

Clearance Level
Top Secret SCI + Polygraph
Systems Administration
Springfield, Virginia
St Louis, Missouri
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success



Systems Engineering

REQ#: RQ160819
Requisition Type: Pipeline
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to serve as a critical component of our nation’s safety and security. Make an impact by using your expertise to protect our country from threats.

Job Description

Linux Systems Engineer

A Linux Systems Engineer is responsible for building and automating performant and resilient infrastructure that our business depends on. In this role you will have the opportunity to contribute to one or more areas including (but not limited to) better automating our virtualized infrastructure and supporting a containerized infrastructure. To support our team, you will need to be experienced, driven, and have strong coding skills in automation. You will be collaborating closely with peers and customers which means you need to be an active listener, detail oriented, and a clear communicator.

What You'll Do

  • Take a leadership role in designing, building, implementing, and maintaining infrastructure.
  • Mature the automation efforts of the lifecycle of a server including onboarding, patching, and sunsetting.
  • Help development teams onboard applications to Kubernetes infrastructure.
  • Build and maintain Kubernetes infrastructure.
  • Use and administer automation tools such as, Ansible and Salt
  • Write documentation and provide training around automation tools.
  • Ensure all authored code is well documented and version controlled appropriately via git.
  • Resolve escalated issues and perform root cause analysis for complex issues.
  • Support development teams by ensuring the supporting CI/CD infrastructure is performant, stable, and kept up to date.
  • Interact with both internal and external customers during all project phases, from planning to maintenance.
  • Be mindful of customer needs and clearly communicate complex information.
  • Demonstrate a high attention to detail, examining every aspect of the system.
  • Exercise strong time management skills by taking on multiple projects simultaneously while debugging issues reported by customers.
  • Be attentive to communication and productivity tools ensuring inquiries are responded to in a timely manner.
  • Recommend system improvements and changes to systems, as needed.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation including nights/weekends.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • 5+ years of Systems Engineer or similar experience
  • Advanced understanding of Linux
  • Advanced knowledge, including 4+ years of experience, in one or more of the following areas:
  • Kubernetes
  • Infrastructure as Code, specifically managing Salt or Ansible
  • Experience working with automation tools such as Ansible.
  • Experience with one or more scripting languages, specifically YAML, Python, Bash, and/or Ruby
  • Experience using version control tools such as Git.
  • Willingness to work on-call rotation including nights/weekends.

Work Requirements
Years of Experience

5 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree


Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

Salary and Benefit Information

The likely salary range for this position is $106,371 - $177,632. This is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary. Rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.
View information about benefits and our total rewards program.

About Our Work

We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

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.