Linux Systems Engineer

Clearance Level
Top Secret SCI + Polygraph
Category
Systems Engineering
Location
Chantilly, Virginia

REQ#: RQ100675

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Regular

Join our award-winning Insider Threat Detection program manned by a multi-disciplinary team of system and data engineers, data scientists, software developers, intelligence analysts, and investigators to provide insider threat detection and counterintelligence services. This program provides an opportunity to further advance cutting-edge technology, products, and services for a large Government agency to detect and mitigate insider threats. Our program takes data from multiple sources in any format (structured or unstructured), transforms it into interpretable fragments, and allow our engines, to categorize, quantify, distill, and display results for human analysts to interpret. Team members work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions. Our technology stack is built on cutting edge hardware and software with multiple Windows and Linux environments interfacing with multi-petabyte data processing and analytic platforms all designed, built, and maintained by our team. The field of insider threat detection and mitigation is evolving and growing, and our program needs highly innovative individuals.

As a Linux Systems Engineer, you will help us expand our insider threat infrastructure in a Linux virtualized environment.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND TASKS:

  • Setting up and managing Linux systems, applications and environments and ensuring those systems comply with government security standards
  • Apache web server administration and configuration
  • Maintains High Availability infrastructure ensuring security compliances and high-level performance while minimizing service interruption
  • Provide network systems securities through policy enforcement and monitoring access
  • Assists in the design of multi-server environments including IP address schemes, DNS, WINS, etc.
  • Troubleshooting network hardware and software applications, OS upgrades, and security systems to resolve operational issues and restore services
  • Proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability
  • Evaluate security requirements and perform system hardening

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Experience with Linux system administration – including testing building/provision large-scale physical and/or virtual environments.
  • Experience with system automation software (Docker, Kubernetes Ansible, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Windows systems, VMWare, Hadoop, HBase/SOLR, and Storage Area Networks, Big Data Analytical environments
  • Experience with database administration with databases such as Postgres, MongoDB, ArangoDB, MySQL/MariaDB
  • Networking knowledge (network layers, TCP/IP, Firewalls, IPsec)
  • Experience with administration of GitLab
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn, retain, and apply good interpersonal skills, and perform effectively under time pressure
  • Agile experience
  • DoD 8570 Compliant
  • Bachelors degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, or other computer or information technology-related field plus a minimum of 5 years relevant experience or an Associate’s degree and 7 years’ experience.

    CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:

    A TS/SCI security clearance with the ability to obtain a Polygraph is required at time of hire.  Candidates must be able to obtain the Polygraph within a reasonable amount of time from date of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

This position requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021 or the start date, if after December 8.

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

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.