Principal Systems Engineer III (Unix/Linux)
The Contractor shall be responsible for design, deployment, testing, certification, patching, addressing interoperability issues, not only of the base operating system, but for all support libraries, components and application dependencies.
Position requirements and duties of the Principal Systems Engineer III (Unix/Linux)
• The Contractor shall engineer, design, install, implement, and configure systems as well as provide ongoing support of the Unix/Linux Infrastructure.
• The Contractor shall serve as the subject matter expert (SME) for all Linux environments.
• The Contractor shall create and maintain bare-metal and virtual machines with the appropriate distribution and patch levels of Linux and network configuration, using tools that include Satellite Server, Puppet and BigFix.
• The Contractor shall provision/configure required software onto servers, such as web servers and databases.
• The Contractor shall evaluate, improve, and maintain the information security throughout the Linux infrastructure.
• The Contractor shall monitor and correct critical server issues and create recovery processes for failures and performance bottlenecks.
• The Contractor shall manage and monitor all installed systems and infrastructure.
• The Contractor shall possess excellent knowledge base in DNS, DHCP, LDAP, SMTP, and integration with Windows to solve technical or functional issues.
• The Contractor shall install, configure, test and maintain operating systems, application software and system management tools.
• The Contractor shall proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability
• The Contractor shall monitor and test application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work with developers to implement those fixes
• The Contractor shall maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies
• The Contractor shall write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks
• The Contractor shall participate in the design of information and operational support systems
• The Contractor shall provide 4th level support.
• The Contractor shall build new baselines with the appropriate security and access controls to include DISA STIGS and required security controls. Updated baselines will be required quarterly and new versions within 90 days of the manufacturer's release to production and full DISA STIGS.
• The Contractor shall engineer multi factor authentication between Linux environments and the enterprise Windows infrastructure components.
• The Contractor shall engineer solutions for baselines to operate in full standalone mode, domain mode, and fully integrated mode for all classification levels and enclaves.
• The Contractor shall work with the developers to transition applications from one platform to another to include from physical to virtual and virtual to cloud.
• The Contractor shall work with security components to resolve any security findings or vulnerabilities and apply fixes or updates as well as solutions to achieve closure.
• The Contractor shall liaise with vendors and other IT personnel for problem resolution
• The Contractor shall ensure technical documentation exists for all systems and is kept up to date to include inventory and patch levels of all systems to include hostnames, property numbers, IP addresses, enclave, number of cores, and number of processors, admin passwords, certificates, and service accounts on a monthly interval.
• The Contractor shall integrate systems with Windows as it applies to authentication and core services dependencies such single sign-on and Active Directory. Engineer and implement solutions for multi factor authentication with FBI standardized software and hardware.
• The Contractor shall document system configurations to include passwords, access controls, version number, and revision numbers, patch levels, and inventory to include hostnames, TCP/IP addresses, number of processors, and number of cores, memory, and license keys.
• The Contractor shall continually transition knowledge to the government staff through training and assistance on how to use the technology using industry best practices.
Experience/Education requirements for the Principal Systems Engineer III (Unix/Linux)
This position shall be filled with individuals that have a minimum of Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE), a bachelor's degree preferred, and 10+ years of experience required. Systems Engineer skill set with focus on Unix based systems such as Red Hat Linux, Solaris, SuSE, and CentOS.