R & D Systems Engineer
Kelly Government Solutions - Oak Ridge, TN

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Job Description:
Be a Linux R&D Systems Engineer for a large national
company that has a reputation unlike any other.
This is your chance to be partnered with a reputable,
global organization—and have the earning and benefits
potential as a top contributor in your market and
The Linux R&D Systems Engineering team in the
Information Technology Services Division is seeking one
or more people to provide systems support and systems
administration for applications of Linux to the
scientific and engineering efforts.
Key tasks and responsibilities include
  • General Linux troubleshooting for desktop and
workstation uses of Linux, with a particular emphasis on
Red Hat and Ubuntu, with other Linux distributions from
time to time.
  • Assistance with printer set-up and configuration for
desktop systems
  • Assistance with using tools such as NX client, Git,
  • Installation and configuration of software packages on
client and server Linux systems
  • Assistance with video display issues and networking
issues on client systems (desktops and laptops)
  • Performing set-up of new client systems and restaging
(operating system and application re-installs) of
existing systems
  • Troubleshooting CFEngine issues
  • Setting up and troubleshooting NFS mounts
  • Monitoring of server logs for problems and issues of
security concern, particularly for servers used to
provide backups, web servers, ssh servers, and license
  • Applying patches and upgrades to client and server
Linux systems
  • Development and documentation of scripts to simplify
system administration tasks
  • Documenting procedures and troubleshooting methods for
users and for other ITSD staff
  • Participate in on-call rotation support to assist in
the stable operation of user facilities, with primary
responsibilities during normal day shift.
Skill and experience required
  • At least 3 years of practical experience working with
one or more Linux distributions in a business or
scientific setting, with at least 1 year of that working
with Red Hat, CentOS, or Fedora Linux
  • Work experience which demonstrates good prioritization
skills in dealing with multiple priorities in a
fast-paced environment, reliability, self-motivation,
and good to excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Excellence in performing customer and/or user support
in a computer support or helpdesk environment
  • Demonstrated good (required) to excellent (desired)
written and verbal communication skills, particularly in
the context of working with users to determine the
nature of a computing problem, and documenting
solutions, and writing user assistance documents
  • A good general understanding of networking, routing,
and firewall principles, used to troubleshoot and
resolve problems in a networked computer environment
Desired skills and experience
  • Practical experience working in computer support
and/or systems administration in a scientific,
engineering, or other creative environment
  • Practical experience using and/or supporting CFEngine,
NX client, common revision control tools like Git and
Subversion, and common scientific software such as R and
  • Demonstrated experience writing scripts in common
Linux scripting language, with Perl or Python
particularly preferred
  • Experience using and supporting Microsoft Windows or
Apple Macintosh systems in a scientific, engineering, or
other creative environment
If you are interested in this opportunity or know
someone who would be interested and qualified, contact
Devon by sending a Word formatted resume to
devon_bennett @ kellyservices.com. Devon’s desk phone is
916.773.2041 X212. Kelly Services does not sponsor
prospective employees for employment.
Important information: This position is recruited for by
a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch. To
be considered for this position, you must use the “apply
now” button to submit your resumes. If you have
questions about the position, you may contact the
recruiter recruiting for this position (email/phone),
however your resume must be received via the “apply now”
button included within. If you cannot locate an “apply
now” button, please call/email the recruiter directly.
Kelly Services, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company
headquartered in Troy, Mich., providing employment to
more than 700,000 employees annually, with skills
including office services, accounting, engineering,
information technology, law, science, marketing, light
industrial, education, and health care. Kelly Services
is an Equal Opportunity Employer supporting diversity in
the workplace. Never an applicant fee.
Job Code : BHJOB3479_531499

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