Systems Engineer – Secret Clearance - Adelphi
The Matrixx Group - Adelphi, MD

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Compensation: 85-90K, depending on experience

As a Systems Engineer, you provide Systems Administration support in a research/lab environment. The operating environment utilizes workstations & servers running Red Hat Enterprise, SUSE Linux, Ubuntu and OS X operating systems in both clustered and virtual environments.


Key Responsibilities will be to:
Perform software installation and maintenance. Properly configure resources to accommodate research experiments.

Troubleshoot and fix hardware/software problems and interface with networking teams to maintain connectivity.

Build and configure workstations, servers and keep systems up to date.

Address vulnerabilities found during security audits and properly document risk mitigations.

Communicate with customers to plan deployments and perform troubleshooting

Provide occasional off-hour support on rare occasions.

To be considered for this role, your skills and background should include:

11 years relevant IT experience

7 years experience in Information Systems and/or security experience

4+ years in network software and hardware

Ability to become DoD 8570 compliant by obtaining/maintaining required certifications such as SSCP, SCNP, Security+, or GSEC.

Experience with recent versions of Ubuntu, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (or Centos/Scientific Linux) and Fedora

Configuring Grid Engine Job Scheduler (or other similar ones like Maui/Torque, LSF, Condor, etc.) Virtualization using KVM and QEMU or similar.

Experience booting diskless provisioned nodes using PXE, TFTP, and NFSROOT.

Configuring DNSMASQ for PXE booting. Creating Linux chroot images for network booting.

Modifying the Linux kernel and initramfs. Configuring bridges, VLANs, and STP on Linux. Configuring IPTABLE. Configuring Cisco switches for trunking.

Familiarity with open source tools such as Warewulf, Rocks, xCAT, Grid Engine, Maui/Torque, LSF, condor, etc.

U.S. Citizenship with a current active Secret Clearance and the ability to secure and maintain Active DoD Security Top Secret Clearance

To apply for this position, please send your resume and contact information to:

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